America Quotes and Sayings

Posted by Brian

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election.

An American is a man with two arms and four wheels.

America is the greatest, freest and most decent society in existence. It is an oasis of goodness in a desert of cynicism and barbarism. This country, once an experiment unique in the world, is now the last best hope for the world.

America’s one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.

America is a tune. It must be sung together.

America is a nation with many flaws, but hopes so vast that only the cowardly would refuse to acknowledge them.

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar, and use it up in two weeks.

America is a young country with an old mentality.

America will never run… And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

By heritage and by choice, the United States of America will make that stand.

England and America are two countries separated by the same language.

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.

I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.

I love America more than any other country in this world; and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.

In America any boy may become President and I suppose it’s just one of the risks he takes.

If anyone attempts to hall down the American flag shoot him on the spot.

In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is.

In a country as big as the United States, you can find fifty examples of anything.

Not merely a nation but a nation of nations.

Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.

Only Americans can hurt America.

Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.

The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.

The trouble with America is that there are far too many wide-open spaces surrounded by teeth.

There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.

What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.

What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise.

When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white man came, an Indian said simply, “Ours.”

What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do some thing about them.

We need an America with the wisdom of experience. But we must not let America grow old in spirit.

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.


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