America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
Arnold Toynbee (1889 - 1975)
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
Bill Clinton (1946 - )
America's one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)
America is therefore the land of the future, where, in the ages that lie before us, the burden of the World's History shall reveal itself.
Georg W. Hegel (1770 - 1831)
America will never run... And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders.
George W. Bush (1946 - )
By heritage and by choice, the United States of America will make that stand.
George W. Bush (1946 - ), Speech to the United Nations, September 12, 2002
England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
America is a young country with an old mentality.
George Santayana (1863 - 1952)
America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused – preferring greatness to power and justice to glory.
George W. Bush (1946 - ), speech, November 19, 1999
America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens.
George W. Bush (1946 - ), Inaugural address, 2001
In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is.
Gertrude Stein (1874 - 1946), The Geographical History of America (1936)
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.
Henry Ford II (1917 - 1987)
I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision.
Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)
The trouble with America is that there are far too many wide-open spaces surrounded by teeth.
I believe America's best days are ahead of us because I believe that the future belongs to freedom, not to fear.
John Kerry (1943 - )
America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
John Updike (1932 - ), Problems and Other Stories
There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class.
Judith Martin, (Miss Manners)
America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.
Herbert Hoover (1874 - 1964)
This is the story of America. Everybody's doing what they think they're supposed to do.
Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969), On the Road
In a country as big as the United States, you can find fifty examples of anything.
Jeffery F. Chamberlain
There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)
Our American values are not luxuries but necessities, not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings.
Jimmy Carter (1924 - )
I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
John Adams (1735 - 1826)
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII (1894 - 1972)
In America any boy may become President and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. (1900 - 1965), Speech in Indianapolis, 26 Sept. 1952
There is a New America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. (1900 - 1965)
America's greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is our belief in second chances, our belief that we can always start over, that things can be made better.
There's the country of America, which you have to defend, but there's also the idea of America. America is more than just a country, it's an idea. An idea that's supposed to be contagious.
Bono (1960 - ), Oprah Winfrey Show, 2002
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.