Quotes on America

US_Flag_BacklitFor our American cousins down south, here are some of By George’s favourite quotes to honour America‚Äôs Independence Day.

  • 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
  • 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. Anthony Walton
  • 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. — Dinesh D’Souza
  • America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered. — Louis D. Brandeis
  • Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy. Margaret Thatcher
  • There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. — Bill Clinton
  • There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure. — Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • I don’t measure America by its achievement but by its potential. — Shirley Chisholm
  • I just want to say this. I want to say it gently but I want to say it firmly: There is a tendency for the world to say to America, “the big problems of the world are yours, you go and sort them out,” and then to worry when America wants to sort them out. — Tony Blair
  • The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people. — Walt Whitman
  • The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. — John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. — Abraham Lincoln
  • America is a passionate idea or it is nothing. America is a human brotherhood or it is chaos. — Max Lerner
  • America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 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. — Theodore Roosevelt
  • 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
  • In the United States today, we have more than our share of nattering nabobs of negativism. — Spiro T. Agnew
  • There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. — Theodore Roosevelt
  • America – a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose. — Herbert Hoover
  • 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
  • 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
  • In a country as big as the United States, you can find fifty examples of anything. — Jeffery F. Chamberlain
  • America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy. — John Updike
  • America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. — Oscar Wilde
  • America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair. — Arnold Toynbee


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