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Famous Quotes & Quotations About America:

A great wave of oppressive tyranny isn't going to strike, but rather a slow seepage of oppressive laws and regulations from within will sink the American dream of liberty.
~ George Baumler.

America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville.

The great omission in American life is solitude; not loneliness, for this is an alienation that thrives most in the midst of crowds, but that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incubator of the spirit.
~ Marya Mannes.

The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
~ Theodore Roosevelt.

The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.
~ Louis Kronenberger.

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville.

There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.
~ Archibald MacLeish.

There is a malaise that exists in your land - what appears to many as the sudden and tragic disappearance of the American dream which, in some ways, has turned to nightmare.
~ J.J. Greene.

There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.
~ G.K. Chesterton.

There's a deep-seated paranoia that Americans have about not being Americans or something.
~ Billy Joel.

This is not a man who sees America like you and I see America. Our opponent is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country. Americans need to know this.
~ Sarah Palin Quotes - on Barack Obama.

To ensure prosperity here at home and peace abroad, we all share the belief we have to maintain the strongest military on the planet.
~ Barack Obama.

To hear two American men congratulating each other on being heterosexual is one of the most chilling experiences - and unique to the United States. You don't hear two Italians sitting around complimenting each other because they actually like to go to bed with women. The American is hysterical about his manhood.
~ Gore Vidal.

To those Americans whose support I have yet to earn: I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your President, too.
~ Barack Obama.

Washington is a place where good ideas go to die.
~ Barack Obama.

We are confronted primarily with a moral issue… whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities, whether we are going to treat our fellow Americans as we want to be treated.
~ John F. Kennedy.

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
~ John F. Kennedy.

We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans.
~ Max Beerbohm.

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale.
~ John Gardner.

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