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Top 35 America Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)America Quotes

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

- Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) American president, pictured right

(from the American Declaration of Independence)



No 2America Quotes

Americans love a winner.

- George Patton (1885-1945), American World War Two general,pictured right



No 3America Quotes

Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,Advertising Quotes

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:

I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

(the inscription on the Statue of Liberty, New York, pictured right)

- Emma Lazarus (1849–87) American poet, pictured right above.



No 4America Quotes

The chief business of the American people is business.

- Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933) American president , pictured right



No 5America Quotes

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-90), the American politician and inventor (pictured right)



No 6America Quotes

The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.

- Walt Whitman 1819–92 American poet, pictured right (from the preface of his collection of poems, Leaves of Grass)



No 7America Quotes

'Tis the star-spangled banner; O long may it wave

O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!

- Francis Scott Key 1779–1843, American writer (pictured right) - from his poem and now part of the American national anthem.



No 8America Quotes

If you're born in America with a black skin, you're born in prison.

- Malcolm X 1925–65, African American civil rights leader, pictured right


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Jackie Robinson (1919-72), African American baseball player (pictured right) also comments:

Black America has asked so little, but if you can’t see the anger that comes from rejection, you are treading a dangerous course.



No 9America Quotes

Our gadget-filled paradise suspended in a hell of international insecurity.

- Reinhold Niebuhr 1892–1971, American theologian, pictured right



No 10America Quotes

We must be the great arsenal of democracy.

- Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945) American president, pictured right



No 11America Quotes

I like to be in America! O.K. by me in America! Ev'rything free in America For a small fee in America!

- Stephen Sondheim (1930- ), American songwriter, pictured right

(from his 1957 song America in the musical West Side Story)



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No 12

Some sense of religious mission is part of being American.

- John Updike 1932-2009 American writer,pictured right



No 13America Quotes

America is the only idealistic nation in the world

- Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924) American president, pictured right.




No 14America Quotes

America is God's Crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming!

- Israel Zangwill (1864–1926) English writer, pictured right


No 15America Quotes

In China today, Bill Gates is Britney Spears. In America today, Britney Spears is Britney Spears - and that is our problem.

- Thomas Friedman (pictured right) in The World is Flat (2005)



No 16America Quotes

The audacity of hope! In the end that is God’s greatest gift to us, the bedrock of this nation.

- Barack Obama (1961- ) American president, pictured right



No 17America Quotes

I look forward to a great future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose,

- John F. Kennedy (1917-63), American president, pictured right.


No 18America Quotes

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way round. Human rights invented America.

- Jimmy Carter (1924- ) , American president, pictured right



No 19America Quotes

America is a tune. It must be sung together.

- Gerald Stanley Lee (1862-1944), American writer, pictured right



No 20America Quotes

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men,

- Martin Luther King (1929-68), American civil rights leader, pictured right.



No 21America Quotes

There is room for everybody in America. Has he any particular talent or industry, he exerts it in order to procure a livelihood, and it succeeds.

- Jean de Crèvecoeur (1713-1813), French-born American writer (pictured right) - from Letters from an American Farmer, 1782.



No 22America Quotes

The free institutions of the United States and the political rights enjoyed there provide a thousand continual reminders to every citizen that he lives in society...that it is the duty as well as the interest of men to be useful to their fellows.

- Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59), French writer (pictured right) -from Democracy in America, 1835.



No 23America Quotes

What our country really needs most are those things which money cannot buy.

- William J.H. Boetcker (1873-1962), American religious leader (pictured right).



No 24America Quotes

 Violence is as American as cherry pie.

- Stokely Carmichael (1941-98), Trinidadian-born American civil rights activist, pictured right.



No 25America Quotes

The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.

- Thomas (Tom) Paine (1737-1809), English philosopher (pictured right)



No 26America Quotes

I am not a Virginian but an American.

- Patrick Henry (1736-99), American politician (pictured right)



No 27America Quotes

Kill my boss? Do I dare to live out the American dream?

- Homer Simpson, American cartoon character (pictured right).



No 28America Quotes

There are no second acts in American lives.

- Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) ,pictured right, (from The Last Tycoon ,1941)



No 29America Quotes

Where America leads, it leads because of innovation,

- Rosabeth Moss Kanter (pictured right) in The Change Masters (1984)



No 30Advertising Quotes

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

- Hubert Humphrey (1911-78), American politician, pictured right



No 31America Quotes

 Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), American president, pictured right.



No 32America Quotes

The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our guns or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity and unyielding hope.

- Barack Obama (1961- ),the American president (pictured right), on being elected in 2008:



No 33America Quotes

The American system of rugged individualism

- Herbert Hoover 1874–1964 American president, pictured right



No 34America Quotes

Income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf.

- Will Rogers (1879-1935),  American writer and actor, pictured right.



No 35America Quotes

England and America are two countries divided by a common language.

- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish writer, pictured right. 

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