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

George Bernard Shaw

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

Oscar Wilde

America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.

Oscar Wilde

Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.

Oscar Wilde

We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.

Thomas Jefferson

As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.

George Washington

Instead of fulfilling the promise of infinite orgasmic bliss, sex in the America of the feminine mystique is becoming a strangely joyless national compulsion, if not a contemptuous mockery.

Betty Friedan

America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.

John Updike

Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self-governing people.

Woodrow Wilson

America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.

Woodrow Wilson

America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations.

Lyndon B. Johnson

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.

Bill Clinton

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

Jimmy Carter

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

Ronald Reagan

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

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

I think the most un-American thing you can say is, 'You can't say that.'

Garrison Keillor

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

George W. Bush

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

George W. Bush

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 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

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

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the uniformed services of the United States of America, ever violated an order - not one.

Oliver North

You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination.

Charles de Gaulle

We need to guarantee equal rights and civil rights and say that, here in America, workers have the right to organize - women have the right to choose - and justice belongs to everyone regardless of race or gender or sexual orientation.

Senator John Kerry

The American cemetery at Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a great lawn at the edge of the sea, white marble crosses and Stars of David against an open horizon. very American in the best sense: no phony piety, simple, easy.

John Vinocur

I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money.

Arthur Godfrey

I would like to do a part that would stretch me. In America it seems to me that you just take your clothes off and that helps, but I wouldn't want to do that.

Courteney Cox

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

Bobcat Goldthwaite

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

Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine. Jiggling your knees blankeyed in the rain, when it snows in your nose you catch cold in your brain.

Allen Ginsberg

The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known.

Charles Evans Hughes

I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential.

Shirley Chisholm

America... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.

Hunter S. Thompson

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22, 1963. It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign trap door in American culture, and the wild bats flapped out.

Lance Morrow

I think we Americans tend to put too high a price on unanimity, as if there were something dangerous and illegitimate about honest differences of opinion honestly expressed by honest men.

J. William Fulbright

There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class.

Judith Martin

America is the great Satan, the wounded snake.

Ayatollah Khomeini

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.

Abe Bonowitz

My uncle was the town drunk - and we lived in Chicago.

George Gobel

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

You must make the product interesting, not just make the ad different. And that's what too many of the copywriters in the U.S. today don't yet understand.

Rosser Reeves

America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there.

Laurence J. Peter

Discount air fares, a car in every parking space and the interstate highway system have made every place accessible - and every place alike.

Ronald Steel

[It was] America's scrapbook.

Charles A. Whittingham

This has been the remarkable thing about the fans in Chicago, they keep drawing an average of a million-three a year, and, when the season's over and they've won their usual seventy-one games, you feel that those fans deserve a medal.

Harry Caray

There should be absolutely no "Separation of Church and State" in America.

David Barton

The New Yorker has devoted itself for 59 years not only to facts and literal accuracy but to truth. And truth begins, journalistically, with the facts.

William Shawn

The American public tunes in every night hoping to see two people screwing. Obviously, we can't give them that but let's always keep it in mind.

Barry Diller

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

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from."

Marilyn vos Savant

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

Bill Vaughn

America is the best half-educated country in the world.

Nicholas Murray Butler

This is my home. Home is where the disease is. As long as I stay in America, I'll never run out of subjects for songs.

Jello Biafra

England is my wife, America my mistress. It is very good sometimes to get away from one's wife.

Cedric Hardwicke

When people ask if the United States can afford to place on trial the president, if the system can stand impeachment, my answer is, "Can we stand anything else?"

George Mcgovern

What a pity, when Christopher Colombus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.

Margot Asquith

There is no way for the American economic system to function without advertising. There is no other way to communicate enough information about enough products to enough people with enough speed.

John O'toole

These men are worthy heirs to the tradition of Washington and Lee and Marshall, men who know their business, and who because they hate war, have soldiered well.

Maj Josiah Bunting

It says something about this new global economy that USA Today now reports every morning on the day's events in Asian markets.

Larry Summers

This young man-whether he's my son or a stranger-repeatedly declares, "I didn't do it, I didn't do it." And he's shot down. That's not the American way of life. A man is innocent until he's proved guilty.

Marguerite Oswald

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

Chicago - a pompous Milwaukee.

Leonard L. Levinson

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

Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

The pseudonymous perpetrator of America's only unsolved airline hijacking [is] a folk hero as shadowy as Deep Throat and as morally troublesome as Jesse James.

David Gates

America, we are better than these last eight years. We are a better country than this.

Barack Obama

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

Charles Luckman

Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.

Walt Whitman

We have tried to make it clear that the United States is not just an old crow that gives more milk the more it is kicked in the flanks.

Dean Rusk

Every person on the streets of New York is a type. The city is one big theater where everyone is on display.

Jerry Rubin

The major challenge for the United States is whether it can become the first outward-looking, continental, nonimperialist power in history.

Larry Summers

America is not like a blanket-one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt-many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread.

Jesse Jackson

American-style iced tea is the perfect drink for a hot, sunny day. It's never really caught on in the UK, probably because the last time we had a hot, sunny day was back in 1957.

Tom Holt

I believe America's best days are ahead of us because I believe that the future belongs to freedom, not to fear.

John Kerry

Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.

Howard Zinn

This is the story of America. Everybody's doing what they think they're supposed to do.

Jack Kerouac

One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian.

Mortimer Adler

It does sound odd if by America [he] means 3,000 miles of superhighways, greasy spoons, HoJos, Ramada Inns and the thrill of arriving at sunset only to see the citizens evacuate downtown America and lock their doors for the night.

Charlotte Curtis

In America, the land of the permanent revolution, ulcers and cancer often become, for the men at the top, the contemporary equivalent of the guillotine.

Ted Morgan

I don't think there is another person in America that wants to tell this story as much as I do.

Oliver North

America is a young country with an old mentality.

George Santayana

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

Dwight D. Eisenhower

I have the most reliable friend you can have in American politics, and that is ready money.

Phil Gramm

I wanted to see if the American man in plain brown pants and a bare torso could speak profound things.

Ted Shawn

This is emphatically an age of discoveries; but I will venture the assertion, that none but an American slaveholder could have discovered that a man born in a country was not a citizen of it.

William Winters

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.

Margaret Thatcher

America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.

Herbert Hoover

The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.

Jackie Robinson

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.

I don't know much about Americanism, but it's a damn good word with which to carry an election.

Warren G. Harding

The strikebreaker is the hero of American industry.

Charles W. Eliot

People cut themselves off from their ties of the old life when they come to Los Angeles. They are looking for a place where they can be free, where they can do things they couldn't do anywhere else.

Tom Bradley

Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.

Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.

Ninety-eight percent of American homes have TV sets, which means the people in the other 2% have to generate their own sex and violence.

Franklin P. Jones

A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and 50 times: It is a beautiful catastrophe.

Le Corbusier

In America you can say anything you want - as long as it doesn't have any effect.

Paul Goodman

Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.

Margaret Thatcher

The standardized American is largely a myth created not least by Americans themselves.

Irwin Edman

Republicans sleep in twin beds - some even in separate rooms. That is why there are more Democrats.

Will Stanton

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

Barbara Jordan

One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.

Thomas Wolfe

He [Newt Gingrich] is the most unpopular politician in America. His favorable rating is only four points higher than the Unabomber.

Al Franken

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

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

The great and admirable strength of America consists in this, that America is truly the American people.

Jacques Maritain

It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.

Mark Twain

There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.

Jackie Robinson

America is woven of many strands. I would recognise them and let it so remain. Our fate is to become one, and yet many. This is not prophecy, but description.

Ralph Ellison

There is a story of an Oxford student who once remarked, "I despise all Americans, but have never met one I didn't like";.

Gordon W. Allport

Americans may be drinking fewer alcoholic beverages, but they are certainly eating more of them than ever before. Wittingly or un.

Marian Burros

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

Jeffery F. Chamberlain

Americans' great and secret fear is that America may turn out to be a phenomenon rather than a civilization.

Shirley Hazzard

America will tolerate the taking of a human life without giving it a second thought. But don't misuse a household pet.

Dick Gregory

America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.

Arnold Toynbee

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

As you begin your tour of the United States, you may as well know that one American national trait which irritates many Americans and must be convenient for our critics is that we relentlessly advertise our imperfections.

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the clergy.

Marquis De Lafayette

I'm not going to quit. Why should I quit? This country is worth fighting for.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Anyone wishing to communicate with Americans should do so by e-mail, which has been specially invented for the purpose, involving neither physical proximity nor speech.

Auberon Waugh

The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman, or as some other suitable species of human being, the American wants to be considered a good guy.

Louis Kronenberger

Americans have always been eager for travel, that being how they got to the New World in the first place.

Otto Friedrich

If, in New York, you arrive late for an appointment, say, "I took a taxi.

Andre Maurois

It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane.

Margaret Anderson

Ronald Reagan is clearly to television what Franklin Roosevelt was to radio.

David R. Gergen

The events of September 11 were carried out by people armed not with weapons of mass destruction, but with blades you can buy at a newsagent.

Phillip Adams

Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.

Sinclair Lewis

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.

Frank Zappa

I'm the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president.

Alexander Haig

The American advertiser has made the superior American magazine of today possible.

Edward Bok

We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep.

Elizabeth Ii

I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the American nightmare.

Eldridge Cleaver

On the road to equality there is no better place for blacks to detour around American values than in forgoing its example in the treatment of its women and the organization of its family life.

Eleanor Holmes Norton

America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.

Oscar Wilde

America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.

Alexander Graham Bell

The business of America is business.

Calvin Coolidge

Crisis between America and its allies.

Donald Anderson

Basically, it will be America stepping backwards out of space.

James Reilly

What we're doing is building a movement that will transform America.

Angelica Salas

America is addicted to wars of distraction.

Barbara Ehrenreich

This is truly about a lot more than guns. It's really about what made America great.

Paul Sullivan

We call it the largest Deere in North America.

Jack Moore

Branson is a metaphor for red state America.

Robert Schmuhl

I was shocked. I thought America would have the latest and greatest.

Grant Marshall

In Latin America, price matters.

Grant Smith

Country music belongs to America.

Bill Monroe

We introduced bratwurst to America.

David Finch

Many couples already come from America to get married, and thousands of more will come.

Alex Munter

It's terrible. We should be counted as part of America.

Michael Oshinaya

There is a crisis in boyhood in America today.

William Pollack

Is it that you hate this president or that you hate America?

Sean Hannity

America is the greatest of opportunities and the worst of influences.

George Santayana

Being lost doesn't always have to be a bad thing. After all, when Columbus got lost, he discovered America.

Catherine L. Rossi

America is getting more sexually active as time goes by.

Lindsay Moore

If you disagree with me, fine! Because that's the great thing about America, we can disagree!

Michael Stipe

He had a dream. But he also had a nightmare that America was losing its soul.

Reverend Edwin King

How did a shy little Jewish guy like you get to be the most powerful man in America?

Robert Reich

He is baiting you into it. He came to America to die, and you are his last chance.

Gerald Zerkin

There is one word in America that says it all, and that one word is, 'You never know.'

Joaquin Andujar

I love America' - whilst performing in Canada.

Charlotte Church

If America International is Cinderella, we're right behind them.

Jacques Curtis

I'm joining corporate America.

Tab Hunter

There are two things here, both are a hang-over from America.

Jerry Evans

I feel I am one of the best three skaters in America.

Michelle Kwan

Big attachment to America was all about.

John Walker Lindh

One of the five leading economists in America.

Barry Bosworth

The time has come to put an end to the practice of slaughtering horses in America.

John Ensign

That treats America unfairly.

John Engler

We don't agree that there is widespread literature of that kind in mosques in America.

Ibrahim Hooper

New Orleans is probably the only city in America that has its own culture. There are things you can't find anyplace but there.

Branford Marsalis

I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America.

Sarah Bernhardt

Whatever I do, it's my business. It's not my job to parent America.

Christina Aguilera

Globalization has been very good to Corporate America.

Joseph Quinlan

We wheel and deal for food. I can't believe we have to do this in America.

Melinda Shiraki

America sometimes grows very restless when they can't get their way.

Joel Diemond

North America is still performing very strongly.

Nick Rose

We've had people from Japan, ... from South America. It really is an event.

Mark Moran

In America we believe in Life, Liberty - and the pursuit.

Al Diamond

In America you can get away with murder, but not with sex.

Xaviera Hollander

We're running out of spaces in urban America that can accommodate the quilt.

Scott Williams

I want to restore America to its moral compass.

Harry Jackson

Reflective of mainstream America in many ways.

Adeel Iqbal

Henry Adams and the Making of America.

Houghton Mifflin

The crisis in black America is threefold...economic...political...and spiritual.

Cornel West

He was a citizen of the world. He loved the world, and he loved America also.

Dennis Kuhl

[Bush then said,] May God Bless the troops, ... May God Bless America.

Tommy Franks

Our standing in Latin America has never been so low as it is now.

Dwayne Smith

You don't have to be old in America to say of a world you lived in: That world is gone.

Peggy Noonan

There is a vibrancy in Africa. We are offering that gift back to America.

Ajibike Akinkoye

We're not going to rest until the league and the sport are top two [in America].

Tim Leiweke

In Latin America, you don't do things for the money because there is no money.

Gael Garcia Bernal

I don't think there's a person in all America that doesn't like that guy [Biggio].

Kelly Johnson

The public can tolerate a Nazi America.

Jack Kevorkian

What is worst about America was acted out. What is best in America doesn't export.

Robert Stone

Make no mistake. These are the steepest hills that we race in America.

John Lieswyn

Joan is rated one of the best in America.

Frank Maloney

Get the money to carry out an operation in America.

Ahmed Ressam

The Assassin's Gate: America in Iraq.

George Packer

Paltrow : I Don't Want to Live in America.

Matt Drudge

America: It's like Britain, only with buttons.

Ringo Starr

The left in 2006 in Latin America is far different than in 1976.

Julia Sweig