Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.

George Bernard Shaw

The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.

John F. Kennedy

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

Thomas Jefferson

I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities- a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Sitting at the table doesn't make you a diner, unless you eat some of what's on that plate. Being here in America doesn't make you an American. Being born here in America doesn't make you an American.

Malcolm X

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.

Albert Einstein

The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.

Henry David Thoreau

Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.

Dan Rather

Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.

George F. Will

The people of the United States, perhaps more than any other nation in history, love to abase themselves and proclaim their unworthiness, and seem to find refreshment in doing so... That is a dark frivolity, but still frivolity.

Robertson Davies

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.

H. L. Mencken

George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping?

Jeff Melvoin

How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be ''American'' before (or in contradistinction to) being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries?

Edith Wharton

In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.

A. E. Housman

Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States.

J. Bartlett Brebner

Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then-we elected them.

Lily Tomlin

It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self- conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations are in a conspiracy to under-value them.

Henry James

An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before.

Mark Twain

I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American.

Daniel Webster

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy

As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We are Americans when we go to war, and when we return, we are Mexicans.

Dennis Chavez

For the first time we as Americans were acutely aware of what you do.

Jim Steiner

Americans are extraordinarily charitable.

John Graham

We protect the rights of Americans and their privacy, ... We do not violate them and we never will.

George Tenet

They show how important it was to us as Americans that everyone had a home.

Jeanne Lambin

That kind of system, individual to individual, is a great way to go. There are a lot of great Americans out there.

David Passey

It was fun. I think for us this is really about the experience, and we're here to root on the other Americans.

Jamie Silverstein

What can I say? Americans love fried chicken.

Harry Balzer

More importantly - and this is really the most important thing - the majority of Americans do not agree with him. The majority of Congress doesn't agree.

Jack Kessler

The Americans, Saudis and Japanese have got what they want.

Steve Sawyer

Romania was closed to Americans at this time.

Deann Sampley

We are starting with a blank piece of paper, as will be the Americans.

Jim Farmer

The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian.

George F. Kennan

The Americans seem to be getting more insular every year.

Jamie Spence

Americans cannot teach democracy to the world until they restore their own.

William Greider

This would be a tax increase on low and middle-income Americans.

Dan Griswold

We hand detainees directly to the Americans.

Ali Hussein

We're going to make sure that Americans understand what is at stake.

Ralph Neas

Enron was a wake-up call for all Americans.

Paul Lapides

We condemn the abominable assassination of the three Americans.

Raul Reyes

It's clear the Americans are promoting this investigation.

Victor Clark

So the African-Americans' candidates are progressing to the runoff.

Greg Rigamer

We are as American as you are. We are Americans and we have the same rights that you have.

Maria Rosas

It was difficult to be blindsided by the (Americans With Disabilities Act) requirements.

Stacy Steel

He had two 10-hour beatings from the Americans.

David Hicks

There are more macroeconomic reasons for the Americans to be more concerned than the Europeans.

Julian Jessop

I will only believe it when the Americans say it.

Benny Raz

Now that we pay soldiers to die for us, that Americans don't want to be reminded of sacrifice?

Charles Moskos

I'm angry for all the hurt ... more for you, the viewers ... African-American, all Americans.

Chris Berman

It was a crime against black Americans, and it was also a crime against humanity.

James Byrd

I tip my hat off to the Americans, they did very well in this.

Carl Grenier

It's obviously an issue that Americans care very much about.

Heidi Godwin

We had 16 out of the 24 McDonald?s All-Americans in the country last year. We may even have more this year.

Bill Ingram

War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.

Ambrose Bierce

As Americans, we are all one, banded together. When one suffers, we all suffer.

Bob Blanchard

The Americans agreed, but on one condition -- that the principles of democracy should be respected.

Saleh Al mutlak

If there is aggression, the Americans will face these people who said 'yes' to Saddam Hussein.

Izzat Ibrahim

I'm a Republican. Let's go out into the world market and try to get a better deal for Americans.

Tim Pawlenty

You go to Vietnam and they love Americans there. I was amazed by that.

John Holly

These are Americans who are just as American as I am.

Karen Hughes

They're American aircraft, built by Americans for Americans.

Randy Belote

It didn't matter to the rescuers, and it didn't matter to those being rescued. We were all Americans.

James O'brien

The Americans say they brought democracy -- yes, we have democracy, but on paper.

Busho Ibrahim Ali

We are Americans, We have the right to participate and debate any administration.

Hilary Clinton

It's also illegal for Americans to buy drugs from Canada.

Peter Ashkenaz

The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.

Will Rogers

Everybody who would make $36,000 a year or less wouldn't pay any tax. That's 20 million Americans.

John Raese

Our car was driving slowly ... the Americans fired without motive.

Giuliana Sgrena

The theme of the fair this year is All-American Fun, so we wanted to make it something that all Americans could afford.

Lizz Harmon

I am sure we can do very well here and beat the Americans and everybody else.

Tatyana Lebedeva

I was a warmonger. I was concerned about Americans being isolationists.

William Wyler

Americans are working very hard to work out something.

Mahmoud Othman

This case is about the fundamental right to vote for all Americans.

Nina Perales

This is a scary path for all Americans.

Pamelyn Ferdin

There was a time when you wouldn't find but a handful of African-Americans in Beckett Ridge.

Warren County

Americans are always taken by royalty.

Sally Quinn

"The problem with the Americans is that they are overpaid, oversexed, and over here."

Miriam Defensor Santiago

Most Americans think agricultural work is beneath them.

David Jackson

You're completely in control. Americans are control freaks. We love that.

Rob Lynch

They're here to bash on Americans and come here and take our jobs and properties.

Daniel Waters

This is very positive for millions of Americans.

Morgan Downey

Most Americans don't understand the diversity of people in West Africa.

Rose Thomas

While all Americans are suffering from this invasion, we blacks are suffering the most.

Ted Hayes

Liberal whites are the greatest enemy of African Americans.

James Meredith

This whole thing isn't a big deal for Americans.

Steve Johnson

This is a black day. In effect, the Americans have won.

Brian Morrison

Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.

Bob Geldof

Her determination (was) to stand up, not merely for herself, not merely for all women, not merely for African-Americans but for all Americans.

John Hope Franklin

The lives of Americans are counting on all of us.

Patrick Kennedy

If an American wins it would be a nice boost for Americans.

Greg Meyer

Americans accept that gangsters are running the government.

Tim Robbins

That really paved the way for a lot of us Americans to be in the NHL and get an opportunity to play for our country.

Keith Tkachuk

Americans depend upon imports to fill the gap.

Stuart Mcgill

Let Americans keep more of what they earn, and use their money as they see fit.

William Roth

(Native Americans) are disproportionately the new registrations.

Jennifer Ring

Americans are just waking up.

Korey Rowe

Of course Americans will sympathize more with the ones who were assassinated.

Bob Leith

A distinguished leader who championed the rights of all Americans.

Elijah Cummings

It is a wonderful statement about who we are as Americans.

Elaine Chao

It's the only inflation-adjusted income source most older Americans have.

Evelyn Morton

Americans just don't get tired of that flavor.

Frederic Schwartz

The whole point is that Americans shouldn't be coming here.

Elizabeth Colton