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.
We can have no "50-50" allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
The American people must be willing to give up a degree of personal privacy in exchange for safety and security
There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.
America is a land of big dreamers and big hopes. It is this hope that has sustained us through revolution and civil war, depression and world war, a struggle for civil and social rights and the brink of nuclear crisis. And it is because our dreamers dreamed that we have emerged from each challenge more united, more prosperous, and more admired than before.
What are the American ideals? They are the development of the individual for his own and the common good; the development of the individual through liberty, and the attainment of the common good through democracy and social justice.
Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important.
Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign language
When good Americans die they go to Paris
Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.
American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it.
Americans, indeed all free men, remember that in the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains.
You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.
Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.
Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich
Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms
The American people, taken one with another, constitute the most timorous, sniveling, poltroonish, ignominious mob of serfs and goose-steppers ever gathered under one flag in Christendom since the end of the middle ages
If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the clergy
It is in the American tradition to stand up for one's rights - even if the new way to stand up for one's rights is to sit down
If the American dream is for Americans only, it will remain our dream and never be our destiny
Americans have always been eager for travel, that being how they got to the New World in the first place.
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