Americans Quotes

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.

Winston Churchill

We Americans live in a nation where the medical-care system is second to none in the world, unless you count maybe 25 or 30 little scuzzball countries like Scotland that we could vaporize in seconds if we felt like it

Dave Barry

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

Alexis de Tocqueville

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

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Jackie Robinson

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

Dave Barry

When good Americans die they go to Paris

Oscar Wilde

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.

General George S. Patton

American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it.

Dave Barry

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.

Dwight David Eisenhower

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.

Harry S Truman

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

Howard Zinn

Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich

Robert Frost

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

James Madison

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

Henry Louis Mencken

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

Marquis De Lafayette

The American people must be willing to give up a degree of personal privacy in exchange for safety and security

Louis Freeh

If the American dream is for Americans only, it will remain our dream and never be our destiny

Rene de Visme Williamson

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

Otto Friedrich

Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles

Paul Fussell

The American spirit wears no political label. In service to others and yes, in sacrifice for our country, there are no Republicans; there are no Democrats; there are only Americans.

Senator John Kerry

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

That is the true genius of America, a faith in the simple dreams of its people, the insistence on small miracles. That we can say what we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock on the door. That we can have an idea and start our own business without paying a bribe or hiring somebody's son. That we can participate in the political process without fear of retribution, and that our votes will be counted -- or at least, most of the time.

Barack Obama

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

Barack Obama

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Updated On : March 20, 2014
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