Americans Quotes

Americans have different ways of saying things. They say "elevator", we say "lift"... they say "President", we say "stupid psychopathic git.

Alexai Sayle

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

We [Americans] are the lavishest and showiest and most luxury-loving people on the earth; and at our masthead we fly one true and honest symbol, the gaudiest flag the world has ever seen.

Mark Twain

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

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in bonds of fraternal feeling

Abraham Lincoln

American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers

William Somerset Maugham

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

Dan Rather

The impulse of the American woman to geld her husband and castrate her sons is very strong.

John Steinbeck

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

American husbands are the best in the world; no other husbands are so generous to their wives, or can be so easily divorced

Elinor Glyn

Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor

E. B. White

I ask that all Americans demonstrate in their personal and public lives...the high ethical standards that are essential to good character and to the continued success of our nation.

Bill Clinton

Americans can eat garbage, provided you sprinkle it liberally with ketchup, mustard, chili sauce, Tabasco sauce, cayenne pepper, or any other condiment which destroys the original flavor of the dish

Henry Miller

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.

Gore Vidal

This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it

Al Capone

Americans ... still believe in an America where anything's possible -- they just don't think their leaders do.

Barack Obama

The true test of the American ideal is whether we’re able to recognize our failings and then rise together to meet the challenges of our time. Whether we allow ourselves to be shaped by events and history, or whether we act to shape them. Whether chance of birth or circumstance decides life’s big winners and losers, or whether we build a community where, at the very least, everyone has a chance to work hard, get ahead, and reach their dreams.

Barack Obama

If Americans ever allow banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless

Thomas Jefferson

The American arrives in Paris with a few French phrases he has culled from a conversational guide or picked up from a friend who owns a beret.

Fred Allen

People, particularly over-moralistic Americans, have often seen me as a pessimist and humourless to boot, yet I think I have an almost maniacal sense of humour. The problem is that it's rather deadpan.

James Graham Ballard

And I think America, if we're ever going to truly defeat terror without changing the character of our own country or compromising the future of our children, has got to not only say, "Okay, I want to shoulder my responsibilities, I want to create my share of opportunities" but we have to find a way to define the future in terms of a humanity that goes beyond our country, that goes beyond any particular race, that goes beyond any particular religion.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

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Updated On : February 20, 2014
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