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Quotes About America

The United States of America consists of 50 federated states. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings about America. Sniblit makes it easy to find the quotes that you're looking for. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about America that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.


This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.  ~ Elmer Davis


One characteristic of Americans is that they have no tolerance at all of anybody putting up with anything. We believe that whatever is going wrong ought to be fixed.  ~ Margaret Mead


I love America more than any other country in this world; and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.  ~ James Baldwin


America, for me, has been the pursuit and catching of happiness.  ~ Aurora Raigne


May I never wake up from the American dream.  ~ Carrie Latet


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


I believe in America because we have great dreams - and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.  ~ Wendell L. Wilkie


Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.  ~ John Gunther


The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.  ~ Paul Sweeney


America will never be destroyed from the outside.  If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.  ~ Abraham Lincoln


There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.  ~ William J. Clinton


Not merely a nation but a nation of nations.  ~ Lyndon B. Johnson


America is another name for opportunity.  Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream.  They are right.  It is the American dream.  ~ Archibald MacLeish


This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.  ~ Theodore Roosevelt


We need an America with the wisdom of experience.  But we must not let America grow old in spirit.  ~ Hubert H. Humphrey


We dare not forget that we are the heirs of that first revolution.  ~ John F. Kennedy


America is a nation with many flaws, but hopes so vast that only the cowardly would refuse to acknowledge them.  ~ James Michener


Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


Don't forget to stop every once in a while and actually thank God for blessing America - he gets a lot of requests, you know.  ~ Carrie Latet


If you take advantage of everything America has to offer, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish.  ~ Geraldine Ferraro


Sometimes people call me an idealist.  Well, that is the way I know I am an American.  America is the only idealistic nation in the world.  ~ Woodrow Wilson


The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic - have always blown on free men.  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt


America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true.  ~ James T. Farrell


I love my freedom. I love my America.  ~ Jessi Lane Adams


No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City.  ~ Michael Bloomberg


America is much more than a geographical fact.  It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.  ~ Adlai Stevenson


Americans think of themselves collectively as a huge rescue squad on twenty-four-hour call to any spot on the globe where dispute and conflict may erupt.  ~ Eldridge Cleaver


We sleep peacefully at night, cradled by the big strong hands of America.  ~ Val Saintsbury


Only Americans can hurt America.  ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower


The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.  ~ Woodrow Wilson


Americans always try to do the right thing after they've tried everything else.  ~ Winston Churchill


America did not invent human rights.  In a very real sense... human rights invented America.  ~ Jimmy Carter


Let America realize that self-scrutiny is not treason.  Self-examination is not disloyalty.  ~ Richard Cardinal Cushing


My favorite thing about the United States?  Lots of Americans, one America.  ~ Val Saintsbury


America is great because it has as much diversity in geographies as it does in peoples.  ~ Aurora Raigne


My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!  ~ Thomas Jefferson


What the people want is very simple.  They want an America as good as its promise.  ~ Barbara Jordan


Our great modern Republic. May those who seek the blessings of its institutions and the protection of its flag remember the obligations they impose.  ~ Ulysses S. Grant


Being an American is a spectator sport.  ~ Brock Fiant


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


America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.  ~ John Updike


America is God's crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and reforming!... The real American has not yet arrived.  He is only in the crucible, I tell you - he will be the fusion of all races.  ~ Israel Zangwill


What we need are critical lovers of America - patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it.  ~ Hubert H. Humphrey


It's an appropriate coincidence that the word "American" ends in "I can".  ~ Alexander Animator


America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.  ~ Sigmund Freud


America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true.  ~ James T Farrell


When you're born into this world, you're given a ticket to the freak show. If you're born in America you get a front row seat.  ~ George Carlin


America is the only country ever founded on the printed word.  ~ Marshall McLuhan


America is not just a country but a way.  ~ Carrie Latet


It is time to show the whole world that America is back – bigger and better and stronger than ever before.  ~ Donald Trump


If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag; wash it.  ~ Norman Thomas




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