Quotes about America

The great and admirable strength of America consists in this, that America is truly the American people. Jacques Maritain

America is a nation with no truly national city, no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center, the political capital, and the financial hub. C Wright Mills

America is a country that seems forever to be toddler or teenager, at those two stages of human development characterized by conflict between autonomy and security. Anna Quindlen

Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

America is God’s Crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming! Israel Zangwill

The keynote of American civilization is a sort of warm-hearted vulgarity. Raymond Chandler

America was established not to create wealth but to realise a vision, to realise an ideal, to discover and maintain liberty among men. Woodrow Wilson

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

In the United States today we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism. Spiro T Agnew

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia. Margaret Atwood

America is rather like life. You can usually find in it what you look for. It will probably be interesting, and it is sure to be large. E M Forster

America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses. Woodrow Wilson

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

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. Bill Clinton

The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem. Walt Whitman

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game. Jacques Barzun

The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America. Allan Bloom

Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society. Jean Baudrillard

The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures. Paul Johnson

America is still the first, best hope for the human race. Looking back on its past, and forward to its future, the auguries are that it will not disappoint an expectant humanity. Paul Johnson

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual intervention of civilization. Georges Clemenceau

America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair. Arnold Toynbee

In America, anybody can be president. That’s one of the risks you take. Adlai Stevenson

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

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced. Frank Zappa

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life. Theodore Roosevelt

America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great. Alexis de Tocqueville

The chief business of the American people is business. Calvin Coolidge

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth. John Adams

There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure. Dwight D Eisenhower