Famous quotes about the USA

Famous quotes about the USA

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¨My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.¨

Abraham Lincoln

¨Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.¨

Ronald Reagan

“In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere must and shall choose the path of social justice…, the path of faith, the path of hope, and the path of love toward our fellow man.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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¨America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.¨

Harry S. Truman

“America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.”

Walter Cronkite

¨Now you have a choice: we can give more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, or we can start rewarding companies that open new plants and train new workers and create new jobs here, in the United States of America.¨

Barack Obama

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¨The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world.¨

Michelle Obama

¨The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American.¨

Thomas Jefferson

¨Only Americans can hurt America.¨

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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¨I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.¨

John F. Kennedy

¨I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.¨

Abraham Lincoln

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

Bill Clinton

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¨I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal’.¨

Martin Luther King Jr

¨The American Dream can no more remain static than can the American nation…. We cannot any longer take an old approach to world problems. They aren’t the same problems. It isn’t the same world. We must not adopt the methods of our ancestors; instead, we must emulate that pioneer quality in our ancestors that made them attempt new methods for a New World.¨

Eleanor Roosevelt

¨We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.¨

Barack Obama

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¨In America, anyone can become president. That’s the problem.¨

Geroge Carlin

I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.

Muhammad Ali

¨There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.¨

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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¨We all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free market capitalism for the poor.¨

Martin Luther King Jr.

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.

Robert Orben

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

John F. Kennedy

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¨What are called ‘public schools’ in many of America’s wealthy communities aren’t really ‘public’ at all. In effect, they’re private schools, whose tuition is hidden away in the purchase price of upscale homes there, and in the corresponding property taxes.¨

Robert Reich

¨Patriotism is easy to understand in America – it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.¨

Calvin Coolidge

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”

Robert Kennedy

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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 a vast conspiracy to make you happy.¨

John Updike

¨I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.¨

John F. Kerry

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“Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama’s running so we all can fly.”

Jay-Z

My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.

Barack Obama

¨All great change in America begins at the dinner table.¨

Ronald Reagan

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¨Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.¨

Franklin D. Roosevelt

¨Laughter is America’s most important export.¨

Walt Disney

¨Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.¨

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Americans … still believe in an America where anything’s possible — they just don’t think their leaders do.

Barack Obama

If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.

Ronald Reagan

This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

Dwight D. Eisenhower