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America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
– Georges Clemenceau
America is the world's living myth. There's no sense of wrong when you kill an American or blame America for some local disaster. This is our function, to be character types, to embody recurring themes that people can use to comfort themselves, justify themselves and so on. We're here to accommodate. Whatever people need, we provide. A myth is a useful thing.
– Don DeLillo
America is therefore the land of the future, where, in the ages that lie before us, the burden of the World's History shall reveal itself.
– Georg W. Hegel
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
America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still.
– E. E. Cummings
America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.
– James Fenimore Cooper
America shudders at anything alien, and when it wants to shut its mind against any man's ideas, it calls him a foreigner.
– Max Lerner
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
– Harry S Truman
America Where a man can say what he thinks, if he isn't afraid of his wife, his boss, his customer, his neighbors, or the government.
– Joe Moore
America will never run... And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders.
– George W. Bush
America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country.
– George W. Bush
America's abundance was not created by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes.
– Ayn Rand
America's founding fathers did not intend to take religion out of education. Many of the nation's greatest universities were founded by evangelists and religious leaders; but many of these have lost the founders concept and become secular institutions. Because of this attitude, secular education is stumbling and floundering.
– Billy Graham
America's greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is our belief in second chances, our belief that we can always start over, that things can be made better.
– Anthony Walton
America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
– John W. Gardner
America's one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.
– Bobcat Goldthwaite
America's present need is not heroics, but healing not nostrums but normalcy not revolution, but restoration.
– Warren G. Harding
America's strong bonds with Israel are well known - this bond is unbreakable.
– Barack Obama
America's view of apartheid is simple and straightforward We believe it is wrong. We condemn it. And we are united in hoping for the day when apartheid will be no more.
– Ronald Reagan
America, every black men's dream. Africa, every black men's home
– Shandulo Joseph
America, meaning mostly the United States, is not an easy concept to comprehend. It may be appropriate that it was discovered by a Genoese sailor, in the service of the Spanish crown, looking for some place else and that, for the next half-century, it was treated as a geological impediment to be gotten through or around in order to reach some far more profitable other side.
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times, November 11, 1984
America, why are your libraries full of tears?
– Allen Ginsberg
America: the only country in the world where failing to promote yourself is regarded as being arrogant.
– Garry Trudeau
American can do better, and help is on the way.
– John Kerry, speech in 2004
American foreign policy must be more than the management of crisis. It must have a great and guiding goal: to turn this time of American influence into generations of democratic peace.
– George W. Bush, speech, November 19, 1999

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