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American housewives have not had their brains shot away, nor are they schizophrenic in the clinical sense. But if ... the fundamental human drive is not the urge for pleasure or the satisfaction of biological needs, but the need to grow and to realize one's full potential, their comfortable, empty, purposeless days are indeed cause for a nameless terror.
– Betty Naomi Friedan
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
American leaders created a system that allowed a free distribution of wealth and power. People leave their economic class and become richer regardless of their ethnic or national background. Therefore, despite having more diverse people in our society than any other nation, we have more stable national politics. If our elites try to limit the openness of the socioeconomic system, the system will be corrected in any number of forms including civic unrest. When Bush's administration invaded Iraq and bailed out Wall Street, the people brought in Obama. When Obama bailed out Wall Street again and considered raising the tax on the people, the system brought the Tea Party into power and the ruling party lost control of the Congress. People expressed their anger via peaceful elections.
– Med Jones
American life is a powerful solvent. It seems to neutralise every intellectual element, however tough and alien it may be, and to fuse it in the native good-will, complacency thoughtlessness, and optimism.
– James Harvey Robinson
American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
– Henry Adams
American soldiers must be turned into lambs and eating them is tolerated.
– Muammar Qaddafi
American time has stretched around the world. It has become the dominant tempo of modern history, especially of the history of Europe.
– Harold Rosenberg
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
– W. Somerset Maugham
American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age.
– Marshall McLuhan
Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihoodthe virtues that made America. 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
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
– George Bernard Shaw
Americans and British have different ways of saying things. They say 'elevator,' we say 'lift' ... they say 'President,' we say 'stupid psychopathic git.'
– Alexis Sayle
Americans are a free people, who know that freedom is the right of every person and the future of every nation. The liberty we prize is not America's gift to the world it is God's gift to humanity.
– George W. Bush
Americans are a race of convicts and ought to be thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging.
– Samuel Johnson
Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be...
– John Maynard Keynes
Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States.
– J. Bartlett Brebner
Americans are generous and strong and decent, not because we believe in ourselves, but because we hold beliefs beyond ourselves.
– George Bush
Americans are overreachers overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.
– George Will
Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.
– George F. Will, Statecraft as Soulcraft
Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
– Paul Fussell
Americans are very friendly and very suspicious, that is what Americans are and that is what always upsets the foreigner, who deals with them, they are so friendly how can they be so suspicious they are so suspicious how can they be so friendly but they just are.
– Gertrude Stein
Americans become unhappy and vicious because their preoccupation with amassing possessions obliterates their loneliness. This is why production in America seems to be on such an endless upward spiral: every time we buy something we deepen our emotional deprivation and hence our need to buy something.
– Philip Saltier
Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room.
– Ernest Dimnet
Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
– Edgar Watson Howe
Americans expect to eat and stay thin, to be constantly on the move and ever more neighborly...to revere God and be God.
– Daniel J. Boorstin

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