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America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused - preferring greatness to power and justice to glory.
– George W. Bush, speech, November 19, 1999
America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens.
– George W. Bush, Inaugural address, 2001
America has never lost a war. We just misplaced a couple temporarily.
– John Alejandro King, a.k.a. The Covert Comic, www.covertcomic.com
America has not always been kind to its artists and scholars. Somehow the scientists always seem to get the penthouse while the arts and humanities get the basement.
– Lyndon B. Johnson
America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.
– Allen Ginsberg
America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there.
– Laurence J. Peter
America is a great country, but you can't live in it for nothing.
– Will Rogers
America is a land of wonders, in which everything is in constant motion and every change seems an improvement. No natural boundary seems to be set to the efforts of man and in his eyes what is not yet done is only what he has not attempted to do. - from Democracy in America
– Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville
America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.
– Arnold Toynbee
America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
– Arnold J. Toynbee
America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
– Sigmund Freud
America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
– John Updike
America is a young country with an old mentality.
– George Santayana
America is addicted to wars of distraction.
– Barbara Ehrenreich
America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.
– Gloria Steinem
America is closer to the year 2 than anywhere else on earth.
– David Frost
America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
– Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville
America is just the country that shows how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.
– Peter Kropotkin
America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.
– George Herbert Walker Bush
America is not - and never will be - at war with Islam. We will, however, relentlessly confront violent extremists.
– Barack Obama
America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth.
– Jesse Jackson
America is not like a blanket -- one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt -- many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread.
– Henry M. Jackson
America is not like a blanket-one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt-many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread.
– Jesse Louis Jackson
America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations.
– Lyndon B. Johnson
America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.
– David Riesman

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