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Americans never quit.
– General Douglas MacArthur
Americans think of themselves collectively as a huge rescue squad on twenty-four-hour call to any spot on the globe where dispute and conflict may erupt.
– Eldridge Cleaver
Americans who had traveled in Europe knew the 'free' European peasants suffered considerably greater oppression and misery than did American bondsman. Modern scholarship has shown that the exploitation rate -- the percentage of the worker's production that was taken from him by his owners -- was lower among the slaves than among European peasants, that work loads were light, and that slaves actually experienced a considerable measure of personal freedom.
– Forest McDonald
Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room. Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture. Unread, it maintains its value. Read, it looks like money wasted. Cunningly, Americans know that books contain a person, and they want the person, not the book.
– Anthony Burgess
Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
– Arnold Bennett
Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field.
– James Baldwin
Amicus scientia est amicus Deus: Friend of science is the friend of God!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Among all men on the earth bards have a share of honor and reverence, because the muse has taught them songs and loves the race of bards.
– Homer
Among all the tragic consequences of depression and war, this suppression of personal self-expression through one's life work is among the most poignant.
– Henry M. Wriston
Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
– Euripides
Among my most prized possessions are the words that I have never spoken.
– Orson Scott Card
Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
– Miguel De Cervantes
Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.
– Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.
– William Golding
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can all of them make me laugh.
– W. H. Auden
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
– W. H. Auden
Among well bred people a mutual deference is affected, contempt for others is disguised; authority concealed; attention given to each in his turn; and an easy stream of conversation maintained without vehemence, without interruption, without eagerness for victory, and without any airs of superiority.
– David Hume
Among wonderful things is a sore-eyed man who is an oculist.
– Arabic Proverb
Amongst all possessions knowledge appears pre-eminent. The wise call it supreme riches, because it can never be lost, has no price, and can at no time be destroyed.
– The Hitopadesa
Amongst the learned the lawyers claim first place, the most self-satisfied class of people, as they roll their rock of Sisyphus and string together six hundred laws in the same breath, no matter whether relevant or not, piling up opinion on opinion and gloss on gloss to make their profession seem the most difficult of all. Anything which causes trouble has special merit in their eyes.
– Desiderius Erasmus
Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.
– Alexander Pope
Amy Stroup has what is a rarity among most people doing music but common for all great artists that make a real impact – unique artistry that is immediately identifiable. That special something that cuts through the noise. I’ve been a fan since the first song.
– Nathan Chapman
An "OGEE" could be used in a variety of settings. "OMG, the ogee is fabulous for our new molding." Or, "Honey, which do you prefer: the lateral ogee or the supported ogee?
– HWR
An absent friend gives us friendly company when we are well assured of his happiness.
– Goethe

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