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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
Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence. When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don't, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral.
– Vernon A. Walters
Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it cost them.
– John Updike
Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power.
– Yoshimi Ishikawa
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

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