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Am I motivated by what I really want out of life -- or am I mass-motivated?
– Earl Nightingale
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them
– Abraham Lincoln
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
– Abraham Lincoln
Am I willing to give up what I have in order to be what I am not yet? Am I able to follow the spirit of love into the desert? It is a frightening and sacred moment. There is no return. One's life is charged forever. It is the fire that gives us our shape.
– Mary Caroline Richards
Ama me fideliter Fidem meam noto De corde totaliter Et ex mente tota, Sum presentialiter Absens in remota.
– Anonymous
Ambition -- it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
– J. M. Barrie
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
– Edmund Burke
Ambition drove many men to become false to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
– Sallust
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
– Sallust, The War with Catiline
Ambition has its disappointments to sour us...
– Benjamin Franklin
Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
– Elvis Presley
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
– Charlie McCarthy
Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
– Robert Southey
Ambition is but avarice on stilts and masked.
– Walter Savage Landor
Ambition is like a frog sitting on a Venus's-flytrap. The flytrap can bite and bite, but it won't bother the frog because it only has little tiny plant teeth. But some other stuff could happen and it could be like ambition.
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
– Michel de Montaigne
Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.
– Bryant McGill
Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do.
– Robert Browning
Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky.
– American Proverb
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
– Niccolo Machiavelli
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.
– Jonathan Swift
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.
– Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies, 1711
Ambition's true reward can only be gotten without ambition's trade.
– Leslie Miklosy
Ambitions are the Dreams we Believe can be fulfilled
– Siddharth Astir
America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.
– Herbert Hoover
America believes in education the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
– Evan Esar
America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
– Evan Esar
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense ... human rights invented America.
– James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense... human rights invented America.
– Jimmy Carter
America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.
– John Quincy Adams
America guarantees equal opportunity, not equal outcome.
– Rush Limbaugh
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
– Oscar Wilde
America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.
– Oscar Wilde
America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.
– Louis D. Brandeis
America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.
– Louis D. Brandeis
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 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
America is promises to take! America is promises to us to take them.
– Archibald MacLeish
America is rather like life. You can usually find in it what you look for. It will probably be interesting, and it is sure to be large.
– E. M. Forster
America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true.
– James T. Farrell
America is still the best country for the common man -- white or black ... if he can't make it here he won't make it anywhere else.
– Eric Hoffer
America is the civilization of people engaged in transforming themselves. In the past, the stars of the performance were the pioneer and the immigrant. Today, it is youth and the Black.
– Harold Rosenberg
America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar and use it up in two weeks.
– John Barrymore
America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks.
– John Barrymore
America is the greatest of opportunities and the worst of influences.
– George Santayana
America is the greatest, freest and most decent society in existence. It is an oasis of goodness in a desert of cynicism and barbarism. This country, once an experiment unique in the world, is now the last best hope for the world.
– Dinesh D'Souza
America is the land of wide lawns and narrow minds.
– Ernest Hemingway
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
– Oscar Wilde
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 only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
– Georges Clémenceau
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 now is stumbling through the darkness of hatred and divisiveness. Our values, our principles, and our determination to succeed as a free and democratic people will give us a torch to light the way. And we will survive and become the strongernot only because of a patriotism that stands for love of country, but a patriotism that stands for love of people.
– Gerald Ford
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
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
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
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

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