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America is the greatest of opportunities and the worst of influences.
– George SantayanaRate it:
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'SouzaRate it:
America is the land of wide lawns and narrow minds.
– Ernest HemingwayRate it:
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
– Oscar WildeRate it:
America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
– Georges ClemenceauRate it:
America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
– Georges ClĂ©menceauRate it:
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 DeLilloRate it:
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. HegelRate it:
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 WilsonRate it:
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. CummingsRate it:
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 FordRate it:
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 CooperRate it:
America shudders at anything alien, and when it wants to shut its mind against any man's ideas, it calls him a foreigner.
– Max LernerRate it:
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
– Harry S TrumanRate it:
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 MooreRate it:
America will never run... And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders.
– George W. BushRate it:
America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country.
– George W. BushRate it:
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 RandRate it:
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 GrahamRate it:
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 WaltonRate it:
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. GardnerRate it:
America's one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.
– Bobcat GoldthwaiteRate it:
America's present need is not heroics, but healing not nostrums but normalcy not revolution, but restoration.
– Warren G. HardingRate it:
America's strong bonds with Israel are well known - this bond is unbreakable.
– Barack ObamaRate it:
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 ReaganRate it:

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