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American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
– Henry AdamsRate it:
American soldiers must be turned into lambs and eating them is tolerated.
– Muammar QaddafiRate it:
American time has stretched around the world. It has become the dominant tempo of modern history, especially of the history of Europe.
– Harold RosenbergRate it:
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
– W. Somerset MaughamRate it:
American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age.
– Marshall McLuhanRate it:
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 RooseveltRate it:
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
– George Bernard ShawRate it:
Americans and British have different ways of saying things. They say 'elevator,' we say 'lift' ... they say 'President,' we say 'stupid psychopathic git.'
– Alexis SayleRate it:
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. BushRate it:
Americans are a race of convicts and ought to be thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging.
– Samuel JohnsonRate it:
Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be...
– John Maynard KeynesRate it:
Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States.
– J. Bartlett BrebnerRate it:
Americans are generous and strong and decent, not because we believe in ourselves, but because we hold beliefs beyond ourselves.
– George BushRate it:
Americans are overreachers overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.
– George WillRate it:
Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.
– George F. Will, Statecraft as SoulcraftRate it:
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 FussellRate it:
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 SteinRate it:
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 SaltierRate it:
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 DimnetRate it:
Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
– Edgar Watson HoweRate it:
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. BoorstinRate it:
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. WaltersRate it:
Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it cost them.
– John UpdikeRate it:
Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power.
– Yoshimi IshikawaRate it:
Americans never quit.
– General Douglas MacArthurRate it:

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