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America: the only country in the world where failing to promote yourself is regarded as being arrogant.
– Garry TrudeauRate it:
American architecture is the art of covering one thing with another thing, to immitate a third thing which, if genuine, would not be desirable
– Leopold EidlitzRate it:
American can do better, and help is on the way.
– John Kerry, speech in 2004Rate it:
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, 1999Rate it:
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 FriedanRate it:
American husbands are the best in the world; no other husbands are so generous to their wives, or can be so easily divorced.
– Elinor GlynRate it:
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 JonesRate it:
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 RobinsonRate it:
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:

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