Found 151 quotes starting with AM:

am I going to live"?
– Toni KetchellRate it:
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life -- or am I mass-motivated?
– Earl NightingaleRate it:
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them
– Abraham LincolnRate it:
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
– Abraham LincolnRate it:
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 RichardsRate it:
Ama me fideliter Fidem meam noto De corde totaliter Et ex mente tota, Sum presentialiter Absens in remota.
– AnonymousRate it:
Ambition -- it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
– J. M. BarrieRate it:
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
– Walter ScottRate it:
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
– Edmund BurkeRate it:
Ambition drove many men to become false to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
– SallustRate it:
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
– Sallust, The War with CatilineRate it:
Ambition has its disappointments to sour us...
– Benjamin FranklinRate it:
Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
– Elvis PresleyRate it:
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
– Charlie McCarthyRate it:
Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
– Robert SoutheyRate it:
Ambition is but avarice on stilts and masked.
– Walter Savage LandorRate it:
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
– Michel de MontaigneRate it:
Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.
– Bryant McGillRate it:
Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do.
– Robert BrowningRate it:
Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky.
– American ProverbRate it:
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
– Niccolo MachiavelliRate it:
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.
– Jonathan SwiftRate it:
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.
– Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies, 1711Rate it:
Ambition's true reward can only be gotten without ambition's trade.
– Leslie MiklosyRate it:
Ambitions are the Dreams we Believe can be fulfilled
– Siddharth AstirRate it:
America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.
– Herbert HooverRate it:
America believes in education the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
– Evan EsarRate it:
America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
– Evan EsarRate it:
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense ... human rights invented America.
– James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.Rate it:
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense... human rights invented America.
– Jimmy CarterRate it:
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 AdamsRate it:
America guarantees equal opportunity, not equal outcome.
– Rush LimbaughRate it:
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
– Oscar WildeRate it:
America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.
– Oscar WildeRate it:
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. BrandeisRate it:
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. BrandeisRate it:
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, 1999Rate it:
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, 2001Rate it:
America has never lost a war. We just misplaced a couple temporarily.
– John Alejandro King, a.k.a. The Covert Comic, www.covertcomic.comRate it:
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. JohnsonRate it:
America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.
– Allen GinsbergRate it:
America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there.
– Laurence J. PeterRate it:
America is a great country, but you can't live in it for nothing.
– Will RogersRate it:
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 TocquevilleRate it:
America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.
– Arnold ToynbeeRate it:
America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
– Arnold J. ToynbeeRate it:
America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
– Sigmund FreudRate it:
America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
– John UpdikeRate it:
America is a young country with an old mentality.
– George SantayanaRate it:
America is addicted to wars of distraction.
– Barbara EhrenreichRate it:
America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.
– Gloria SteinemRate it:
America is closer to the year 2 than anywhere else on earth.
– David FrostRate it:
America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
– Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de TocquevilleRate it:
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 KropotkinRate it:
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 BushRate it:
America is not - and never will be - at war with Islam. We will, however, relentlessly confront violent extremists.
– Barack ObamaRate it:
America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth.
– Jesse JacksonRate it:
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. JacksonRate it:
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 JacksonRate it:
America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations.
– Lyndon B. JohnsonRate it:
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 RiesmanRate it:
America is promises to take! America is promises to us to take them.
– Archibald MacLeishRate it:
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. ForsterRate it:
America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true.
– James T. FarrellRate it:
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 HofferRate it:
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 RosenbergRate it:
America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar and use it up in two weeks.
– John BarrymoreRate it:
America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks.
– John BarrymoreRate it:
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 ClémenceauRate 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:
America, every black men's dream. Africa, every black men's home
– Shandulo JosephRate it:
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, 1984Rate it:
America, why are your libraries full of tears?
– Allen GinsbergRate it:
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:
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:
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 CleaverRate it:
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 McDonaldRate it:
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 BurgessRate it:
Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
– Arnold BennettRate it:
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 BaldwinRate it:
Amicus scientia est amicus Deus: Friend of science is the friend of God!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
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.
– HomerRate it:
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. WristonRate it:
Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
– EuripidesRate it:
Among my most prized possessions are the words that I have never spoken.
– Orson Scott CardRate it:
Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
– Miguel De CervantesRate it:
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 GandhiRate it:
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 GandhiRate it:
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 GoldingRate it:
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. AudenRate it:
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. AudenRate it:
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 HumeRate it:
Among wonderful things is a sore-eyed man who is an oculist.
– Arabic ProverbRate it:
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 HitopadesaRate it:
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 ErasmusRate it:
Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.
– Alexander PopeRate it:
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 ChapmanRate it:

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