America quotes and sayings

America is a country of young men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

May I never wake up from the American dream.
Carrie Latet

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

When good Americans die they go to Paris
Oscar Wilde

Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn’t give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.
General George S. Patton

If the terriers and bariffs are torn down, this economy will grow.
George W. Bush

What the United States does best is to understand itself. What it does worst is understand others.
Carlos Fuentes

America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.
Arnold Toynbee

God bless the USA, so large, So friendly, and so rich.

W. H. Auden

America is God’s Crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming!
Israel Zangwill

The United States is the best and fairest and most decent nation on the face of the earth.
George Bush

America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth.
Jesse Jackson

How beautiful it would be for someone who could not read.
G. K. Chesterton

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
Georges Clemenceau

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

Emma Lazarus

It created in me a yearning for all that is wide and open and expansive. Something that will never allow me to fit in in my own country, with its narrow towns and narrow roads and narrow kindnesses and narrow reprimands.
Anthony Hopkin

The United States, I believe, are under the impression that they are twenty years in advance of this country; whilst, as a matter of actual verifiable fact, of course, they are just about six hours behind it.
Harold Hobson

New York is a small place when it comes to the part of it that wakes up just as the rest is going to bed.
P. G. Wodehouse

Nothing means anything here. When they pull down an outstanding building, no one objects. Oh, maybe there’s a wee protest from some collectors or something who take a picture of it before it vanishes.
Billy Connolly

New York…that unnatural city where every one is an exile, none more so than the American.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman

There exists in the world today a gigantic reservoir of good will toward us, the American people.
Wendell Lewis Willkie

America…is the prize amateur nation of the world. Germany is the prize professional nation.
Woodrow Wilson

Up from the meadows rich with corn, Clear in the cool September morn, The clustered spires of Frederick stand Green-walled by the hills of Maryland.

John Greenleaf Whittier

This is virgin territory for whorehouses.
Al Capone

I called the New World into existence to redress the balance of the Old.
George Canning

I believe the US is a truly monstrous force in the world, now off the leash for obvious reasons.
Harold Pinter

I like to walk around Manhattan, catching glimpses of its wild life, the pigeons and cats and girls.
Rex Todhunter Stout

I found there a country with thirty-two religions and only one sauce.
Talleyrand

If there is any country on earth where the course of true love may be expected to run smooth, it is America.
Harriet Martineau

I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
America is the only country ever founded on the printed word.
Marshall McLuhan

In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in America the successful writer or picture-painter is indistinguishable from any other decent business man.
Sinclair Lewis

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 is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.
Gloria Steinem

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
Bill Clinton

In an English ship, they say, it is poor grub, poor pay, and easy work; in an American ship, good grub, good pay, and hard work. And this is applicable to the working populations of both countries.
Jack London

‘Tis the star-spangled banner; O long may it wave O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!

Francis Scott Key

America…where law and customs alike are based on the dreams of spinsters.
Bertrand Russell

By the waters of Babylon we sit down and weep, when we think of thee, O America!
Horace Walpole

O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!

Katharine Lee Bates

America is a young country with an old mentality.
George Santayana

England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
George Bernard Shaw

Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines, and Populace; and America is just ourselves, with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.
Matthew Arnold

We’re Americans, we’re a simple people but if you piss us off we’ll bomb your cities.
Robin Williams

Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in this world must first come to pass in the heart of America.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
Frank Zappa

The national dish of America is menus.
Robert Robinson

When I first went to America in 1928, there were spittoons everywhere. I remember avoiding spit as it flew past me in Times Square. Very unattractive.
John Gielgud

Yankee Doodle came to town Riding on a pony; Stuck a feather in his cap And called it Macaroni.

Edward Bangs

Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself while looking out for your country.
Calvin Coolidge

America – a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.
Herbert Hoover

The American system of rugged individualism.
Herbert Clark Hoover

The United States has to move very fast to even stand still.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy