America quotes and sayings

In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is.
Gertrude Stein

The United States is like a gigantic boiler. Once the fire is lighted under it there is no limit to the power it can generate.
Lord Grey

The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof.
Mary McCarthy

The business of America is business.
Calvin Coolidge

It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
Mark Twain

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Oscar Wilde
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
Oscar Wilde

Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
Oscar Wilde

Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self-governing people.
Woodrow Wilson

First the sweetheart of the nation, then the aunt, woman governs America because America is a land of boys who refuse to grow up.
Salvador de Madariaga y Rogo

There is a New America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

This is the story of America. Everybody’s doing what they think they’re supposed to do.
Jack Kerouac

I’m not going to quit. Why should I quit? This country is worth fighting for.
Hillary Rodham Clinton

America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
John Updike

I believe America’s best days are ahead of us because I believe that the future belongs to freedom, not to fear.
John Kerry

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

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

America will never run… And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders.
George W. Bush

By heritage and by choice, the United States of America will make that stand.
George W. Bush

What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do some thing about them.
Henry Ford II

Our American values are not luxuries but necessities, not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings.
Jimmy Carter

In a country as big as the United States, you can find fifty examples of anything.
Jeffery F. Chamberlain

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
John Adams

Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.
Woodrow Wilson

Poor Mexico, so far from God and so near to the United States!
Porfirio Díaz

Our country is the world – our countrymen are all mankind.
William Lloyd Garrison

In America any boy may become President and I suppose it’s just one of the risks he takes.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr