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American Quotes and Sayings
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Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

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I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

I am proud to be an American.
Because an American can eat anything on the face of
this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread.
- Bill Cosby

 

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

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Confronted with the choice, the American people would
choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
- Spiro T. Agnew

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils
his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
- Ambrose Bierce

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag,
motherhood and the Bible.
That's why people love me.
- Art Linkletter

I see great things in baseball.
It's our game - the American game.
- Walt Whitman

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

This is the city of dreamers and time and again it's
the place where the greatest dream of all,
the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed.
- Michael Bloomberg

Managers in all too many American companies do not
achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.
- Harold S. Geneen

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

It looks to me to be obvious that the whole world cannot eat an American diet.
- Jerry Brown

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.
- Alexander Jackson Davis

The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
- Herbert Croly

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- American Indian Proverb

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like
the blind leading the one-eyed.
- A. J. Liebling

It is money, money, money!
Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
- Robert Byrd

Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards,
I believe, the American family.
- John Boehner

Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie,
unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.
- Mike Royko

There is nothing wrong where we reach a point where
maybe everybody could claim a victory.
I think it would be good for the American people,
which should be our first priority.
- John Breaux

The American people need to know the truth.
The American people need to see the truth.
In a democracy, letting the people know the truth is
the essence of what it means to be free.
- Barbara Boxer

What we do is as American as lynch mobs.
America has always been a complex place.
- Jerry Garcia

The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I'm less comfortable making American movies because
I don't know them so well.
- Neil Jordan

There's a certain elitism that has crept into the attitudes of some in journalism,
and it played out perfectly over the issue of these
little American flag lapel pins.
- Brit Hume

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress
discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

My purpose is to have American Jews look away from
the success story with which they've cheered themselves up,
and to have them remember the classical tradition,
whatever it is.
- Arthur Hertzberg

It's clear price gouging...
The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively,
relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever.
- Maurice Hinchey

If Wellington epitomizes the English gentleman,
Eisenhower epitomizes the natural American gentleman.
- John Keegan

I have no spy stories to tell, because I saw no spies.
Nor did I understand, at that time, any opposition
between American and Russian national interest.
- Elia Kazan

If quantitatively the American achievement is impressive,
qualitatively it is somewhat less satisfying.
- Irving Babbitt

Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel,
not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else.
This is the nature of man and the name of the game.
- Ted Williams

It's not a choice between war and peace.
It's a choice between war and endless war.
It's not appeasement.
I think it's better even to call it American self-interest.
- Michael Scheuer

Not to be blasphemous, but I wonder if even the Holy
Trinity understands the American tax code.
- Maurice Carroll

The American order reveals a method that was largely
the outcome of material necessity,
as exemplified by the Colonial style and the grid.
- Stephen Gardiner

The American consumer is also the American worker,
and if we don't do something to protect our manufacturing base here at home,
it is going to be hard to buy any retail goods.
- Lindsey Graham

What the American public wants in the theater is a
tragedy with a happy ending.
- William Dean Howells

I'm a mother, I'm a journalist, I'm an American;
I'm all of those things,
and it really complicates your job when you have all
these things come into play.
- Paula Zahn

You destroy the initiative of the working people if
they don't feel they have a fighting chance to be a
part of the American Dream.
- James Sinegal

And so there are so many good things going on all across
Iraq and unfortunately that's not what the American
people see on TV or they don't read a lot about it in the newspapers.
- Donald Evans

The great American game should be an unrelenting war of nerves.
- Ty Cobb

The Afro-American is not a bestial race.
- Ida B. Wells

Look, Congress has allocated more money to finance
the upcoming Iraqi elections than it has for the American elections.
There's something wrong with that.
- Donna Brazile

American youth attributes much more importance to arriving
at driver's license age than at voting age.
- Marshall McLuhan

I do not think white America is committed to granting
equality to the American Negro.
This is a passionately racist country;
it will continue to be so in the foreseeable future.
- Susan Sontag

If I correctly understand the goal of American policy,
one wishes Russia to be a partner.
- Gerhard Schroder

In the late 1980s the amount of German films was down
to four or five percent of the market,
and the remaining 95 percent were American.
It is now 20 to 30 percent German productions.
- Wim Wenders

I believe that our message of rebuilding America is
one that will resonate with the American people.
- Carol Moseley Braun

We have the most flexible and adaptive economy.
Making sure we sustain the ability of the American
economy to perform well is really the priority of economic policy.
- John W. Snow

When was the last time you heard news accounts of a
boatload of American refugees arrive on the shores of another country?
- Marco Rubio

One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive.
The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions
in 40 developing nations.
- Philip Emeagwali

American corporations hate to give away money.
- Stephen Ambrose

Is there a sharper commentary on American culture and
the world than The Simpsons?
- Anthony Bourdain

And everything stopped quite rapidly because I knew
that nobody in Europe was able to go to space.
It was the privilege of being either American or Russian.
- Philippe Perrin


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