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America is the best half-educated country in the world. ...
by Nicholas M. Butler

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
- Nicholas M. Butler

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Optimism is the foundation of courage.
- Nicholas M. Butler

Necessity does the work of courage.
- Nicholas M. Butler

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also
the foundation of courage and true progress.
- Nicholas M. Butler

 

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
- Nicholas M. Butler

Many peoples' tombstones should read 'Died at 30,
burried at 60.'
- Nicholas M. Butler

As I've said many times, the single most oppressed
class in America right now is the teenager.
- Joe Bob Briggs

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I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly
what their child is up to all the time.
- Barbara Bush

Pushing production out of America to nations without
our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
- Frank Murkowski

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

I get all fired up about aging in America.
- Willard Scott

There are many men of principle in both parties in America,
but there is no party of principle.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

I love America more than any other country in this world,
and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right
to criticize her perpetually.
- James A. Baldwin

America believes in education: the average professor
earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
- Evan Esar

Patriotism is easy to understand in America.
It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
- Calvin Coolidge

Power in America today is control of the means of communication.
- Theodore White

If you're going to America, bring your own food.
- Fran Lebowitz

America has a critical role to play as the most powerful
member of the world community.
- Adam Schiff

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations
around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.
- Mitt Romney

The largest party in America, by the way,
is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans.
It's the party of non-voters.
- Robert Reich

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list
of the richest people in America.
If I'm not there, I go to work.
- Robert Orben

In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are
the two most interesting food towns.
In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli.
There's no mediocrity accepted.
- Mario Batali

September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.
- Tom Ford

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the
uniformed services of the United States of America,
ever violated an order - not one.
- Oliver North

America's present need is not heroics but healing;
not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
- Warren G. Harding

I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
- Michael Malone

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

In America there are two classes of travel -
first class,
and with children.
- Robert Benchley

We have a great life here in Alaska,
and we're never going back to America again!
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

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

Let us not forget who we are.
Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is.
- Ronald Reagan

Only the guys who never made it and will never make it in the U.S.
need to put up the front that they don't care about America.
- Gavin Rossdale

Right now, America's middle class is struggling to meet their basic needs.
- Ruben Hinojosa

Eighty-six percent of the gun death of children under
the age of 14 internationally is right here in the
United States of America.
It is madness.
- Nita Lowey

Phish has never had anything to do with any trends at all in America.
- Jon Fishman

America doesn't reward people of my age,
either in day-to-day life or for their performances.
- Meryl Streep

America cannot turn its back on the economic future
and women-owned businesses are part of that future.
- Ruben Hinojosa

First of all, when you live in a country like Canada,
it's quite different from America in the sense that
it's very tied to traditions that were born in Britain.
- Geddy Lee

It's almost as if people think that in Latin America
we're not hip to what's happening here.
- Ruben Blades

I do most of my work with kids.
They are the very foundation of our future.
We are so incredibly disrespectful to them in America
in every way because they can't vote.
- Henry Winkler

I now know all the people worth knowing in America,
and I find no intellect comparable to my own.
- Margaret Fuller

The lawlessness of frontier life in America has been
pictured as a remarkable phenomenon.
In reality, it was the natural consequence of indiscriminate
mixing of volatile substances.
- Paul Harris

By fighting a limited, defensive war,
America permitted the enemy to endlessly re-supply their field armies.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

Whoever looks at America will see: the ship is powered by stupidity,
corruption, or prejudice.
- Johann Most

This foundational principle - that human beings derive their rights from God,
rather than from the State, or any other source -
is what made America different.
- Ernie Fletcher

It's also natural in that part of the world to blame
what people view as the...
as the most important authority in the region,
and that currently is the United States of America.
- John Abizaid

Well it's hard to bracket it like that because everyone
always thinks you either go to America and you come back,
fail or succeed, but it doesn't work like that.
- Anna Friel

At the very outset I want to say how the people of
America appreciate the steadfast support of the people of Morocco,
the leadership of Morocco in our war against terrorism.
- Donald Evans

No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America,
has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging,
shooting, and burning alleged offenders.
- Ida B. Wells

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

America is woven of many strands.
I would recognise them and let it so remain.
Our fate is to become one, and yet many.
This is not prophecy, but description.
- Ralph Ellison

I didn't spend much time in America,
which probably was a mistake.
To someone else, having a number one in America would
be enough to get them touring.
- Kim Wilde

If the United States of America or Britain is having elections,
they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia.
But when we have elections, they want observers.
- Nelson Mandela

In Europe life is histrionic and dramatized,
and in America, except when it is trying to be European,
it is direct and sincere.
- William Dean Howells

For an Italian peasant a telegram from anywhere is a wondrous thing;
and a cable from the terrestrial paradise of America
is not lightly to be disregarded.
- Howard K. Smith

In America everyone's fast.
- Scott Dixon

What America demands in her black champions is a brilliant,
powerful body and a dull, bestial mind.
- Eldridge Cleaver

You know there are no secrets in America.
It's quite different in England, where people think
of a secret as a shared relation between two people.
- W. H. Auden

America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
- Sigmund Freud

I think Michael Moore is loathsome, though,
not because he dislikes Bush, but because he seems to dislike America.
- Tucker Carlson

It's such a performance to bring stuff into America.
It's a great luxury when I am in England.
- Terence Stamp

Well, I don't think anyone now would say that they're
painting the state of the culture of America.
I think that's too grand and pompous a thing for anybody to claim.
- Donald Judd

Most independent filmmakers in Britain and North America
work for commercial crews and then have their own projects
when they've got enough money saved up to do so.
- Ann Macbeth

I want to make music that somehow connects to the things
that I love in America music.
- Joanna Newsom

The popular song is America's greatest ambassador.
- Sammy Cahn

The citizens of America expect more.
They deserve and they want more than a recital of problems.
- Barbara Jordan

What we need in America is a renaissance.
We need to go forward by going backward.
- Stanley Crouch

Israel is the canary in the mine.
What happens to Israel will eventually happen to America itself.
- David Horowitz

In America, Jefferson noted with approval,
women knew their place.
- Stephen Ambrose


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