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The American Constitution is the greatest governing document,
by Stephen Ambrose

The American Constitution is the greatest governing document,
and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest.
- Stephen Ambrose

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

It would not be possible to praises nurses too highly.
- Stephen Ambrose

The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.
- Stephen Ambrose

 

I'm no politician.
I'm an historian who has learned through a lifetime
of studying that nothing in the world beats universal education.
- Stephen Ambrose

Washington and Jefferson were both rich Virginia planters,
but they were never friends.
- Stephen Ambrose

The Canadians have managed to live peacefully with their Indians.
It is disgrace that the United States has not done the same.
- Stephen Ambrose

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World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War,
made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.
- Stephen Ambrose

American corporations hate to give away money.
- Stephen Ambrose

We are part of a country that outshines those that
have gone before us and most of those in existence today.
- Stephen Ambrose

I thought Nixon was the worst President we had ever had,
save only perhaps Andrew Johnson.
- Stephen Ambrose

You don't hate history, you hate the way it was taught to you in high school.
- Stephen Ambrose

My first book was the book that changed my life.
- Stephen Ambrose

Immigrants do more than help us win our wars,
or set up cleaning shops or ethnic restaurants.
- Stephen Ambrose

Eisenhower had the clearest blue eyes.
He would fix them on you.
In my every interview with him, he would lock his eyes
on to mine and keep them there.
- Stephen Ambrose

I was too young for Korea and too old for Vietnam.
- Stephen Ambrose

Washington's character was rock solid.
He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues,
which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
- Stephen Ambrose

I was taught by professors who had done their schooling in the 1930s.
Most of them were scornful of, even hated,
big business.
- Stephen Ambrose

My favorite book is the last one printed,
which is always better than those that were published earlier.
- Stephen Ambrose

The more sophisticated we get, the more advanced our
buildings and vehicles become,
the more vulnerable we are.
- Stephen Ambrose

I've always tried to be fair to my subjects.
That's easy when they are as likable and admirable as Lewis and Clark,
or Eisenhower.
- Stephen Ambrose

History is everything that has ever happened.
- Stephen Ambrose

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope.
Love of the past implies faith in the future.
- Stephen Ambrose

There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors.
- Stephen Ambrose

Custer had dead heroes.
Crazy Horse had only live ones.
- Stephen Ambrose

Jefferson owned slaves.
He did not believe that all were created equal.
He was a racist.
- Stephen Ambrose

Johnson had been the most powerful man in the world,
yet the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong had resisted,
overcome his power, broken his will.
- Stephen Ambrose

Writing is not the easiest way to make a living.
Your work long hours, usually all by yourself.
It is not a way to make money.
- Stephen Ambrose

American is the first democratic nation-state.
- Stephen Ambrose

Like their predecessors, the Presidents of today just throw up their hands.
- Stephen Ambrose

As to the Indians, the guiding principle was,
promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way.
- Stephen Ambrose

Who today is willing to say that Texas and California
and the remainder of the Southwest would be better
off if they were governed by Mexico?
- Stephen Ambrose

The great wars of the 20th Century made it into the worst Century ever.
- Stephen Ambrose

Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen.
- Stephen Ambrose

In 1945, there were more people killed,
more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off,
more fires burning than before or since.
- Stephen Ambrose

Even before Watergate and his resignation,
Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions.
- Stephen Ambrose

Crazy Horse saw history as integrated in the present,
incorporated into daily life.
- Stephen Ambrose

Dams have harmed our wildlife and made rivers less useful for recreation.
- Stephen Ambrose

Washington, not Jefferson, freed his slaves upon his death.
- Stephen Ambrose

Neither Johnson nor his party nor the government as
a whole were willing to raise,
train, equip, and then send Vietnam sufficient manpower to do the job.
- Stephen Ambrose

It does you no good to see the number two or number
three man in the corporation-you have to get through to number one.
- Stephen Ambrose

Eisenhower is my choice as the American of the 20th Century.
Of all the men I've studied and written about,
he is the brightest and the best.
- Stephen Ambrose

The number one secret of being a successful writer is this:
marry an English major.
- Stephen Ambrose

Trial by jury.
Live wherever you can make a living.
How could a government based on such principles fail?
- Stephen Ambrose

Almost everything Truman did in foreign affairs I approve of.
- Stephen Ambrose

The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.
- Stephen Ambrose

Nixon regarded himself as having been cheated by life.
He never got my vote.
- Stephen Ambrose

Andrew Johnson was a Southerner generally who proclaimed
that his native state of Tennessee was a country for white men.
- Stephen Ambrose

Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War,
or World War II were the turning points in our history,
the sine qua non of our forward progress.
- Stephen Ambrose

To be a slaveholder meant one had to regard the African
American as inferior in every way.
- Stephen Ambrose

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

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

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

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

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American
recently passed each other in opposite directions.
- George Carlin

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

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

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

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

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


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