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This American system of ours, call it Americanism,
by Al Capone

This American system of ours, call it Americanism,
call it capitalism, call it what you will,
gives each and every one of us a great opportunity
if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.
- Al Capone

Now I know why tigers eat their young.
- Al Capone

You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun
than you can with a kind word alone.
- Al Capone

Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.
- Al Capone

 

When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging;
when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive,
it's called hospitality.
- Al Capone

Vote early and vote often.
- Al Capone

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.
- Al Capone

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I have built my organization upon fear.
- Al Capone

My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
- Al Capone

I don't even know what street Canada is on.
- Al Capone

I am like any other man.
All I do is supply a demand.
- Al Capone

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

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

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

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

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

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

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

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

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

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

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One out of forty American men wears women's clothing.
We've had more than forty presidents.
One of these guys has been dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress.
- Allison Janney

As an Italian-American, I have a special responsibility
to be sensitive to ethnic stereotypes.
- Al D'Amato

It is, I guess, politically correct,
widely believed,
that to say that American health care is the best in the world.
It's not.
- Donald Berwick

It's like everybody is obsessed with Hollywood movies worldwide.
And even though everybody hates the Americans,
they're still watching American movies.
- Roland Emmerich

The American people deserve a budget that invests in the future,
protects the most vulnerable among us and helps to
create jobs and economic security.
- Carl Levin

I continue to believe that the American people have
a love-hate relationship with inflation.
They hate inflation but love everything that causes it.
- William E. Simon

You know, I grew up in two American internment camps,
and at that time I was very young.
- George Takei

The American Race is marked by a brown complexion;
long,
black, lank hair; and deficient beard.
- Samuel George Morton

The American flag is the most recognized symbol of
freedom and democracy in the world.
- Virginia Foxx

If there is one principle more deeply rooted
in the mind of every American,
it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.
- Thomas Jefferson

Until the rise of American advertising,
it never occurred to anyone anywhere in the world that
the teenager was a captive in a hostile world of adults.
- Gore Vidal

The history of American politics is littered with bodies
of people who took so pure a position that they had no clout at all.
- Benjamin C. Bradlee

The American people would not want to know of any misquotes
that Dan Quayle may or may not make.
- Dan Quayle

Well, I'm proud to say American Pie was the kind of crazy,
gross-out film that guys thought was the greatest.
- Jason Biggs

I do not believe the American people are going to confuse hatred for passion.
- Ed Gillespie

American Idol transcends age, gender,
ethnicity, everything.
- Carrie Underwood

Grammys, American Music Awards, successful albums,
I'd pick my kids any day over any of it.
- Toni Braxton

I believe the American people are entitled to some
straight talk when it comes to higher education funding.
- Ric Keller

American corporations hate to give away money.
- Stephen Ambrose

If there's an enduring theme in my work,
it's probably the effects of class on American life.
- Richard Russo

It was a rich and gorgeous sunset - an American sunset;
and the ruddy glow of the sky was reflected from some
extensive pools of water among the shadowy copses in the meadow below.
- Francis Parkman

A couple of weeks is a long time in American politics.
- Peter Jennings


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