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Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane.
by Howard Zinn

Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane.
But, too often, U.S.
actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.
- Howard Zinn

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
- Howard Zinn

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
- Howard Zinn

If the gods had intended for people to vote,
they would have given us candidates.
- Howard Zinn

 

War itself is the enemy of the human race.
- Howard Zinn

When people don't understand that the government doesn't
have their interests in mind,
they're more susceptible to go to war.
- Howard Zinn

Most wars, after all, present themselves as humanitarian
endeavors to help people.
- Howard Zinn

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One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression.
- Howard Zinn

In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence
hangs on schoolroom walls,
but foreign policy follows Machiavelli.
- Howard Zinn

If those in charge of our society - politicians,
corporate executives, and owners of press and television -
can dominate our ideas,
they will be secure in their power.
They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets.
We will control ourselves.
- Howard Zinn

We need to decide that we will not go to war,
whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media,
because war in our time is always indiscriminate,
a war against innocents, a war against children.
- Howard Zinn

Americans love to fight.
All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

And so, my fellow Americans,
ask not what your country can do for you;
ask what you can do for your country.
- John F. Kennedy

It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they
eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf.
- Christopher Dodd

Americans no longer look to government for economic security;
rather,
they look to their portfolios.
- Bill Owens

Americans want action for their money.
They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work.
- Paula Nelson

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live
today than any other building that has gone remotely
by the name of architecture in our history.
- Russell Lynes

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

Perhaps Europeans are a bit more skeptic whereas Americans are more believers.
- Isabelle Huppert

The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected
George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction.
- Michael Moore

I know very few Americans, though I like the way they think.
They think big.
- Brigitte Bardot

As we may know, osteoporosis affects around 10 million Americans,
most of whom are over 55, and it is the cause of an
estimated 1.5 million fractures annually.
- Lois Capps

One in seven Americans, including more than 8 million children,
does not have even basic healthcare coverage.
- Dave Reichert

The Americans have always been food,
sex,
and spirit revivalists.
- Edward Dahlberg

Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American
community as it does in white Americans.
- Xavier Becerra

I was to Japanese visitors to Washington what the Mona
Lisa is to Americans visiting Paris.
- John C. Danforth

Using the right of veto would be shooting the Americans in the back.
- Dominique de Villepin

For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered;
for Americans it is just beyond the horizon.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Americans work a long away ahead of themselves because
of the size of the place.
To make any impact at all you have to promote yourself
with live performances ages before a release.
- James Taylor

The Bush Administration claims there is a Social Security
crisis only to distract Americans from its serious
mismanagement of the federal budget.
- Mark Dayton

We're building on an international network with many
others for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
There are so many things we can do to carry forward policies.
- Janet Reno

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing -
after they've tried everything else.
- Winston Churchill

The challenges African-Americans are facing today are
rooted in the system of slavery.
- Charles Rangel

Only Americans can hurt America.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If military movies were automatically successful we'd
make nothing but military movies.
But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common.
- Tommy Lee Jones

We are here simply to decide whether Congress should
take the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans
and use them to fund the destruction of human embryos for research.
- Mike Pence

It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not
care why we went to war in Iraq,
that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.
- Adam Schiff

Americans accept that gangsters are running the government.
- Tim Robbins

One in 5 Americans is touched by the Red Cross every single year.
- Robert Brady

We're all Americans trying to compete.
Magic was competing for his team and Larry for his team.
- Oscar Robertson

The percentage of Americans in the prison system,
has doubled since 1985.
- Serj Tankian

It is shameful that millions of Americans are suffering
the economic injustice of working a full-time job and
earning a wage that leaves them below the poverty line.
- Bill Pascrell

Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed
by their children that they'll do anything for them
except stay married to the co-producer.
- Katherine Whitehorn

For the state of our union to be strong,
we need to place value in Americans.
- Patty Murray

It does not matter what party you are a member of in
this great Nation of ours.
Accountability and competence are characteristics that
Americans value throughout our great land.
- Jim Costa

The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to
let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian.
- George F. Kennan

A number of Americans were used, most often unwillingly,
by North Korea to arm spies with English-speaking skills
so they could target American interests in South Korea and beyond.
- Robert Jenkins

I think historically America has been pretty tolerant.
It seems when there's a mass influx from one place,
that's when it becomes problematic for Americans.
- Billy Joel

Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reason,
and not just to mingle with the right people.
- Sarah Palin

Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.
- Dianne Feinstein

I believe all Americans who believe in freedom,
tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to
oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.
- Coretta Scott King

In a sense I've made the same film over and over again.
In all of them I've asked, 'Who are we as Americans?
- Ken Burns

We must stop talking about the American dream and start
listening to the dreams of Americans.
- Max Beerbohm

My own family and thousands of other Japanese Americans
were interned during World War II.
It took our nation over 40 years to apologize.
- Mike Honda

Republicans are not going to play I-told-you-so,
but it is pretty obvious that the tax reductions passed
in 2003 helped Americans dig out of a recession and get back to work.
- Marsha Blackburn

Currently, more than 4.7 million African Americans
receive Social Security benefits,
and nearly 8 million people with disabilities depend
on Social Security for their daily sustenance.
- Chaka Fattah

Some guys practice like all-Americans but they can't play!
- Joe Montana

Historically Black Colleges and Universities,
or HBCUs, have played an important role in enriching
the lives of not just African Americans,
but our entire country.
- Ric Keller

So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many,
many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship,
and everyone was surprised!
A little naive, I feel!
- Eddie Izzard

I can name to you 5,000 times when the Americans raced
to the help of other people in trouble.
- Gordon Sinclair

Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental
improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of
keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room.
- Ernest Dimnet

By the year 2000, most Americans will be online one way or another.
- Nicholas Negroponte

And we broadcast tapes sent to us from Americans against the war.
These were most effective I believe.
- Hanoi Hannah

Americans are people who prefer the Continent to their own country,
but refuse to learn its languages.
- Edward V. Lucas

Alabama citizens, like the vast majority of Americans,
respect and value the meaning of decency,
and appreciate public institutions that reflect the
common values of our society.
- Mike Rogers

We are a Nation of peace and compassion,
yet these people have and will devote every fiber of
their beings to the destruction of Americans and our Country.
- Charles Foster Bass

Progress for black Americans depends on good schools
because education is the last great equalizer.
- Alphonso Jackson

You talk about scandals and the Americans put theirs
right in the store window for everyone to look at.
- Gordon Sinclair

It's been a hard time to celebrate, to come out with a smile.
But I'm an American.
Naomi asked me to come out to support other Americans,
and here I am.
- Angie Everhart


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