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Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental
by Ernest Dimnet

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

Children have to be educated, but they have also to
be left to educate themselves.
- Ernest Dimnet

Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly,
but the most surely, on the soul.
- Ernest Dimnet

Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward,
or, oftener, by immediate chastisement.
- Ernest Dimnet

 

A book, like a landscape, is a state of consciousness varying with readers.
- Ernest Dimnet

The happiness of most people is not ruined by great
catastrophes or fatal errors,
but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
- Ernest Dimnet

Education is the methodical creation of the habit of thinking.
- Ernest Dimnet

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The history of the past interests us only in so far
as it illuminates the history of the present.
- Ernest Dimnet

Most people suspend their judgment till somebody else
has expressed his own and then they repeat it.
- Ernest Dimnet

All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.
- Ernest Dimnet

Ideas are the root of creation.
- Ernest Dimnet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.
- Gerald R. Ford

Americans like to make money; Canadians like to audit it.
I know no other country where accountants have a higher social and moral status.
- Northrop Frye

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

The way Americans understand and treat other peoples
almost guarantees that the world will suffer more trouble.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

The pertinent question: if Americans did not want these
wars should they have been compelled to fight them?
- Frank Chodorov

Americans were told repeatedly by President Bush and
Vice President Cheney that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
None were ever found.
- John Olver

Americans are the great Satan, the wounded snake.
- Ayatollah Khomeini

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just
signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever.
The bombing begins in five minutes.
- Ronald Reagan

But the Americans have no extra money.
They have their own problems.
They can provide financial assistance for two,
three, four, or six months at most.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

North Americans don't understand...
that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.
- Fidel Castro

If ignorance paid dividends, most Americans could make
a fortune out of what they don't know about economics.
- Luther H. Hodges

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

There is a gulf between the high value Americans put
on life in theory and its cheapness in practice.
- Elizabeth Joan Smith

It is my hope that as we commemorate Black History Month in the future,
we will continue to celebrate the many achievements
and rich culture of African-Americans.
- Eliot Engel

Buddhism has become a socially recognized religious
philosophy for Americans,
whereas it used to be considered an exotic religion.
- Thurston Moore

Americans don't think we should be raising taxes on anybody,
especially in the middle of a recession.
- Mitch McConnell

We did not fight the Americans or the Europeans.
We fight only the Israeli enemy that took our homes and homeland.
- Ahmed Yassin

I love Caribbean food.
It's a great melting pot of so many cultures including the Native Americans.
- Bob Greene

All that happens is that the destruction of human beings -
unless they're Americans -
is called collateral damage.
- Harold Pinter

The fact is that Americans were sent to Russia that have not been returned.
- Bo Gritz

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

Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer
to Cinco de Mayo as Mexico's Independence Day.
- Joe Baca

It's good to do something for Americans for once.
- Jeff Smith

Our democracy is the centerpiece of who we are as a nation.
And it is the fondest hope of all Americans that we
can help bring democracy to every corner of the world.
- Barbara Boxer

As problems like identity theft become more prevalent,
now more than ever, Americans need to take their financial health seriously -
and this information is of the utmost importance.
- Ruben Hinojosa

I understand why so many Americans were angry when
I was first discovered in Afghanistan.
I realize many still are, but I hope in time that feeling will change.
- John Walker Lindh

Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity.
Prosperity is what is doing us in.
- James Reston

Americans are in a cycle of fear which leads to people
not wanting to spend and not wanting to make investments,
and that leads to more fear.
We'll break out of it.
It takes time.
- Warren Buffett

Americans are also feeling the effects of soaring energy prices at the gas pump.
The double burden of these added expenses will be far
too much for many families.
- Russ Carnahan

Ensuring Americans have access to adequate medical
care should be a priority for all of us.
- Dave Reichert

We are Americans when we go to war, and when we return,
we are Mexicans.
- Dennis Chavez

While I take inspiration from the past,
like most Americans, I live for the future.
- Ronald Reagan

The European nations' loss of sovereignty to the EU
should be a warning to Americans.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Sporting goods sales have suffered because Americans
have become too sedentary.
- Mike May

I'd cap the total amount of income taxes paid by Americans
to no more than 25 percent and tax all income only once.
- Cesar Conda

These funds will ensure that ports will be able to
pay for adequate security measures to protect all Americans
against terrorist attacks from our seaports.
- Bobby Scott

Every month that we do not have an economic recovery
package 500 million Americans lose their jobs.
- Nancy Pelosi

If the English want a king, it is their business.
If the Russians want communism, it is their business.
If the Americans want our form of government,
it is our business.
- Julius Rosenberg

Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most
admirable and most American of the many American excesses.
- George Will

There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals.
The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

We African Americans have now spent the major part
of the 20th Century battling racism.
- Constance Baker Motley

We need to educate Americans about the real harms of
marijuana if we want to sustain the gains we've made
over the past three years.
- John Walters

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would
rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Americans have different ways of saying things.
They say 'elevator', we say 'lift'...
they say 'President', we say 'stupid psychopathic git.
- Alexei Sayle

Americans have the right and advantage of being armed -
unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments
are afraid to trust the people with arms.
- James Madison

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

In a polling conducted by the Wall Street Journal,
11 out of 12 Americans said they oppose the taking of private property,
even if it is for public economic good.
- Jim Ryun

As much as everyone wants to downplay racism,
it exists.
There's a great mistrust among some African-Americans of white people.
- Steve Mitchell

We can preserve Social Security benefits for generations
of Americans without privatizing this important program.
- Richard Neal

It's shortsighted not to view the education of a future
generation of Americans as a priority for all Americans.
- Mel Martinez

Americans try to talk about positive family values,
although the actual state of things is disastrous.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky


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