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American Quotes

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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

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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

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

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Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The American people are being victimized more than
any free market would warrant.
- Gordon Smith

There is nothing wrong where we reach a point where
maybe everybody could claim a victory.
I think it would be good for the American people,
which should be our first priority.
- John Breaux

American workers are first rate.
- Christopher Dodd

Only very rarely are foreigners or first-generation
immigrants allowed to be nice people in American films.
Those with an accent are bad guys.
- Max von Sydow

We need to end permanently the tax that punishes American
values of savings and investment and of building small
businesses and family farms and ranches.
- Kit Bond

Everyone matures.
When I was Newt's age, I thought I had the right answer to things.
The baby-boomers as political leaders are still on
trial by the American people.
- Pete du Pont

Sacrificing American soldiers or innocent civilians
in an unprecedented preemptive attack on a separate
sovereign nation may well prove itself a most temporary medicine.
- Sean Penn

Like the American soldiers who went before them,
they are putting their lives on the line to protect ours.
- Doc Hastings

Products made in China are cheap through the exploitation of the workforce.
Every time we shop, we are driving the nail further
into the coffin of American manufacturing jobs.
- Joe Baca

I sent American troops to Iraq to make its people free,
not to make them American.
Iraqis will write their own history and find their own way.
- George W. Bush

I don't think anything changes until ideas change.
The usual American viewpoint is to believe that something
is wrong with the person.
- James Hillman

I play a curator, the most American part you can think of.
My work is to protect the Declaration of Independence.
I work at the National Archives in Washington.
- Diane Kruger

American men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things,
money and breasts.
It seems a very narrow outlook.
- Hedy Lamarr

Every child in American should have access to a well-stocked school library.
- Laura Bush

Right now my career is totally schizophrenic,
because when an American production like Hitchcock
Presents asks to see my work I would never dream of
showing them my independent films.
- Atom Egoyan

For twenty years, Islamic Jihadists have been attacking
American interests around the world and we did not
take them seriously until September 11th,
2001.
- Zach Wamp

The Government of Iraq also owes a debt to the American
and coalition forces who are fighting the insurgency
and helping put that country back together after decades of repression.
- Ike Skelton

Can anything be more Un-American than the Un-American committee?
- Burt Lancaster

The more money an American accumulates,
the less interesting he becomes.
- Gore Vidal

Remember the valiant Iraqi peasant and how he shot
down an American Apache with an old weapon.
- Saddam Hussein

I was studying American politicians who were searching -
allegedly -
for American communists because it would put them on
the front pages of the papers in their home towns.
- Robert Vaughn

The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom.
- George W. Bush

I'm very aware when I'm speaking to the English of
how flat my Mid-Atlantic American voice is.
- Martin C. Smith

President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid,
and their team have failed the American people,
and that is why their majority will soon be out the door.
- Mitt Romney

We really only came around to accepting and integrating
the propositional dimension of identity into a concept
of ourselves at the time of the American Revolution.
- Samuel P. Huntington

For over a year I continued to submit mss,
and have them rejected - the last few with rejection
letters indicated the story was pretty good,
but I was American.
- Nora Roberts

I am a gay American.
- James McGreevey

All I ever wanted to be president of was the American League.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Bill and Hillary Clinton are the most investigated
couple in American history -
now the most thoroughly exonerated couple in American history.
- Paul Begala

I was a normal American nerd.
- Jack Herer

The eventual place the American army should take on
the western front was to a large extent influenced
by the vital question of communication and supply.
- Kelly Miller

There is a whole school of Canadian academics,
media personalities, and politicians whose definition
of a Canadian is a North American who fears or dislikes the United States.
- Preston Manning

Mother's interest in contemporary American artists
emerged during the 1920s.
- David Rockefeller


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