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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

America slept because most Americans preferred it that way.
- Ferdinand Mount

Next door to Ethiopia spreading out along the strategic
Red Sea coastline is Eritrea,
a relatively new country, and a place that few Americans
seem to fully understand.
- Dana Rohrabacher

I think black Americans expect too much from individual
black Americans in terms of changing the status quo.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

When Americans shoot movies they aim at the entire planet.
When the French make movies, they aim at Paris.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

Democrats are not about to nominate anyone who backs the tax cut,
and Americans are not going to elect anyone who favors a tax increase.
- Dick Morris

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

He is not someone who went off to play in Europe and
only a few Americans follow.
He has the potential to be on magazine covers and more newspaper coverage.
- Lamar Hunt

I'm not sure Americans are hesitant to do this again -
to fight another war,
because it looked to them like a courageous and terrific endeavor.
- Ashleigh Banfield

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

It is essential that all Americans take the time to
honor and remember those individuals who gave their
lives in defense of our liberty.
- Charles Schumer

I think we Americans, of all people,
understand the importance of a good,
legal, constitutional framework as the basis of political life.
- Paul Bremer

It's time for conservative Americans to do what Reagan did.
- Mike Pence

I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion,
and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience,
no matter what religion or color of their skin,
or situation in life.
- Pete Seeger

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

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

I was in Europe and it was at this stage that I fell
in love with Americans in uniform.
And I continue to have that love affair.
- Madeleine Albright

For me it is completely clear that our air bases in
Germany would be available to the Americans.
- Helmut Kohl

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

I predict future happiness for Americans
if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people
under the pretense of taking care of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty -
as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt:
God did it.
- Florence King

I live in Italy part time, and they're obsessed with
what's happening in LA too.
They make fun of Americans, but the world wants to
know what's going on in Hollywood.
- Debi Mazar

The federal government has a responsibility to protect
all Americans from potential terrorist attack.
- Bob Etheridge

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

The Americans are very clear, and obsessed with nouns.
- Fiona Shaw

Only Americans can hurt America.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

More than ever before, Americans are suffering from back problems:
back taxes,
back rent, back auto payments.
- Robert Orben

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

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

It was not long before I was struck with the idea that
base ball was just the game for a national sport for Americans.
- Henry Chadwick

I am so sick of reading about another car bomb,
another suicide bomber, another 10, 20,
30, 70, 100 people dead in a day, both Americans and Iraqis.
- Rosanne Cash

I am certain that I speak on behalf of my entire nation when I say:
September 11th we are all Americans -
in grief,
as in defiance.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

We as Americans assume that big companies are bad,
and big power companies are even worse.
- Frank Luntz

Well, there's nothing strange about Americans as a whole.
But, Angelinos are different!
- Paul Hogan

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

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

Some 70 percent of Americans donated to Katrina victims.
- Billy Tauzin

You may be sure that the Americans will commit all
the stupidities they can think of,
plus some that are beyond imagination.
- Charles de Gaulle

There's a deep-seated paranoia that Americans have
about not being Americans or something.
- Billy Joel

I do not intend, we do not intend, that any party shall survive,
if we can help it, that will lay the confiscating hand
upon Americans in the interest of England or of Europe.
- Richard Parks Bland

If people are going to complain about stereotyping,
it's as likely to be Italian-Americans as gay people.
- Jason Bateman

We could have a budget that brings Americans together.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

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

The flag represents all the values and the liberties
Americans have and enjoy everyday.
- Bill Shuster

Americans spend 3 billion hours per year filling out
tax forms and keeping tax records.
- Jim Ramstad

Americans' great and secret fear is that America may
turn out to be a phenomenon rather than a civilization.
- Shirley Hazzard

Take the time to discover how African-Americans have
had a great impact on this country.
In science, education, literature, art,
and politics.
- Lynn Swann

Europe and America must act together in the face of evil.
It's high time for Americans and Europeans to restore
that unity and be able to take actions collectively together.
- Wesley Clark

September 11 awoke us to the threat of terrorism.
It was forever bookmarked in our history as the day
when life as Americans knew it,
changed forever.
- Randy Forbes

Americans are somehow obsessed with her,
and something about me hit a spot with people in Japan.
- Utada Hikaru

The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.
- Will Rogers

We current justices read the Constitution in the only way that we can:
as 20th-century Americans.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

Put too many one-size-fits-all jackets on Americans and the place explodes.
- Lamar Alexander

I know a lot of Americans in Paris who have married Frenchmen.
They keep bringing up their experience,
the clash of civilizations, the clash of personalities.
- Leslie Caron

What the world needs now is more Americans.
The U.S.
is the first nation on earth deliberately dedicated
to letting people choose what they want and giving them a chance to get it.
- Ferdinand Mount

In New York City, everyone is an exile,
none more so than the Americans.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

While most Americans have access to the best oral health care in the world,
low-income children suffer disproportionately from oral disease.
- Michael K. Simpson

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

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

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

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

I think one of the political problems we have in this
country is the perspective that all soccer moms think alike,
all African-Americans think alike.
- Anne Northup

Americans need never fear their government because
of the advantage of being armed,
which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.
- Gouverneur Morris


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