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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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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 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.
- Native American Proverb

 

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

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

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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

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- American Indian Proverb

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

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

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

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

I can think of nothing more boring for the American people
than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour
looking at my face on their television screens.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

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

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

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

I deplore the need or the use of troops anywhere
to get American citizens to obey
the orders of constituted courts.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I hope that no American will waste his franchise
and throw away his vote
by voting either for me or against me solely
on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.
- John F. Kennedy

When we make college more affordable,
we make the American dream more achievable.
- William J. Clinton

How does it become a man to behave
towards the American government today?
I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Being an American musician means being adventurous.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

We went to see all the shows.
American musical theater and jazz were very big.
- Carly Simon

High school is such a shared experience in North American culture.
- Doug Coupland

The oil companies are gouging the American citizenry aggressively,
relentlessly, and without any sense of conscience whatsoever.
- Maurice Hinchey

The only reason I made a commercial for American Express
was to pay for my American Express bill.
- Peter Ustinov

The threat to globalization is not the wasted American
dollars but Washington's readiness to mix US commercial
interests with its self-appointed role as global protector.
- William Greider

Interestingly, the American Embassy mentioned that
our efficient relief effort has significantly improved
the image of the United States among the Pakistani people.
- Jon Porter

I've always admired President Chavez for standing up
to imperialism and the meddling of the American government in South America.
- Cindy Sheehan

Our flag represents every American and it should not
be hidden away as a result of property agreements.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

The only times an Afro-American who was assaulted got
away has been when he had a gun and used it in self-defense.
- Ida B. Wells

Health care costs blunt the competitive edge of American entrepreneurs,
from the auto industry to internet start-ups.
- Tom Allen

While the form of treachery varies slightly from case to case,
liberals always manage to take the position that most
undermines American security.
- Ann Coulter

In this country American means white.
Everybody else has to hyphenate.
- Toni Morrison

The only way to be true to our American tradition is
to maintain absolute governmental neutrality regarding
religious beliefs and practices.
- Bill Bradley

I had to choose between American and British actors,
and it didn't take me more than a second to decide:
Russians are Europeans and should be played by other Europeans.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

The logical man must either deny all miracles or none,
and our American Indian myths and hero stories are perhaps,
in themselves, quite as credible as those of the Hebrews of old.
- Charles Eastman

The African-American experience is one of the most
important threads in the American tapestry.
- Bill Frist

I'm not that clued up on the American sports yet,
really.
- Retief Goosen

I think at its best the American sense of humor is
the same as the British sense of humor at its best,
which is to be wry and ironic and self deprecating.
- Simon Pegg

I was into playing American music, especially the blues.
- Mark Knopfler

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts,
foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.
For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge
the truth and falsehood in an open market
is a nation that is afraid of its people.
- John F. Kennedy

My idea at this time, which was slowly developing,
was to create a comedie humaine with little people,
average people - samples from every period in American life.
- Douglas Sirk

In a sense, 'American Pie' was a very despairing song
but it can also be seen as very hopeful.
- Don McLean

It was so much fun playing simple American bluegrass.
I got to meet Doc Watson.
- Dan Fogelberg

As far as I'm concerned, blues and jazz are the great
American contributions to music.
- Edgar Winter

The American consumer is also the American worker,
and if we don't do something to protect our manufacturing base here at home,
it is going to be hard to buy any retail goods.
- Lindsey Graham

Without that assured American largesse Israel would
have been obliged to come to an accommodation with her neighbours.
- Mary Douglas


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