The Best American quotes

There is something about the American spirit that is truly unique. In a country as big and diverse as the United States, there are countless inspiring quotes that capture our spirit.

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The best american quotes

1. The symbolic value of having an African–American president has certainly eased some racial tensions in America, but they’re not gone. — Naomi Wolf

2. I’m very grateful that both the american president and the canadian prime minister support us in this endeavor. — Stephen Harper

3. Starting a new retirement plan for those below a certain age is something tens of millions of Americans have already been through at work. — Mitch Daniels

4. To protest against injustice is the foundation of all our American democracy. — Thurgood Marshall

5. We are going to put an end to the notion that the American taxpayer exists to fund the Federal Government. — Ronald Reagan

6. Once again, President Clinton is using American troops to deflect attention from his record of lies, distortions, obstructions of justice and abuse of power. — Ron Paul

7. The lesser of two evils, or the least of the worst, is not good enough for the American people anymore. — Ralph Nader

8. When we have 13, 000 Americans living on the moon, they can petition to become a state. — Newt Gingrich

9. American prosperity and American free enterprise are both highly unusual in the world, and we should not overlook the possibility that the two are connected. — Thomas Sowell

10. Just because you can’t act EVERYWHERE doesn’t mean you don’t act ANYWHERE.–Madeleine Albright — Walter Isaacson, American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane

11. Facism] that incredibly loaded word we do not associate with the real American politics is being used by other conservatives, by other Republicans to talk about Donald Trump. — Rachel Maddow

12. Ever hold your hand over a torch (sorry, a flashlight for you Americans). — Rick Riordan

13. Secession is a deeply American principle. This country was born through secession. — Ron Paul

14. Judging by the vast amount of cookbooks printed and sold in the United States one would think the American woman a fanatical cook. She isn’t. — Marlene Dietrich

15. American journalism (like the journalism of any other country) is predominantly paltry and worthless. Its pretensions are enormous, but its achievements are insignificant. — H.L. Mencken

16. I’ve travelled a lot, but I am essentially American. All my input has been American. — Morgan Freeman

17. Health care for all Americans is the most pressing domestic issue today. It’s far past time for the President and Congress to deliver health care to everyone. — Russ Feingold

18. I think that humor has become a principle means of communication among Americans about politics. — P. J. O’Rourke

19. The American political system is a giant bureaucracy. — Rush Limbaugh

20. The American does not drink at meals as a sensible man should. Indeed, he has no meals. He stuffs for ten minutes thrice a day. — Rudyard Kipling

21. ‘good by–aye!” she chanted, my American sweet immortal dead love; for she is dead and immortal if you are reading this.’ — Vladimir Nabokov

22. Dick Clark is an American icon. I am honored that he has entrusted me with such a role in this national tradition. — Ryan Seacrest

23. I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. — Warren Buffett

24. It was self–serving politicians who convinced recent generations of americans that we could all stand in a circle with our hands in each other’s pockets and somehow get rich. — paul harvey

25. I always see America as really belonging to the Native Americans. Even though I’m American, I still feel like a visitor in my own country. — Nicolas Cage

26. It has never been more difficult to convince the American public of anything that it is not already inclined to believe.– — Ted Koppel

27. That’s what we do in this country. That’s the American Dream. That’s freedom, and I’ll take it any day over the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners. — Paul Ryan

28. I am in everything that stands for justice and the natural rights of free men everywhere.I am American Amaranth — J.R. Ortiz, American Amaranth

29. You show up at the Olympics, and you’re no longer you; you’re an American Olympian. You’re part of this greater whole, and the individual doesn’t matter. — Shaun White

30. Ordinary human laws are the means––however imperfect––by which we express our understanding of the enduring moral law. — Russell Kirk, The Roots of American Order

31. We should not forget that the spark which ignited the American Revolution was caused by the British attempt to confiscate the firearms of the colonists. — Patrick Henry

32. An American orchestra doesn’t want to play more than it has to. I respectfully disagree with that attitude. — Zubin Mehta

33. The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American! — Patrick Henry

34. If the American president is going to rain , then the White House must be busy now of making clouds — mohsmustafa

35. I believe our clever young man has intuited that while only the pursuit of happiness is promised to all Americans, unhappiness is guaranteed for many. — Viet Thanh Nguyen

36. More than 10 million Americans are living with cancer, and they demonstrate the ever–increasing possibility of living beyond cancer. — Sheryl Crow

37. So why don’t nurses do home visits to Americans with acute conditions? Hospitals aren’t paid for it. — Robert Reich

38. When it comes down to pure ornamental cursing, the native American is gifted above the sons of men. — Mark Twain

39. What are American dry–goods? asked the duchess, raising her large hands in wonder and accentuating the verb. American novels, answered Lord Henry. — Oscar Wilde

40. This morning in the Washington Post there was a statistic about how 85% of Americans are Christians. — Sally Quinn

41. Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris. — Thomas Gold Appleton

42. I happen to think that American politics is one of the noblest arts of mankind and I cannot do anything else but write about it. — Theodore White

43. To protest against injustice is the foundation of all our American democracy. — Thurgood Marshall

44. For many on the left a hateful anti–Americanism has become a self–congratulatory lifestyle. — Shelby Steele

45. Ted Cruz will point Americans back to the principles established by our Constitution enabling you to live free. — Rick Perry

46. For black Americans, we know that gun control… sprouts from racist soil–be it after the or during the infamous Dred Scott case where black man’s humanity was not recognized. — Niger Innis

47. If I could grant wishes do you think I would be driving a cab? — Neil Gaiman, American Gods

48. This is a frightening statistic. More people vote in ‘American Idol’ than in any US election. — Rush Limbaugh

49. Most successful American politicians look well–fed on endorsements, campaign contributions and chicken dinners. — Simon Hoggart

50. Baseball is the greatest of American games. Some say football, but it is my firm belief, and it shall always be, that baseball has no superior. — Thomas A


In conclusion, there is no shortage of quotes about America and the values it stands for. These quotes remind us of the strength and courage of the American people, and the resilience of the American dream. Whether you are a patriot or a skeptic, these quotes give us a great reminder of what America stands for.

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