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A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. ~George William Curtis

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works. ~Bill Vaughan

All great change in America begins at the dinner table. ~Ronald Reagan

All we have of freedom, all we use or know - This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. ~Evan Esar

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home. ~Mitt Romney

America has tossed its cap over the wall of space. ~John F. Kennedy

America is a mistake, a giant mistake. ~Sigmund Freud

America is a nation that conceives many odd inventions for getting somewhere but it can think of nothing to do once it gets there. ~Will Rogers

America is a passionate idea or it is nothing. America is a human brotherhood or it is chaos. ~Max Lerner

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America is a tune. It must be sung together. ~Gerald Stanley Lee

America is a young country with an old mentality. ~George Santayana

America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

America is another name for opportunity. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few. ~Will Rogers

America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future. ~Frederick Douglass

America is just downright mean. ~Michelle Obama

America is my country and Paris is my hometown. ~Gertrude Stein

America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth. ~Jesse Jackson

America is the best half-educated country in the world. ~Nicholas M. Butler

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America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life. ~George W. Bush

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success. ~Sigmund Freud

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. ~Oscar Wilde

America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud. ~George W. Bush

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America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts. ~James Madison

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. ~Harry S. Truman

America wasn't founded so that we could all be better. America was founded so we could all be anything we damned well pleased. ~P. J. O'Rourke

America will always side with those whom she can direct, give orders to and have those orders obeyed. ~Louis Farrakhan

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. ~Abraham Lincoln

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America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. ~George W. Bush

America, for me, has been the pursuit and catching of happiness. ~Aurora Raigne

Americans... still believe in an America where anything's possible - they just don't think their leaders do. ~Barack Obama

America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system. ~Walter Cronkite

America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration. ~Warren G. Harding

An asylum for the sane would be empty in America. ~George Bernard Shaw

Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward! ~Thomas A. Edison


Building a better you is the first step to building a better America. ~Zig Ziglar

Central to America's rise to global leadership is our Judeo-Christian tradition with the vision of the goodness and possibilities of every human life. ~Mitt Romney

Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America. ~Joe Baca

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England and America are two countries separated by the same language. ~George Bernard Shaw

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy. ~Margaret Thatcher

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work. ~Robert Orben

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are. ~George W. Bush

He is a poor patriot whose patriotism does not enable him to understand how all men everywhere feel about their altars and their hearthstones, their flag and their fatherland. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

He loves his country best who strives to make it best. ~Robert G. Ingersoll

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. ~Paul Sweeney

I accept the calling of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us, with opportunity for the young and security for the old - and I know that we are ready. ~Paul Ryan

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too. ~Thomas Jefferson

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I believe in America because we have great dreams - and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true. ~Wendell L. Wilkie

I have found out in later years that we were very poor, but the glory of America is that we didn't know it then. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it's time America was run like a business. ~Donald Trump

I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America? ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America? ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged. ~Bob Dylan

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. ~Abraham Lincoln

I live in America. I have the right to write whatever I want. And it's equaled by another right just as powerful: the right not to read it. Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend people. ~Brad Thor

I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose. ~John F. Kennedy

I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. ~James A. Baldwin

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I love my freedom. I love my America. ~Jessi Lane Adams

I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8. to educate America. They couldn't educate America if they started at 6:30. ~Groucho Marx

I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot. ~Gary Hart

I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people. ~Dan Quayle

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. ~Simone de Beauvoir

If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. ~Hamilton Fish

If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers. ~Nelson Mandela

If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America. ~Louis Farrakhan

If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag. ~Author Unknown

If you take advantage of everything America has to offer, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish. ~Geraldine Ferraro

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In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever. ~Oscar Wilde

In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience. ~Oscar Wilde

In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children. ~Robert Benchley

Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country. ~Sinclair Lewis

It is sweet to serve one's country by deeds, and it is not absurd to serve her by words. ~Sallust

It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the men whose people have been here many generations. ~Henry Cabot Lodge

It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism. ~J. Horace McFarland

It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands. ~George Santayana

It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it. ~Mark Twain

Laughter is America's most important export. ~Walt Disney

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Liberal progressivism evolved after our Constitution. It has repeatedly failed all over the world so why do we think it could be successful here in the United States of America? ~Allen West

Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable! ~Daniel Webster

May I never wake up from the American dream. ~Carrie Latet

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country! ~Daniel Webster

Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own. ~Seneca

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth. ~Abraham Lincoln

My favorite thing about the United States? Lots of Americans, one America. ~Val Saintsbury

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! ~Thomas Jefferson

My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue. ~Author Unknown

National honor is national property of the highest value. ~James Monroe

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No one has been barred on account of his race from fighting or dying for America, there are no white or colored signs on the foxholes or graveyards of battle. ~John F. Kennedy

Of all the supervised conditions for life offered man, those under USA's constitution have proved the best. Wherefore, be sure when you start modifying, corrupting or abrogating it. ~Martin H. Fischer

Only Americans can hurt America. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies. ~Woody Allen

Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. ~James

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Our country, right or wrong. When right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right. ~Carl Schurz

Our great modern Republic. May those who seek the blessings of its institutions and the protection of its flag remember the obligations they impose. ~Ulysses S. Grant

Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea. ~John Gunther

Patriotism is easy to understand in America - it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country. ~Calvin Coolidge

Patriotism... is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. ~Adlai Stevenson

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Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects, and so will continue while the present order of things in America remain uninterrupted. ~Thomas Jefferson

Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected. ~Oscar Wilde

Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe. ~George Washington

Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world. ~Woodrow Wilson

Territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life. ~James Garfield

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The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation. ~Woodrow Wilson

The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American. ~Thomas Jefferson

The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror - and America is honored to be their friend. ~George W. Bush

The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life. ~Theodore Roosevelt

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The war is coming to the streets of America and if you are not keeping and bearing and practicing with your arms then you will be helpless and you will be the victim of evil. ~Ted Nugent

The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic - have always blown on free men. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

The world knows that America will never start a war. This generation of Americans has had enough of war and hate... we want to build a world of peace where the weak are secure and the strong are just. ~John F. Kennedy

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle. ~Alexis de Tocqueville

There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American dream. ~Archibald MacLeish

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There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America. ~Barack Obama

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in. ~Theodore Roosevelt

This is what America is about when it comes to understanding that it is equal opportunity versus equal achievement. Each and every one of us has the opportunity for greatness in this country. ~Allen West

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This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis

This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith. ~Lyndon B. Johnson

Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. ~Louis D. Brandeis

To me, being an American means feeling safe. ~Currielene Armstrong

Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong. ~Ronald Reagan

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We can't all be Washingtons, but we can all be patriots. ~Charles F. Browne

We dare not forget that we are the heirs of that first revolution. ~John F. Kennedy

We do not have a functioning market in the true sense of the word in health care. That's a layer of transparency that's sorely needed in America. ~Paul Ryan

We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights. ~Felix Frankfurter

We need an America with the wisdom of experience. But we must not let America grow old in spirit. ~Hubert H. Humphrey

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We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls. ~Robert J. McCracken

We sleep peacefully at night, cradled by the big strong hands of America. ~Val Saintsbury

What America needs is jobs. Lots of jobs. ~Mitt Romney

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from." ~Marilyn vos Savant

What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise. ~Barbara Jordan

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What we need are critical lovers of America - patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it. ~Hubert H. Humphrey

Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

When facism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. ~Sinclair Lewis

When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat. ~George Carlin

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. ~Benjamin Franklin

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Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Yet America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot spill a drop of American blood without spilling the blood of the whole world.... We are not a nation, so much as a world. ~Herman Melville

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