America Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old america quotes, america sayings, and america proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Only in America can someone start with nothing and achieve the American Dream. That's the greatness of this country.

Rafael Cruz

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

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

Elmer Davis

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

Max Lerner

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

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.

Bill Clinton

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

Hubert H. Humphrey

America is a tune. It must be sung together.

Gerald Stanley Lee

America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true.     

James T. Farrell

America is great because it has as much diversity in geographies as it does in peoples.

Aurora Raigne

America is a nation with many flaws, but hopes so vast that only the cowardly would refuse to acknowledge them.     

James Michener

If you take advantage of everything America has to offer, there's nothing you can't accomplish.     

Geraldine Ferraro

Only Americans can hurt America.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.     

Georges Clemenceau

In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.     

Peter Alexander Ustinov

America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact ? the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality     

Adlai Stevenson

The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples.

Walter Lippman

America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.

Gloria Steinem

America: Where a man can say what he thinks, if he isn't afraid of his wife, his boss, his customer, his neighbors, or the government.     

Joe Moore

America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there.

Laurence J. Peter

America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.

Arnold Toynbee

America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.

John Updike

America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still.

E. E. Cummings

America is the best half-educated country in the world.     

Nicholas Murray Butler

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.

Frank Zappa

America is therefore the land of the future, where, in the ages that lie before us, the burden of the World's History shall reveal itself.

Georg W. Hegel

America is a young country with an old mentality.     

George Santayana

The business of America is not business. Neither is it war. The business of america is justice and securing the blessings of liberty.

George F. Will