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, we are better than these last eight years. We are a better country than this.

Barack Obama

America is just downright mean.

Michelle Obama

In America, your ancestors don't matter so much. You're just you.     

Lensey Namioka

America is another name for opportunity.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing wrong in America that can't be fixed with what is right in America.

Bill Clinton

America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.     

Oscar Wilde

I think in our desire to create a better America,we have to have civilized debate in this country and not just yelling.

Craig Ferguson

It is our duty and our privilege to keep America moving forward.

Bill Frist

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

Mark Twain

Regarding the fitness craze: America has lost its soul; now it's trying to save its body.

George Carlin

America preaches integration and practices segregation.     

Malcolm X

America is too great for small dreams.

Ronald Reagan

America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The major fortunes in America have been made in land.

John D. Rockefeller

America, thou half-brother of the world; with something good and bad of every land.     

Philip James Bailey

The magic of America is that we're a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom.

Madeleine Albright

America is the only idealistic nation in the world.

Woodrow Wilson

America is great, because America is free.

Dan Quayle

America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations.

Lyndon B. Johnson

America will never run... And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders.     

George W. Bush

America is a great country, but you can't live in it for nothing.

Will Rogers

The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted.

D.H. Lawrence

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way round. Human rights invented America.

Jimmy Carter

America forms the longest and straightest bone in the earth's skeleton.

Ellsworth Huntington

The freedom to be an individual is the essence of America.

Marilyn vos Savant

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

Arnold Toynbee

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

Oscar Wilde

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

William J. Clinton

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.     

Ronald Reagan

In America, anyone can become president. That's the problem.

George Carlin

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