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

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

In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.     

Barack Obama

United States: the country where liberty is a statue.     

Nicanor Parra

There is no America without labor, and to fleece the one is to rob the other.     

Abraham Lincoln

The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.     

King Edward VIII

Anyone who believes the competitive spirit in America is dead has never been in a supermarket when the cashier opens another check-out line.     

Ann Landers

The idea of America is so wonderful because the more equal something is, the more American it is     

Andy Warhol

America is a land where men govern, but women rule.     

John Mason Brown

America's greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is our belief in second chances, our belief that we can always start over, that things can be made better.     

Anthony Walton

The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.     

Elbert Hubbard

America is not just a country, it's an idea.     

Bono

America's one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.     

Bobcat Goldthwaite

By heritage and by choice, the United States of America will make that stand.     

George W. Bush