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Abraham Lincoln
My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
Adlai Stevenson
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.
Alexis De Tocqueville
The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle.
The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.
Benjamin Franklin
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Bill Clinton
Our destiny is bound up with the destiny of every other American.
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
Calvin Coolidge
The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.
Clarence Darrow
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I’m beginning to believe it.
Colin Powell
Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.
George W. Bush
America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.
George Washington
The United States is in no sense founded upon the Christian doctrine.
GK Chesterton
America is the only country ever founded on a creed.
Gloria Steinem
America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.
Henry Kissinger
The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.
Henry Mencken
No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell.