America! America! God shed His grace on thee.
If America ever passes out as a great nation, we ought to put on our tombstone: America died from a delusion she had Moral Leadership.
Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.
God created war so that Americans would learn geography.
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.
America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.
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.
America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens.
It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
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. We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.
You know there are very few Marxists left in the world... they're all in American universities.
What is the essence of America? The essence of America is finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from."
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Social media has taken over in America to such an extreme that to get my own kids to look back a week in their history is a miracle, let alone 100 years.
America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.
England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.
Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
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.
America is a passionate idea or it is nothing. America is a human brotherhood or it is chaos.
America is the only idealistic nation in the world.
America does to me what I knew it would do: it just bumps me. The people charge at you like trucks coming down on you -- no awareness. But one tries to dodge aside in time. Bump! bump! go the trucks. And that is human contact.
Some Americans need hyphens in their names, because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.
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