Quotations on American

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I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: People, American, Loyalty)

The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
- John Quincy Adams
(Keywords: Government, Christianity, American, Revolution, Glory, Principles)

Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Keywords: People, American, Choice)

The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Keywords: Power, People, American, Information, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.
- George D. Aiken
(Keywords: People, American, Conservation, Income, Land, Public, Want, Water)

We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age.
- Peter Akinola
(Keywords: Age, Church, American, Grief, Now, Spirit, Zeal)

The Israeli lobby has clout in the U.S., which means that re-arranging the region and controlling its resources one way or another, will serve Israel through its control over the American administration.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Control, American, Israel, Will)

Now even the American command is under siege. We are hitting it from the north, east, south and west. We chase them here and they chase us there. But at the end we are the people who are laying siege to them. And it is not them who are besieging us.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: People, American, End, Now)

It is a rare American who does not have some story about how music has made our lives richer and more interesting, how it has changed our moods, brought out the best in our character and even sometimes helped us earn a living.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: Music, Character, American, Living, Moods)

Our theme for this year's festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Dreams, American, Americans, Festivities, Generations, Hardship, Pursuit, Racism)

If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Society, Perception, Victory, American, Economy, Nations, President, Sense, Uncertainty)

Health care costs blunt the competitive edge of American entrepreneurs, from the auto industry to internet start-ups.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Health, American, Care, Entrepreneurs, Internet)

By giving every American access to quality, affordable health care, they will create a more competitive, a stronger and more secure America!
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Health, Quality, American, Care, Giving, Will)

I'm not an American but I have always had the outsiders' respect for the American people and the American way.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: People, American, Respect)

American corporations hate to give away money.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Money, American, Corporations, Hate)

Eisenhower is my choice as the American of the 20th Century. Of all the men I've studied and written about, he is the brightest and the best.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Men, American, Choice)

In my professional work with the Agency, by the late '70s, I had come to question the value of a great deal of what we were doing, in terms of the intelligence agency's impact on American policy.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Intelligence, Work, Policy, American, Question, Value)

I don't get a sense of American pride. I just get a sense that everyone is here, battling the same thing - that around the world everybody's after the same thing, just some minor piece of happiness each day.
- Paul Thomas Anderson
(Keywords: Happiness, American, Day, Pride, Sense, World)

The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Character, Acceptance, American, Fact, Respect, Struggle)

We're going to have a tax cut. Today's American family is overtaxed at all levels.
- Dick Armey
(Keywords: Family, American, Tax, Today)

American people have the ability to laugh at themselves. It is one of the things that makes this country the great country that it is.
- Desi Arnaz
(Keywords: People, Ability, American, Country)

The first war plan has failed because of Iraqi resistance. Now they are trying to write another war plan. Clearly, the American war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi forces.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: War, Determination, American, First, Now, Trying)

President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people, but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers, then American policy will be challenged very strongly.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: People, Policy, American, Dying, Numbers, President, Will)

At one of the annual conventions of the American Society for Aesthetics much confusion arose when the Society for Anesthetics met at the same time in the same hotel.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Society, Time, Aesthetics, American, Confusion)

At American Airlines, we have built a business around the love of travel that has lasted three quarters of a century. And I'm pretty sure we're just getting started.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Business, Love, Travel, American, Pretty)

Just to cover the increase in fuel costs over the past two years, American would have had to raise fares nearly $75 per round-trip ticket. During this time period, our average fare increased by only $15.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Time, American, Past, Years)

The executive moves we are announcing today will strengthen American for the long-term future and reflect well on the depth of the Company's management team.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Management, American, Company, Future, Today, Will)

These are times of unprecedented challenge and change in the airline industry, and the appointments we are announcing today will put American in an even stronger position to continue the substantial progress that has already been made under the tenets of our Turnaround Plan.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Change, Progress, American, Challenge, Today, Will)

We've got to understand that the whole nature of the way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed.
- John Ashcroft
(Keywords: Nature, American, Democracy, Freedom)

When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Society, American, Being)

It is always dangerous to generalize, but the American people, while infinitely generous, are a hard and strong race and, but for the few cemeteries I have seen, I am inclined to think they never die.
- Margot Asquith
(Keywords: People, American, Race)

I don't know who will lead us through the '90s, but they must be made to speak to this spiritual vacuum at the heart of American society, this tumor of the soul.
- Lee Atwater
(Keywords: Society, Soul, Heart, American, Spiritual, Will)

Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Poetry, American, Aristocracy, Literary, Responsibility)

The fact is if we do our job right, if we keep worrying not about polls but about the jobs of the American people, about their health care, about their ability to educate their kids, stay in their homes and own their homes, send their kids to college, the basic pillars of a middle-class life, if we keep worrying about the future and building a stronger future for this country, these things will take care of themselves.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Health, Life, People, Ability, American, Building, Care, College, Country, Fact, Future, Job, Jobs, Kids, Right, Will)

But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They're spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we're on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Change, Health, People, Victory, Winning, American, Defeat, Fighting, Generations, Now, Reform, Right)

People understand we're on the doorstep of doing something really historic that will help the American people and strengthen our country for the long run.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: People, American, Country, Help, Will)

An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Quality, American, Day, Present, Quantity, Reading, State, World)

American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society.
- Thomas Babington
(Keywords: Society, Failure, American, Authority, Democracy)

The American people depend on these federal employees to process, investigate, and adjudicate applications for immigration rights and benefits in a timely and thorough manner.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: People, American, Benefits, Employees, Rights)

Products made in China are cheap through the exploitation of the workforce. Every time we shop, we are driving the nail further into the coffin of American manufacturing jobs.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Time, American, Driving, Exploitation, Jobs, Manufacturing)

I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn't keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students.
- Burt Bacharach
(Keywords: Music, Time, Talent, Thought, American, School, Students)

Harvard Medical School, the University of South Florida and the American Psychiatric Association have all conducted studies showing that the earlier one begins gambling, the more likely it is he or she will become an addicted, problem gambler.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: Medical, American, Gambling, School, University, Will)

Most illegals are without health insurance, and when these workers need emergency healthcare, the American taxpayer gets stuck with the bill.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: Health, American, Healthcare, Workers)

It is our responsibility as Americans to provide for the families of those who have died to defend our nation. Raising the military death benefit is not a Democrat or Republican issue - it is an American issue.
- Brian Baird
(Keywords: Death, American, Americans, Military, Nation, Republican, Responsibility)

I think the American government is now the most corrupt government in the world.
- Ginger Baker
(Keywords: Government, American, Now, World)

Any time the United States government turns over an American citizen, including military personnel, to the government of another country, it is in our nature to want to make sure that they receive the best treatment, the fairest treatment, and the most humane treatment.
- Howard Baker
(Keywords: Government, Nature, Time, American, Country, Military, states, Treatment, United, Want)

It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic.
- Russell Baker
(Keywords: Life, American, Law)

The making of an American begins at the point where he himself rejects all other ties, any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land.
- James Baldwin
(Keywords: History, American, Land)

The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam.
- J. G. Ballard
(Keywords: Car, Dreams, American, Assassination, Vietnam, World)

We are now integrated into American society and I don't like the word fashionable, because fashionable means that it's going to pass. It's not like that anymore.
- Antonio Banderas
(Keywords: Society, American, Now, Word)



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