Quotes and Sayings about Americans



"I think black Americans expect too much from individual black Americans in terms of changing the status quo."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Americans)

"When our interests matched, the Americans have been good to us, and when the interests differed, they wanted us to mold ourselves to them, which we refused."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Americans)

"I was a little girl in World War II and I'm used to being freed by Americans."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: War, Americans, Being, World, World war)

"I was in Europe and it was at this stage that I fell in love with Americans in uniform. And I continue to have that love affair."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Love, Americans, Europe)

"All I want to do is make sure that art is available to all Americans in a participatory way, whether you engage in the art process yourself or you're an audience member."
- Jane Alexander
(Related: Art, Americans, Want)

"Put too many one-size-fits-all jackets on Americans and the place explodes."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Americans)

"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
(Related: Dreams, American, Americans, Festivities, Generations, Hardship, Pursuit, Racism)

"We who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to - be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Society, Americans, Habits, Manners)

"I do not believe that Congress or the Administration should prohibit the medical community from pursuing a promising avenue of research that may improve the lives of millions of Americans."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Medical, Americans, Community, Congress, May, Research)

"Are these the Americans? People remain silent and placate the Americans. By God, they only deserve scorn. We slaughtered them yesterday and we will continue to slaughter them."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: God, People, Americans, Will, Yesterday)

"We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: History, Americans, Night, Poison, Soldiers, Will)

"The United Nations is a place for prostitution under the feet of Americans."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Americans, Feet, Nations, Prostitution, United)

"World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: War, Optimism, Americans, World, World war)

"Many Americans don't have an understanding of the freedoms they regularly enjoy."
- Dave Anderson
(Related: Americans, Understanding)

"I think in a sense this is a house that was built on a bad foundation. And the foundation was the Americans coming here and allowing the sacking, burning and plunder of Baghdad, for whatever reason."
- Jon Lee Anderson
(Related: Americans, Reason, Sense)

"Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean, or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there. Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country, depends on who has the most drive."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: People, Hope, Americans, Columbus, Country, Ocean, Want)

"There are many young Americans that are very distant from our political process."
- Kurt Angle
(Related: Americans)

"When Americans shoot movies they aim at the entire planet. When the French make movies, they aim at Paris."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Movies, Americans, Paris)

"Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris."
- Thomas Gold Appleton
(Related: Americans, Paris)

"Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America."
- Joe Baca
(Related: America, Americans)

"Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer to Cinco de Mayo as Mexico's Independence Day."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Americans, Day, Independence)

"Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Government, Americans, Freedom, Land, Native Americans, Now, Principles, Separation, Speech, states, United)

"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
(Related: Death, American, Americans, Military, Nation, Republican, Responsibility)

"Americans like fat books and thin women."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Women, Americans, Books)

"What the New Yorker calls home would seem like a couple of closets to most Americans, yet he manages not only to live there but also to grow trees and cockroaches right on the premises."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Home, Americans, Right, Trees)

"Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Love, Americans, Disease, Fact, Homosexuality, Journey)

"It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Music, America, Americans, Limits, Sentimentality, Understanding)

"Americans are not saving enough for retirement."
- Tammy Baldwin
(Related: Americans, Retirement)

"Not only must Americans admire Israel, there can be no doubt that we have an interest in, and special responsibility for, that valiant nation."
- George Ball
(Related: Americans, Doubt, Interest, Israel, Nation, Responsibility)

"Most Americans approach the problems of the Middle East with a pro-Israeli bias - and rightly so."
- George Ball
(Related: Americans, Problems)

"I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Humor, Love, America, Americans, Countries, Diversity, Sense)

"I'm not sure Americans are hesitant to do this again - to fight another war, because it looked to them like a courageous and terrific endeavor."
- Ashleigh Banfield
(Related: War, Americans, Fight)

"And Americans realized that native people are still here, that they have a moral standing, a legal standing."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Legal, People, Americans)

"Most Americans are more concerned about the economy and job creation. And they can't understand why the Obama administration or the Democrat majority in Congress wants to pass a bill like the cap-and-trade tax that will cost us jobs, that will hurt our economy, that will drive up costs for families, as well as for small businesses."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Americans, Congress, Creation, Economy, Tax, Hurt, Job, Jobs, Majority, Will)

"I know very few Americans, though I like the way they think. They think big."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Americans)

"The vast majority of Americans agree with us. We're doing everything that we can. We're advertising, right now we're on television with an advertisement running in the Washington area. We've got newspaper ads."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Advertising, Americans, Majority, Now, Right, Running, Television, Washington)

"If today is your typical day in America, 80 of our fellow citizens will die from gunfire. In the last two weeks, more Americans have died from gunfire here at home in the United States than in the entire war in Iraq since it started."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Home, War, America, Americans, Day, Iraq, states, Today, United, Will)

"Americans are shy about the body. I have to remember that when I go there."
- Ana Beatriz Barros
(Related: Americans, Body)

"Individual investors have become far more powerful than anyone gives them credit for. Today, 85 million Americans invest in stocks. Collectively, that kind of buying and selling power can move markets."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Power, Selling, Americans, Buying, Credit, Today)

"Pension reforms, like investment advice and automatic enrollment, will strengthen the ability of Americans to save and invest for retirement."
- Steve Bartlett
(Related: Ability, Advice, Americans, Investment, Retirement, Will)

"We are a Nation of peace and compassion, yet these people have and will devote every fiber of their beings to the destruction of Americans and our Country."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Peace, People, Americans, Compassion, Country, Destruction, Nation, Will)

"If people are going to complain about stereotyping, it's as likely to be Italian-Americans as gay people."
- Jason Bateman
(Related: People, Gay)

"Judge Roberts has assured me personally that he has a healthy respect for precedent and the hard-won rights of Americans."
- Max Baucus
(Related: Americans, Rights, Respect)

"Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Americans, Identity, May)

"Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: Death, Fear, Belief, Control, Ability, Americans, Reality)

"For too long, our country's version of an energy policy has consisted of Americans waking up every day and wondering how much it will cost to drive to work, how much it will cost to keep their business running, how much it will cost to heat or cool their homes."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Business, Work, Policy, Americans, Country, Day, Energy, Running, Waking, Will)

"Americans are paying for our lack of an energy policy with their jobs and out of their pocketbooks."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Policy, Americans, Energy, Jobs)

"Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American community as it does in white Americans."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: African, American, Americans, Community)

"As a regent, I hope to bring that important perspective of a typical family visitor in combination with my background as a Member of Congress and a proponent of the Smithsonian's efforts to reach all Americans."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Family, Hope, Americans, Congress, Perspective)

"African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Failure, African, Americans, Giving, Population)

"According to the American Heart Association, the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans in the United States is among the highest in the world."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Heart, African, American, Americans, states, United, World)

"February 19, 1942, is the year in which Executive Order 9066 was signed, and this was the order that called for the exclusion and internment of all Japanese Americans living on the west coast during World War II."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: War, Americans, February, Living, Order, World, World war)

"Americans also don't need to be taught how to give. We don't need to be taught how to take care of each other or how to be charitable."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Americans, Care)

"I held a conference in Harvard where Americans said they didn't believe in risk. They thought it was just European hysteria. Then the terrorist attacks happened and there was a complete conversion. Suddenly terrorism was the central risk."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Thought, Americans, Risk, Terrorism)

"We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Dreams, American, Americans, Listening, Talking)

"Our mission, as set forth by the Congress is a critical one: to preserve price stability, to foster maximum sustainable growth in output and employment, and to promote a stable and efficient financial system that serves all Americans well and fairly."
- Ben Bernanke
(Related: Financial, Growth, Americans, Congress, Mission, Stability)

"The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Truth, People, Americans, Being, Contempt, Culture, Information, Journalism, Popular, Reality, Today)

"Most Americans would agree that Plowshares is a Theatre of the Absurd."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Americans, Theatre)

"A monoculture is not only Hollywood, but Americans trying to export democracy."
- Bernardo Bertolucci
(Related: Americans, Democracy, Hollywood, Trying)

"Then you get to the last half of the 20th century, Americans are getting very skeptical about their leaders and their institutions, and another place that is affected is parties and conventions."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Americans, Leaders)

"The United Nations charter gives every nation the right to self defence, therefore when the American embassies were bombed it was a matter of time before the Americans responded by going for what they suspected were the causes of the attack."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Time, American, Americans, Causes, Nation, Nations, Right, Self, United)

"Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Home, Opportunity, American, Americans, Blood, Cause, Community, Obvious, Service, Spirit, Trade, World)

"War is God's way of teaching Americans geography."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: War, God, Americans, Geography, Teaching)

"Our health care system is the finest in the world, but we still have too many uninsured Americans, too high prices for prescription drugs, and too many frivolous lawsuits driving our physicians out of state or out of business."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Business, Health, Americans, Care, Driving, Drugs, Physicians, State, World)

"I firmly believe that the best way to stimulate our economy and create jobs is to let hard-working Americans keep more of their money - after all, the money belongs to them, not to Washington."
- Rob Bishop
(Related: Money, Americans, Economy, Jobs, Washington)

"Meanwhile, hard-working Americans are increasingly faced with workplace conditions in which critically important safeguards are watered down, emerging problems are ignored, and enforcement is scaled back."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Americans, Problems)

"Republicans are not going to play I-told-you-so, but it is pretty obvious that the tax reductions passed in 2003 helped Americans dig out of a recession and get back to work."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Work, Americans, Tax, Obvious, Play, Pretty, Republicans)

"We are at war with enemies that still have the intent to do further damage to Americans at home and abroad."
- Bradley A. Blakeman
(Related: Home, War, Americans, Enemies)

"I do not intend, we do not intend, that any party shall survive, if we can help it, that will lay the confiscating hand upon Americans in the interest of England or of Europe."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: Americans, EnglEurope, Help, Interest, Party, Will)

"When I was in England doing Romeo and Juliet as a child star, I was interviewed by the British press, who are even more vicious and cruel than the Americans. So I have been extremely guarded ever since."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Americans, England, Press)

"We can no longer afford the war in Iraq. Our financial costs have already passed a third of a trillion dollars; the lifetime costs for this war, in both human and economic terms, will be borne by Americans for generations to come."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: War, Financial, Americans, Generations, Iraq, Will)

"About 60 percent of the oil consumed daily by Americans is used for transportation, and about 45 percent is used for passenger cars and light trucks."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Americans, Light, Oil)

"So we in Congress have a very clear choice. We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline. Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S. oil consumption."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Money, Action, Americans, Choice, Congress, Legislation, Oil, Will)

"Working Americans who believe in our country and who believe in our Constitution are saying, 'Enough is enough!'"
- John Boehner
(Related: Americans, Constitution, Country, Saying)

"Listen, I think what's best for the economy and to create jobs is to extend all of the current tax rates - for all Americans. It - it begins to reduce the uncertainty. And for small businesspeople, they can look up and begin to plan."
- John Boehner
(Related: Americans, Economy, Tax, Jobs, Uncertainty)

"America has survived and grown stronger through September 11th and subsequent wars with Afghanistan and Iraq and those who seek to do us harm. We have faced - and met - tremendous challenges ramping up a public health and safety system to protect Americans from future threats."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Health, Afghanistan, America, Americans, Future, Harm, Iraq, Public, Safety)

"Workers come to America to fill jobs unwanted by Americans, but they are staying and they are not going home."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Home, America, Americans, Jobs, Workers)

"There is one final point I would like to make this week. As I said on the floor of the House during deliberation of this latest supplemental, hope is something Americans should never lose. Let each of us, both by our words and actions, continue to provide that hope."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Hope, Actions, Americans, Words)

"While the debate on the Patriot Act is far from over, it is important that all Americans continue in this dialogue and work together to ensure greater security for our nation."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Work, Act, Americans, Debate, Nation, Security)

"Currently, not only are Americans taxed on what they earn, but those assets are taxed again when they are passed on to a loved one."
- Mary Bono
(Related: Americans)

"The main purpose of Social Security is to redistribute wealth, to make an increasingly large number of Americans dependent on government for their basic needs in their retirement years."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Government, Purpose, Wealth, Americans, Needs, Retirement, Security, Years)

"Our success in this matter is important to all Americans. Whether you are in the forest land business or just enjoy the shade of a majestic oak gracing your lawn, we all have an interest in this important issue."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Business, Success, Americans, Interest, Land, Oak)

"There has been so much power concentrated. There is no leash on that power anymore and Americans face the situation that this power is getting momentum with each passing year with each presidency."
- James Bovard
(Related: Power, Americans, Presidency)

"It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware of what the constitution says and what their rights are. Because of that, we are often very passive about what happens when the government violates those rights."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Americans, Constitution, Rights)

"How many McDonald's gift certificates would it take to sway a lot of Americans to pledge to never publicly criticize the U.S, President?"
- James Bovard
(Related: Americans, President)

"Entire generations of Americans have come of age since the ancient time when the president's power was constrained by a duty of candor to the American people."
- James Bovard
(Related: Age, Power, Time, People, American, Americans, Candor, Duty, Generations, President)

"If so many Americans are looking for the government to save them, then it is hard to have a dignified search for a shepherd in chief."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Americans)

"It is hard to know how many people do, but given that the people are so docile towards the rulers, nowadays, very few Americans show the passion for freedom that our forefathers had."
- James Bovard
(Related: People, Americans, Freedom, Passion)

"We know no document is perfect, but when we amend the Constitution, it would be to expand rights, not to take away rights from decent, loyal Americans. This great Constitution of ours should never be used to make a group of Americans permanent second-class citizens."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Americans, Constitution, Rights)

"Americans have long recognized the need to protect our public lands and their vast resources."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Americans, Public)

"Our democracy is the centerpiece of who we are as a nation. And it is the fondest hope of all Americans that we can help bring democracy to every corner of the world."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Hope, Americans, Democracy, Help, Nation, World)

"The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth."
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Related: Truth, Americans, English, Lies)

"Americans are far more remarkable than we give ourselves credit for. We've been so busy damning ourselves for years. We've done it all, and yet we don't take credit for it."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Americans, Credit, Remarkable, Years)

"One in 5 Americans is touched by the Red Cross every single year."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Americans)

"I think Americans want to believe in this country again."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Americans, Country, Want)

"Most African Americans, especially the men and women from my generation, would accept the nationalist gambit that says only European Americans can be racists, which is an interesting gambit."
- Anthony Braxton
(Related: Men, Women, African, Americans)

"I think we Americans, of all people, understand the importance of a good, legal, constitutional framework as the basis of political life."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Life, Legal, People, Americans, Importance)

"We current justices read the Constitution in the only way that we can: as 20th-century Americans."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: Americans, Constitution)

"Part of the western movement is this desire that we, Americans, have to keep pressing on."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Americans, Desire)

"Second, this epic tale allows the audience to actually listen to the Native Americans and receive their wisdom. Spielberg conveys the respect for Native Americans that is normally lacking in Western films."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Wisdom, Americans, Native Americans, Respect)

"I've always been interested in the history of the West, our country and particularly as it relates to the Native Americans - the original Americans."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: History, Americans, Country, Native Americans)

"For the first time in history, we declared war without financing it. Americans have not been asked to pay for it through taxes."
- David Broder
(Related: Time, War, History, Americans, First, Taxes)

"Whether we look at capitalism, taxes, business, or government, the data show a clear and consistent pattern: 70 percent of Americans support the free enterprise system and are unsupportive of big government."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Government, Business, Americans, Capitalism, Support, Taxes)

"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Americans, Friends, Illness, Sanity, Statistics, Suffering)

"Nearly one in ten Americans are still out of work. And still, the President and Congress are focused on ramming through their health-care bill, whatever it takes, whatever the cost."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Health, Work, Americans, Congress, President)

"The president overstepped his authority when he asked the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans' international phone calls without obtaining a warrant."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Americans, Authority, President)

"When the courts decide that murderers, rapists, and others who maliciously break our social contract deserve health care that most working Americans can't afford, they are condemning good people to death."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Death, Health, People, Americans, Care)

"As polarized as we have been, we Americans are locked in a cultural war for the soul of our country."
- Patrick Buchanan
(Related: War, Soul, Americans, Country)

"The buffalo isn't as dangerous as everyone makes him out to be. Statistics prove that in the United States more Americans are killed in automobile accidents than are killed by buffalo."
- Art Buchwald
(Related: Accidents, Americans, states, Statistics, United)

"Americans are in a cycle of fear which leads to people not wanting to spend and not wanting to make investments, and that leads to more fear. We'll break out of it. It takes time."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Time, People, Fear, Americans)

"Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Peace, War, Americans, Care, Leisure, Living, Retirement, Will)

"Most Americans have some experience with nursing homes or other long term care settings, and nearly half have had a family member or close friend in a home in the past three years."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Experience, Family, Home, Friend, Americans, Care, Past, Years)

"In a system where the cost of care is hidden by taxes levied on your income, property, and business activities, it is no wonder why so many Americans rely on Medicaid to pay their long term care."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Business, Americans, Care, Income, Property, Taxes, Wonder)

"In a sense I've made the same film over and over again. In all of them I've asked, 'Who are we as Americans?"
- Ken Burns
(Related: Americans, Film, Sense)

"This is not about being liberal. This is not about being conservative. This is about making sure our government works for all Americans."
- Francine Busby
(Related: Government, Americans, Being, Conservative, Liberal)

"We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Americans, Decisions)

"Americans are rising to the tasks of history, and they expect the same of us."
- George W. Bush
(Related: History, Americans)

"And what's interesting, and I don't think a lot of Americans understand this fact, is that, one, most new jobs are created by small businesses; two, most small businesses pay tax at the individual income tax, or many small businesses pay tax there."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Americans, Fact, Tax, Income, Jobs)

"There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans, love and desire freedom. However, if freedom doesn't mean the right to complete self-determination, unfettered by interests other than one's own, then that freedom is less than worthless - it's oppression."
- Amir Butler
(Related: Love, Americans, Desire, Doubt, Freedom, Oppression, Right, Self)

"We try to magnify the difference between Americans and the English. In real life they like the same music and dress the same. It's really much more similar than anyone thinks or how we show it."
- Amanda Bynes
(Related: Life, Music, Americans, Difference, Dress, English)

"Americans need accurate information in order to consider Social Security reform. Too bad the media can't be counted upon to provide it."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Americans, Information, Media, Order, Reform, Security)

"I wouldn't make an anti-American film. I'm one of the most pro-American foreigners I know. I love America and Americans."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Love, America, Americans, Film, Foreigners)

"Indians were here first - it's about time. We're way behind the African Americans and Hispanic Americans in getting politically involved, but we're beginning to take a page out of their notebook."
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(Related: Time, African, Americans, Beginning, First)

"When you talk about evangelicals, don't forget that a significant proportion of the evangelical community is African American. And most African Americans - well over 90 percent, thoroughly evangelical, thoroughly biblical - will probably vote Democratic."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: African, American, Americans, Community, Forget, Talk, Vote, Will)

"Americans are rightly concerned about the security and the integrity of the nation's borders because the system is broken. Some are concerned about the possibility of terrorists crossing our borders and coming into our cities."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: Possibility, Americans, Cities, Integrity, Nation, Security)

"We believe that if you put in place the mechanisms that allow for personal choice as far as Medicare is concerned, as well as the programs in Medicaid, that we can actually get to a better result and do what most Americans are learning how to do, which is to do more with less."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Americans, Choice, Learning, Result)

"My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need to make a concerted effort, all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables, but there is more."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Diet, Experience, Fitness, Americans, Children, Effort, School)

"As we may know, osteoporosis affects around 10 million Americans, most of whom are over 55, and it is the cause of an estimated 1.5 million fractures annually."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Americans, Cause, May)

"Our constituents paid into Social Security, and they want it paid back to them when they retire. Cutting Social Security benefits that Americans have earned should always be a last resort."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Security, Want)

"Like my colleague, I represent a large Assyrian community in central California, one of the largest concentrations of Assyrian Americans anywhere in the United States."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Americans, Community, states, United)

"Is puppy love the reason so many Americans are blind to the incompetence and waste of Republicans - who at a minimum are supposed to be good money managers - running Iraq reconstruction?"
- Margaret Carlson
(Related: Love, Money, Americans, Blind, Incompetence, Iraq, Managers, Reason, Republicans, Running, Waste)

"Americans are also feeling the effects of soaring energy prices at the gas pump. The double burden of these added expenses will be far too much for many families."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Americans, Burden, Energy, Feeling, Will)

"Americans rightly asked, if this is the way our government responds to a natural disaster it knew about days in advance, how would it respond to a surprise terrorist attack? How would it respond to an earthquake?"
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Government, Americans, Disaster)

"Five years of Republicans' failed energy policies have resulted in Americans paying twice as much at the pump as they did in 2001, while big oil companies make triple the profits."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Americans, Energy, Oil, Republicans, Years)

"I know a lot of Americans in Paris who have married Frenchmen. They keep bringing up their experience, the clash of civilizations, the clash of personalities."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Experience, Americans, Paris)

"Americans believe that if you know something, you should do something about it."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Americans)

"My strong personal view, which I believe is shared by millions of Americans, is that our party should make a strong statement in its platform that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which should be protected."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Life, Americans, Party, Right)

"Indeed, an entire generation of Americans has grown to adulthood since the Roe decision of 1973, which held that the right to choose an abortion was a privacy right protected by our Constitution."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Decision, Abortion, Adulthood, Americans, Constitution, Privacy, Right)

"A 1990 Gallup poll found that 77 percent of Americans polled said abortion was the taking of human life. I agree, and believe that taking the life on an innocent child is unjust."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Life, Abortion, Americans)

"I am so sick of reading about another car bomb, another suicide bomber, another 10, 20, 30, 70, 100 people dead in a day, both Americans and Iraqis."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Car, People, Americans, Day, Reading, Suicide)

"Delaware State is no longer a college for African Americans without other choices, it is a university of choice."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: African, Americans, Choice, Choices, College, State, University)

"During the days of segregation, there was not a place of higher learning for African Americans. They were simply not welcome in many of the traditional schools. And from this backward policy grew the network of historical black colleges and universities."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Policy, African, Americans, Learning, Network, Schools)

"North Americans don't understand... that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Americans, Country, Humanity)

"Most Americans think Abner Doubleday invented the game but he had little or nothing to do with cricket."
- Henry Chadwick
(Related: Americans, Cricket, Nothing)

"It was not long before I was struck with the idea that base ball was just the game for a national sport for Americans."
- Henry Chadwick
(Related: Idea, Americans)

"Reform of the medical liability system should be considered as part of a comprehensive response to surging medical malpractice premiums that endanger Americans' access to quality medical care."
- Lincoln Chafee
(Related: Medical, Quality, Americans, Care, Reform)

"The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy because of the legacy of the old regime, the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society, and the weakness of national resolve."
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Related: Society, People, Actions, Americans, Living, Old, Tragedy, Weakness)

"We Americans are a peculiar people. We are for the underdog, no matter how much of a dog he is."
- Happy Chandler
(Related: People, Americans)

"We are Americans when we go to war, and when we return, we are Mexicans."
- Dennis Chavez
(Related: War, Americans)

"There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: American, Americans, Ideals, Nothing, Right, Wrong)

"The pertinent question: if Americans did not want these wars should they have been compelled to fight them?"
- Frank Chodorov
(Related: Americans, Fight, Want)

"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Americans, Right)

"Americans are a can-do people, an enthusiastic people, a problem-solving people. And when given a direction and given a plan, they'll sign on."
- Henry Cisneros
(Related: People, Americans, Direction)

"Europe and America must act together in the face of evil. It's high time for Americans and Europeans to restore that unity and be able to take actions collectively together."
- Wesley Clark
(Related: Time, Act, Actions, America, Americans, Europe, Evil, Unity)

"The quality that defines us as Americans is the courage to respond to being hit. The courage to root out and destroy the killers. And, most importantly, the courage to hold on to our values and protect our hard-won freedoms while doing it."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Quality, Courage, Values, Americans, Being)

"Our actions in the Middle East over the last 15 years have already guaranteed radical Muslims quite enough ammunition to kill Americans for the next century, even if Guantanamo did not exist."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Actions, Americans, Radical, Years)

"Democrats are fighting for a new direction that includes protecting Social Security as well as making healthcare affordable, bringing down the high cost of gasoline, and making higher education more accessible for all Americans."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Education, Americans, Democrats, Direction, Fighting, Healthcare, Security)

"We are hopeful about the opportunities ahead, and stand ready to join this President in an open and honest dialogue about improving the state of our union for all Americans not the select few."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Americans, Open, President, State)

"The president and Republicans in Congress have repeatedly promised to revisit Social Security privatization after November. But Americans have already said, loud and clear, that they don't want Social Security to be privatized or dismantled."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Americans, Congress, President, Republicans, Security, Want)

"The bottom line is that five million low-income Americans working full time for minimum wage, deserve a raise."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Time, Americans, Wage)

"Pharmaceutical companies are enjoying unprecedented profits and access with this Administration. Yet the Republicans' prescription drug plan for seniors has been a colossal failure, and over 43 million Americans wake up every morning without health insurance."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Health, Failure, Americans, Republicans)

"When the government is handed over to the Iraqi Council on 30 June, many have declared, oh, the Americans must never leave because civil unrest may erupt. Well, I agree, we cannot abruptly depart, but Iraq needs to step up to the plate on 30 June."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Government, Americans, Iraq, June, May, Needs)

"I understand about this idea of terror and what it means to Americans and this idea that we can't just walk around free like we did; life has changed."
- Johnnie Cochran
(Related: Life, Idea, Americans, Terror)

"As for September 11, let us not too easily grant the Americans possession of that date on the calendar. Like May 1 or July 14 or December 25, September 11 may seem full of significance to some people, while to other people it is just another day."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: People, Americans, Day, December, July, May, Possession)

"Terrorism is escalating to the point that Americans soon may have to choose between civil liberties and more intrusive means of protection."
- William S. Cohen
(Related: Americans, Civil liberties, May, Protection, Terrorism)

"For instance, I was a little surprised that the Shiites didn't rise up against Saddam and the Baath party across most of the country when the Americans moved in March and April of 2003."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Americans, April, Country, March, Party)

"Let me be clear, the discussions about Social Security are not about the retirement security of those Americans who are 55 or older - the Social Security system for those folks 55 and over will not change in any way shape of form - no ifs, ands, or buts."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Change, Americans, Retirement, Security, Will)

"I requested the gentlemen to put on their hats, and the ladies their shawls, to avoid catching cold, and then had the windows widely opened. This proceeding caused some astonishment and alarm at first; for the Americans generally have a dread of cold air."
- George Combe
(Related: Americans, First, Ladies, Gentlemen, Windows)

"I'd cap the total amount of income taxes paid by Americans to no more than 25 percent and tax all income only once."
- Cesar Conda
(Related: Americans, Tax, Income, Taxes)

"The Republicans have chosen to neglect young Americans who need assistance with the costs of higher education."
- John Conyers
(Related: Education, Americans, Neglect, Republicans)

"Too many of my constituents, like many other hard working Americans across the country, are suffering unnecessarily due to our flawed health care system."
- John Conyers
(Related: Health, Americans, Care, Country, Suffering)

"It is distressing to me that we live in an age in which we still must fight to protect our civil rights as Americans, in which a hate crime perpetrated against someone based their sexual orientation can go unpunished, and in which discrimination is being written into our laws."
- John Conyers
(Related: Age, Americans, Being, Civil rights, Crime, Discrimination, Fight, Hate, Laws)

"A whole generation of Americans will retire in poverty instead of prosperity, because they simply are not preparing for retirement now."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Americans, Now, Poverty, Prosperity, Retirement, Will)

"While tax refunds amount to substantial income for many Americans, current IRS rules do not allow taxpayers to directly deposit their refund into more than one account."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Americans, Tax, Income, Rules)

"This is a simple change that will provide a huge financial boost for many Americans, particularly low- to moderate-income families. It is an important step in making sure we do everything we can to encourage all Americans to save and plan for the future."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Change, Financial, Americans, Future, Will)

"But I do think it's unwise, and it - to build a mosque at the site where 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of a terrorist attack. And I think to me it demonstrates that the - that Washington, the White House, the administration, the President himself seems to be disconnected from the mainstream of America."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Mosque, America, Americans, President, Result, Washington)

"The ability of Americans to toss off oppressive characters is the most rewarding aspect, to me, of U.S. history."
- Norman Corwin
(Related: History, Ability, Americans)

"The President has once again failed us. Millions of Americans are at risk of going without the flu vaccine this year because the administration failed to act proactively to ensure an adequate supply. There is simply no excuse for this."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Act, Americans, President, Risk)

"If the Bush Administration cannot ensure Americans that they will be safe from the flu, how will they protect our country against a possible bio-terror or chemical attack? The American people deserve better."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: People, American, Americans, Country, Will)

"It does not matter what party you are a member of in this great Nation of ours. Accountability and competence are characteristics that Americans value throughout our great land."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Americans, Competence, Land, Nation, Party, Value)

"Every day more Americans watch their jobs being shipped overseas."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Americans, Being, Day, Jobs)

"Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Love, Work, Patriotism, Americans, Country, Dumb, Enemy, Hate, Liberals, Question)

"Americans are a quarter of a billion people who have almost nothing in common except for the fact they've been told they have lots in common."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: People, Americans, Fact, Nothing)

"People have been killing because of racial differences since the time of Adam and Eve, but in this country racism has been primarily aimed at African Americans."
- Bob Cousy
(Related: Time, People, African, Americans, Country, Killing, Racism)

"We simply must look beyond partisan goals and find common ground as Americans. It is imperative that the Members of Congress recognize that partisanship will not serve the American people."
- Michael Crapo
(Related: People, Goals, American, Americans, Congress, Will)

"The more consciously democratic Americans became, however, the less they were satisfied with a conception of the Promised Land, which went no farther than a pervasive economic prosperity guaranteed by free institutions."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Americans, Land, Prosperity)

"Unless the great majority of Americans not only have, but believe they have, a fair chance, the better American future will be dangerously compromised."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: American, Americans, Chance, Future, Majority, Will)

"To the European immigrant - that is, to the aliens who have been converted into Americans by the advantages of American life - the Promise of America has consisted largely in the opportunity which it offered of economic independence and prosperity."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Life, Opportunity, America, American, Americans, Independence, Promise, Prosperity)

"Of course, Americans have no monopoly of patriotic enthusiasm and good faith."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Faith, Enthusiasm, Americans)

"The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality; and this achievement is a gain, not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Equality, Civilization, Achievement, American, Americans, Benefits, Gain, Liberty, Prosperity, World)

"Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Time, Act, Americans, Rights, Guidance, Majority, Minority, Needs, Voting)

"Typically diagnosed during childhood and adolescent years, juvenile diabetes, also referred to as Type I diabetes, currently affects more than 3 million Americans and more then 13,000 children are diagnosed each year."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Americans, Childhood, Children, Years)

"The whole thing was done for internal political reasons to galvanize and unify the country against the Americans, and if they hadn't had that immediate opportunity they would have found another one."
- Lloyd Cutler
(Related: Opportunity, Americans, Country)

"The Americans have always been food, sex, and spirit revivalists."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Food, Sex, Americans, Spirit)

"I was to Japanese visitors to Washington what the Mona Lisa is to Americans visiting Paris."
- John C. Danforth
(Related: Americans, Paris, Washington)

"We are tasked to rebuild not just a damaged economy, and a debt-ridden balance sheet, but to do so by drawing forth the best that is in our fellow citizens. If we would summon the best from Americans, we must assume the best about them. If we don't believe in Americans, who will?"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Americans, Balance, Debt, Economy, Will)

"If we don't believe in Americans, who will? I do believe. I've seen it in the people of our very typical corner of the nation."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: People, Americans, Nation, Will)

"All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. That they retain the capacity for self-government. That, addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Faith, Men, Women, People, God, Americans, Dignity, Enemy, Liberty, Self, Will)

"In fact that is the struggle that most Americans - As rich as this country is, most Americans are very limited in their interaction with the world, unless the world comes to us in a very shocking way."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Americans, Country, Fact, Struggle, World)

"Napoleon had been fighting this army of slaves and free people in Haiti and it depleted his forces. And after the Revolution, when the French were driven out, they stopped and sold this big chunk of North America to the Americans for very little money."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Money, People, America, Americans, Army, Fighting, Revolution)

"That's an interesting question. I would say that in general Americans know very little about the law. It's one of those things that most of us take for granted."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Americans, Law, Question)

"I just read that 81 percent of Americans are ready to vote for a woman. So it sounds like America is ready."
- Geena Davis
(Related: America, Americans, Vote, Woman)

"There are Americans will find it difficult to believe that the Prime Minister can simply impose candidates on ridings, and can so efficiently move individuals out of private life and into the Cabinet with virtually no resort to the electorate."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Life, Americans, Will)

"The Bush Administration claims there is a Social Security crisis only to distract Americans from its serious mismanagement of the federal budget."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Americans, Crisis, Security)

"The State of the Union may look rosy from the White House balcony or the suites of George Bush's wealthiest donors. But hardworking Americans will see through this president's efforts to wrap his radical agenda with a compassionate ribbon."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Americans, May, President, Radical, State, Will)

"We have been blessed with a healthy, growing economy, with more Americans going back to work, and with our Nation acting as a positive force for good in the world."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Work, Positive, Acting, Americans, Economy, Force, Nation, World)

"A poll earlier this year showed that 42 per cent of Americans believe we're in the End Times."
- Andrew Denton
(Related: Americans, End)

"I like the idea of bringing cartoon characters to life... and although the Americans have already attempted this, their culture is not sufficiently humane to make it work."
- Gerard Depardieu
(Related: Work, Life, Idea, Americans, Culture)

"Shakespeare in Love... such smart writing of an alternative view of history, and such beautiful acting. Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent."
- Anita Diament
(Related: History, Love, Acting, Americans, Shakespeare, Writing)

"Native Americans had only stone and wooden weapons and no animals that could be ridden. Those military advantages repeatedly enabled troops of a few dozen mounted Spaniards to defeat Indian armies numbering in the thousands."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Americans, Animals, Defeat, Military, Native Americans, Troops, Weapons)

"It's striking that Native Americans evolved no devastating epidemic diseases to give to Europeans, in return for the many devastating epidemic diseases that Indians received from the Old World."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Americans, Native Americans, Old, World)

"Americans are uneasy with their possessions, guilty about power, all of which is difficult for Europeans to perceive because they are themselves so truly materialistic, so versed in the uses of power."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Power, Americans, Possessions)

"The large ensemble cast and the fact that it was being shot in New York, combined with a lot of strong positive images as far as African Americans are concerned, really turned me on to The Best Man."
- Taye Diggs
(Related: Positive, African, Americans, Being, Fact, Man)

"Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: Habit, Americans, Improvement)

"In 1975 I was among a group of blacks who formed the Black Americans in Support of Israel Committee."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Americans, Committee, Israel, Support)

"It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Food, Americans, Forget)

"All Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Health, Quality, Americans, Care)

"Life is very important to Americans."
- Bob Dole
(Related: Life, Americans)

"Today's gasoline prices are taking a severe toll on Americans' pocketbooks. Consumers are anxious."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Americans, Today)

"As Americans, we can choose where we work and live, what we drive, which insurance plan is best for us, so why can we not give workers a choice when it comes to their retirement?"
- John Doolittle
(Related: Work, Americans, Choice, Retirement, Workers)

"Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?"
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Americans, Authority)

"Absolutely committed to spending the rest of my life as a spokesman for the rights of European Americans."
- David Duke
(Related: Life, Americans, Rights, Rest)

"Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Americans, Children, Example, Grandparents, Piety, Worship)

"Americans often have trouble enjoying the present moment."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Americans, Present, Trouble)

"Americans have a penchant for the future and tend to disregard the past."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Americans, Future, Past)

"Americans do believe in progress and there is almost certainly a kernel of truth in the joke."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Truth, Progress, Americans)

"Americans spend much of their adult lives paying taxes in various forms. We should end this practice of paying a tax that is triggered only by debt."
- Jennifer Dunn
(Related: Americans, Debt, End, Tax, Practice, Taxes)

"We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours; we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries."
- Will Durant
(Related: People, Americans, Earth, Events)

"Millions of Americans take vitamins safely every day, including me. Vitamins and mineral supplements taken in recommended doses are safe. It's the designer supplements that are worrisome."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Americans, Day)

"I begin to feel like I was in the last generation of Americans who took a civics class."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Americans, Class)

"I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the First Amendment, don't understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don't understand that it's the responsibility of the citizen to speak out."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Idea, Americans, First, Freedom, Responsibility, Speech)

"If we think we have ours and don't owe any time or money or effort to help those left behind, then we are a part of the problem rather than the solution to the fraying social fabric that threatens all Americans."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Money, Time, Americans, Effort, Help, Solution)

"The standardized American is largely a myth created not least by Americans themselves."
- Irwin Edman
(Related: American, Americans, Myth)

"Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Americans)

"Only Americans can hurt America."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: America, Americans, Hurt)

"We have work to do, and Tuesday Americans sent Washington a clear message - get the job done."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Work, Americans, Job, Washington)

"Eighty percent of Americans with HIV do not know they are infected."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Americans)

"It's like everybody is obsessed with Hollywood movies worldwide. And even though everybody hates the Americans, they're still watching American movies."
- Roland Emmerich
(Related: Movies, American, Americans, Hollywood)

"It is my hope that as we commemorate Black History Month in the future, we will continue to celebrate the many achievements and rich culture of African-Americans."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: History, Hope, African, Culture, Future, Will)

"All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence that changed this nation - and world - for the better."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Gratitude, Americans, Bravery, Civil rights, Commitment, Debt, Nation, Nonviolence, World)

"Manufacturers employ more than 14 million Americans doing what Americans do best, making things, building things, transforming raw materials into finished products."
- John Engler
(Related: Americans, Building)

"The federal government has a responsibility to protect all Americans from potential terrorist attack."
- Bob Etheridge
(Related: Government, Americans, Potential, Responsibility)

"This is my first opportunity to visit this part of North Africa, so I am going to be able to go back home and talk about this beautiful country and encourage Americans to travel here."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Home, Travel, Opportunity, Americans, Country, First, Talk, Visit)

"Ethanol has reduced our nation's dependence on imported energy, created thousands of jobs, reduced air pollution, and increased energy security. And renewable fuels cost less at the pump. It is a growth fuel that fuels opportunities for millions of Americans."
- Lane Evans
(Related: Growth, Americans, Dependence, Energy, Jobs, Nation, Pollution, Security)

"It's been a hard time to celebrate, to come out with a smile. But I'm an American. Naomi asked me to come out to support other Americans, and here I am."
- Angie Everhart
(Related: Time, American, Americans, Smile, Support)

"The Americans are optimistic by their nature. And they are hopeful."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Nature, Americans)

"Because when we think about the real facts: 44 million Americans without health insurance, millions without jobs, a 50-year high on mortgage foreclosures, an historic high the third year in a row on personal bankruptcies."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Health, Americans, Jobs)

"Currently, more than 4.7 million African Americans receive Social Security benefits, and nearly 8 million people with disabilities depend on Social Security for their daily sustenance."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: People, African, Americans, Benefits, Security)

"Health care for all Americans is the most pressing domestic issue today. It's far past time for the President and Congress to deliver health care to everyone."
- Russ Feingold
(Related: Health, Time, Americans, Care, Congress, Past, President, Today)

"The criteria for serving one's country should be competence, courage and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their sexual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: People, Courage, Americans, Chance, Citizenship, Competence, Country, Rights, Service)

"Today we have a health insurance industry where the first and foremost goal is to maximize profits for shareholders and CEOs, not to cover patients who have fallen ill or to compensate doctors and hospitals for their services. It is an industry that is increasingly concentrated and where Americans are paying more to receive less."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: Health, Goal, Americans, Doctors, First, Hospitals, Today)

"Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Americans, Right)

"Rogue internet pharmacies continue to pose a serious threat to the health and safety of Americans. Simply put, a few unethical physicians and pharmacists have become drug suppliers to a nation."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Health, Americans, Internet, Nation, Physicians, Safety)

"It is my hope that the number of stem cell lines available for federally-funded research will be expanded so that the government can continue to participate in this vital research and provide hope to the millions of Americans with diseases that might be cured."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Government, Hope, Americans, Research, Will)

"The black situation has changed. They finally realized they're Americans."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Americans)

"The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time, even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps to a majority of Americans."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Time, Idea, Americans, Majority, Press, Vietnam)

"When Americans invade Iraq, Bush says, we will be greeted as liberators by the Iraqi people, proving that taking out Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: People, Americans, Iraq, Right, Will)

"I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions... the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Humor, Thought, Americans, Irish, Irony)

"The Americans may think they have 'liberated' Baghdad but the tens of thousands of thieves - they came in families and cruised the city in trucks and cars searching for booty - seem to have a different idea what liberation means."
- Robert Fisk
(Related: Idea, Americans, May)

"Fascism will come at the hands of perfectly authentic Americans."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Americans, Fascism, Will)

"September 11 awoke us to the threat of terrorism. It was forever bookmarked in our history as the day when life as Americans knew it, changed forever."
- Randy Forbes
(Related: History, Life, Americans, Day, Terrorism)

"My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Americans)

"In times of war, it is often best to look to our history to see how past generations of Americans dealt with the loss of their countrymen in just causes."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: History, War, Americans, Causes, Generations, Loss, Past)

"Liberty is not the unique right of Americans or even Westerners, but is mankind's right."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Americans, Liberty, Mankind, Right)

"Obesity among young Americans is a serious problem that can have serious ramifications in the long run."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Americans, Obesity)

"One poll shows that by 61 percent to 29 percent Americans under 40 say that Social Security needs to be fixed."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Americans, Needs, Security)

"If we do not make tough decisions now, future Americans will have to make even tougher ones."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Americans, Decisions, Future, Now, Will)

"In this view, the role of the great majority of Americans is simply to buy the products produced, work happily for their wages, and leave all of the significant economic decisions to the capitalists."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Work, Americans, Decisions, Majority, Wages)

"America decided we were going to stand by and let Americans die at the hands of terrorists a long time ago."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Time, America, Americans)

"Americans have always been eager for travel, that being how they got to the New World in the first place."
- Otto Friedrich
(Related: Travel, Americans, Being, First, World)

"Space offers extraordinary potential for commerce and adventure, for new innovations and new tests of will. As Americans, we can't help but reach for the stars. It's our nature. It's our destiny."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Nature, Adventure, Americans, Commerce, Destiny, Help, Potential, Space, Stars, Tests, Will)

"From blood banking to the modern subway, from jazz to social justice, the contributions of African Americans have shaped and molded and influenced our national culture and our national character."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Character, African, Americans, Blood, Culture, Jazz, Justice)

"It only takes a room of Americans for the English and Australians to realise how much we have in common."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Americans, English)

"I shouldn't be saying this - high treason, really - but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't fooled by our accent into detecting brilliance that may not really be there."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Americans, May, Saying, Treason, Wonder)

"Americans like to make money; Canadians like to audit it. I know no other country where accountants have a higher social and moral status."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: Money, Americans, Country)

"I think we Americans tend to put too high a price on unanimity, as if there were something dangerous and illegitimate about honest differences of opinion honestly expressed by honest men."
- James W. Fulbright
(Related: Men, Americans, Opinion)

"Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles."
- Paul Fussell
(Related: People, Americans, Anxiety, Automobiles, College, University, World)

"If the area were on or near the U.S. continental shelf, such data could well provide an enemy with strategically invaluable insights into undersea access routes that could be used to attack some of the millions of Americans who live on or near our coasts."
- Frank Gaffney
(Related: Americans, Enemy)

"Americans want grungy people, stabbing themselves in the head on stage. They get a bright bunch like us, with deodorant on, they don't get it."
- Liam Gallagher
(Related: People, Americans, Want)

"Americans are crazy. They have this fascination with throwing their shoes on stage. I've been to a lot of shows in me life, some good and some bad. But I was never moved to take off me shoes and throw it at the lead singer."
- Noel Gallagher
(Related: Life, Americans)

"Congress has greatly tightened the loopholes terrorists can use to harm Americans. We need to do more. We need controls immediately on what forms of ID are adequate to board planes and enter secure sites."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Americans, Congress, Harm)

"We ought to be beating our chests every day. We ought to look in the mirror, stick out our chests, suck in our bellies, and say, 'Damn, we're Americans,' and smile."
- Jay Garner
(Related: Americans, Day, Smile)

"You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Imagination, Americans, May, Will)

"But what we're determined to do, and what the reforms will do is to make sure this system goes back to its core purpose of taking the savings of Americans and from investors around the world and allocating those to people with an idea, not just the largest companies in the country, but to small businesses with an idea and a plan for growing."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: People, Idea, Purpose, Americans, Country, Will, World)

"Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Americans, Irish)

"Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit."
- George III
(Related: Mother, Americans, Country, Will)

"In fact, the Iraqi foreign minister admitted in March 2003 that Iraqi funds were sent to families of Palestinian suicide bombers who attacked and killed innocent Israeli citizens, and also 12 Americans in Israel in 2003."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Americans, Fact, Israel, March, Suicide)

"Tens of thousands of brave Americans died to break the chains of British tyranny so that the principles of our Declaration of Independence could take fold and flourish in the birth of a new nation."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Americans, Independence, Nation, Principles, Tyranny)

"True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today."
- George Gershwin
(Related: Music, Time, Thought, People, Americans, Today)

"We are so lucky Americans are impressive with what they're willing to give. We get bashed too much. And, so many young people in this country give so much. They're not all gang bangers."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: People, Americans, Country)

"The highest percentage of African Americans own their own homes today than ever in our nation's history."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: History, African, Americans, Nation, Today)

"Americans in all places and levels of government have begun to consider the areas where we need to prepare ourselves from future threats, including the latest weapon: bio-terror."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Government, Americans, Future)

"In New York City, everyone is an exile, none more so than the Americans."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: Americans)

"An energy tax punishes senior citizens, it punishes rural Americans, if you use electricity it punishes you. This bill will increase your cost of living and may kill your job."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Americans, Electricity, Energy, Tax, Job, Living, May, Will)

"The mobilisation which Bush has been able to perform since 11 September 2001 has to be fought - at least by Americans - in the name of a wise, honourable and democratic patriotism."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Patriotism, Americans, Name)

"Like Americans, people outside America want fun, want an emotional compensation for the utilitarianism and calculation that mark the rest of their lives."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: People, America, Americans, Fun, Rest, Want)

"Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Death, People, African, Americans, Country, Population, Prison, Unemployment)

"I was able to do To Sleep with Anger, a very powerful film about African Americans, their spirituality, and the things that happened within a small community and a family."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Family, Anger, African, Americans, Community, Film, Sleep, Spirituality)

"This nation's elected leaders owe all Americans the duty of formulating an Iraqi policy based on sound analysis of the actual facts."
- Charlie Gonzalez
(Related: Policy, Americans, Duty, Facts, Leaders, Nation, Sound)

"The fact that the price of gasoline has declined some in recent weeks must not allow Americans to be lulled into a false sense of security. Energy independence must rank along with border security as the top priorities of the United States."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Americans, Energy, Fact, Independence, Priorities, Rank, Security, Sense, states, United)

"It takes application, a fine sense of value, and a powerful community-spirit for a people to have serious leisure, and this has not been the genius of the Americans."
- Paul Goodman
(Related: Genius, People, Americans, Community, Leisure, Sense, Value)

"Broadcasters have a responsibility to serve the public interest and protect Americans from objectionable content, particularly during the hours when children are likely to be watching."
- Bart Gordon
(Related: Americans, Children, Content, Interest, Public, Responsibility)

"Our society's strong emphasis on dieting and self-image can sometimes lead to eating disorders. We know that more than 5 million Americans suffer from eating disorders, most of them young women."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Women, Society, Americans, Dieting, Eating, Self)

"I've always considered making it legal for Americans to import their prescription drugs a free-trade issue. Imports create competition and keep domestic industry more responsive to consumers."
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: Legal, Americans, Competition, Drugs)

"If Americans could legally access prescription drugs outside the United States, then drug companies would be forced to re-evaluate their pricing strategy."
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: Strategy, Americans, Drugs, states, United)

"I love Caribbean food. It's a great melting pot of so many cultures including the Native Americans."
- Bob Greene
(Related: Love, Food, Americans, Native Americans)

"There are people who wish to do us harm in the most heinous way. They want to kill Americans simply because they are Americans. They wish to destroy our culture and Nation because they don't like our freedoms, they don't like the fact that we are prosperous."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: People, Americans, Culture, Fact, Harm, Nation, Want)

"The do-it-yourself version of pensions is a flop, as many Americans have painfully learned."
- William Greider
(Related: Americans)

"Americans cannot teach democracy to the world until they restore their own."
- William Greider
(Related: Americans, Democracy, World)

"In 1900 Americans on average lived for only 49 years and most working people died still on the job."
- William Greider
(Related: People, Americans, Job, Years)

"The down side of Americans being obsessed with pop culture is that they kind of like it light."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Americans, Being, Culture, Light)

"We, as a country, have not seen a significant change in immigration policy in nearly two decades, even though all Americans agree that current immigration policy is outdated and malfunctioning."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Change, Policy, Americans, Country)

"How many times will this Congress waste time on an issue that a majority of Americans do not want?"
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Time, Americans, Congress, Majority, Want, Waste, Will)

"I believe that presidents up through and including George Bush have known that Americans were left alive and in violation of law, these high officials and certain of their appointed subordinates have continued and perpetrated a cover up of this reality."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Americans, Law, Reality)

"The fact is that Americans were sent to Russia that have not been returned."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Americans, Fact, Russia)

"The fact is that the Vietnamese held Americans after 1973."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Americans, Fact)

"Americans now know that housing prices can go down and they can go down by 10, 20, 30, and in some cases, 40 or 50 percent. We know they can go down. But five years ago, we thought they could only go up."
- Bill Gross
(Related: Thought, Americans, Now, Years)

"Mr. Speaker, Americans want, need, and rightfully expect Congress to protect them from the prying eyes of identity thieves and give them back control of their Social Security numbers and personal health information."
- Luis Gutierrez
(Related: Health, Control, Americans, Congress, Eyes, Identity, Information, Numbers, Security, Want)

"It is not new or unusual for the real Americans, meaning those immigrants who came to America a little bit longer ago, to fear the outsiders, the pretenders, the newcomers."
- Luis Gutierrez
(Related: Fear, America, Americans, Meaning)

"According to the Privacy Rights Center, up to 10 million Americans are victims of ID theft each year. They have a right to be notified when their most sensitive health data is stolen."
- Luis Gutierrez
(Related: Health, Americans, Rights, Privacy, Theft, Victims)

"Americans believe that people should work hard and get ahead on their own, but when disaster strikes and they need help with retirement or disability, Americans as a whole should come to their aid."
- Jacob Hacker
(Related: Work, People, Americans, Disability, Disaster, Help, Retirement)

"Come to find out, the Russians were never afraid of the Americans. They weren't raised with the terror that we were by our government. I was struck by how our government misled us for so many years."
- Deidre Hall
(Related: Government, Americans, Terror, Years)

"White Americans today don't know what in the world to do because when they put us behind them, that's where they made their mistake... they put us behind them, and we watched every move they made."
- Fannie Lou Hamer
(Related: Mistake, Americans, Today, World)

"Protecting Americans from nuclear terrorism rises above politics."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Politics, Americans, Terrorism)

"Americans are xenophobic, they will believe their own people rather than the adversary, even a friendly enemy voice."
- Hanoi Hannah
(Related: People, Americans, Enemy, Voice, Will)

"And we broadcast tapes sent to us from Americans against the war. These were most effective I believe."
- Hanoi Hannah
(Related: War, Americans)

"Americans wanted to settle all our difficulties with Russia and then go to the movies and drink Coke."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Movies, Americans, Difficulties, Russia)

"Like most North Americans, I'd been raised on the notion that milk is the first food, and everybody must like it because it's so good and so important for growing up and for being healthy."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Food, Americans, Being, First, Growing up)

"We Americans have no commission from God to police the world."
- Benjamin Harrison
(Related: God, Americans, Police, World)

"In comparison with other men of their time, the Americans were distinguished by the possession of new political and social ideas, which were destined to be the foundation of the American commonwealth."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Men, Time, Ideas, American, Americans, Possession)

"The residence of the Plymouth settlers in the Netherlands, and the later conquest of the Dutch colonies, had brought the Americans into contact with the singularly wise and free institutions of the Dutch."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Americans, Conquest)

"Our economy is robust and will remain strong as more Americans who want a job find one. Republican economic policies based on tax relief are working for the American people."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: People, American, Americans, Economy, Tax, Job, Republican, Want, Will)

"On Capitol Hill, House Republicans have been doing our part. We've been hard at work developing policies that will help empower all Americans. We're beginning to see results. We reduced taxes for everyone."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Work, Americans, Beginning, Help, Republicans, Results, Taxes, Will)

"If Americans want to see results instead of rhetoric, if taxpayers would like solutions instead of sound bites, and hard work instead of horse trading, I suggest you take a short look, and it won't take much longer, at the accomplishments of this Congress."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Work, Accomplishments, Americans, Congress, Hard work, Results, Rhetoric, Sound, Want)

"As long as every generation rises to its challenges and stands up in defense of liberty - as Americans have done in the past and as our men and women continue to do today - our nation will remain free and strong."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Men, Women, Americans, Defense, Liberty, Nation, Past, Today, Will)

"In the over two centuries since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, millions of Americans have bravely served our nation in uniform so that all generations can continue to enjoy those same liberties."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Americans, Independence, Generations, Nation)

"I am confident that in the end freedom and democracy will prevail over terror and tyranny. We will win this war on terror - and when we do Americans, the British, Iraqis, and people around the world will be more secure."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: War, People, Americans, Democracy, End, Freedom, Terror, Tyranny, Will, World)

"In 2001, Congress passed much needed tax relief to allow Americans to keep more of their hard earned money and spend it as they see fit - rather than how the federal government sees fit."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Government, Money, Americans, Congress, Tax)

"Like many Americans my thoughts and prayers are with the people of London. My deepest sympathies are extended to those who lost a loved one in the recent terror attacks."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: People, Thoughts, Americans, London, Terror)

"I hope that the Senate acts quickly to pass this legislation so that Americans will no longer worry about having to sell the family farm or business to pay taxes after the death of a loved one."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Business, Death, Family, Hope, Americans, Legislation, Senate, Taxes, Will, Worry)

"Logan was talking about the Civil War, which claimed the lives of more than 500,000 Americans. He wanted to provide Civil War veterans with a day to pay respects to their fellow soldiers who did not live to see the end of the war, without losing a day's pay."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: War, Americans, Day, End, Losing, Soldiers, Talking, Veterans)

"All Americans value the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press, and I believe this is essential for our continued way of life. But with this freedom comes responsibility. That responsibility has been abdicated here by some in the media and some in the government."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Government, Life, Americans, Freedom, Media, Press, Responsibility, Speech, Value)

"Recent economic data shows that our economy is robust, growing and headed in the right direction. The numbers don't lie. Americans are currently enjoying falling gas prices, low unemployment, increased job creation, and a stock market that has reached an all-time high."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Lie, Americans, Creation, Direction, Economy, Job, Numbers, Right, Unemployment)

"Americans' great and secret fear is that America may turn out to be a phenomenon rather than a civilization."
- Shirley Hazzard
(Related: Civilization, Fear, America, Americans, May)

"But now Americans, they felt a sense of peace and protection because they've been separated by so many thousands of miles of ocean. And you know, the fact that it's come to the U.S. like this is so sad, and yet you know, what can you do? It's here."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: Peace, Americans, Fact, Now, Ocean, Protection, Sense)

"It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Americans, Day, Democracy, Paradox, Ritual)

"Really, the potential for, first of all, any college graduate today is enormously good. These are good times for anyone with a college degree today, particularly African Americans. With a college degree today, you really breach the unemployment rate."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: African, Americans, College, First, Potential, Today, Unemployment)

"Americans are somehow obsessed with her, and something about me hit a spot with people in Japan."
- Utada Hikaru
(Related: People, Americans)

"As problems like identity theft become more prevalent, now more than ever, Americans need to take their financial health seriously - and this information is of the utmost importance."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Health, Financial, Americans, Identity, Importance, Information, Now, Problems, Theft)

"However, the Administration's plan to privatize Social Security will undermine retirement security for all Americans by cutting guaranteed benefits by more than 40 percent, and risky private accounts won't make up for the loss of benefits for millions of Americans."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Loss, Retirement, Security, Will)

"At their core, Americans all want the same basic things: a quality education for their children, a good job so they can provide for their families, healthcare and affordable prescription drugs, security during retirement, a strongly equipped military and national security."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Education, Quality, Americans, Children, Drugs, Healthcare, Job, Military, National security, Retirement, Want)

"It seems that American patriotism measures itself against an outcast group. The right Americans are the right Americans because they're not like the wrong Americans, who are not really Americans."
- Eric Hobsbawm
(Related: Patriotism, American, Americans, Right, Wrong)

"If ignorance paid dividends, most Americans could make a fortune out of what they don't know about economics."
- Luther H. Hodges
(Related: Americans, Economics, Fortune, Ignorance)

"It almost seems that nobody can hate America as much as native Americans. America needs new immigrants to love and cherish it."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Love, America, Americans, Hate, Native Americans, Needs)

"Well, there's nothing strange about Americans as a whole. But, Angelinos are different!"
- Paul Hogan
(Related: Americans, Nothing)

"Americans are fascinated by their own love of shopping. This does not make them unique. It's just that they have more to buy than most other people on the planet. And it's also an affirmation of faith in their country."
- Simon Hoggart
(Related: Faith, Love, People, Affirmation, Americans, Country)

"Though race-related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about things racial."
- Eric Holder
(Related: Americans, Nation, Race, Talk)

"My own family and thousands of other Japanese Americans were interned during World War II. It took our nation over 40 years to apologize."
- Mike Honda
(Related: Family, War, Americans, Nation, World, World war, Years)

"There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Americans, Fishing, Prayer, Privacy, Respect)

"Americans can pretty much sing anything, whereas foreign singers are often limited in style, language, even composer."
- Marilyn Horne
(Related: Americans, Language, Pretty, Style)

"The hate and scorn showered on us Negro officers by our fellow Americans convinced me that there was no sense in my dying for a world ruled by them. I made up my mind that if I got through this war I would study law and use my time fighting for men who could not strike back."
- Charles Hamilton Houston
(Related: Men, Time, War, Americans, Dying, Fighting, Hate, Law, Mind, Sense, Study, World)

"We won't just automatically click our heels and follow the Americans."
- John Howard
(Related: Americans)

"Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies."
- Edward W. Howe
(Related: Americans, Lies, Public)

"The fact is, my friends, most Americans don't want more government. They want less government."
- Mike Huckabee
(Related: Government, Americans, Fact, Friends, Want)

"The middle class is teetering on the brink of collapse just as surely as AIG was in the fall of 2009 - only this time, it's not just one giant insurance company (and its banking counterparties) facing disaster, it's tens of millions of hardworking Americans who played by the rules."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Time, Americans, Class, Company, Disaster, Middle class, Rules)

"It's no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Americans, Exaggeration)

"Right after the tragedy, President Bush asked Americans to get on with their lives and we did."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Americans, President, Right, Tragedy)

"In a single moment, we witnessed the worst of human behavior. And in the next, the very best of human behavior. And even more, we witnessed the tremendous spirit of Americans."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Americans, Behavior, Spirit)

"He is not someone who went off to play in Europe and only a few Americans follow. He has the potential to be on magazine covers and more newspaper coverage."
- Lamar Hunt
(Related: Americans, Europe, Play, Potential)

"I have no doubts that it will be a major sport-in the United States. I'm probably not going to live to see that day because Americans are a little afraid of getting interested in something at which they're not very good."
- Lamar Hunt
(Related: Americans, Day, states, United, Will)

"Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it."
- Morton Hunt
(Related: Love, People, Determination, Failure, Americans)

"Also, of course, for most of this time most Americans thought of America as a white country with, at best, only a very segregated and subordinate role for blacks."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Time, Thought, America, Americans, Country)

"Perhaps Europeans are a bit more skeptic whereas Americans are more believers."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Americans)

"The President has launched a very agressive campaign of self-defense, with the goal of getting Americans to buy into his vision of America on the world stage."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Goal, Vision, America, Americans, President, Self, World)

"But, yeah, as far as Asian Americans go, I hope they know they can look at me and see that they can do music on their own, within a band or just on their own, and not feel like there's any barriers. I've never felt any particular barriers myself, being who I am."
- James Iha
(Related: Music, Hope, Americans, Being)

"The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait. Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should, may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings. Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts."
- Ivan Illich
(Related: People, Attitude, Acceptance, American, Americans, Blessings, Gifts, May)

"We must never forget that many around the globe are denied the basic rights we enjoy as Americans. If we are to continue enjoying these privileges and freedoms we must accept our mission of expanding democracy around the globe."
- James Inhofe
(Related: Americans, Democracy, Forget, Rights, Mission)

"I hope that the mistakes made and suffering imposed upon Japanese Americans nearly 60 years ago will not be repeated against Arab Americans whose loyalties are now being called into question."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Hope, Americans, Being, Mistakes, Now, Question, Suffering, Will, Years)

"President Bush's proposal to focus our resources on sending humans to Mars is intriguing, but it is not the most compelling reason that Americans ought to focus our interest on the Red Planet."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Americans, Focus, Interest, President, Reason)

"I have a very personal interest. I am a Miami-Dade voter. One of the issues is that my vote and so many other votes of women and African Americans in Florida are being discounted or discarded. I want my vote to count."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Women, African, Americans, Being, Interest, Vote, Want)

"Americans enjoy uniformity in a way that the British don't; they wanted everybody of a sort of nice chorus line height and here I was, this person who was a good three inches taller than anyone else on the end of the line."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Americans, End)

"The President and I agree that Social Security needs to be preserved so that we can ensure that all Americans receive the retirement benefits they've been promised. But we disagree as to how best to fix the system."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Needs, President, Retirement, Security)

"I believe that as a nation we must have a bipartisan discussion about how to best preserve and protect Social Security for our seniors and for future generations of Americans."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Americans, Future, Generations, Nation, Security)

"To become an American citizen, we require people to read, write and speak in English. That is to help them to assimilate in our melting pot, truly to become Americans. We mock that when the cherished right to vote does not involve English any more."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: People, American, Americans, English, Help, Right, Vote)

"Americans should be free to recognize our religious heritage; doing that is not the same as creating a government-sponsored religion."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Religion, Government, Americans, Religious)

"The US constitution's First Amendment rights only cover Americans, but I believe that in a democracy the competition of ideas and free speech should combat beliefs that it does not agree with - more speech and debate, not censorship."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Ideas, Americans, Beliefs, Censorship, Competition, Constitution, Debate, Democracy, First, Free speech, Rights)

"So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many, many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship, and everyone was surprised! A little naive, I feel!"
- Eddie Izzard
(Related: Government, American, Americans, Native Americans, President, Years)

"Americans are the most generous country on the planet. I've worked in Europe, I've worked in Australia. There is no where else where you get absolutely no attitude for being a foreigner. If you do your job well, they embrace you."
- Hugh Jackman
(Related: Attitude, Americans, Being, Country, Europe, Job)

"Progress for black Americans depends on good schools because education is the last great equalizer."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Education, Progress, Americans, Schools)

"As you know, in this country Anglo-Americans are about 75 to 76 percent home ownership in this country, where Hispanics, African Americans are less than 50 percent."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Home, African, Americans, Country, Ownership)

"Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: People, Americans, Mission)

"I mean, the fight for a health care bill to cover all Americans and leave none behind is attacked as being a race appeal, which is not true, but then it's put out in the media as true."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Health, Americans, Being, Care, Fight, Media, Race)

"Americans need to understand the significance of having their civil liberties dismantled. It doesn't just affect terrorists and foreigners, it affects us all."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Americans, Civil liberties, Foreigners)

"Americans are so dedicated to their jobs."
- Jamelia
(Related: Americans, Jobs)

"It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to under value them."
- Henry James
(Related: People, Belief, Americans, Earth, Fact, Nations, Self, Value, World)

"In the United States, there one feels free... Except from the Americans - but every pearl has its oyster."
- Randall Jarrell
(Related: Americans, states, United)

"I decided that Europeans and Americans are like men and women: they understand each other worse, and it matters less, than either of them suppose."
- Randall Jarrell
(Related: Men, Americans)

"To Americans, English manners are far more frightening than none at all."
- Randall Jarrell
(Related: Americans, English, Manners)

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Happiness, People, Americans, Care, Future)

"A number of Americans were used, most often unwillingly, by North Korea to arm spies with English-speaking skills so they could target American interests in South Korea and beyond."
- Robert Jenkins
(Related: American, Americans, English)

"There's a deep-seated paranoia that Americans have about not being Americans or something."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Americans, Being, Deep, Paranoia)

"I think historically America has been pretty tolerant. It seems when there's a mass influx from one place, that's when it becomes problematic for Americans."
- Billy Joel
(Related: America, Americans, Pretty)

"Americans are a decade behind Canada when it comes to sex education and understanding their bodies."
- Sue Johanson
(Related: Education, Sex, Americans, Canada, Understanding)

"It is clear from the reaction to our campaign so far that our message is resonating. I look forward to continuing to take this message to all Americans, and showing them that I can be as successful running the country as I was running the state of New Mexico."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Successful, Americans, Country, Running, State)

"Americans are immensely popular in Paris; and this is not due solely to the fact that they spend lots of money there, for they spend just as much or more in London, and in the latter city they are merely tolerated because they do spend."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Money, Americans, Fact, London, Paris, Popular)

"If military movies were automatically successful we'd make nothing but military movies. But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common."
- Tommy Lee Jones
(Related: Movies, Patriotism, Successful, Americans, Military, Nothing)

"I think it no accident that most of those emigrating to America in the 19th century identified with the Democratic Party. We are a heterogeneous party made up of Americans of diverse backgrounds."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Accident, America, Americans, Party)

"Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense. If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage, we ignore the common ties that bind all Americans."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, Americans, Common sense, Voice)

"It will kill four times as many Americans as AIDS will over the next decade. I feel that what ever kind of disability God has given me, as an entertainer and as a public figure, it is so I can be a representative for others."
- Naomi Judd
(Related: God, Americans, Disability, Public, Will)

"I think most Americans believe that although it's better not to use military force if you can avoid it, that the world simply doesn't provide us the luxury of giving away military force as an important tool of foreign policy."
- Robert Kagan
(Related: Policy, Americans, Force, Foreign policy, Giving, Luxury, Military, World)

"One of the great problems with Americans is that - being a decent people - they assume that everyone else is equally decent."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: People, Americans, Being, Problems)

"There was no race - but to the extent that there was an arms competition, it was almost entirely on the Soviet side, first to catch up and then to surpass the Americans."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Americans, Competition, First, Race)

"These Americans are among the working poor with full-time jobs earning $5.15 an hour. Millions fall into this boat, even more when you consider that the poverty line has not been adequately adjusted to reflect the true level of poverty in this country."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Americans, Country, Jobs, Poor, Poverty)

"Increasingly, Americans don't own America."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: America, Americans)

"This whole fuss did not only damage Fischer's image, but that of the USA as well. The way the Americans treated one of their most popular citizens did not make a positive impression worldwide."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Impression, Positive, Americans, Popular)

"With or without a Social Security fix, Americans don't have enough assets to retire on. There has to be a much larger debate."
- Frank Keating
(Related: Americans, Debate, Security)

"I think Americans like the practical; they like the human. And I like both those things myself, and I try and put them into my books."
- John Keegan
(Related: Americans, Books)

"Millions of Americans each year use our national forests to go hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, swimming, horseback riding, and canoeing."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Americans, Camping, Fishing, Hunting)

"Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs, have played an important role in enriching the lives of not just African Americans, but our entire country."
- Ric Keller
(Related: African, Americans, Country)

"Social Security is the very foundation of retirement security for millions of Americans."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Americans, Retirement, Security)

"I am staunchly committed to ensuring the long-term solvency of Social Security and preserving full benefits for Americans who have spent their entire working lives contributing to this program."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Security)

"The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian."
- George F. Kennan
(Related: Americans, Want)

"My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Americans, Country)

"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Americans, Freedom, Surrender)

"Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Peace, Time, War, Friend, Americans, Word)

"The world knows that America will never start a war. This generation of Americans has had enough of war and hate... we want to build a world of peace where the weak are secure and the strong are just."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Peace, War, America, Americans, Hate, Want, Will, World)

"The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Americans, Freedom, Present, Surrender)

"And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Americans, Country)

"We could have a budget that brings Americans together."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Americans)

"Democrats believe that government should reflect the sense of community that Americans demonstrated after Katrina - the sense of community that has defined and united America throughout its history."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Government, History, America, Americans, Community, Democrats, Sense, United)

"Americans have been given goals to achieve in Iraq, but not the standards by which to measure progress. And the only assurance Americans have been given that we can reach those goals is to trust the President and his Administration at their word."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Trust, Progress, Goals, Americans, Iraq, Measure, President, Word)

"The best way to begin genuine bipartisanship to make America stronger is to work together on the real crises facing our country, not to manufacture an artificial crisis to serve a special interest agenda out of touch with the needs of Americans."
- John F. Kerry
(Related: Work, America, Americans, Country, Crisis, Interest, Needs)

"Americans are inclined to see the world and foreign affairs in black and white."
- Richard Kerry
(Related: Americans, World)

"Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Americans, Opinion)

"We seriously suspect the agents of the Americans and Israelis in conducting such horrendous terrorist acts and cannot believe the people who kidnap Philippines nationals, for instance, or behead U.S. nationals are Muslims."
- Ayatollah Khamenei
(Related: People, Americans)

"Americans are the great Satan, the wounded snake."
- Ayatollah Khomeini
(Related: Americans, Satan)

"As founder and co-chair of the upper Mississippi River Congressional task force, I have long sought to preserve the river's health and historical multiple uses, including as a natural waterway and a home to wildlife, for the benefit of future generations of Americans."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Health, Home, Americans, Force, Future, Generations, Wildlife)

"More important is the fact that embryonic stem cell research could lead to new treatments and cures for the many Americans afflicted with life-threatening and debilitating diseases."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Life, Americans, Fact, Research)

"I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: Americans, Bigotry, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Prejudice, Responsibility, Tolerance)

"Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty - as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it."
- Florence King
(Related: Beauty, God, Creativity, Americans, Worship)

"But 85 percent of the mosques have extremist leadership in this country. Most Muslims, the overwhelming majority of Muslims, are loyal Americans."
- Peter King
(Related: Leadership, Americans, Country, Majority)

"All Americans have a sacred duty to guarantee Social Security benefits to our nation's senior citizens."
- Steve King
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Duty, Nation, Security)

"I think that it's always appropriate for Americans and for American foreign policy to make clear why we feel that self-government is most compatible with peace, the well-being of people, and human dignity."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Peace, People, Policy, American, Americans, Dignity, Foreign policy, Self)

"For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered; for Americans it is just beyond the horizon."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Americans, Nations, Past, Utopia)

"For me it is completely clear that our air bases in Germany would be available to the Americans."
- Helmut Kohl
(Related: Americans, Germany)

"It's time to stop defending a system that is clearly in dire need of reform, stop issuing reports and setting up new roadblocks, and start providing Americans with prescription drugs that are both safe and affordable."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: Time, Americans, Drugs, Reform)

"There's been an increase in the number of Iraqis in training, but more Americans are dying and violence is increasing."
- Lawrence Korb
(Related: Americans, Dying, Training, Violence)

"There seems to be this sense among even well-meaning Americans that Africa is this black hole of murder and mutilation that can never be fixed, no matter what aid is brought in."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Americans, Murder, Sense)

"While Americans have heard of Darfur and think we should be doing more there, they aren't actually angry at the president about inaction."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Americans, Inaction, President)

"My message to the Americans, to the American President, is that I am coming from Poland, which is in good shape; it is much different than ten years ago when last state visit from Poland was here in the United States."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: American, Americans, President, State, states, United, Visit, Years)

"The problem with our role is Americans live in a world of illusion."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Americans, Illusion, World)

"The way Americans understand and treat other peoples almost guarantees that the world will suffer more trouble."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: Americans, Trouble, Will, World)

"Americans are big boys. You can talk them into almost anything. Just sit with them for half an hour over a bottle of whiskey and be a nice guy."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: Americans, Boys, Talk)

"If Americans knew how to deal with other people, they could bring peace to the world. Alas, they have not learned enough yet. The true American feels that he is 100 percent welcome anywhere he goes."
- Nguyen Cao Ky
(Related: Peace, People, American, Americans, World)

"I'm fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God. Our fight now is against the Americans."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: God, Americans, Fight, Fighting, Heaven, Martyr, Now)

"Probably millions of Americans got up this morning with a cup of coffee, a cigarette and a donut. No wonder they are sick and fouled up."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: Americans, Coffee, Wonder)

"Americans appreciate the way our friends around the world are sticking by us, and we all hope for their continued support in what's going to be some very trying times."
- Joe Lando
(Related: Hope, Americans, Friends, Support, Trying, World)

"Wherever I have gone in this country, I have found Americans."
- Alf Landon
(Related: Americans, Country)

"Americans are like Pac Man. We just eat our way through the day. There's always something going into the mouth."
- Diane Lane
(Related: Americans, Day, Man)

"There exist thousands of Americans who have AIDS-defining diseases but are HIV negative."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Negative, Americans)

"It's wrong to put the drug lobby's interests ahead of older Americans."
- John B. Larson
(Related: Americans, Wrong)

"Today Americans are overcome not by the sense of endless possibility but by the banality of the social order they have erected against it."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Possibility, Americans, Order, Sense, Today)

"I wanted to shoot straight, mainstream, somehow off-beat. Not only realistic West, which is quite unfamiliar to the world's population - even to a lot of Americans."
- Ang Lee
(Related: Americans, Population, World)

"There's a lot of Americans, black and white, who think that we've arrived where we need to be and nothing else needs to be done and affirmative action needs to be dismantled."
- Spike Lee
(Related: Action, Americans, Needs, Nothing)

"I know too that we Americans like to think of ourselves as cleaner than clean, a healthy nation who would never take anything when a recent poll suggested that 65 per cent of the population would risk dying in 10 years if they would be guaranteed Olympic gold."
- Greg LeMond
(Related: Americans, Dying, Gold, Nation, Population, Risk, Years)

"In my childhood, America was like a religion. Then, real-life Americans abruptly entered my life - in jeeps - and upset all my dreams."
- Sergio Leone
(Related: Dreams, Life, Religion, America, Americans, Childhood)

"Americans have been selling this view around the world: that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Progress, Selling, Americans, Property, Protection)

"Sadly, the President's budget proposal for the upcoming year once again puts cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans over addressing our country's severe fiscal problems."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Americans, Country, President, Problems, Taxes)

"I have a sense that many Americans, especially those like me with European or foreign parents, feel they have to invent their families just as they have to invent themselves."
- Philip Levine
(Related: Americans, Parents, Sense)

"Financial literacy is an issue that should command our attention because many Americans are not adequately organizing finances for their education, healthcare and retirement."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Education, Financial, Americans, Attention, Healthcare, Retirement)

"And it is very moving because one has to see the site not as just another site of development but it is a very special site. It is a site that souls and hearts of all Americans."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Development, Americans)

"I've spent the last year listening to Americans, and the state of the union that George W. Bush lives in is very different from the state that most hardworking Americans are living in."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Americans, Listening, Living, State)

"We have reached an important milestone and achieved a new momentum in reaching a goal all Americans should embrace - building a secure, peaceful, democratic Iraq that is no longer a threat to the United States or the international community."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Goal, Americans, Building, Community, Iraq, states, United)

"I know that we're being inexorably taken over by the Americans. Without a doubt. I don't mean invaded or anything like that, just taken over. By degrees."
- Gordon Lightfoot
(Related: Americans, Being, Doubt)

"Let me tell you who we conservatives are: we love people. When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans. We see human beings. We don't see groups. We don't see victims."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Love, People, America, Americans, states, United, Victims)

"Unless we make education a priority, an entire generation of Americans could miss out on the American dream."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Education, Dream, American, Americans)

"Many Americans are unaware that we still have a large population of working families, elderly, and children who rely on emergency food pantries, shelters, and other resources to meet their nutritional needs."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Food, Americans, Children, Elderly, Needs, Population)

"While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation, one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan."
- John Linder
(Related: Americans, Battle, Beginnings, Day, Nation)

"And our pessimists think this has taken too long. Our pessimists believe that too many Americans have died. Our pessimists believe that we have lost the war."
- John Linder
(Related: War, Americans)

"I understand why so many Americans were angry when I was first discovered in Afghanistan. I realize many still are, but I hope in time that feeling will change."
- John Walker Lindh
(Related: Change, Time, Hope, Afghanistan, Americans, Feeling, First, Will)

"As the war on terror continues, Americans must honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for the protection of this nation and the hope of peace."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Men, Peace, War, Women, Hope, Americans, Honor, Nation, Protection, Terror)

"As you begin your tour of the United States, you may as well know that one American national trait which irritates many Americans and must be convenient for our critics is that we relentlessly advertise our imperfections."
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
(Related: American, Americans, May, states, United)

"Social Security not only helps Americans enjoy a secure retirement, it has also kept millions of Americans out of poverty."
- Zoe Lofgren
(Related: Americans, Poverty, Retirement, Security)

"I always think that the most delightful thing about traveling is to always be running into Americans and to always feel at home."
- Anita Loos
(Related: Home, Americans, Running, Traveling)

"Most Americans in both red and blue states reject and resent the message being sent by Hollywood and some in the media that values are subjective, to be defined by the individual and not by God."
- Trent Lott
(Related: God, Values, Americans, Being, Hollywood, Media, states)

"On this day, so full for Americans of thoughts connected with their National Independence, we may not forget that Americans have yet other grounds for gratitude to the people of the Netherlands."
- Seth Low
(Related: Gratitude, People, Thoughts, Americans, Day, Forget, Independence, May)

"Americans are people who prefer the Continent to their own country, but refuse to learn its languages."
- Edward V. Lucas
(Related: People, Americans, Country)

"My parents were both from extremely different backgrounds. My father's Italian, my mother was of Swedish descent. They're both first-generation Americans."
- Susan Lucci
(Related: Mother, Father, Americans, First, Parents)

"Americans who may be going to the largest embassy we've ever had."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Americans, May)

"German readers are much like Brits or Americans: They read for the thrill of it, the occasional shudder down the spine, knowing it's not real - but looking over their shoulders anyway, just in case."
- Brian Lumley
"We as Americans and as humans have very selective hearing and very selective memory. We only hear what we want to hear and disregard the rest."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Americans, Hearing, Memory, Rest, Want)

"We as Americans assume that big companies are bad, and big power companies are even worse."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Power, Americans)

"Preserving parks and open spaces is a winner because it doesn't need to be explained to everyday Americans."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Americans, Open)

"The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live today than any other building that has gone remotely by the name of architecture in our history."
- Russell Lynes
(Related: Architecture, History, Americans, Building, Name, Today)

"Americans never quit."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Americans)

"Part of the American dream is to live long and die young. Only those Americans who are willing to die for their country are fit to live."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Dream, American, Americans, Country)

"The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
- James Madison
(Related: Trust, People, Americans, Being, Constitution, Nation)

"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
- James Madison
(Related: Trust, People, Americans, Being, Countries, Right)

"Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence."
- Bill Maher
(Related: American, Americans, Countries, Fantasy, Land, Reality, Violence, Will)

"For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: Americans, Chance, May)

"Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are a thinker you must be a frowning bore, because thinking is so damn serious."
- Jacques Maritain
(Related: Americans, Thinking)

"I think Americans should have a policy of love. That should be the foreign policy, love. Export Love."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Love, Policy, Americans, Foreign policy)

"The biggest problem with American music right now, is that kids don't listen. They come by it honestly, Americans don't listen anyway. When people go to concerts, they say I'm going to see... not, I'm going to hear."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Music, People, American, Americans, Kids, Now, Right)

"It's shortsighted not to view the education of a future generation of Americans as a priority for all Americans."
- Mel Martinez
(Related: Education, Americans, Future)

"These are challenging times for all Americans. We face the specter of war abroad and a steady stream of bad economic news at home."
- Robert Matsui
(Related: Home, War, Americans, News)

"Sporting goods sales have suffered because Americans have become too sedentary."
- Mike May
(Related: Americans, Sales)

"I think that my interpretation of Italian was a lot more southern than what my husband cooks. You know, I grew up in Queens and in Brooklyn, and we - really, it's more southern. It's Naples and Sicily. It's heavier. It's over-spiced. And like most Americans, I thought spaghetti and meatballs was genius."
- Debi Mazar
(Related: HusbGenius, Thought, Americans)

"I live in Italy part time, and they're obsessed with what's happening in LA too. They make fun of Americans, but the world wants to know what's going on in Hollywood."
- Debi Mazar
(Related: Time, Americans, Fun, Hollywood, Italy, World)

"The president felt that it was important to send an ordinary citizen to experience the excitement of space travel as a representative for all Americans."
- Christa McAuliffe
(Related: Experience, Travel, Americans, Excitement, President, Space)

"We have 1.8 million Americans behind bars today at Local, State and Federal level. In the federal system, which has doubled in the last ten years, over 110,000 people behind bars in the Federal system, probably two-thirds are there for drug related reason."
- Barry McCaffrey
(Related: People, Americans, Reason, State, Today, Years)

"Do not yield. Do not flinch. Stand up. Stand up with our President and fight. We're Americans. We're Americans, and we'll never surrender. They will."
- John McCain
(Related: Americans, Fight, President, Surrender, Will, Yield)

"The bill that job creators and out-of-work Americans need us to pass is the one that ensures taxes won't go up - one that says Americans and small-business owners won't get hit with more bad news at the end of the year."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Americans, End, Job, News, Taxes)

"Americans don't think we should be raising taxes on anybody, especially in the middle of a recession."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Americans, Taxes)

"After adding trillions to the debt on big-government policies most Americans didn't ask for and which we couldn't afford, Democratic leaders say they need more money, which they intend to take from small business, even though small businesses create the majority of new jobs."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Business, Money, Americans, Debt, Jobs, Leaders, Majority)

"But beyond the hysteria of phantom death panels, where is the abomination? Show me the provisions that will hurt consumers, because if you think a $110 billion a year tax break for working-class Americans to buy private health insurance is a government takeover, I welcome the debate."
- Jim McDermott
(Related: Death, Government, Health, Americans, Debate, Tax, Hurt, Will)

"If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does."
- Phil McGraw
(Related: Marriage, Abortion, Americans, Country, Gay, Research)

"One in seven Americans lives without health insurance, and that's a truly staggering figure."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Health, Americans)

"But the fact is, Mr. Chairman, for all the challenges the Postal Service of the 21st century faces, it still retains its traditional place as a key cog in how American businesses conduct their affairs and how Americans all across this land communicate."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: American, Americans, Faces, Fact, Key, Land, Service)

"Americans have an expectation that the Postal Service will abide by its well-known, although unofficial, motto - a commitment to deliver."
- John McHugh
(Related: Americans, Commitment, Expectation, Service, Will)

"Now that this legislation has passed the House, I look forward to the vote in the Senate that will bring us to Conference, where we can resolve any outstanding issues and make this postal reform reality - for the Postal Service and for all Americans."
- John McHugh
(Related: Americans, Legislation, Now, Reality, Reform, Senate, Service, Vote, Will)

"Eight generations of African-Americans are still waiting to achieve their rights - compensation and restitution for the hundreds of years during which they were bought and sold on the market."
- Cynthia McKinney
(Related: African, Rights, Generations, Waiting, Years)

"All Americans need a sense of place. That's what makes our physical surroundings worth caring about."
- Ed McMahon
(Related: Americans, Caring, Sense, Worth)

"Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look - historical ignorance remains a national characteristic."
- Larry McMurtry
(Related: Americans, Direction, Ignorance)

"Americans don't want cowboys to be gay."
- Larry McMurtry
(Related: Americans, Cowboys, Gay, Want)

"Out of 30 years of Second City I was probably the third African-American with the main stage cast. I was surprised when I first heard that. I think part of the reason that improvisation has never been popular with African-Americans is that it isn't popular in the inner cities."
- Tim Meadows
(Related: African, Cities, First, Popular, Reason, Years)

"The poorest residents of the gulf coast were most affected by the devastating hurricanes, and the poorest Americans have shouldered a disproportionate share of the burden in Iraq."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Americans, Burden, Iraq)

"At the same time, Republicans are pushing a $70 billion tax package that will overwhelmingly benefit the most wealthy Americans and actually increases the deficit by $16 billion."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Time, Americans, Tax, Republicans, Will)

"Americans simply ask for, not just Democrats in the House but also the Senate has asked the President for a clear plan as it relates to dealing with the issue of Iraq and our troops and making sure that we can bring families together in the very near future."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Future, Iraq, President, Senate, Troops)

"Why shouldn't future generations and young Americans have the choice to earn a higher rate of return? Why shouldn't they be able to own their own Social Security so that Congress can't spend it on other things?"
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Americans, Choice, Congress, Future, Generations, Security)

"While countless Americans are pulling together to lend a helping hand, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are pointing fingers in a shameless effort to tear us apart."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Americans, Effort)

"Liberal whites are the greatest enemy of African Americans."
- James Meredith
(Related: African, Americans, Enemy, Liberal)

"Your political system is actually too democratic. The fact that Americans vote on every bill and proposition can prolong bigotry indefinitely, especially where it is aimed at minority groups."
- George Michael
(Related: Americans, Bigotry, Fact, Minority, Vote)

"My American gay audience have continued to dance and sing to the music I make in a way that straight Americans haven't. I am grateful to them for that."
- George Michael
(Related: Music, Dance, American, Americans, Gay)

"Seven out of 10 Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless."
- Pras Michel
(Related: Americans, Being)

"France can never accept that it is no longer a dominating power in the world of culture. This is true both of the French right and the French left. They keep thinking that Americans are primitive cowboys or farmers who do not understand anything."
- Adam Michnik
(Related: Power, Americans, Cowboys, Culture, France, Right, Thinking, World)

"It is no secret that our tax code is drastically outdated and burdensome to all Americans. Fortunately, more and more people are aware daily of the inequities that arise from things such as the estate tax, and it has come to the forefront of Congress' agenda."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: People, Americans, Congress, Tax)

"Not wishing to be disturbed over moral issues of the political economy, Americans cling to the notion that the government is a sort of automatic machine, regulated by the balancing of competing interests."
- C. Wright Mills
(Related: Government, Americans, Economy, Machine, Wishing)

"The result was, of course, that today, tragically, more than 40 million Americans don't have health insurance, and for many, not having health insurance means they don't have access to good health care."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Health, Americans, Care, Result, Today)

"I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?"
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Happiness, Americans, Emotions, Sophistication, Tragedy)

"As much as everyone wants to downplay racism, it exists. There's a great mistrust among some African-Americans of white people."
- Steve Mitchell
(Related: People, African, Mistrust, Racism)

"Nine out of ten Americans believe that out of ten people, one person will always disagree with the other nine!"
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: People, Americans, Will)

"Some guys practice like all-Americans but they can't play!"
- Joe Montana
(Related: Practice)

"The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction."
- Michael Moore
(Related: Americans, Majority, Weapons)

"The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich."
- Michael Moore
(Related: Business, Government, War, Motivation, Americans, Corporations, Countries, Iraq, Labor, Order, Will)

"Buddhism has become a socially recognized religious philosophy for Americans, whereas it used to be considered an exotic religion."
- Thurston Moore
(Related: Religion, Buddhism, Americans, Philosophy, Religious)

"We as Americans of Latin descent are just as American as anyone else of any other descent."
- Esai Morales
(Related: American, Americans)

"Public-opinion polls show that Americans split about evenly on civil unions. But when the words "gay marriage" are presented, they break 3-to-1 against it."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Americans, Public, Words)

"Democrats are not about to nominate anyone who backs the tax cut, and Americans are not going to elect anyone who favors a tax increase."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Favors, Tax)

"Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation."
- Gouverneur Morris
(Related: Government, People, Fear, Americans, Being, Nation)

"We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: African, Americans, Now, Racism)

"We Americans entered a new phase in our history - the era of integration - in 1954."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: History, Americans)

"The Constitution, as originally drawn, made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre considered equal members of society."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Society, Americans, Constitution, Fact)

"What the world needs now is more Americans. The U.S. is the first nation on earth deliberately dedicated to letting people choose what they want and giving them a chance to get it."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: People, Americans, Chance, Earth, First, Giving, Nation, Needs, Now, Want, World)

"America slept because most Americans preferred it that way."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: America, Americans)

"Given what the media have put the country through this past decade, it must come as a surprise to most Americans that the press has a code of ethics."
- Roger Mudd
(Related: Americans, Country, Ethics, Media, Past, Press)

"It's hard to decide if TV makes morons out of everyone, or if it mirrors Americans who really are morons to begin with."
- Martin Mull
(Related: Americans)

"For the state of our union to be strong, we need to place value in Americans."
- Patty Murray
(Related: Americans, State, Value)

"Security is still the most important issue facing Washington state residents and millions of Americans - the security of having a job, of access to affordable health care, of a quality education, and of protecting our homeland and defending our nation."
- Patty Murray
(Related: Health, Education, Quality, Americans, Care, Job, Nation, Security, State, Washington)

"This commitment to truth is something one senses more and more Americans yearning for, just as they are becoming more and more sophisticated at knowing when the truth is being obscured - an irony that seems to elude most of today's elected officials."
- Michael Musto
(Related: Truth, Americans, Being, Commitment, Irony, Senses, Today, Yearning)

"People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: People, Americans, Company)

"The great thing about this town hall format is that it allows us to hear what's on the minds of Americans. Tonight, it was clear - voters have quite a few questions about the direction in which the current administration is headed."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Americans, Direction, Questions)

"The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make the rest of us wonder at the possibility that we might be missing something."
- Gamal Abdel Nasser
(Related: Genius, Possibility, Americans, Rest, Wonder)

"The alternative minimum tax was designed to prevent the very wealthiest Americans from overusing certain tax benefits to avoid most of their tax burden."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Burden, Tax)

"We can preserve Social Security benefits for generations of Americans without privatizing this important program."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Generations, Security)

"By the year 2000, most Americans will be online one way or another."
- Nicholas Negroponte
(Related: Americans, Will)

"For many Americans, including many who are employed, going to the doctor when they fall ill or become injured may not be an option because of the absence of health insurance."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: Health, Absence, Americans, May)

"Americans of all ages deserve quality end-of-life medical care."
- Bill Nelson
(Related: Medical, Quality, Americans, Care, End)

"Americans want action for their money. They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work."
- Paula Nelson
(Related: Work, Money, Action, Americans, Self, Want)

"Americans are making coffee a bigger part of their lives, expanding attitudes and behaviors that are driving new levels of consumption."
- Robert Nelson
(Related: Americans, Coffee, Driving)

"I am certain that I speak on behalf of my entire nation when I say: September 11th we are all Americans - in grief, as in defiance."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Americans, Defiance, Grief, Nation)

"More Americans own their home than ever before. Nearly 70 percent of American's are homeowners. So it is a good time for us to asses the positive impacts of homeownership on families, communities and on the nation's economy."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Home, Time, Positive, American, Americans, Economy, Nation)

"While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Americans, Country, Day, Forget, Veterans)

"When regulations on the housing industry are reasonable, the cost of housing goes down. Regulatory relief is needed to make housing more affordable to more Americans."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Americans)

"Well, he can't be dumb, I mean, because he's been president for four years and he's president again, so you're going to get caught out if you're really bad, aren't you? Unless millions and millions of Americans are dumb."
- John Newcombe
(Related: Americans, Dumb, President, Years)

"Those who deny the existence of a supreme being have been turned into second-class citizens by a government that continuously sends messages that 'real Americans' believe in God."
- Michael Newdow
(Related: Government, God, Americans, Being, Existence)

"Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Patriotism, People, Americans, Freedom, Garden, Idealism, Passion)

"Tonight - to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans - I ask for your support."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Americans, Majority, Support)

"I think one of the political problems we have in this country is the perspective that all soccer moms think alike, all African-Americans think alike."
- Anne Northup
(Related: African, Country, Perspective, Problems, Soccer)

"Average Americans are going to win this, not me. And not just your organization, not just the providers of health care, but the American people are going to cause this to happen. But they have to keep sending those cards and letters."
- Charlie Norwood
(Related: Health, People, American, Americans, Cards, Care, Cause, Letters)

"British girls are as temperamental as Americans."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Americans, Girls)

"The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim-majority country - I know, because I am one of them."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Muslim, Americans, Country, states, United)

"In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. We can't afford it. And I refuse to renew them again."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Society, Americans, December, Tax, Tax cuts, Worth)

"In fact, the best thing we could do on taxes for all Americans is to simplify the individual tax code. This will be a tough job, but members of both parties have expressed an interest in doing this, and I am prepared to join them."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Americans, Fact, Tax, Interest, Job, Taxes, Will)

"Americans... still believe in an America where anything's possible - they just don't think their leaders do."
- Barack Obama
(Related: America, Americans, Leaders)

"There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions, and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song."
- Phil Ochs
(Related: Poetry, Actions, Americans, Potential, Song)

"The fortunes of the entire world may well ride on the ability of young Americans to face the responsibilities of an old America gone mad."
- Phil Ochs
(Related: Ability, America, Americans, May, Old, World)

"Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Americans, Satire)

"Americans want our leaders to defend our values, our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life, not apologize."
- Christine O'Donnell
(Related: Life, Values, Americans, Culture, Leaders, Liberty, Want)

"The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights that we have as Americans under our Constitution."
- Ted Olson
(Related: Marriage, Americans, Constitution, Court, Rights, states, United)

"Americans were told repeatedly by President Bush and Vice President Cheney that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. None were ever found."
- John Olver
(Related: Americans, Destruction, Iraq, President, Vice, Weapons)

"The most extreme individuals and factions in Islamic countries are now more motivated than ever to kill Americans, and the number of potential terrorists has greatly expanded."
- John Olver
(Related: Americans, Countries, Extreme, Now, Potential)

"I tell my brethren in Palestine: be patient and continue your blessed struggle. We did not forget you. We are still healing another wound in the Muslim nation, which is the occupation of our land by the Americans. Your battle and ours are one and the same."
- Mohammed Omar
(Related: Muslim, Americans, Battle, Forget, Healing, Land, Nation, Occupation, Struggle)

"More than ever before, Americans are suffering from back problems: back taxes, back rent, back auto payments."
- Robert Orben
(Related: Americans, Suffering, Taxes)

"If the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it's clean, he has nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush administration again."
- Bill O'Reilly
(Related: Trust, Americans, Nation, Nothing, Will)

"Americans will respect your beliefs if you just keep them private."
- Bill O'Reilly
(Related: Americans, Beliefs, Respect, Will)

"Whatever it is that the government does, sensible Americans would prefer that the government does it to somebody else. This is the idea behind foreign policy."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Government, Policy, Idea, Americans, Foreign policy)

"When no other schools in the Southeastern Conference or the former Southwestern Conference would award them athletic scholarships, African Americans had been recruited by and playing for Texas Western since the 1950s."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: African, Americans, Schools)

"In addition to serving overseas, the Peace Corps' Crisis Corps Volunteers have helped their fellow Americans."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Peace, Americans, Crisis)

"Americans no longer look to government for economic security; rather, they look to their portfolios."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Government, Americans, Security)

"Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Lawyers, Party, Poor)

"Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reason, and not just to mingle with the right people."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: People, Americans, Reason, Right, Washington)

"Americans like the British kind of quirkiness and the strange accent. They find it kind of cute or something, with a certain charm."
- Nick Park
(Related: Americans, Charm, Cute)

"House Republican leadership have refused to allow a clean minimum wage vote. Close to 15 million Americans will be affected if we did this. Do Republicans really expect a family to live on less than $11,000 a year?"
- Bill Pascrell
(Related: Family, Leadership, Americans, Republican, Republicans, Vote, Wage, Will)

"Working-class Americans have waited too long, close to a decade in fact, for an increase in the minimum wage. This has been the second longest period without a pay raise since the Federal minimum wage law was first enacted in 1938."
- Bill Pascrell
(Related: Americans, Fact, First, Law, Wage)

"It is shameful that millions of Americans are suffering the economic injustice of working a full-time job and earning a wage that leaves them below the poverty line."
- Bill Pascrell
(Related: Americans, Injustice, Job, Poverty, Suffering, Wage)

"On that terrible day, a nation became a neighborhood. All Americans became New Yorkers."
- George Pataki
(Related: Americans, Day, Nation)

"Here, we tell the story: why the people came here, what they did when they got here, going back to the Native Americans and coming all the way forward."
- Robert Patterson
(Related: People, Americans, Native Americans)

"Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Love, Americans, Battle, Fight)

"Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war."
- George S. Patton
(Related: War, Americans, Hell, Man, Play)

"Does the imam have a legal right to build the mosque at Ground Zero? The answer is yes. But is it the right thing to do? The answer is no. And most Americans, and most moderate Muslims, join with me in that call."
- Kilari Anand Paul
(Related: Legal, Mosque, Americans, Right)

"When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues, it has three choices: It can raise taxes, print money, or borrow money. While these actions may benefit politicians, all three options are bad for average Americans."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Government, Money, Actions, Americans, Tax, May, Options, Politicians, Taxes)

"What we're discussing privately and publicly, is a budget which is a blueprint for the future which creates jobs, which educates our children, which provides healthcare for all Americans, which takes our deficit down, which gives a tax cut for 95% of the American people."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: People, American, Americans, Children, Future, Tax, Healthcare, Jobs)

"Democratic priorities remain clear: to provide a tax cut for working families, to promote policies that produce jobs and economic growth, and to assist millions of our fellow Americans who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Growth, Americans, Fault, Tax, Jobs, Priorities)

"Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Americans, Jobs)

"Every time I work with a European director, I find they hire the person that captures the spirit of the role. Americans tend to hire the best face. The person that looks more like the role, whether they can perform the role or not is a bonus."
- Elizabeth Pena
(Related: Time, Work, Americans, Spirit)

"We are here simply to decide whether Congress should take the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans and use them to fund the destruction of human embryos for research."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Americans, Congress, Destruction, Research)

"It's time to stop the raid on the Social Security trust fund and start allowing Americans to invest their Social Security taxes in personal savings accounts."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Time, Trust, Americans, Security, Taxes)

"I mean, the reality is unemployment today - over 14 million Americans are unemployed. That's exactly what it was a year ago. I mean, this - the American people know we can't borrow and spend and bail our way back to a growing economy."
- Mike Pence
(Related: People, American, Americans, Economy, Reality, Today, Unemployment)

"It's time for conservative Americans to do what Reagan did."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Time, Americans, Conservative)

"It's time for conservative Americans to right the ship again."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Time, Americans, Conservative, Right)

"But we know that the very God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. And sometimes we're called upon to defend both life and liberty - God's blessings to Americans, and indeed, to all of His creation."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Life, Time, God, Americans, Blessings, Creation, Liberty)

"They wanted me to play more sports because they were acutely sensitive to their children being one hundred percent American, and they believed that all Americans played sports and loved sports."
- Martin Lewis Perl
(Related: Sports, American, Americans, Being, Children, Play)

"Non-citizen terrorist suspects are not members of the American national community, and they have no proper claim on the rights Americans accord one another."
- Richard Perle
(Related: American, Americans, Community, Rights)

"The lax multiculturalism that urges Americans to accept the unacceptable from their fellow citizens is one of this nation's greatest vulnerabilities in the war on terror."
- Richard Perle
(Related: War, Americans, Nation, Terror)

"Americans sometimes say to me that they have no class system themselves. All human beings have class systems. It can be based on a different thing in a different country, but the thing about breeding is, you can't buy it. You can't buy class."
- Anne Perry
(Related: Americans, Breeding, Class, Country)

"We've got the wind at our back right now. Americans are waking up to the realities of their previous choices. We must keep America moving back to preeminence because our values and conservative ideas are the world's greatest hope."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Ideas, Hope, Values, America, Americans, Choices, Conservative, Now, Right, Waking, Wind, World)

"We're loving something to death in a way, which Americans tend to do a lot."
- John Phillips
(Related: Death, Americans)

"Millions of Americans every year depend upon medical imaging exams to diagnose disease and detect injury, and thousands more rely on radiation therapy to treat and cure their cancers."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Medical, Americans, Cure, Disease, Injury, Therapy)

"It was the wish of the Americans that their red brethren should remain peacefully round their own fires, and not embroil themselves in any disputes between the white people."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: People, Americans)

"Not all the Americans in Iraq are those who torture and murder, or course they're not, I don't know how many are doing it, I know it is systematic throughout the United States military I think that's been revealed."
- John Pilger
(Related: Americans, Iraq, Military, Murder, states, United)

"All that happens is that the destruction of human beings - unless they're Americans - is called collateral damage."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Americans, Destruction)

"In some ways the domestic reporting is a lot easier because Americans will talk to you about anything."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Americans, Talk, Will)

"For me the much more significant question is what did the Americans do, if anything, to help the Croatian army, because they are the ones that changed fundamentally the map of Bosnia, not the Bosnian army."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Americans, Army, Help, Question)

"Moderates shouldn't be nervous about Newt because he has a vision, he's laid it forward. He's fundamentally leading us in the way that middle class Americans want to go."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Vision, Americans, Class, Leading, Middle class, Want)

"It's a disgrace that we have millions of people who are uninsured, but at the same time too - in the eyes of the American people, in my judgment, it looked as if that somehow become more important than the main attack which was to fix the economy and get the Americans working again."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Time, People, American, Americans, Disgrace, Economy, Eyes, Judgment)

"We're trying to fix this with the plan we've been floating. Now, the law says the transition ends in 2006 or - and the "or" is the only part that matters - 85 percent of Americans go buy a digital TV."
- Michael K. Powell
(Related: Americans, Law, Now, Trying)

"I like the mentality of the Americans. It's like when you talk about money."
- Alain Prost
(Related: Money, Americans, Talk)

"Tobacco exports should be expanded aggressively because Americans are smoking less."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Americans, Smoking)

"The Odyssey is the story of Americans up to the point where they are well-established, and even so it is detached from the historical side."
- Raymond Queneau
(Related: Americans)

"This morning in the Washington Post there was a statistic about how 85% of Americans are Christians."
- Sally Quinn
(Related: Americans, Post, Washington)

"There are as many jobs for younger Americans as there are for other Americans of every age group in political campaigns. Campaigns are very labor intensive and volunteer dependent."
- Marc Racicot
(Related: Age, Americans, Jobs, Labor)

"A majority of Americans oppose partial-birth abortion, and Judge Hamilton's decision flies in the face of Congress passing and President Bush signing legislation banning such horrible acts of violence."
- Marc Racicot
(Related: Decision, Abortion, Americans, Congress, Flies, Legislation, Majority, President, Violence)

"We did not treat the Americans badly. They left Iran in a relaxed mood. The embassy was active here after the revolution. We didn't have any problem with them. They started it."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Americans, Revolution)

"The problem is that the Iraqi people are facing atrocities from both sides - Zarqawi and also the American troops at times. The Zarqawi groups uses car bombs, the Americans use other bombs. You also know what they do in the prisons."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Car, People, American, Americans, Bombs, Troops)

"I think that Americans should gradually begin to adopt positive behavior rather than doing evil. They should not expect an immediate reaction in return for their positive measures. It will take time."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Time, Positive, Americans, Behavior, Evil, Will)

"Each department and institution has its own authorities and responsibilities, and they act on that basis. It is wrong to even compare such actions to what is done in Guantanamo or elsewhere by the Americans. They do not stand on a high moral platform to preach to others."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Act, Actions, Americans, Wrong)

"Our work to provide equal opportunities for all Americans should be a year-round mission."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Work, Americans, Mission)

"America, 5 years after this brutal attack, is testament that a Nation conceived in liberty and equality will endure. It is a triumph of millions of Americans but it is also the triumph of an idea larger than any one person, larger than any one nation."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Equality, Idea, America, Americans, Liberty, Nation, Will, Years)

"For hundreds of millions of Americans who believe in God, prayer is our bridge between Earth and Heaven, our way of opening our hearts to the Lord. Through this intimate relationship we find peace and guidance."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Peace, God, Americans, Earth, Guidance, Heaven, Prayer)

"As we celebrate Recovery Month, it is time for Congress to knock down the barriers to treatment and recovery for 26 million Americans suffering the ravages of alcohol and drug addiction."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Time, Addiction, Alcohol, Americans, Congress, Suffering, Treatment)

"Americans spend 3 billion hours per year filling out tax forms and keeping tax records."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Americans, Tax)

"All Americans and freedom-loving people around the world owe President Reagan our deepest gratitude for his strong, principled leadership that ended the Cold War and brought freedom to millions of people."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Leadership, War, Gratitude, People, Americans, Freedom, President, World)

"Mr. Speaker, the scientific evidence is overwhelming that embryonic stem cells have great potential to regenerate specific types of human tissues, offering hope for millions of Americans suffering from debilitating diseases."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Hope, Americans, Potential, Suffering)

"On this important anniversary, we must remember that while we have come a long way in eliminating barriers, critical work remains to ensure all Americans can live up to their full potential."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Work, Americans, Potential)

"The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought justice and equality and it sought to respond to the young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Equality, Fear, African, Civil rights, Justice, Murder, Workers)

"The challenges African-Americans are facing today are rooted in the system of slavery."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: African, Slavery, Today)

"Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic."
- Dan Rather
(Related: Americans, Will)

"Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy."
- Dan Rather
(Related: Americans, Capitalism, Democracy)

"It appalls me that the people who decide what Americans will be watching on the tube have never been to the United States. Not the real United States."
- John Ratzenberger
(Related: People, Americans, states, United, Will)

"We are Americans. We - we - we are - we are doctors. We are investment bankers. We are taxi drivers. We are store keepers. We are lawyers. We are - we are part of the fabric of America. And the way that America today treats its Muslims is being watched by over a billion Muslims worldwide."
- Feisal Abdul Rauf
(Related: America, Americans, Being, Doctors, Investment, Lawyers, Today)

"While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Inspiration, Americans, Future, Past)

"My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Americans, Legislation, Russia)

"Ensuring Americans have access to adequate medical care should be a priority for all of us."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Medical, Americans, Care)

"It is vitally important that we implement immigration reform. We need a bill that strengthens our borders and protects this nation, but that also makes it simpler for good people to become Americans."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: People, Americans, Nation, Reform)

"One in seven Americans, including more than 8 million children, does not have even basic healthcare coverage."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Americans, Children, Healthcare)

"This 21st century economy holds great promise for our people. But unless we give all Americans the skills they need to succeed, countries like India and China will take good-paying jobs that should be ours."
- Harry Reid
(Related: People, Americans, Countries, Economy, Jobs, Promise, Succeed, Will)

"There's a lot we can do to improve American's retirement security, but it's wrong to replace the guaranteed benefit that Americans have earned with a guaranteed benefit cut of forty percent or more."
- Harry Reid
(Related: American, Americans, Retirement, Security, Wrong)

"Now that our troops are mired in a dangerous effort to defeat the insurgency and are also trying to help rebuild the country, Americans of all political persuasions simply want the United States to succeed and our troops to be as safe as possible."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Americans, Country, Defeat, Effort, Help, Now, states, Succeed, Troops, Trying, United, Want)

"We're building on an international network with many others for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. There are so many things we can do to carry forward policies."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Act, Americans, Building, Network)

"The home ownership process for Native Americans has been hobbled by bureaucratic delays and regulations."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Home, Americans, Native Americans, Ownership)

"We need only look to our Navajo Code Talkers during World War II to see the value that Native languages bring not only to their culture, but to the security of all Americans."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: War, Americans, Culture, Security, Value, World, World war)

"Arizona faces unique healthcare challenges including uncompensated care for illegal immigrants, and the large number of Native Americans who live in remote and isolated areas of the state."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Americans, Care, Faces, Healthcare, Native Americans, State)

"I represent more Native Americans than anyone else in Congress."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Americans, Congress, Native Americans)

"Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity. Prosperity is what is doing us in."
- James Reston
(Related: Adversity, Americans, Prosperity)

"While F.D.R. once told Americans that we have nothing to fear but fear itself, Mr. Ashcroft is delighted to play the part of Fear Itself, an assignment in which he lets his imagination run riot."
- Frank Rich
(Related: Imagination, Fear, Americans, Nothing, Play, Riot)

"Americans accept that gangsters are running the government."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Government, Americans, Running)

"We're all Americans trying to compete. Magic was competing for his team and Larry for his team."
- Oscar Robertson
(Related: Americans, Magic, Trying)

"And, gentlemen, they have not yet done so, and it is quite clear that no Americans, no people in the world probably, are going to war with the Soviet Union."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: War, People, Americans, Gentlemen, World)

"I know there has long been a great frustration among the African Americans in Nevada over their belief that we have not adequately responded to their desires to become more educated and more productive citizens."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Belief, African, Americans, Frustration)

"We Americans have the great gifts of freedom and democracy, but it has been our education system that has fulfilled the promise of democracy."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Education, Americans, Democracy, Freedom, Gifts, Promise)

"Alabama citizens, like the vast majority of Americans, respect and value the meaning of decency, and appreciate public institutions that reflect the common values of our society."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Society, Values, Americans, Decency, Majority, Meaning, Public, Respect)

"Brown v. Board is the foundation by which all Americans can look for hope - hope for their children, hope for their families, and hope for a better future."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Hope, Americans, Children, Future)

"Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth."
- Will Rogers
(Related: People, Americans, Earth, Learning, Prohibition, Race, Years)

"The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Americans, Tax, Golf, Income)

"Next door to Ethiopia spreading out along the strategic Red Sea coastline is Eritrea, a relatively new country, and a place that few Americans seem to fully understand."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Americans, Country, Sea)

"And, of course, in the Philippines there were so many thousands of Americans that were captured by the Japanese and held and who were rescued by Filipino Americans, or Filipinos I should say, and by U.S. troops near the close of the war."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: War, Americans, Troops)

"Businesses should no longer be allowed to depress wages by hiring illegal labor and then falsely claim that Americans don't want to do the jobs."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Americans, Hiring, Jobs, Labor, Wages, Want)

"Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Marriage, Americans, Intolerance, Majority)

"The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Humor, Americans, Majority, Sense)

"There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Americans, Destiny, Events, Generations)

"This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Americans, Destiny)

"Music has an intrinsic value that touches Americans - they love their music, and want more."
- Hilary Rosen
(Related: Love, Music, Americans, Value, Want)

"The story of Americans is the story of arrested metamorphoses. Those who achieve success come to a halt and accept themselves as they are. Those who fail become resigned and accept themselves as they are."
- Harold Rosenberg
(Related: Success, Americans)

"If the English want a king, it is their business. If the Russians want communism, it is their business. If the Americans want our form of government, it is our business."
- Julius Rosenberg
(Related: Business, Government, Americans, Communism, English, Want)

"Mr. Obama plans to boost federal spending 25 percent while nearly tripling the national debt over 10 years. Americans know that this kind of spending will have economic consequences, including new taxes being imposed by the new progressives."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Americans, Being, Consequences, Debt, Taxes, Will, Years)

"Considering what Americans have been confronted with in the last ten years, domestically and internationally, it's clear that we need emotional outlets; we have to have some peace from our problems."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Peace, Americans, Problems, Years)

"Significant steps have been taken since 9-11 to protect out country here at home, but much remains to be done, Americans from across the political spectrum must come together to develop the next phase of our efforts to counter global terror."
- Warren Rudman
(Related: Home, Americans, Country, Terror)

"The name 'reservation' has a negative connotation among Native Americans - an intern camp of sorts."
- John Russell
(Related: Negative, Americans, Name, Native Americans)

"I had the pleasure, as Robin said, to live a childhood dream as many young Americans and Puerto Rican children live that play youth baseball. And I feel honored and very thankful for that opportunity."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Dream, Opportunity, Americans, Baseball, Childhood, Children, Play, Pleasure, Youth)

"Our debt is out of control. What was a fiscal challenge is now a fiscal crisis. We cannot deny it; instead we must, as Americans, confront it responsibly. And that is exactly what Republicans pledge to do."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Control, Americans, Challenge, Crisis, Debt, Now, Republicans)

"Do we believe that the goal of government is to promote equal opportunity for all Americans to make the most of their lives? Or, do we now believe that government's role is to equalize the results of peoples lives?"
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Government, Opportunity, Goal, Americans, Now, Results)

"The majority of Americans receive health insurance coverage through their employers, but with rising health care costs, many small businesses can no longer afford to provide coverage for their employees."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Health, Americans, Care, Employees, Majority)

"In a polling conducted by the Wall Street Journal, 11 out of 12 Americans said they oppose the taking of private property, even if it is for public economic good."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Americans, Property, Public)

"Americans pay up to 1000 percent more to fill their prescriptions than consumers in other countries - that is an alarming statistic."
- Ken Salazar
(Related: Americans, Countries)

"Watching President Obama apologize last week for America's arrogance - before a French audience that owes its freedom to the sacrifices of Americans - helped convince me that he has a deep-seated antipathy toward American values and traditions."
- Rick Santorum
(Related: Values, America, American, Americans, Arrogance, Deep, Freedom, President, Traditions)

"Americans have discovered fear."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Fear, Americans)

"Americans have discovered the fragility of life, that ominous fragility that the rest of the world either already experienced or is experiencing now with terrible intensity."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Life, Americans, Now, Rest, World)

"The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Attitude, Americans, Relationships)

"America's Older Americans add great value to our Nation."
- Paul Sarbanes
(Related: America, Americans, Nation, Value)

"Americans have different ways of saying things. They say 'elevator', we say 'lift'... they say 'President', we say 'stupid psychopathic git."
- Alexei Sayle
(Related: Americans, Saying)

"This is all about a media war that continues to rage between the old and new media. Unfortunately for our soldiers, these brave Americans are caught in the crossfire."
- Joe Scarborough
(Related: War, Americans, Media, Old, Soldiers)

"Bin Laden is remarkably eager for Americans to know why he doesn't like us, what he intends to do about it and then following up and doing something about it in terms of military actions."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Actions, Americans, Military)

"While our country has made great strides in breaking down the barriers which for so long denied equal opportunity to all Americans, we are not yet the beautiful symphony of brotherhood of Dr. King's dream."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Dream, Opportunity, Americans, Brotherhood, Country)

"It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq, that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: War, Wisdom, Americans, Care, Iraq, Now, World)

"Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: War, People, Americans, Disease, Famine, Obligation, Poverty, Suffering)

"The European nations' loss of sovereignty to the EU should be a warning to Americans."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Americans, Loss, Nations)

"The most dangerous area where our laws are not being faithfully executed are the laws designed to protect Americans against the millions of aliens who enter our country illegally every year."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Americans, Being, Country, Laws)

"After Big Media, U.S. colleges and universities are the biggest enemies of the values of red-state Americans."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Values, Americans, Enemies, Media)

"It is a mystery why any Americans would support the concept of the EU."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Americans, Mystery, Support)

"If there are signs that Americans bow to the gods of advertising, there are equally indications that people find the gods ridiculous. It is part of the popular culture that advertisements are silly."
- Michael Schudson
(Related: People, Gods, Advertising, Americans, Culture, Popular, Silly)

"We certainly could have voted on making the middle-class tax cuts and tax cuts for working families permanent had the Republicans not insisted that the only way they would support those tax breaks is if we also added $700 billion to the deficit to give tax breaks to the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. That's what was really disturbing."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Americans, Tax, Republicans, Support, Tax cuts)

"It is essential that all Americans take the time to honor and remember those individuals who gave their lives in defense of our liberty."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Time, Americans, Defense, Honor, Liberty)

"Small businesses are vital contributors to our economy. They are the economic engine that is creating jobs, exploring innovation, and expanding opportunities for Americans in every community across the Nation."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Americans, Community, Economy, Innovation, Jobs, Nation)

"All told, these profit levels have put the world's five largest publicly traded oil companies on track to earn more than $100 billion before year's end. Yet, at the same time that Big Oil's bottom line is going up, so are Americans' energy costs."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Time, Americans, End, Energy, Oil, Profit, World)

"As many know, brain injury comes in many forms. The two most prevalent brain injuries - stroke and trauma - affect more than 2.2 million Americans, and these numbers are expected to grow."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Americans, Injury, Numbers)

"In the large cities that received new Americans, there flowered a golden age of restaurants, manned by the available talent from abroad and fueled by the restless wealth of the newly rich."
- David Joseph Schwartz
(Related: Age, Talent, Wealth, Americans, Cities, Restaurants)

"As you know, I'm an immigrant. I came over here as an immigrant, and what gave me the opportunities, what made me to be here today, is the open arms of Americans. I have been received. I have been adopted by America."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: America, Americans, Open, Today)

"These funds will ensure that ports will be able to pay for adequate security measures to protect all Americans against terrorist attacks from our seaports."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Americans, Security, Will)

"People get caught up in asking whether Americans should be going here or there. What it boils down to is the call of the Lord. If the Lord has called you to a specific area, that's where you are going to see the fruit."
- Michael Scott
(Related: People, Americans)

"Typically, in the cities there can be resistance to the gospel or just to Americans, or anybody that's Western. When you get back into the villages, the people are very welcoming. Then when you get into Muslim areas, it definitely gets a little more difficult."
- Michael Scott
(Related: People, Muslim, Americans, Cities)

"When I was growing up, so many of the important changes for African-Americans were being made in the United States Supreme Court and were being made by lawyers. I followed the court very intensely and wanted to do that for my life."
- Leah Ward Sears
(Related: Life, African, Being, Court, Growing up, Lawyers, states, United)

"I'd like to see marriage count again among African-Americans and not just in the society in general."
- Leah Ward Sears
(Related: Marriage, Society, African)

"We have by far the most expensive health system in the world. We spend 50 percent more per person than the next most costly nation. Americans spend more on health care than housing or food."
- Kathleen Sebelius
(Related: Food, Health, Americans, Care, Nation, World)

"Although black and white Americans live, work, and learn together now, there is still injustice in America."
- Kathleen Sebelius
(Related: Work, America, Americans, Injustice, Now)

"I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion, and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience, no matter what religion or color of their skin, or situation in life."
- Pete Seeger
(Related: Life, Religion, Americans, Persuasion, Skin)

"Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many young Americans by example that the only way to succeed in sports is to take steroids."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Sports, Americans, Athletes, Example, Succeed)

"Baseball has long been a national pastime that many Americans have cherished."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Americans, Baseball)

"Despite the state of denial exhibited by most Democrats, Americans all across the nation acknowledge that changes are necessary to preserve Social Security for today's younger workers."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Denial, Nation, Security, State, Today, Workers)

"In the first State of the Union of his second term, President Bush made clear to Americans tonight that he is not going to play the role of a lame duck President."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Americans, First, Play, President, State)

"I kind of worry about that a little bit - we lost our film culture for 30 years because the Americans came in and bought up all the cinema chains and wouldn't show any Australian films."
- Yahoo Serious
(Related: Americans, Cinema, Culture, Film, Worry, Years)

"Sadly, this is the same old Republican story of Robin Hood in reverse - tax cuts for the rich while programs for average and low income Americans suffer."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Americans, Tax, Income, Old, Republican, Tax cuts)

"Indeed, I think most Americans now know that in 1935 when Social Security was created, there were some 42 Americans working for every American collecting retirement benefits."
- John Shadegg
(Related: American, Americans, Benefits, Now, Retirement, Security)

"The reality is that the workforce relative to the number of people retired has shrunk and today in America there are only 3.3 working Americans paying payroll taxes to support each individual currently retired and collecting Social Security taxes."
- John Shadegg
(Related: People, America, Americans, Reality, Security, Support, Taxes, Today)

"The good news is, Americans know firsthand the benefits of a free market - more choices, lower prices, higher quality - and there is no reason why we cannot help them see these same benefits in health care."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Health, Quality, Americans, Benefits, Care, Choices, Help, News, Reason)

"Most previous immigrants came to the United States to become Americans, with no intention of returning home. They relinquished their ties with their homeland. English was their key to prosperity, and they worked hard to master it."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Home, Americans, English, Intention, Key, Prosperity, states, United)

"The Americans are very clear, and obsessed with nouns."
- Fiona Shaw
(Related: Americans)

"Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Americans, Will)

"I don't think that the writer is regarded as a freak by Americans."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Americans, Writer)

"We thought that whatever we wanted to do was right and good, simply because we were Americans, and we would succeed at it because we were Americans."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: Thought, Americans, Right, Succeed)

"Americans, particularly after World War II, tended to romanticize war because in World War II our cause was the cause of humanity, and our soldiers brought home glory and victory, and thank God that they did. But it led us to romanticize it to some extent."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: Home, War, God, Victory, Americans, Cause, Glory, Humanity, Soldiers, World, World war)

"I think you have to remember that Americans saw their purpose as so innately good that they could excuse the pain they would inflict on others to carry out those purposes. Because the purposes were so good, they would justify this pain we were inflicting on other people."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: People, Purpose, Americans, Pain)

"Our people are working overtime - I say our people; our federal agencies in this regard - and that I'm confident that the way that you can stop this and make Americans the most protected for this is to take it to the terrorist groups."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: People, Americans)

"But again, we, I think, over the years have set the example for a lot of nations that may not have had the same values, the same type of coming out of the same culture that we as Americans have and enjoy. But we can be an example, a role model for them."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Values, Americans, Culture, Example, May, Nations, Years)

"I feel very confident that Americans flying in the air are safe and that only under the most dire of circumstances would our pilots ever even request permission to do that."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Americans, Circumstances, Flying)

"But the Americans have no extra money. They have their own problems. They can provide financial assistance for two, three, four, or six months at most."
- Eduard Shevardnadze
(Related: Money, Financial, Americans, Months, Problems)

"The Peace Corps would give thousands of young Americans a chance to see at first hand the conditions in remote areas of the world."
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Peace, Americans, Chance, First, World)

"The flag represents all the values and the liberties Americans have and enjoy everyday."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Values, Americans)

"When I and the other young artists were working in comics, our work carried with it a particularly American slant. After all, we were Americans drawing and writing about things that touched us. As it turned out, the early work was, you might say, a comic book version of Jazz."
- Joe Simon
(Related: Work, American, Americans, Artists, Jazz, Writing)

"While most Americans have access to the best oral health care in the world, low-income children suffer disproportionately from oral disease."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Health, Americans, Care, Children, Disease, World)

"The goal of re-importation is to provide American consumers with access to drugs at the world market price - not the inflated price now paid only by Americans."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Goal, American, Americans, Drugs, Now, World)

"Millions of Americans, adults and children, lack access to dental care."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Americans, Care, Children)

"When the franc was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it up and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of Paris. I was there. I saw it."
- Gordon Sinclair
(Related: Americans, Danger, Paris, Reward)

"You talk about scandals and the Americans put theirs right in the store window for everyone to look at."
- Gordon Sinclair
(Related: Americans, Right, Talk)

"When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking down through age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them."
- Gordon Sinclair
(Related: Age, Americans, France, Germany)

"As long as sixty years ago, when I first started to read newspapers, I read of floods on the Yellow River and the Yangtze. Who rushed in with men and money to help? The Americans did."
- Gordon Sinclair
(Related: Men, Money, Americans, First, Help, Newspapers, Years)

"I can name to you 5,000 times when the Americans raced to the help of other people in trouble."
- Gordon Sinclair
(Related: People, Americans, Help, Name, Trouble)

"Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy, were lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars and forgave other billions in debts."
- Gordon Sinclair
(Related: War, Americans, Germany, Italy)

"Can you name me even one time when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even during the San Francisco earthquake."
- Gordon Sinclair
(Related: Time, Americans, Help, Name, Trouble)

"What you could say, and what I do argue in the book, is that he doesn't have as much concern for the lives of Iraqis as he does for the lives of Americans, or even frozen American embryos."
- Peter Singer
(Related: American, Americans, Concern)

"Bush sees the evil as out there in the wider world, residing in people who 'hate freedom'. Look at his immediate response to the pictures of prisoner abuse; this is not what Americans do, these are not our values."
- Peter Singer
(Related: People, Values, Abuse, Americans, Evil, Freedom, World)

"Intellectualism came very late to America. That's why Americans are so proud of it. I found very few real intellectuals in America. But there are so many pseudo-intellectuals."
- Douglas Sirk
(Related: America, Americans, Intellectuals)

"In the three years since our nation began operations in Iraq, more than 2,500 Americans have been killed and more than 18,000 Americans have been seriously wounded."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Americans, Iraq, Nation, Years)

"We have a responsibility to promote stem cell research which could lead to treatments and cures for diseases affecting millions of Americans."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Americans, Research, Responsibility)

"There is a gulf between the high value Americans put on life in theory and its cheapness in practice."
- Elizabeth Joan Smith
(Related: Life, Americans, Practice, Theory, Value)

"It's good to do something for Americans for once."
- Jeff Smith
(Related: Americans)

"There are all kinds of letters and protests that come from, not surprisingly, Japanese fishermen, the fishermen's wives; there are student groups, all different types of people; the protest against the Americans' use of the Pacific for nuclear testing."
- Martha Smith
(Related: People, Americans, Fishermen, Letters, Protest, Testing, Wives)

"If you take the contempt some Americans have for yuppies and multiply it by 10 you might come close to understanding their attitude towards the City, as they call it - London, the people of the south."
- Martin C. Smith
(Related: People, Attitude, Americans, Contempt, London, Understanding, Yuppies)

"Americans just don't know what being a movie star's all about."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Americans, Being)

"Americans love our shoes and us Brits love that we can always pick up a bargain when in the US."
- Lisa Snowdon
(Related: Love, Americans, Bargain)

"If you eat something and get fat, you should be responsible for it. I think that is the attitude of the great majority of Americans, that you should be responsible for what you eat."
- Vic Snyder
(Related: Attitude, Americans, Majority)

"Most Americans aren't the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected; they are contented serfs. Far from being active critics of government, they assume that its might makes it right."
- Joseph Sobran
(Related: Government, Americans, Being, Fathers, Founding, Right)

"With the help of dedicated Americans from our party, every party, and no party at all, I intend to mount that stairway to preach peace for our nation and world."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Peace, Americans, Help, Nation, Party, World)

"Stopping illegal immigration would mean that wages would have to rise to a level where Americans would want the jobs currently taken by illegal aliens."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Americans, Jobs, Wages, Want)

"We need to build on the success of Social Security by developing bold and innovative ways for Americans to build wealth and save for retirement. I believe we can work together in a bipartisan manner to accomplish these goals."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Success, Work, Goals, Wealth, Americans, Retirement, Security)

"We want to develop innovative ways to promote savings so more Americans can save for their future, but first we need to reject privatization schemes and work together to strengthen Social Security."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Work, Americans, First, Future, Security, Want)

"The Europeans and Americans residing in the town of Zanzibar are either Government officials, independent merchants, or agents for a few great mercantile houses in Europe and America."
- Henry Morton Stanley
(Related: Government, America, Americans, Europe, Houses)

"Since 1994, unemployment rates are lower. Median household income is higher. A greater percentage of Americans are graduating from college. Home ownership rates are higher. And the violent crime rate has decreased."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Home, Americans, College, Crime, Income, Ownership, Unemployment)

"Television has made places look alike, and it has transformed the way we see. A whole generation of Americans, maybe two, has grown up looking at the world through a lens."
- Ronald Steel
(Related: Americans, Television, World)

"Up until, really, Roosevelt, African-Americans largely voted ninety per cent Republican. That was the political origins, that's what their political voice was in the Republican party. During that history, that last sixty or seventy years of history, the Republican party effectively walked away from the community. They were afraid to really embrace civil rights even though they embraced civil rights legislation. And so it's not enough to just to put it on paper, you gotta actually show up and be in the community, and understand what that struggle was really about."
- Michael Steele
(Related: History, African, Civil rights, Community, Legislation, Party, Republican, Struggle, Voice, Years)

"Americans are very friendly and very suspicious, that is what Americans are and that is what always upsets the foreigner, who deals with them, they are so friendly how can they be so suspicious they are so suspicious how can they be so friendly but they just are."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Americans, Deals)

"Two hundred million Americans, and there ain't two good catchers among 'em."
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Americans)

"What we have, however, is an issue that has tremendous impact here at home, and we believe that Americans are starting to feel vulnerable, not just from what is going on around the world but right here in the United States."
- Ted Stevens
(Related: Home, Americans, Right, states, United, World)

"Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility."
- Wallace Stevens
(Related: American, Americans, English, Literature, Nothing, Sensibility)

"Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Nature, Survival, Americans)

"I would like to have you quote me, Erich von Stroheim, as having said on this day of this month of this year this one thing: you Americans are living on baby food."
- Erich von Stroheim
(Related: Food, Americans, Baby, Day, Living)

"In point of fact all Americans are automatically turned down by China these days because of the escalation of Johnson's war in Vietnam, which several times has intruded into China."
- Anna Louise Strong
(Related: War, Americans, Fact, Vietnam)

"A certain number of Americans are already in Peking and most of us here feel that it would be very useful for the United States and especially for the Left-wing progressive movement in the United States if groups of students such as you mention could make a tour of China."
- Anna Louise Strong
(Related: Americans, states, Students, United)

"This is due partly to the fact that Americans are much better fed than Europeans, and partly to the undeveloped resources of a new country, but more largely to our climate, which acts as a constant stimulus."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: Americans, Climate, Country, Fact)

"A virulent, aggressive minority has decided that Americans don't know themselves what it is they should see, and need to be protected by people who are wiser than they are, even if they are only a tiny sliver of the population."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: People, Americans, Minority, Population)

"Sports and entertainment have always been windows of opportunity for African Americans, when other doors were closed."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Sports, Opportunity, African, Americans, Entertainment, Windows)

"Take the time to discover how African-Americans have had a great impact on this country. In science, education, literature, art, and politics."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Politics, Time, Art, Education, Science, African, Country, Literature)

"We talk about freedoms for African-Americans but unless you have more than one option politically, how free are you?"
- Lynn Swann
(Related: African, Talk)

"We stand strong together - as Americans - many cultures, races and faiths, but one nation under God."
- Bob Taft
(Related: God, Americans, Nation)

"What happened on September 11 compels us to focus on who we are as Americans, what we stand for, what really matters in our lives - family, friends, faith and freedom."
- Bob Taft
(Related: Faith, Family, Americans, Focus, Freedom, Friends)

"Every time we had a hot war going on in Asia, it was difficult for Asian Americans here."
- George Takei
(Related: Time, War, Americans)

"If we hold true to our ideals and our commitment to freedom, this generation of servicemen and women will have extended liberty to the Iraqi people, just as previous generations of Americans have all across the globe."
- James Talent
(Related: Women, People, Americans, Commitment, Freedom, Generations, Ideals, Liberty, Will)

"We strain to tell Americans and aliens in this country that there's nothing unique about America, nothing unique about American civilization, nothing that requires their allegiance, nothing of great value that they should sacrifice for."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Sacrifice, Civilization, America, American, Americans, Country, Nothing, Value)

"The percentage of Americans in the prison system, has doubled since 1985."
- Serj Tankian
(Related: Americans, Prison)

"Some 70 percent of Americans donated to Katrina victims."
- Billy Tauzin
(Related: Americans, Victims)

"Americans work a long away ahead of themselves because of the size of the place. To make any impact at all you have to promote yourself with live performances ages before a release."
- James Taylor
(Related: Work, Americans)

"Americans in particular are myopic. They're not traveling as much. When you were a college student, the next thing you would do on graduation was to take a year off and travel. That's what I did. I went to Indonesia."
- Julie Taymor
(Related: Graduation, Travel, Americans, College, Traveling)

"But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies just is not reflective of their opinions."
- Clarence Thomas
(Related: Americans, Opinions, Party, Vote)

"You know, they were returning to the language of the people and trying to use musical language, particularly as Copland did to create a musical language in which all Americans would feel that they had a stake."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: People, Americans, Language, Trying)

"To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power."
- Norman Thomas
(Related: Power, Strength, Americans, Faults, Freedom, Mankind, Mistakes, Support)

"Americans know as much about Canada as straight people do about gays. Americans arrive at the border with skis in July, and straight people think that being gay is just a phase. A very long phase."
- Scott Thompson
(Related: People, Americans, Being, Canada, Gay, July)

"We are fans because the game also appeals to our local pride, our pleasure in thinking of ourselves as, yes, Americans but nonetheless different from residents of other towns, other states, other regions."
- John Thorn
(Related: Americans, Fans, Pleasure, Pride, states, Thinking)

"I fully recognize and appreciate the many substantial contributions of black Americans and other minorities to the creation and preservation and development of our great nation."
- Strom Thurmond
(Related: Development, Americans, Creation, Nation)

"Now is not the time to compromise on the economy. Instead, we should be doing everything in our power to support long-term economic growth. Permanent repeal of the death tax will mean more high-quality, high-paying jobs for Americans."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Death, Power, Time, Growth, Americans, Compromise, Economy, Tax, Jobs, Now, Support, Will)

"Today, there are more Americans working than ever before in the history of our Nation, and the average wage of those workers is higher than it has ever been in the history of our Nation."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: History, Americans, Nation, Today, Wage, Workers)

"Well, today, we are in the struggle brought on to us by the terrorists of Islam. It is a war that we did not choose. It was a war that was declared against us as Americans, against our people, against our Constitution."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: War, People, Islam, Americans, Constitution, Struggle, Today)

"In the months leading up to World War II, there was a tendency among many Americans to talk absently about the trouble in Europe. Nothing that happened an ocean away seemed very threatening."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: War, Americans, Europe, Leading, Months, Nothing, Ocean, Talk, Trouble, World, World war)

"The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Religion, Americans, Liberty)

"Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Equality, Americans, Freedom, Slavery)

"As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?"
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Money, Character, Americans, Value, Will, World)

"Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them."
- Lily Tomlin
(Related: Americans, Country, Publicity)

"When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Fear, American, Americans, Mind, Nothing, Wrong)

"You are Americans. You love this country. Together we are entrusted with the principles that represent mankind's greatest political and social achievement."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Love, Achievement, Americans, Country, Mankind, Principles)

"We Americans... bear the ark of liberties of the world."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Americans, World)

"I think that American people really know how to pursue fun, they really know how to have a good time. Japanese are somewhat more reserved than Americans, so I'm jealous."
- Nobuo Uematsu
(Related: Time, People, American, Americans, Fun)

"Well, rather than to give you my impression on Los Angeles, per se, my older sister's husband is and American, therefore I have a pretty good idea of the, perhaps the characteristics of Americans in general."
- Nobuo Uematsu
(Related: Sister, HusbImpression, Idea, American, Americans, Pretty)

"Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it costs them."
- John Updike
(Related: Americans, Respect)

"Using the right of veto would be shooting the Americans in the back."
- Dominique de Villepin
(Related: Americans, Right)

"I also mixed David Bowie's Young Americans album in 5.1 earlier this year and it will be available very soon. Even the original stereo mixes have been re-mastered and sound amazingly good, better than ever, in fact!"
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Americans, Sound, Will)

"The United Nations' greatest fear is that average Americans will no longer tolerate these international scandals and demand that America withdraw from the international organization."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Fear, America, Americans, Nations, United, Will)

"As far as I know, the most conservative estimates of the number of Americans who would be killed in a major nuclear attack, with everything working as well as can be hoped and all foreseeable precautions taken, run to about fifty million."
- George Wald
(Related: Americans, Conservative)

"Small businesses are seeing huge rate increases every year, and more and more of them are saying they just can't afford to provide coverage. That's part of the reason more than 45 million Americans are now uninsured."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Americans, Now, Reason, Saying)

"It's really true in this country that more and more Americans think that underneath the economic crisis there's a values crisis, and we won't get to an economic recovery without a moral recovery as well. So a citizen's movement about values and economics I'm finding all over the country on main street, and Wall Street needs to pay attention to that."
- Jim Wallace
(Related: Values, Americans, Attention, Country, Crisis, Economics, Needs)

"So when the only domestic social policy is tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans, we say, 'Where is faith being put into action here?'"
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Faith, Policy, Action, Americans, Being, Tax, Tax cuts)

"Yes, many immigrants cherish the value of choice and opportunity and the value of education more than 7th or 8th generation Americans."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Education, Opportunity, Americans, Choice, Value)

"For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: War, Courage, Americans, Defense, Fire, Heroes, Honor, Nation, Nobility)

"I believe Congress has a duty to do so as well; not simply as a body of legislators, but more importantly as a community of friends, neighbors, parents and Americans."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Americans, Body, Community, Congress, Duty, Friends, Legislators, Neighbors, Parents)

"We need to educate Americans about the real harms of marijuana if we want to sustain the gains we've made over the past three years."
- John Walters
(Related: Americans, Past, Want, Years)

"Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence. When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don't, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral."
- Vernon A. Walters
(Related: Intelligence, Attitude, Americans, Want)

"Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers."
- Zack Wamp
(Related: Policy, Thoughts, Americans, May, Soldiers, Support, Veterans, Vietnam)

"I am outraged that a House member has tried through this provision to breach the traditional confidentiality of individual Americans' tax returns. There is no reason for this measure, and this last-minute act violates all principles of judgment and common sense."
- John Warner
(Related: Act, Americans, Common sense, Tax, Judgment, Measure, Principles, Reason)

"The defeat of the Americans in Canada and the advantages gained by the British arms in the Jerseys, and indeed for some months in every other quarter, gave to the royal cause an air of triumph."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Americans, Canada, Cause, Defeat, Months)

"The British were indeed very far superior to the Americans in every respect necessary to military operations, except the revivified courage and resolution, the result of sudden success after despair."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Success, Courage, Americans, Despair, Military, Resolution, Respect, Result)

"The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves."
- George Washington
(Related: Men, Time, Americans)

"Ray Charles' revolutionary approach to music was also reflected in his politics and his deep and abiding commitment to Martin Luther King and the plight of African-Americans. Ray Charles may not have been on the front lines, but he put his money where his mouth was."
- Diane Watson
(Related: Money, Music, Politics, African, Commitment, Deep, Martin, May)

"Anyone wishing to communicate with Americans should do so by e-mail, which has been specially invented for the purpose, involving neither physical proximity nor speech."
- Auberon Waugh
(Related: Purpose, Americans, Speech, Wishing)

"Americans are sick and tired of political gamesmanship."
- Henry Waxman
(Related: Americans)

"More and more Americans are asking about the price that we have to pay when Wal-Mart comes into a community, treats workers poorly, violates immigration laws and squashes small businesses."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Americans, Community, Laws, Workers)

"Then as now, whatever disagreements over policies existed among Americans - and there were many such bitter policy disputes - the purposes and goals for which Americans fought were clearly understood."
- Allen Weinstein
(Related: Policy, Goals, Americans, Disagreements, Now)

"This awareness instills a fierce desire to protect that heritage and - in doing so - to educate Americans in the meaning and importance of our pivotal documents."
- Allen Weinstein
(Related: Americans, Awareness, Desire, Importance, Meaning)

"In the best days of our republic Americans were fiercely proud of the fact that rich and poor met on such equal terms in so many ways, and without the slightest trace of hostility."
- Robert Welch
(Related: Americans, Fact, Poor)

"And it was under Wilson that the first great propaganda slogan was coined and emblazoned everywhere, to make Americans start thinking favorably of democracies and forget that we had a republic."
- Robert Welch
(Related: Americans, First, Forget, Propaganda, Thinking)

"The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive 'policies' and 'Plans' of the Russian experiment. Americans shirk the word 'socialism', but what else can one call it?"
- H. G. Wells
(Related: America, Americans, Socialism, Word)

"When too many Americans don't vote or participate, some see apathy and despair. I see disappointment and even outrage. And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Action, Hope, Americans, Apathy, Despair, Disappointment, Frustration, Vote)

"Americans, indeed, often seem to be so overwhelmed by their children that they'll do anything for them except stay married to the co-producer."
- Katherine Whitehorn
(Related: Americans, Children)

"More Americans are working today than at any time in history."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: History, Time, Americans, Today)

"When good Americans die they go to Paris."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Americans, Paris)

"Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes."
- George Will
(Related: Americans, Property, Today)

"Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most admirable and most American of the many American excesses."
- George Will
(Related: American, Americans)

"Contrary to popular belief, Americans don't hate advertising."
- Roy H. Williams
(Related: Belief, Advertising, Americans, Hate, Popular)

"Today it is becoming increasingly apparent to thoughtful Americans that we cannot fight the forces and ideas of imperialism abroad and maintain any form of imperialism at home. The war has done this to our thinking."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: War, Home, Ideas, Americans, Fight, Thinking, Thoughtful, Today)

"Nuclear weapons kill Americans - they don't kill Republicans or Democrats - they kill Americans."
- Joe Wilson
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Republicans, Weapons)

"The Americans are more honest about it and just call it college rock."
- Malcolm Wilson
(Related: Americans, College)

"During the Sixties, the Americans thought I was the greatest thing in the history of cinema."
- Michael Winner
(Related: History, Thought, Americans, Cinema)

"Nixon's grand mistake was his failure to understand that Americans are forgiving, and if he had admitted error early and apologized to the country, he would have escaped."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Mistake, Failure, Americans, Country, Error, Nixon)

"I learned about machinery, I learned how men behaved under pressure, and I learned about Americans."
- Herman Wouk
(Related: Men, Americans, Pressure)

"The politicians in Washington are spending trillions of dollars of our money. When are Americans going to stand up and say enough is enough?"
- Joe Wurzelbacher
(Related: Money, Americans, Politicians, Washington)

"It's time to look beyond the budget ax to assure access to health care for all. It's time to look for bipartisan solutions to the problems we can tackle today, and to work together for tomorrow - building a health care system that works for all Americans."
- Ron Wyden
(Related: Health, Time, Work, Americans, Building, Care, Problems, Today, Tomorrow)

"Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans, but also the world in general."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Culture, World)

"We Americans are world leaders and we must lead by example - particularly in times that require careful deliberation before any precipitous action - lest we fail to walk in the shoes of those we might injure."
- Peter Yarrow
(Related: Action, Americans, Example, Leaders, World)

"We did not fight the Americans or the Europeans. We fight only the Israeli enemy that took our homes and homeland."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Americans, Enemy, Fight)

"First, we have to find a common vocabulary for energy security. This notion has a radically different meaning for different people. For Americans it is a geopolitical question. For the Europeans right now it is very much focused on the dependence on imported natural gas."
- Daniel Yergin
(Related: People, Americans, Dependence, Energy, First, Meaning, Now, Question, Right, Security, Vocabulary)

"It has never demonstrated any desire to provide humane treatment to captured Americans. If anything, the murders of Nicholas Berg and Daniel Pearl declare al Qaeda's intentions to kill even innocent civilian prisoners."
- John Yoo
(Related: Americans, Desire, Intentions, Treatment)

"I have committed my life to helping the poor, and I believe that if more companies followed Wal-Mart's lead in providing opportunity and savings to those who need it most, more Americans battling poverty would realize the American dream."
- Andrew Young
(Related: Life, Dream, Opportunity, American, Americans, Poor, Poverty)

"Environmentalists are a socialist group of individuals that are the tool of the Democrat Party. I'm proud to say that they are my enemy. They are not Americans, never have been Americans, never will be Americans."
- Don Young
(Related: Americans, Enemy, Party, Will)

"Americans try to talk about positive family values, although the actual state of things is disastrous."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Family, Positive, Values, Americans, State, Talk)

"Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane."
- Howard Zinn
(Related: Actions, Americans, Nation)

"Americans cannot maintain their essential faith in government if there are two Americas, in which the private sector's work subsidizes the disproportionate benefits of this new public sector elite."
- Mortimer Zuckerman
(Related: Faith, Government, Work, Americans, Benefits, Public)

"For an event that was wholly created in the poisonous psychological warfare kitchens of the Second World War, run by the ministries of propaganda in many countries, not just by the British or the Americans, but also the Russians and undoubtedly the world Jewish organizations."
- Ernst Zundel
(Related: War, Americans, Countries, Propaganda, World, World war)