America And Americans Quotes
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It has always been cited as an irrepressible symptom of America's vitality that her people, in fair times and foul, believe in themselves and their institutions.
If an American were condemned to confine his activity to his own affairs, he would be robbed of one half of his existence.
And I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States.
I think it impossible, utterly impossible, for any Englishman to live here [in America], and be happy.
We Americans are tempted to distinguish ourselves from other current and former inhabitants of this planet by assuming that we are ruled by "progress."
Little of beauty has America given the world save the rude grandeur God himself stamped on her bosom; the human spirit in this new world has expressed itself in vigor and ingenuity rather than in beauty.
Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.
The Yankee is one who, if he once gets his teeth set on a thing, all creation can't make him let go.
A rigid America is also weak and vulnerable, because it sacrifices its unique strength: the energy of people who think they can always make something new of their lives.
America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
You cannot wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.