America And Americans Quotes
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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.
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."
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.
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.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we are born.
Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.