Favorite Quotations ~  America America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

"Many people leave the country to see beautiful places. I just look out the window and see some of the most gorgeous scenery ever, right here in the USA." ~ B. B. King, O, 7/03

Keith Haring

America means opportunity, freedom, power. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If anyone tells you that America’s best days are behind her, they’re looking the wrong way. ~ George H. W. Bush

You cannot conquer America. ~ William Pitt

America is the greatest nation in the history of the world. There's nothing like America. ~ Rudolph Giuliani

You don't need to be "straight" to fight for your country. You just need to shoot straight. ~ Barry Goldwater

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. ~ Abraham Lincoln

The United States is like a gigantic boiler. Once the fire is lighted under it there is no limit to the power it can generate. ~ Edward Grey

Whatever there is of greatness in the United States, or indeed in any other country, is due to labor. The laborer is the author of all greatness and wealth. Without labor there would be no government, no leading class, and nothing to preserve. ~ Ulysses S. Grant

The genius of America may be that it has built "the fall of Rome" into its very makeup: it is very consciously a constant work in progress, designed to accommodate and build on revolutionary change. ~ Cullen Murphy, Are We Rome?