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The fact is that Americans are not a thoughtful people; they are too busy to stop and question their values.
Author: William Ralph

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Americans always try to do the right thing after they’ve tried everything else.
Author: Winston Churchill

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Some Americans need hyphens in their names, because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.
Author: Woodrow Wilson

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Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.
Author: Woodrow Wilson

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The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.
Author: Woodrow Wilson

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… the United States, for generations, has sustained two parallel but opposed states of mind about military atrocities and human rights: one of U.S. benevolence, generally held by the public, and the other of ends-justify-the-means brutality sponsored by counterinsurgency specialists. Normally the specialists carry out their actions in remote locations with little notice in the national press. That allows the public to sustain its faith in a just America, while hard-nosed security and economic interests are still protected in secret.

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…a land of the free that struggles under the incredible burden of limitless taxes and laws; the home of the brave who stay silent to keep their jobs and avoid scrutiny by the IRS or the police.

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[Americans] expect to eat and stay thin, to be constantly on the move and ever more neighborly…to revere God and be God.

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[It was] America’s scrapbook.

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… the United States, for generations, has sustained two parallel but opposed states of mind about military atrocities and human rights: one of U.S. benevolence, generally held by the public, and the other of ends-justify-the-means brutality sponsored by counterinsurgency specialists. Normally the specialists carry out their actions in remote locations with little notice in the national press. That allows the public to sustain its faith in a just America, while hard-nosed security and economic interests are still protected in secret.

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A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election.

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A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy… While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader… If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.

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A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and 50 times: It is a beautiful catastrophe.

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A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.

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A small town is a place where there’s no place to go where you shouldn’t.

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A terrorist is someone who has a bomb but doesn’t have an air force.

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A trait no other nation seems to possess in quite the same degree that we do — namely, a feeling of almost childish injury and resentment unless the world as a whole recognizes how innocent we are of anything but the most generous and harmless intentions.

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Actually we are a vulgar, pushing mob whose passions are easily mobilized by demagogues, newspaper men, religious quacks, agitators and such like. To call this a society of free peoples is blasphemous. What have we to offer the world besides the superabundant loot which we recklessly plunder from the earth under the maniacal delusion that this insane activity represents progress and enlightenment?

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All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

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All of us, from the wealthiest to the young children that I have seen in this country, in this year, bloated by starvation — we all share one precious possesion, and that is the name American. It is not easy to know what that means. But, in part, to be.

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