quotes tagged with 'american'

I asked for a few Americans. They brought with them the courage of a whole army.

Author: General Abdul Rashid Dostum, Source: on the Green Berets in Nov. 2001Saved by ImaWriterIII in american courage army military soldiers specialforces greenberets 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The flag is the symbol of our national unity, our national endeavor, our national aspiration.
The flag tells of the struggle for independence, of union preserved, of liberty and union one and inseparable, of the sacrifices of brave men and women to whom the ideals and honor of this nation have been dearer than life.
It means America first; it means an undivided allegiance.
It means America united, strong and efficient, equal to her tasks.
It means that you cannot be saved by the valor and devotion of your ancestors, that to each generation comes its patriotic duty; and that upon your willingness to sacrifice and endure as those before you have sacrificed and endured rests the national hope.
It speaks of equal rights, of the inspiration of free institutions exemplified and vindicated, of liberty under law intelligently conceived and impartially administrated. There is not a thread in it but scorns self-indulgence, weakness, and rapacity.
It is eloquent of our community interests, outweighing all divergencies of opinion, and of our common destiny.

Author: Chief Justice Charles Evan Hughes, Source: Our FlagSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty america american independence ancestors valor americanflag charlesevanhughes 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I was born an American; I live an American; I shall die an American; and I intend to perform the duties incumbent upon me in that character to the end of my career. I mean to do this with absolute disregard of personal consequences.


What are the personal consequences? What is the individual man, with all the good or evil that may betide him, in comparison with the good or evil which may befall a great country, and in the midst of great transactions which concern that country's fate?


Let the consequences be what they will, I am careless. No man can suffer too much, and no man can fall too soon, if he suffer, or if he fall, in the defense of the liberties and constitution of his country.

Author: Daniel Webster, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in defense constitution america character american duty career DanielWebster 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our won Country's Honor, all call upon us for vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions.

Author: George Washington, Source: General Orders, 1776Saved by ImaWriterIII in american manhood victory georgewashington 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.

Author: George Washington, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in politics influence american posterity country georgewashington futuregenerations 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, of their duties and obligations... This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution.

Author: John Adams, Source: letter to H. Niles, 13 February 1818Saved by jrbond in war revolution revolution american american duty 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I realize this is a very un-American concept, but it does seem to work. The French way is not about deprivation. Their main dishes are bathed in lush sauces, their desserts are irresistible culinary masterpieces. They make the effort to make sure their food is fresh and flavorful, with the payoff that their satisfaction  and most importantly, their satiation  will come from quality instead of quantity.
Author: Mireille Guiliano, Source: http://independent.com/news/2007/oct/25/eating-french/Saved by mlsscaress in american experience satisfaction food cooking real quality eating french quantity authentic fresh 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in american morality 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
We must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent or omniscient -- that we are only 6 percent of the world's population -- that we cannot impose our will upon the other 94 percent of mankind and therefore there cannot be an American solution for every world problem.
Author: John F. Kennedy, Source: http://www.learner.org/channel/workshops/primarysources/coldwa...Saved by cboyack in government war patriotism foreignpolicy american usa 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant, who comes here in good faith, becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people
Author: Theodore Roosevelt, Source: http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/troosevelt.aspSaved by cboyack in patriotism american immigration 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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