Quotes in America
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."
Our American values are not luxuries but necessities, not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings.
America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.
There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them.
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations.
This is the story of America. Everybody's doing what they think they're supposed to do.
America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.