Quotations About / On: AMERICA

  • 31.
    The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.
    (Edward, Duke of Windsor (1894-1972), British royalty, King Edward VIII. Look (March 5, 1957). Said more than 20 years after his abdication.)
  • 32.
    The awareness of the all-surpassing importance of social groups is now general property in America.
    (Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. Life and Thought in America, ch. 2 (1972).)
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  • 33.
    ... the aristocracy most widely developed in America is that of wealth.
    (Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 2 (1920).)
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  • 34.
    I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
    (Michael Malone (b. 1942), U.S. author. Guardian (London, July 7, 1989).)
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  • 35.
    Europe has a press that stresses opinions; America a press, radio, and television that emphasize news.
    (James Reston (b. 1909), U.S. journalist. "The President and the Press," The Artillery of the Press (1966).)
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  • 36.
    Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
    (George F. Will (b. 1941), U.S. political columnist. International Herald Tribune (Paris, May 7, 1990).)
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  • 37.
    The business of America is business.
    (Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. Republican politician, president. speech, Jan. 17, 1925, to the Society of American Newspaper Editors.)
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  • 38.
    In America nothing dies easier than tradition.
    (Russell Baker (b. 1925), U.S. journalist. New York Times (May 14, 1991).)
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  • 39.
    The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America.
    (Allan Bloom (1930-1992), U.S. educator, author. "Two Revolutions and Two States of Nature," pt. 2, The Closing of the American Mind (1987).)
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  • 40.
    It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar," conclusion, Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894).)
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