Quotations About / On: AMERICA

  • 21.
    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.)
  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    ... 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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  • 24.
    America needed recovery, not revenge. The hate had to be drained and the healing begun.
    (Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913), U.S. president. A Time to Heal, p. 161, Harper & Row (1979). On pardoning former U.S. President Richard Nixon.)
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  • 25.
    [Wellesley College] is about as meaningful to the educational process in America as a perfume factory is to the national economy.
    (Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Crazy Salad, ch. 5 (1972). Of the elite New England women's college which was her alma mater.)
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  • 26.
    America is a nation fundamentally ambivalent about its children, often afraid of its children, and frequently punitive toward its children.
    (Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century), U.S. editor, writer. Family and Politics, ch. 3 (1983).)
  • 27.
    America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.
    (James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), U.S. novelist. "On Prejudice," The American Democrat (1838).)
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  • 28.
    In America any boy may become President, and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes!
    (Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. speech, Sept. 26, 1952, Indianapolis, Ind. Major Campaign Speeches of Adlai E. Stevenson: 1952 (1953).)
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  • 29.
    If there is any country on earth where the course of true love may be expected to run smooth, it is America.
    (Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), British writer, social critic. "Marriage," vol. 3, Society in America (1837).)
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  • 30.
    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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