Posts Tagged ‘America’

Quote of the day, April 15

April 15, 2017

Bill Bryson, on history

“All the things that are part of your heritage make you British—that makes this country what it is. It’s part of your history. And here, unlike America, it’s still living history.”

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Quote of the day, June 17

June 17, 2016

President Gerald R. Ford, on Watergate

“The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 2

October 2, 2015

Mohandas K. Gandhi, from an interview with The Daily Telegraph (1930)

“Tell the people of America to study the issues closely and judge them on their merits.”

Quote of the day, June 16

June 16, 2014

George Bernard Shaw

“England and America are two countries separated by the same language.”

Quote of the day, March 3

March 3, 2013

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on art

“Beauty will not come at the call of a legislature, nor will it repeat in England or America its history in Greece. It will come, as always, unannounced, and spring up between the feet of brave and earnest men.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 2

November 2, 2012

James Fallows, comparing Japan and the United States

“Japan gets the most of ordinary people by organizing them to adapt and succeed. America, by getting out of their way so that they can adjust individually, allows them to succeed. (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 31

August 30, 2011

James Baldwin, on freedom of expression

“I love America more than any other country in the world and exactly for this reason: I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”

Quote of the day, April 17

April 17, 2011

James Baldwin, on the right to criticize

“I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 8

December 8, 2010

James Thurber, on freedom of speech

“Discussion in America means dissent.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 3

September 2, 2010

Bill Hicks, on politics in America (1993)

“I’ll show you politics in America. (more…)