Selected Quotes about American

Over the years, the U.S. economy has shown a remarkable ability to absorb shocks of all kinds, to recover, and to continue to grow. Flexible and efficient markets for labor and capital, an entrepreneurial tradition, and a general willingness to tolerate and even embrace technological and economic change all contribute to this resiliency. -- Ben Bernanke

A collapse in U.S. stock prices certainly would cause a lot of white knuckles on Wall Street. But what effect would it have on the broader U.S. economy? If Wall Street crashes, does Main Street follow? Not necessarily. -- Ben Bernanke

I think that having good data, good statistics—and the United States generally has better macroeconomic statistics than most countries—and having good economists to interpret those data and present the policy alternatives, has a substantially beneficial effect on policymaking in the United States. -- Ben Bernanke

This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism, but between the free and democratic world and terrorism. -- Tony Blair

It is unlikely that there will be any substantial progress toward a final settlement without active American leadership and participation. -- Wolf Blitzer

It is time for the United States, as the sole recognized intermediary, to consider more forceful action for peace. The rest of the world will welcome this leadership -- Wolf Blitzer

With a small fraction of the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on the Iraq war, the US and Australia could ensure every starving, sunken-eyed child on the planet could be well fed, have clean water and sanitation and a local school to go to. -- Bob Brown

Europe should now respond positively and enthusiastic to the American offer ... about the elimination of export subsidies and the reduction of tariffs. -- Gordon Brown

I believe there is a chance for progress if countries worried about services and market access can make some concessions and America and Europe can look again at agricultural protectionism. -- David Cameron

Both Russia and the U.S. understand now what's really going on at the Balkans and what needs to be done. We were searching for ways of settling the conflict, but it's a difficult task. -- Viktor Chernomyrdin

I don't think about the reaction of the Americans before I say things. I just speak my mind -- which is trained in the world's best schools, and refined by a thousand years of French cultural superiority. -- Jacques Chirac

I'm sympathetic to the Americans incapacity to comprehend my thought process. After all, their nation has yet to spawn any genuine philosophers or legitimate literature. All their finest minds are devoted to developing ways to make hamburgers faster and cheaper. -- Jacques Chirac

The return to the Organization of the United States of America, the bearers of a great and diversified democratic culture that has inspired many other peoples. -- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

The United Nations system is still the best instrument for making the world less fragile. -- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

When we make college more affordable, we make the American dream more achievable. -- Bill Clinton

You know the one thing that's wrong with this country? Everyone gets a chance to have their fair say. -- Bill Clinton

America just works better when more people have a chance to live their dreams. -- Bill Clinton

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. -- Bill Clinton

We are Americans. We have the right to participate and debate any administration. -- Hillary Clinton

Actually, if you could see close in my eyes, the American flag is waving in both of them and up my spine is growing this red, white and blue stripe. -- Walt Disney

It has been a fantastic ride for the past 20 years. Ups and downs, to be sure, but filled with great satisfaction in building this wonderful creator of classic American culture into one of the premier entertainment-orientated companies in the world. -- Michael Eisner

I never use the concept, multipolar. I use multilateral. Because we have only one global power: whether you like it or not, this is the United States. -- Joschka Fischer

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success. -- Sigmund Freud

America is a mistake, admittedly a gigantic mistake, but a mistake nevertheless. -- Sigmund Freud

America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard. -- Mikhail Gorbachev

Remember America, I gave you the Internet and I can take it away. -- Al Gore

I am Al Gore, and I used to be the next president of the United States of America. -- Al Gore

We won't just automatically click our heels and follow the Americans. -- John Howard

Terrorists oppose nations such as the United States and Australia not because of what we have done but because of who we are and because of the values that we hold in common. -- John Howard

We have bloated bureaucracies in Corporate America. The root of the problem is the absence of real corporate democracy. -- Carl Icahn

With some exceptions, the wrong people are running U.S. companies. It's been that way for years, and it hasn't gotten much better. -- Carl Icahn

Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society. -- Pope John Paul II

It is a mistake to apply American democratic procedures to the faith and the truth. You cannot take a vote on the truth. The value of democracy stands or falls with the values which it embodies and promotes. -- Pope John Paul II

I am not sure that many people in America like Bill Gates. -- Mikhail Khodorkovsky

The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few. -- Phil Knight

I believe that continued strong consumer acceptance of our products at retail and the strengthening of our organization will enable us to manage through the challenges in our U.S. footwear business and lay the foundation for another round of growth. -- Phil Knight

I loved this country where everyone greets passers-by and opens his door wide. Looking at America, every voyager has the eyes of Christopher Columbus. -- Francois Mitterrand

We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another. -- Richard Nixon

I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. -- Richard Nixon

You can say on one hand the market is crazy but it's not 1999. People have had their medicine from overexuberance. I find it really interesting that those two businesses, Yahoo! and Google, which are just online advertising businesses, are valued at more than the media behemoths in America. -- James Packer

America will be far safer if we reduce the chances of a terrorist attack in one of our cities than if we diminish the civil liberties of our own people. -- Nancy Pelosi

We must remain focused on the greatest threat to the security of the United States, the clear and present danger of terrorism. We know what we must do to protect America, but this Administration is failing to meet the challenge. Democrats have a better way to ensure our homeland security. -- Nancy Pelosi

Protecting America from terrorism requires more than just resolve, it requires a plan. As we have seen in Iraq, planning is not the Bush Administration's strong suit. -- Nancy Pelosi

America must be a light to the world, not just a missile. -- Nancy Pelosi

The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced - the just demands of peace and security will be met - or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power. -- Colin Powell

In the United States, you first elect the electors and then they vote for the presidential candidates. In Russia, the president is elected through the direct vote of the whole population. That might be even more democratic. -- Vladimir Putin

Success is not assured, but America is resolute: this is the best chance for peace we are likely to see for some years to come - and we are acting to help Israelis and Palestinians seize this chance. -- Condoleezza Rice

We need a common enemy to unite us. -- Condoleezza Rice

First of all America is very important, we must have better economic relations. That calls us to the cultural area which is important. Turkey has often been judged solely on its past. The democracy we have is not perfect. We are learning. -- Sakip Sabanci

Companies are not charitable enterprises: They hire workers to make profits. In the United States, this logic still works. In Europe, it hardly does. -- Paul Samuelson

At the beginning of the NATO enlargement process in the early 1990s, an American diplomat once coined a memorable phrase: by joining NATO, you dont leave your neighbourhood. This remark remains as valid today as it was then. -- Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

The United States has got some of the dumbest people in the world. I want you to know that we know that. -- Ted Turner

I probably have traveled and walked into more variety stores than anybody in America. I am just trying to get ideas, any kind of ideas that will help our company. Most of us don't invent ideas. We take the best ideas from someone else. -- Sam Walton

There's a lot more business out there in small town America than I ever dreamed of. -- Sam Walton

If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own it. -- Woodrow Wilson

There are blessed intervals when I forget by one means or another that I am President of the United States. -- Woodrow Wilson

This is a business that thrives on competition (Casino Resorts). For 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the strip hosts the most violent competition in business in America. -- Steve Wynn

Sitting at the table doesn't make you a diner, unless you eat some of what's on that plate. Being here in America doesn't make you an American. Being born here in America doesn't make you an American. -- Malcolm X

America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. -- Malcolm X

America has a very serious problem. Not only does America have a very serious problem, but our people have a very serious problem. America's problem is us. We're her problem. The only reason she has a problem is she doesn't want us here. -- Malcolm X

I think there are plenty of good people in America, but there are also plenty of bad people in America and the bad ones are the ones who seem to have all the power and be in these positions to block things that you and I need. -- Malcolm X

The young whites, and blacks, too, are the only hope that America has, the rest of us have always been living in a lie. -- Malcolm X

In the Church, priests also are sinners. But I am personally convinced that the constant presence in the press of the sins of Catholic priests, especially in the United States, is a planned campaign, as the percentage of these offenses among priests is not higher than in other categories, and perhaps it is even lower. -- Pope Benedict XVI

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