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Quotes - America

A collection of quotes on America.

 

“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”

Mark Twain

 

“I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favour of doing it.” 

Henry James

 

“I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together.” 

Charles Dickens

 

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."

Sinclair Lewis

 

"We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language."

Oscar Wilde

 

“Dad, as a good American, believed his newspapers.”

Upton Sinclair

 

"The American People will take Socialism, but they won't take the label."

Upton Sinclair

 

“America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.” 

Oscar Wilde

 

“America has never quite forgiven Europe for having been discovered somewhat earlier in history than itself.” 

Oscar Wilde

 

“It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.” 

Mark Twain

 

“The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted.” 

D.H. Lawrence

 

 

If you enjoyed our quotes on America, perhaps you'd be interested in The Poetry Of America, an excellent selection of poetry from iconic American poets such as Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson.