There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
The office of the president is such a bastardized thing, half royalty and half democracy, that nobody knows whether to genuflect or spit.
Part of the American dream is to live long and die young.
America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true.
American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age.
If ever there was an aviary overstocked with jays it is that Yaptown-on-the-Hudson called New York.
If you don't want to use the army, I should like to borrow it for a while. Yours respectfully,
Let's talk sense to the American people. Let's tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains.
Ours is the country where, in order to sell your product, you don't so much point out its merits as you first work like hell to sell yourself.
People who leave Washington D.C. do so by way of the box - ballot or coffin.
Poor Mexico, so far from God and so near to the United States.
That strange blend of the commercial traveller, the missionary and the barbarian conqueror, which was the American abroad.
The faces in New York remind me of people who played a game ! and lost.
The President spends most of his time kissing people on the cheek in order to get them to do what they ought to do without getting kissed.
The real America that Whitman proclaimed and Thoreau decoded.
Thou, oh my country, hast thy foolish ways, Too apt to purr at every stranger's praise.
You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned 70, or given up all hope of the Presidency.
America is a willingness of the heart.
(A country where) the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.
We are now at the point where we must decide whether we are to honour the concept of a plural society which gains strength through diversity, or whether we are to have bitter fragmentation that will result in perpetual tension and strife.