⋆Quotes / Zitate⋆

The following quotes would like to serve as a patriotic inspiration to all Americans and to everyone who loves our great nation.

Die folgenden Zitate möchten Ihnen einen Einblick in US-amerikanische Ideale und Werte geben.

George Washington

1st U.S. President

"My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth."

 

"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company."

 

 

"The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon"

Patrick Henry

American attorney

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased  at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"

 

"The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I am not a Virginian but an American"

Thomas Jefferson

3rd U.S. President

"In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principles, stand like a rock"

 

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude"

Benjamin Franklin

American Diplomat

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning"

 

"Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out"

Alexander Hamilton

American Statesman

"I think the first duty of society is justice"

 

"To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people. each individual citizen everywhere enjoying the same national rights, privileges and protection"

 

"A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one"

James Monroe

5th U.S. President

"Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all - liberty"

 

"It was by one Union that we achieved our Independence and liberties, and by it alone can they be maintained"

Francis Scott Key

Author of the

Star Spangled Banner

"The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness"

 

"My countrymen, we hold a rich deposit in trust for ourselves and for all our brethren of mankind. It is the fire of liberty, if it becomes extinguished, our darkened land will cast a mournful shadow over the nations. If it lives, its blaze will englighten and gladden the whole earth"

Nathaniel Hawthorne

American Author

"Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important to some respect whether he chooses to be so or not"

 

"All brave men love; for he is only brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests"

 

"Sunlight is painting"  "Moonlight is sculpture"

 

Abraham Lincoln

16th President

"I am a slow walker, but I never walk back"

 

"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next"

 

"If there is anything a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance"

Frederick Douglass

American Statesman

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress"

 

"Man´s greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper applications of his power to things needed to be done"

 

"The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous"

 

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will"

Walt Whitman

American Author

"The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem"

 

 

"The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people"

Harry S Truman

33rd President

"You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an equal break"

 

"When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril"

Ronald Reagan

40th President

"We are never defeated unless we give up on God"

 

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn´t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same"

 

"If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen"

George W Bush

43rd U.S. President

"Our nation must come together to unite"

 

"We will not waver, we will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail."

 

"You can´t put democracy and freedom back into a box"

 

"Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear"

Barack Obama

44th U.S. President

"What makes us Americans is our shared commitment to an ideal - that all of us are created equal, and all of us have the chance to make of our lives what we will"

 

"We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated"

Mike Pence

45th Administration

"No one should be harassed or mistreated because of who they are, who they love, or what they believe"

 

"The Patriot Act is essential to our continued success in the war of terror here at home"

 

"It´s time for conservative Americans to right the ship again"

Donald J Trump

45th President

"It´s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers never will forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag"

 

"When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice. The Bible tells us, `How good and pleasant it is when God´s people live together in unity`