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A Quote by Steve Case on america, entrepreneurship, and risks

I find it interesting that in America, even though most people are more optimistic and most people around the world do view America as the city on the hill and more entrepreneurial and more risk taking and less traditional, still in America most people don't take risks, and most people are pretty traditional. It's actually a relatively small number of people that really are those risk takers, and a relatively small number of people that end up really having an impact on the world, and it doesn't take a lot of people. It just takes a few people who really care and stick with it, and that I think is what America is about.

Steve Case

Source: Academy of Achievement: Steve Case Interview: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/cas1int-1

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Barack Obama on truth, hope, and america

In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

Barack Obama

Source: New Hampshire primary results speech

Contributed by: Sister Kate

A Quote by Wendell Willke on tolerance, america, and superiority

No man has a right, in America, to treat any other man TOLERANTLY, for TOLERANCE is the assumption of superiority.

Wendell Willke

Contributed by: Lion

A Quote by Sol Luckman on man, manhood, america, timing, and identity

It was a rotten time to try to be a man in America.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 90

Contributed by: Alyce

A Quote by Benjamin Harrison on god, politicis, peace, america, and police

We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.

Benjamin Harrison

Source: Benjamin Harrison (US President, 1889-1893)

Contributed by: Dextah

A Quote by Herbert Clark Hoover on freedom, liberty, media, press, freedom of speech, first amendment, constitution, rights, and america

Absolute freedom of the press to discuss public questions is a foundation stone of American liberty.

Herbert Clark Hoover (1874 - 1964)

Source: Herbert Clark Hoover (US President, 1929-1933)

Contributed by: Dextah

A Quote by Andy Warhol on america

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"What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too"

Andy Warhol (1931 - 1987)

Contributed by: Ace

A Quote by Andy Warhol on america and equality

"The idea of America is so wonderful because the more equal something is, the more American it is"

Andy Warhol (1931 - 1987)

Contributed by: Ace

A Quote by Al Franken on love, liberals, conservatives, politics, right, left, america, and franken

They (Conservatives) don't get it.  We (Liberals) love America just as much as they do.  But in a differenct way.  You see, they love America the way a four-year-old loves her mommy.  Liberals love America like grown-ups.j  To a four-year-old everything mommy does is wonderful and anyone who criticizes mommy is bad.  Grown-up love means understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad, and helping your loved one grow.

Al Franken

Source: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, Pages: 24

Contributed by: Josef

A Quote by Jackson Browne on america, peace, and anti-war

FOR AMERICA

As if I really didn’t understand
That I was just another part of their plan
I went off looking for the promise
Believing in the Motherland
And from the comfort of a dreamer’s bed
And the safety of my own head
I went on speaking of the future
While other people fought and bled
The kid I was when I first left home
Was looking for his freedom and a life of his own
But the freedom that he found wasn’t quite as sweet
When the truth was known
I have prayed for America
I was made for America
It’s in my blood and in my bones
By the dawn’s early light
By all I know is right
We’re going to reap what we have sown

As if freedom was a question of might
As if loyalty was black and white
You hear people say it all the time-
“My country wrong or right”
I want to know what that’s got to do
With what it takes to find out what’s true
With everyone from the President on down
Trying to keep it from you

The thing I wonder about the Dads and Moms
Who send their sons to the Vietnams
Will they really think their way of life
Has been protected as the next war comes?
I have prayed for America
I was made for America
Her shining dream plays in my mind
By the rockets red glare
A generation’s blank stare
We better wake her up this time

The kid I was when I first left home
Was looking for his freedom and a life of his own
But the freedom that he found wasn’t quite as sweet
When the truth was known
I have prayed for America
I was made for America
I can’t let go till she comes around
Until the land of the free
Is awake and can see
And until her conscience has been found

 

Jackson Browne

Contributed by: Mamakat

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