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The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th president of the U.S.

America does to me what I knew it would do: it just bumps me. The people charge at you like trucks coming down on you -- no awareness. But one tries to dodge aside in time. Bump! bump! go the trucks. And that is human contact.

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) English writer.

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.

Margaret Thatcher (1925-?) British statewoman.

American is a very difficult language mixed with English.

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It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.


Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society.

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) French sociologist, and philosopher.

What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world.

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) French sociologist, and philosopher.

The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer.

Young man, there is America, which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men and uncouth manners.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer.