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

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.
American dreams are strongest in the hearts of those who have seen America only in their dreams.
America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of the Americans.
I have never been able to look upon America as young and vital but rather as prematurely old, as a fruit which rotted before it had a chance to ripen.
America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks.
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
I see America spreading disaster. I see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world withering at the roots.
The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.
I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.
America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still.
At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
America is the best half-educated country in the world.
America is a land where men govern, but women rule.
America fears the unshaven legs, the unshaven men's cheeks, the aroma of perspiration, and the limp prick. Above all it fears the limp prick.
The youth of America is their oldest tradition. It has been going on now for three hundred years.
In Boston they ask, How much does he know? In New York, How much is he worth? In Philadelphia, Who were his parents?
It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
There is one expanding horror in American life. It is that our long odyssey toward liberty, democracy and freedom-for-all may be achieved in such a way that utopia remains forever closed, and we live in freedom and hell, debased of style, not individual from one another, void of courage, our fear rationalized away.
America and its demons, Europe and its ghost.
We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
Only Americans can hurt America.
There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.
America is not a young land: it is old and dirty and evil before the settlers, before the Indians. The evil is there waiting.
The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam...
Building a better you is the first step to building a better America.
On 16 September 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died.
America is a great country, but you can't live in it for nothing.
If you think the United States has stood still, who built The largest shopping center in the world?
Actually we are a vulgar, pushing mob whose passions are easily mobilized by demagogues, newspaper men, religious quacks, agitators and such like. To call this a society of free peoples is blasphemous. What have we to offer the world besides the superabundant loot which we recklessly plunder from the earth under the maniacal delusion that this insane activity represents progress and enlightenment?
The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, The trouble with this country is...
Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be...
I am willing to love all mankind, except an American.
It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to under value them.
Good Americans when they die, go to Paris.

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