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 Herman Melville - “Let America add Mexico to Texas, and pile Cuba upon Canada let the English overswarm all India, and hang out their blazing banner from the sun two thirds of this terraqueous globe are the Nantucketer's. For the sea is his he owns it . . .”  
 Woodrow T. Wilson - “The interesting and inspiring thing about America is that she asks nothing for herself except what she has a right to ask for humanity itself.”  
 Susan Sontag - “The quality of American life is an insult to the possibilities of human growth... the pollution of American space, with gadgetry and cars and TV and box architecture, brutalizes the senses, making gray neurotics of most of us, and perverse spiritual athletes and strident self-transcenders of the best of us.”  
 Robert Osborne - “America once had the clarity of the pioneer ax.”  
 Conor Cruise O'Brien - “The main thing that endears the United Nations to member governments, and so enables it to survive, is its proven capacity to fail. You can safely appeal to the United Nations in the comfortable certainty that it will let you down.”  
 Henry Miller - “Perhaps I am still very much of an American. That is to say, nanve, optimistic, gullible. In the eyes of a European, what am I but an American to the core, an American who exposes his Americanism like a sore. Like it or not, I am a product of this land of plenty, a believer in superabundance, a believer in miracles.”  
 Archibald MacLeish - “The American mood, perhaps even the American character, has changed. There are few manifestations any longer of the old American self-assurance which so irritated Dickens. Instead, there is a sense of frustration so perceptible that even our politicians have attempted to exploit it.”  
 Archibald MacLeish - “America is promises to take America is promises to us to take them.”  
 Lyndon B. Johnson - “For this is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest that is sleeping in the unplowed ground.”  
 Dwight D. Eisenhower - “I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem -- and that yardstick is Is it good for America”  
 Wystan Hugh Auden - “God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.”  
 Scott Fitzgerald - “There are no second acts in American lives.”  
 Dwight Eisenhower - “Only Americans can hurt America.”  
 Umberto Eco - “The ideology of this America wants to establish reassurance through Imitation. But profit defeats ideology, because the consumers want to be thrilled not only by the guarantee of the Good but also by the shudder of the Bad.”  
 Oliver Wendell - “Good Americans when they die, go to Paris.”  
 Albert Einstein - “The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.”  
 Orson Welles - “The ideal American type is perfectly expressed by the Protestant, individualist, anti-conformist, and this is the type that is in the process of disappearing. In reality there are few left.”  
 William Burroughs - “America is not a young land it is old and dirty and evil before the settlers, before the Indians. The evil is there waiting.”  
 Mark Twain - “There isn't a single human characteristic that can be safely labeled as ''American.''”