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American Dream Quotes

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don’t have any.
– Alice Walker

There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own. Nobody. You built a factory out there – good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory… Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea – God bless! Keep a hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.
– Elizabeth Warren

Government of the people,
by the people,
for the people,
shall not perish from this Earth.
– Abraham Lincoln

My fellow Americans,
ask not what your country can do for you;
ask what you can do for your country.
– John F. Kennedy

My dream is of a place and a time where America
will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
– Abraham Lincoln

There is nothing wrong with America
that faith, love of freedom, intelligence,
and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

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 even break.
– Harry S. Truman

Nothing is more important in our national life than the welfare of our children.
– Harry S. Truman (when signing the National School Lunch Act in 1946)

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We who engage in nonviolent direct action
are not the creators of tension.
We merely bring to the surface
the hidden tension that is already alive.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
– Ryunosuke Satoro

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
– written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

A Bill of Rights is what the people are
entitled to against every government,
and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
– Thomas Jefferson

I would rather be exposed to
the inconveniences attending too much liberty
than those attending too small a degree of it.
– Thomas Jefferson

A nation that continues year after year
to spend more money on military defense
than on programs of social uplift
is approaching spiritual doom.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
– R. Buckminster Fuller

How far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without?
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

Majority rule only works if you’re also
considering individual rights,
because you can’t have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
– Larry Flynt

Modern cynics and skeptics… see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
– John F. Kennedy

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
– John F. Kennedy

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Loyalty to country ALWAYS.
Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
– Mark Twain

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
– Edward R. Murrow

When written in Chinese, the word “crisis”
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
– John F. Kennedy

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
– Edward Everett

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.
– Abraham Lincoln

It isn’t enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn’t enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
– Benjamin Franklin

Anyone who knows history, particularly
the history of Europe, will, I think,
recognize that the domination
of education or of government
by any one particular religious faith
is never a happy arrangement for the people.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

This is no time for ease and comfort.
It is time to dare and endure.
– Winston Churchill

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
– M. P. Follett

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
– Thomas Jefferson

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

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