Famous quotes in American history. From Will Rogers quotes to Mark Twain quotes to Mae West quotes. America's history is full of good quotes from famous people who left us with some interesting and insightful famous American history quotes.
Enjoy this selection of famous quotes from some of history's more colorful, famous or infamous characters. From anonymous quotes to Mark Twain quotes, you are sure to find American history quotes from famous people and unknown people to enjoy here!
"I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it." - Mae West
"This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as we do when the baby gets hold of a hammer. It's just a question of how much damage he can do with it before we can take it away with him." - Will Rogers
"When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect." - Adlai Stevenson
"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." - Thomas Jefferson
"Any fool can criticize, complain, condemn, and most fools do." - Anonymous
"Your children need your presence more than your presents." - Jesse Jackson
“Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it” - William Penn
"If you want a place in the sun, you have to put up with a few blisters." - Abigail Van Buren
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart” - Eleanor Roosevelt
"The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down." - A. Whitney Brown
"The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice." - Mark Twain
"I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked." - Mae West
"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." - George Washington Carver
"A fool and his money are soon elected." - Will Rogers
"The only source of knowledge is experience." - Albert Einstein
"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." - William James
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." - Mark Twain
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