82 Quotes about America to Inspire and Celebrate the USA

The United States of America, known worldwide as a formidable force, is a multicultural nation steeped in history, marked by significant sites like the Washington House and the Statue of Liberty.

“America” represents more than the geographic layout of its 50 states – it embodies a distinctive culture and identity that has resonated worldwide through various channels, from historical wartime messages to current digital media.

American pride and identity are most vividly showcased during Independence Day celebrations on July 4th.


This momentous day pays tribute to the nation’s historical journey and provides a platform for individuals to display their patriotism.

To delve deeper into the nuances of American culture, its people, history and traditions, an assortment of enlightening quotes from diverse personalities is available.

These inspiring quotes capture the essence of the USA and provide a year-round perspective on what it means to be an American today regardless of one’s global position.

Top 10 Quotes about America


Every great dream begins with a dreamer. ~ Harriet Tubman.


If you wave a flag, make it an American flag. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.


If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary. ~ Malcolm X.


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


America has as much diversity in peoples as it does in geographies. ~ Terri Guillemets.


America is a tune. It must be sung together. ~ Gerald Stanley Lee.


I still believe in a place called Hope, a place called America. ~ Bill Clinton.


America is not just a country, it’s an idea. ~ Bono.


Diversity of thought and culture and religion and ideas has become the strength of America. ~ Gary Locke.


Americans always try to do the right thing after they’ve tried everything else. ~ Winston Churchill.

Famous Quotes about America


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

America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels. ~ Claudia Pemberton.


In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt.


I want every child in America to eat a nutritious, delicious, sustainably sourced school lunch for free. ~ Alice Waters.

The fate of America cannot depend on any one man. The greatness of America is grounded in principles and not on any single personality. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt.


To be president of the United States is to be lonely, very lonely at times of great decisions. ~ Harry S. Truman.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. ~ June Jordan.


What we need are critical lovers of America – patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it. ~ Hubert Humphrey.

Patriotic Quotes about America


Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy. ~ Margaret Thatcher.

May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isn’t free. ~ Sgt. Major Bill Paxton.

Give me liberty, or give me death! ~ Patrick Henry.


The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. ~ Jeff Miller.

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. ~ Adlai Stevenson.


I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true. ~ Wendell Willkie.

From every mountainside, let freedom ring. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


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. ~ G. K. Chesterton.

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Best Quotes about America

The American flag has not been planted on foreign soil to acquire more territory but for humanity’s sake. ~ William McKinley.


There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America – there’s the United States of America. ~ Barack Obama.

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

I used to be Irish Catholic. Now I’m an American – you know, you grow. ~ George Carlin.


Freedom is never given; it is won. ~ A. Philip Randolph.

What does the Flag mean? It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the man whose people have been here generations. ~ Henry Cabot Lodge.


In America, anyone can become president. That’s the problem. ~ George Carlin.

The United States is the only country with a known birthday…. There is no ‘Republican,’ no ‘Democrat,’ on the Fourth of July – all are Americans. ~ James G. Blaine.


This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~ Elmer Davis.

I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.


We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls. ~ Robert J. McCracken.

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. ~ Harry S. Truman.


Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. ~ James Bryce.

Powerful Quotes about America


There is no global anthem, no global currency, no certificate of global citizenship. We pledge allegiance to one flag, and that flag is the American flag. ~ Donald Trump.

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. ~ Bob Dylan.


Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected. ~ Oscar Wilde.

America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.


This is the story of America. Everybody’s doing what they think they’re supposed to do. ~ Jack Kerouac.

In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. ~ Barack Obama.


One flag, one land. One heart, one hand. One nation, evermore. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Profound Quotes about America

America is the only country ever founded on the printed word. ~ Marshall McLuhan.


Independence now, and independence forever! ~ Daniel Webster.

If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen. ~ Ronald Reagan.


America loves a forgiveness story. America is the land of second chances. ~ Michael Caputo.

All great change in America begins at the dinner table. ~ Ronald Reagan.


The fact is, with every friendship you make and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. ~ Michelle Obama.

I never dreamed I would receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, mostly because my style is so typically Austrian. ~ Tina Fey.

Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea. ~ John Gunther.

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. ~ John F. Kennedy.

Thought-Provoking Quotes about America

Laughter is America’s most important export. ~ Walt Disney.

My definition of a leader in a free country is a man who can persuade people to do what they don’t want to do and like it. ~ Harry S. Truman.

The magic of America is that we’re a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom. ~ Madeleine Albright.

The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it. ~ George Carlin.

Freedom lies in being bold. ~ Robert Frost.


America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor. ~ Paul Tsongas.

My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too. ~ Barack Obama.

Wise Quotes about America

In the face of impossible odds, people who love their country can change it. ~ Barack Obama.

Dreams are the foundation of America. ~ Lupita Nyong’o.

Every American carries in his bloodstream the heritage of the malcontent and the dreamer. ~ Dorothy Fuldheim.

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. ~ John F. Kennedy.

May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. ~ Peter Marshal.

Inspiring Quotes about America

I am proud to be an American. Because an American can eat anything on the face of this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread. ~ Bill Cosby.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal. ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Liberty is the breath of life to nations. ~ George Bernard Shaw.


You are either with us, or against us. ~ George W. Bush.

You know, that diversity that America has is so special. It’s starting to really become a cool thing for young people. ~ Russell Simmons.

The Fourth of July should be celebrated with big hearts. ~ Camila Alves.

In America, you can say anything you want, as long as it doesn’t have any effect. ~ Paul Goodman.

Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country. ~ Calvin Coolidge.

America is a passionate idea or it is nothing. America is a human brotherhood or it is chaos. ~ Max Lerner.

So these were the 82 top quotes about America.

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