Quotes by Great Americans

Americans have never been those to not speak our minds.  I thought it would be fun to share a few of them here.  I hope you enjoy.  I'll continue to add to this list as I find them.  If you have any you'd like added, let me know.

Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?
William O. Douglas

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
Patrick Henry

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Thomas Paine

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
Benjamin Franklin

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Abraham Lincoln

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
J.F. Kennedy

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
Mark Twain

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
Elvis Presley

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Mark Twain

You may delay, but time will not.
Benjamin Franklin

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Albert Einstein

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King Jr.

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Helen Keller

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