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We mistake comfort for happiness... Comfort sells easier than happiness. Comfort is easy. It 
requires no effort and no work. Happiness takes effort. It requires being proactive,
confronting fears, facing difficult situations, and having unpleasant conversations. Comfort
equals sales. We've been sold comfort for generations and for generations we bought: bigger
houses, separated further and further out into the suburbs; bigger TVs, more movies, and
take-out. The American public is becoming docile and complacent. We're obese and entitled.
Mark Manson

Self-employed people make up less than 20 percent of the workers in America but account
for two-thirds of the millionaires.
Thomas J. Stanley

America has everything, why should they want us?
George Harrison

We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four
hours; we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries.
Will Durant

In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world.
Barack Obama

I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so
many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the
real meaning of the word, without coming here.
Warren Buffett

The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.
Will Rogers

I learned that the real spirit of America is a kind of pragmatic optimism: Everything will turn
out well in the end, but only if you struggle and sacrifice to make it happen.
Lee Iacocca

The American people want a dialogue between them and their president... and if we can't
have that opportunity of talking with one another, seeing one another, shaking hands with
one another, something has gone wrong in our society.
Gerald R. Ford

The love of liberty is a common blood that flows in our American veins.
Jimmy Carter

Americans would rather live next to a pervert heroin addict communist pornographer than a
person with an unkempt lawn.
Dave Barry

Give the American people a good cause, and there's nothing they can't lick.
John Wayne

The biggest threat to America today is not Communism. It's the turning of this country into a
Fascist Theocracy and everything that's happened during the Reagan Administration has put
us right down that pipe!
Frank Zappa

We cannot afford in America to have any discontented classes, and if fair wages are paid for
fair work we will have none.
Benjamin Harrison

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the
first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
Andy Rooney

There's the country of America, which you have to defend, but there's also the idea of
America. America is more than just a country, it's an idea. An idea that's supposed to be
contagious.
Bono

One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
Carl Sandburg

Education on the value of free speech and the other freedoms reserved by the Bill of Rights,
about what happens when you don't have them, and about how to exercise and protect
them, should be an essential prerequisite for being an American citizen.
Carl Sagan

Chuck Norris is so American, he can eat tyranny and shit apple pie.
Chuck Norris jokes

When fascism comes to America, it will not be in brown and black shirts. It will not be with
jack-boots. It will be Nike sneakers and Smiley shirts… Germany lost the Second World War.
Fascism won it. Believe me, my friend.
George Carlin

I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it's
time America was run like a business.
Donald Trump

It is the fundamental theory of all the more recent American law... that the average citizen is
half-witted, and hence not to be trusted to either his own devices or his own thoughts.
H. L. Mencken

Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.
Jackie Mason

The junior high schools and high schools of America have forgotten to teach one of the most
important courses of all - investing.
Peter Lynch

If you live your life like most people do, you will get what most people get. You will settle for
what most people settle for. Here's a taste of "most people." Forty-nine percent of marriages
now end in divorce. Eighty percent of people working today would rather be in another line of
work. More than fifty percent of Americans are overweight. One out of three will get cancer
while two out of five will suffer from heart disease. More than sixty percent of Americans,
living in the richest, most abundant civilization in history, will retire with little or no savings,
dependent on so-called "entitlements" for survival. If you want to lead an extraordinary life,
find out what the ordinary do and don't do it. That is a simple but true formula. Remember, no
one plans to become mediocre. Mediocrity is the result of no plan at all.
Tommy Newberry

Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited
proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.
John Steinbeck

Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of
philosophy.
Margaret Thatcher

Americans must be the most sententious people in history. Far too busy to be religious, they
have always felt that they sorely needed guidance.
Saul Bellow

It's my honor to speak to you as the leader of your country. And the great thing about
America is you don't have to listen unless you want to.
George W. Bush, to recently sworn-in immigrants, 2001

Parisian men make love all day and have no time to work. American men work all day and
have no time for love.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.
Oscar Wilde

The closest thing we have to royalty in America are the people that get to ride in those little
carts through the airport. When cart people drive by we all scurry out of the way like
worthless peasants.
Jerry Seinfeld

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

Because there is very little honor left in American life, there is a certain built-in tendency to
destroy masculinity in American men.
Norman Mailer, Petty Notes on Some Sex in America, 1966

America is the only nation in the world where all our poor people are fat.
Al Franken

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