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Americans are a can-do people, an enthusiastic people,
by Henry Cisneros

Americans are a can-do people, an enthusiastic people,
a problem-solving people.
And when given a direction and given a plan,
they'll sign on.
- Henry Cisneros

I don't think we have any time to waste.
- Henry Cisneros

The hurricane complicates things in that what would
have been purely a business decision becomes a decision of the heart.
- Henry Cisneros

We can either allow our youth to shoot baskets or watch
them continue to shoot people.
- Henry Cisneros

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I was a little lacking in vision as mayor -
I failed to understand the significance that housing
and the revitalization of housing means for a city.
- Henry Cisneros

As Secretary of Housing, I do have to express alarm,
signal the alarm if you will, that the potential for
homelessness to grow is there.
- Henry Cisneros

It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they
eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf.
- Christopher Dodd


 

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

And so, my fellow Americans,
ask not what your country can do for you;
ask what you can do for your country.
- John F. Kennedy

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live
today than any other building that has gone remotely
by the name of architecture in our history.
- Russell Lynes

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

Americans no longer look to government for economic security;
rather,
they look to their portfolios.
- Bill Owens

Americans want action for their money.
They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work.
- Paula Nelson

Americans love to fight.
All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need
to make a concerted effort,
all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among
our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt
a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables,
but there is more.
- Lois Capps

Our society's strong emphasis on dieting and self-image
can sometimes lead to eating disorders.
We know that more than 5 million Americans suffer from eating disorders,
most of them young women.
- Tipper Gore

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Americans play to win at all times.
I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed.
That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.
- George S. Patton

A number of Americans were used, most often unwillingly,
by North Korea to arm spies with English-speaking skills
so they could target American interests in South Korea and beyond.
- Robert Jenkins

It is not new or unusual for the real Americans,
meaning those immigrants who came to America a little bit longer ago,
to fear the outsiders, the pretenders,
the newcomers.
- Luis Gutierrez

There are as many jobs for younger Americans as there
are for other Americans of every age group in political campaigns.
Campaigns are very labor intensive and volunteer dependent.
- Marc Racicot

It is a mystery why any Americans would support the concept of the EU.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Some guys practice like all-Americans but they can't play!
- Joe Montana

Given what the media have put the country through this past decade,
it must come as a surprise to most Americans that the
press has a code of ethics.
- Roger Mudd

My parents were both from extremely different backgrounds.
My father's Italian, my mother was of Swedish descent.
They're both first-generation Americans.
- Susan Lucci

It only takes a room of Americans for the English and
Australians to realise how much we have in common.
- Stephen Fry

Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering
what average opinion believes average opinion to be.
- John Maynard Keynes

Here, we tell the story: why the people came here,
what they did when they got here, going back to the
Native Americans and coming all the way forward.
- Robert Patterson

When Americans shoot movies they aim at the entire planet.
When the French make movies, they aim at Paris.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just
signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever.
The bombing begins in five minutes.
- Ronald Reagan

Only Americans can hurt America.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I like the idea of bringing cartoon characters to life...
and although the Americans have already attempted this,
their culture is not sufficiently humane to make it work.
- Gerard Depardieu

Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reason,
and not just to mingle with the right people.
- Sarah Palin

Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.
- Bob Geldof

Sporting goods sales have suffered because Americans
have become too sedentary.
- Mike May

The European nations' loss of sovereignty to the EU
should be a warning to Americans.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Most Americans think Abner Doubleday invented the game
but he had little or nothing to do with cricket.
- Henry Chadwick

Americans love our shoes and us Brits love that we
can always pick up a bargain when in the US.
- Lisa Snowdon

How many McDonald's gift certificates would it take
to sway a lot of Americans to pledge to never publicly criticize the U.S,
President?
- James Bovard

Tonight - to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans -
I ask for your support.
- Richard M. Nixon

The main purpose of Social Security is to redistribute wealth,
to make an increasingly large number of Americans dependent
on government for their basic needs in their retirement years.
- Neal Boortz

I'm fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God.
Our fight now is against the Americans.
- Osama bin Laden

World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War,
made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.
- Stephen Ambrose

The Americans are more honest about it and just call it college rock.
- Malcolm Wilson

I begin to feel like I was in the last generation of
Americans who took a civics class.
- Roger Ebert

Shakespeare in Love...
such smart writing of an alternative view of history,
and such beautiful acting.
Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.
- Anita Diament

Americans have discovered the fragility of life,
that ominous fragility that the rest of the world either
already experienced or is experiencing now with terrible intensity.
- Jose Saramago

Americans are blessed with great plenty;
we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation
to assist those who are suffering from poverty,
disease, war and famine.
- Adam Schiff

Television has made places look alike,
and it has transformed the way we see.
A whole generation of Americans, maybe two,
has grown up looking at the world through a lens.
- Ronald Steel

You talk about scandals and the Americans put theirs
right in the store window for everyone to look at.
- Gordon Sinclair

Americans have been conditioned to respect newness,
whatever it costs them.
- John Updike

Americans also don't need to be taught how to give.
We don't need to be taught how to take care of each
other or how to be charitable.
- Glenn Beck

The federal government has a responsibility to protect
all Americans from potential terrorist attack.
- Bob Etheridge

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers.
This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated
thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
- Albert Einstein

During the Sixties, the Americans thought I was the
greatest thing in the history of cinema.
- Michael Winner

Americans try to talk about positive family values,
although the actual state of things is disastrous.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

I think Americans should have a policy of love.
That should be the foreign policy, love.
Export Love.
- Ziggy Marley

We're all Americans trying to compete.
Magic was competing for his team and Larry for his team.
- Oscar Robertson

I decided that Europeans and Americans are like men and women:
they understand each other worse,
and it matters less, than either of them suppose.
- Randall Jarrell

Americans are a quarter of a billion people who have
almost nothing in common except for the fact they've
been told they have lots in common.
- Doug Coupland

It's good to do something for Americans for once.
- Jeff Smith

Every month that we do not have an economic recovery
package 500 million Americans lose their jobs.
- Nancy Pelosi

Intellectualism came very late to America.
That's why Americans are so proud of it.
I found very few real intellectuals in America.
But there are so many pseudo-intellectuals.
- Douglas Sirk

Obesity among young Americans is a serious problem
that can have serious ramifications in the long run.
- Virginia Foxx

One in seven Americans lives without health insurance,
and that's a truly staggering figure.
- John M. McHugh

The flag represents all the values and the liberties
Americans have and enjoy everyday.
- Bill Shuster

These are challenging times for all Americans.
We face the specter of war abroad and a steady stream
of bad economic news at home.
- Robert Matsui

Financial literacy is an issue that should command
our attention because many Americans are not adequately
organizing finances for their education,
healthcare and retirement.
- Ron Lewis

There exist thousands of Americans who have AIDS-defining
diseases but are HIV negative.
- Serge Lang

Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.
- Andrew Jackson


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