Great American Quotes

With the election right around the corner, let me share with you some great quotes from great Americans. Each one of these people helped build America through their actions and words. I hope you find these inspiring and I hope they help you find the inspiration to vote on November 4th, if you haven’t already done so. Enjoy the quotes!!

We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. – Ronald Reagan

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. – John F. Kennedy

There is no distinctly American criminal class – except Congress. – Mark Twain

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

We can have no “50-50” allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all. – Theodore Roosevelt

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages. – H.L. Mencken

My father taught that the only helping hand you’re ever going to be able to rely on is the one at the end of your sleeve. – JC Watts, Jr.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. – Ronald Reagan

A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality. – John F. Kennedy

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. – Mark Twain

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government. – Thomas Jefferson

Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. – Ronald Reagan

Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both. – John F. Kennedy

And my favorite quote of this group is one we all HAVE to follow to change this country:

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. – John F. Kennedy