united states quotes

I will aim to restore the Japan-U.S. alliance and Japan's strong diplomatic capabilities. Japan can't pursue a strong foreign policy without strengthening its alliance with the United States.Shinzo Abe

Everybody needs to understand that I learned Arabic from the United States Army as a second language. I never spoke it at home.John Abizaid

The United States is the most powerful nation on Earth and it just can't walk away from the Middle East and central Asia and the Horn of Africa.John Abizaid

You don't build a new power plant in the United States overnight. It takes years to build.John Abizaid

Clearly the Secretary of Defense, my boss, would like nothing better than to get Osama bin Laden and to get... to ensure the complete defeat of al-Qaida, because we know that al-Qaida is planning operations against the United States even as we speak here.John Abizaid

It's also natural in that part of the world to blame what people view as the... as the most important authority in the region, and that currently is the United States of America.John Abizaid

The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.Samuel Adams

I realized that I was African when I came to the United States. Whenever Africa came up in my college classes, everyone turned to me. It didn't matter whether the subject was Namibia or Egypt; I was expected to know, to explain.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.Spiro T. Agnew

In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement.Peter Agre

I do not believe, given her past decisions and comments on the reasons to go to war in Iraq, that Dr. Rice will be able to represent the United States without a predetermined bias from the war.Daniel Akaka

As it has for America's other indigenous peoples, I believe the United States must fulfill its responsibility to Native Hawaiians.Daniel Akaka

The greatest thrill in my life was to represent the United States of America.Madeleine Albright

I am often asked if, when I was secretary, I had problems with foreign men. That is not who I had problems with, because I arrived in a very large plane that said United States of America. I had more problems with the men in our own government.Madeleine Albright

I have always seen the United States as a force of good. And I have learned that there is the idealistic part about what we can do at the U.N. and there is a doable part. And I have learned what is more doable.Madeleine Albright

I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed.George Allen

It is vital that the United States maintains open lines of communication with our allies. We must assure them of our commitment to eradicating global terrorism wherever it may reside or wherever it's given haven.George Allen

If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow.Steve Allen

I do believe that, under the law, under the Constitution of the United States, and under our public policy, that women deserve and should have a right to enjoy equal employment opportunity.Gloria Allred

Well, let me just say - I mean, I'm not a person who's going to vote for any of the potential Republican nominees for the presidency of the United States.Gloria Allred