65 United States Quotes On Success In Life

These United States quotes will inspire you. The United States of America (the U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country primarily located in North America.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging United States quotes, United States sayings, and United States proverbs.

Best United States Quotes

  1. “We are United States Marines, and for two and a quarter centuries we have defined the standards of courage, esprit, and military prowess.” ~ James L. Jones
  2. “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  3. “What is most important of this grand experiment, the United States? Not the election of the first president but the election of its second president. The peaceful transition of power is what will separate this country from every other country in the world.” ~ George Washington
  4. “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

  5. “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  6. “Of the many influences that have shaped the United States into a distinctive nation and people, none may be said to be more fundamental and enduring than the Bible.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  7. “As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion, – as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselman, – and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.” ~ John Adams
  8. “we are the ones we have been waiting for” ~ Alice Walker
  9. “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” ~ June Jordan

  10. “It is not strange… to mistake change for progress.” ~ Millard Fillmore
  11. “..the United States is subject to the scrutiny of a candid world … what the United States does, for good or for ill, continues to be watched by the international community, in particular by organizations concerned with the advancement of the rule of law and respect for human dignity.” ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  12. “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  13. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” ~ Emma Lazarus

  14. “There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America – there’s the United States of America.” ~ Barack Obama
  15. “One doesn’t become a soldier in a week – it takes training, study, and discipline. There is no question that the finest Army in the world is found in the United States.” ~ Daniel Inouye , United States quotes army
  16. “If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don’t ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  17. “The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.” ~ Henry Clay
  18. “The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.” ~ Frank Zappa

  19. “We have for decades now, and I’ve dealt with the Russians for 35 years, we have from time to time been able to, even though we have different interests, to align them. That alignment has become more and more difficult under Putin. You see that in Ukraine, you see it in the Middle East. To an extent where he actually defines Russian success as thwarting the United States.” ~ Ashton Carter
  20. “I think it’s part of Vladimir Putin’s nature to define Russian success in foreign policy as thwarting the United States. That’s in his nature. And that is very difficult to align with strategically.” ~ Ashton Carter
  21. “The Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.” ~ Samuel Adams
  22. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” ~ James Madison
  23. “There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America – there’s the United States of America.” ~ Barack Obama

  24. “Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan… We will gain the inevitable triumph so help us, God.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  25. “Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free, and life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fall, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age… Let us, therefore, brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.'” ~ Winston Churchill
  26. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly the bogey man.” ~ Pat Paulsen

  27. “I certainly think that the world views the United States as a place to be respected. All over the world, our values are respected; who we are, a place that you can come and come from modest circumstances to great things, that’s respected.” ~ Condoleezza Rice
  28. “Ultimately, I think the United States is a pretty awesome country but it very plausibly would have been even awesomer had English and American political leaders in the late 18th century been farsighted enough to find compromises that would have held the empire together.” ~ Matthew Yglesias
  29. “The United States Constitution is clear. It prohibits religious tests for public office.” ~ Jeb Bush

  30. “What’s happened in the United States is something that has already happened in Europe and that is that Islam is become ‘otherized’, it has become a kind of receptacle into which fears and anxieties about the political or economic situation, about the changing racial landscape of this country, are being thrown.” ~ Reza Aslan
  31. “The idea that the United States of American might shut down its government over abortion and funding to an organization that is 0.01% of the U.S. budget seems completely insane. Anyone looking at this debate around the world is thinking ‘What is this country doing? They have three wars going on, they’re trying to manage major problems and they’re thinking of shutting down their government over abortion?'” ~ Katty Kay
  32. “When I was young, no one wanted to be one; now even the President of the United States would call himself an outsider. So now I’m for insiders.” ~ John Waters
  33. “We first became conscious of the plane publicly on a Monday. I thought then by the weekend it would be done. But then the Chinese military, the defense minister made a statement saying that if there was no apology from the United States, the Chinese military and the Chinese people would never understand. No reference to the government or the Communist Party, and that obviously presented an internal problem to the Chinese leadership, which was traveling at that moment.” ~ Henry A. Kissinger
  34. “The United States is enriched by many cultures, and united by a single common language.” ~ S. I. Hayakawa

  35. “Some remain great cities, but they shouldn’t standstill. They should move in the direction of a knowledge-oriented society. Most cities have to do something to draw attention to themselves and make their particular assets visible on the international radar. I’m not talking about developing countries, but about the United States and Europe.” ~ Charles Landry
  36. “Marriage is the real vocation crisis in the United States… We have a vocation crisis to life-long, life-giving, loving, faithful marriage. If we take care of that one, we’ll have all the priests and nuns we’ll need for the Church.” ~ Timothy M. Dolan
  37. “Secondly, there are such things as roving wiretaps. Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires – a wiretap requires a court order. […] Nothing has changed, by the way. When we’re talking about chasing down terrorists, we’re talking about getting a court order before we do so. […]” ~ George W. Bush
  38. “As the people of the United States enjoy the great merit of having established a system of Government on the basis of human rights, and of giving it a form without example, which, as they believe, unites the greatest national strength with the best security for public order and individual liberty, they owe to themselves, to their posterity and to the world, a preservation of the system in its purity, its symmetry, and its authenticity.” ~ James Madison
  39. “The United States is a country where everybody can start again.” ~ Robert Wyatt

  40. “The real threat to U.S. military power is nuclear proliferation because if every little country has nuclear weapons it becomes very tricky for the United States to engage in military action.” ~ Immanuel Wallerstein
  41. “The lessons are, unfortunately, that a small weak country that is facing an extremely hostile and very violent superpower will not make much progress unless there’s a strong solidarity movement within the superpower that will restrain its actions. With more support within the United States, I think the Haitian efforts could have succeeded.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  42. “No Republican has ever been elected president of the United States without winning Ohio.” ~ Wolf Blitzer
  43. “The President is the symbol of who the people of the United States are. He is the person who stands for us in the eyes of the world and the eyes of our children.” ~ William Bennett
  44. “The United States is in many ways the biggest ghetto in the world.” ~ Selma James

  45. “The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we – in a less final, less heroic way – be willing to give of ourselves.” ~ Ronald Reagan , United States quotes freedom
  46. “I’ve said to [Donald Trump], and I think others have said to him that the day that he is the President of the United States, there are world capitals and financial markets and people all around the world who take really seriously what he says, and in a way that’s just not true before you’re actually sworn in as president.” ~ Barack Obama
  47. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  48. “One of the things that I’ve learned, and I think we’ve all learned, is that we are not going to get the kind of decisive, permanent victories in this fight against terrorism that we would get from fighting another country. We’re not going to get that MacArthur/Emperor moment, because by definition, even after decimating Al Qaeda in the Fata, even after taking out [Osama] bin Laden there’s still people there who have both the interest and the capacity if we don’t maintain vigilance to strike against the United States.” ~ Barack Obama
  49. “What is also true is that partly because my docket was really full here, so I couldn’t be both chief organizer of the Democratic Party and function as Commander-in-Chief and President of the United States. We did not begin what I think needs to happen over the long haul, and that is rebuild the Democratic Party at the ground level.” ~ Barack Obama
  50. “It’s my pleasure and honor to be here fighting on HBO and in the United States.” ~ Jan Zaveck

  51. “I think Canada has stayed true to its news roots better than the United States has, in many ways. So I think Al Jazeera America is going to look a lot like the news that Canadians are used to: longer stories, more investigation, deeper analysis, less partisan.” ~ Ali Velshi
  52. “The Church in the United States turned a corner about three decades ago, and the idea that we’re going back to the incoherence of the late Sixties and Seventies is, frankly, silly. Let’s have a little faith in what the Holy Spirit has done among us these past 35 years.” ~ George Weigel
  53. “I decided that we’d have to take our chances with the law and get the hell out of Baltimore. I thought of seeking asylum in Canada or Australia or England, but I didn’t want to leave the United States, because for better or worse I’m an American, and this is my land; so I decided to fight it out on home ground, and finally we hit upon Hawaii, because of the liberal atmosphere created by its racial admixture, and because of its relatively large population of Buddhists, who are largely nontheistic.” ~ Madalyn Murray O’Hair
  54. “That would be the frontispiece. This was a picture of my mother and me coming out of the United States Supreme Court, with fecal matter smeared across our faces. They wrapped it in wax paper so that when I received it I’d get the full impact of the message. Though I haven’t gotten anything quite that original lately, there’s still never a dull moment in my mailbox.” ~ Madalyn Murray O’Hair
  55. “He serves his party best who serves the country best.” ~ Rutherford B. Hayes

  56. “What you’re gonna hear Jim Harbaugh say, many in this country are getting their backs up filled with rage and anger and disbelief, and they are threatened by this. Harbaugh believes in toughness in men, he believes in toughness in America, he believes in toughness in American men. You damn well want it in your Special Forces, gang. You want it with the Navy SEALs. You want it all over the United States military. You want manliness, you want toughness, you want bravery, you want courage.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  57. “The Vietnam War was taking place, which was raising all sorts of questions in the United States, and it was forcing Asian-Americans to stop thinking of themselves as model minorities and to identify themselves more with world revolution, which was very important in my development.” ~ Grace Lee Boggs
  58. “Even after the whole democratization process, it’s quite clear that the United States are not seen in a positive way in all the Muslim-majority countries – in Egypt, in Libya, even in Tunisia – even though we have now a kind of trying to be recognized as democrats by the Islamists who are running, you know, Tunisia and Egypt. But the popular sentiment is very, very negative.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  59. “Populism is everywhere. We have religious populism in the Muslim-majority countries as much as we have populism in the United States of America.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  60. “A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.” ~ James Monroe

  61. “The United States of America or the Western countries, they don’t have a problem with Islamists as long as they are neoliberal capitalists and promoting the economic order. And the best example is the petro-monarchies. The petro-monarchies, they don’t want democracy. They say there is no democracy in Islam. But they are within the economic system.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  62. “You can’t have anything happening today within the petro-monarchies, is going to be too risky for the United States and the oil interests there.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  63. “The BRIC countries – Brazil, India, China, Turkey, South Africa, Indonesia even, and Russia – are now new actors. Over the last eight years, China multiplied by seven its economic presence and penetration in the Middle East. And if this happens on economic terms and there is a shift towards the East, the relationship between these countries and Israel is completely different from the United States. And it means that the challenges are going to be different because China is not supporting Israel the way the U.S. are supporting Israel.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  64. “I think that Russia is very aware that they are on notice when it comes to certain issues. They are very aware that we do want to try and defeat ISIS together, if that’s at all possible, along with our allies. But there’s no love or anything going on with Russia right now. They get that we’re getting our strength back, that we’re getting our voice back, and that we’re starting to lead again. And honestly, at the United Nations, that’s the number one comment I get is they’re just so happy to see the United States lead again.” ~ Nikki Haley
  65. “Any blaming that Russia could have been interfering in domestic affairs of the United States is slander. And it has no evidence at all.” ~ Dmitry Peskov

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