James G. Blaine quotes

  • Sport is how poor kids from poor countries pass through the eye of the needle to riches and recognition.

  • A country scratching a lazy irritation at sagging doorjambs and late trains, whose greatest attribute is a collective, smelly tolerance, where a chap will put up with almost everything, which means he won't care about anything enough to get out of a chair.A country of public insouciance and private, grubby guilt, where you can believe anything as long as you don't believe it too fervently. A country where the highest aspiration is for a quiet life.

  • Even if my country remains in war with yours. . .remember. . . i am not your enemy.

  • While General Howe with a Large Armament is advancing towards New York, our Congress resolved to Declare the United Colonies free and Independent States. A Declaration for this Purpose, I expect, will this day pass Congress...It is gone so far that we must now be a free independent State, or a Conquered Country.

  • I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.

  • Nobody does Israel any service by proclaiming its 'right to exist.' Israel's right to exist, like that of the United States, Saudi Arabia and 152 other states, is axiomatic and unreserved. Israel's legitimacy is not suspended in midair awaiting acknowledgement.... There is certainly no other state, big or small, young or old, that would consider mere recognition of its 'right to exist' a favor, or a negotiable concession.

  • The pattern of discrimination that allows this discrimination was set in the founding of the United States.

  • The United States was a big country where everybody wore funny t-shirts and ate too much.

  • Every true American likes to think in terms of thousands and millions. The word 'million' is probably the most pleasure-giving vocable in the language.

  • In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality.

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