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    • America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
    • It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
    • America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
      Problems and Other Stories, by John Updike
    • America's greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is our belief in second chances, our belief that we can always start over, that things can be made better.
    • Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.
    • The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.
    • America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
    • America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
    • Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
      The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891, by Oscar Wilde
    • America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.
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