Favorite Quotations ~  American History New International Dictionary of Quotations

"Damn the torpedoes! Captain Drayton, go ahead. Jouett full speed!" ~ David Farragut, Battle of Mobile Bay, 1964

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I am not a crook. ~ Richard Nixon, 1973

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. ~ Howell M. Forgy, Pearl Harbor, 12/7/41

Read my lips: No new taxes. ~ George H.W. Bush, 1988

Remember the Alamo! ~ Sidney Sherman, 1836

Bury my heart at Wounded Knee. ~ Stephen Vincent Benet, American Names, 1927

I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer. ~ Ulysses S. Grant, 1864

More and more of our imports come from overseas. ~ George W. Bush, George W Bushisms

As for me, give me liberty or give me death! ~ Patrick Henry, 1775

I shall return. ~ Douglas MacArthur, 1942

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933

The world must be made safe for democracy. ~ Woodrow Wilson, 1917

To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. ~ George Washington, 1790

Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes! ~ William Prescott, 1775

United we stand, divided we fall. ~ Silas Deane