Our Top 10 Famous American History Quotes


Quotes by men who have changed the course of American history:

Famous American History Quotes: These quotes were spoken by some of the forefathers and presidents that have established and maintained the freedom of our beloved country, the United States of America.



1) “I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.”
George Washington


2) “Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
Benjamin Franklin


3) “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!”
Patrick Henry
The speech was given as an opposition to the English Crown in 1775, however, this quote will always be heard wherever there is oppression of freedom. Life will not be worthwhile without being able to do the things we want to do.


4) Determine never to be idle...It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

Thomas Jefferson


5) “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
Abraham Lincoln


6) "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
Theodore Roosevelt


7) “I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.”

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Quoted from the man who is the father of the atomic bomb.


8) “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

The person who fought for equal rights with a peaceful advocate.


9) “Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
Ronald Reagan

Led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.


10) “You are either with us, or against us”
George W. Bush

The culmination of the war against terror that changed the United States.


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