The Americans are a very lucky people. They’re bordered to the north and south by weak neighbors, and to the east and west by fish.
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
God has a special providence for fools, drunks, and the United States of America.
Otto von Bismarck
“God has a special providence for fools, drunkards, and the United States of America.”
― Otto von Bismarck
“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers – and it was not there . . . in her fertile fields and boundless forests and it was not there . . . in her rich mines and her vast world commerce – and it was not there . . . in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution – and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville