American Quotes & Proverbs
Freedom is never free.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.
John F. Kennedy
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
I think the most un-American thing you can say is, "You can't say that".
Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then--we elected them.
Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.
General George S. Patton
The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
It's not the number of years in your life that matters, it's the life in your years!
Irish Quotes & Proverbs
Whisky was invented so the Irish wouldn't
rule the world.
If wars were fought with words, Ireland WOULD BE ruling the world!
Here's to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!
May you be in Heaven a full half hour before the Devil knows you're dead.
The Irish are a race of people who don't know what they want and are prepared to fight to the death to get it.
There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.
Two Irishmen were passing a pub - well, it could happen.
When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious.
You know it's summer in Ireland when the rain gets warmer.
Dance as if no one's watching, sing as if no one's listening, and live everyday as if it were your last.
Canadian Quotes & Proverbs
Canada has never been a melting-pot; more like a tossed salad.
Canadians are generally indistinguishable from Americans, and the surest way of telling the two apart is to make the observation to a Canadian.
Keep Canada beautiful. Swallow your beer cans.
For some reason a glaze passes over people's faces when you say "Canada". Maybe we should invade South Dakota or something.
Wife of Canadian ambassador to U.S.
God Bless America, and God help Canada to put up with them!
If you don't believe your country should come before yourself, you can better serve your country by livin' someplace else.
Stompin' Tom Connors
A euphemistic substitution for "f%@#" or "f@# off". Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau caused a minor scandal when opposition MPs claimed he had mouthed the words "F___ off" to them in the House of Commons in February 1971. Pressed by journalists, Trudeau later unconvincingly stated he may have said (or mouthed) "fuddle duddle or something like that." Trudeau likely got the word "fuddle duddle" from the official Hansard transcript of his words for that parliamentary session. The Hansard reporter couldn't make out (or chose not to record verbatim) what Trudeau had mouthed, and chose to write down the now-infamous phrase instead. The phrase then took on a humorous connotation for Canadians.