Lets make no mistake about this: The American Dream starts with the neigborhoods. If we wish to rebuild our cities, we must first rebuild our neighborhoods. And to do that, we must understand that the quality of life is more important than the standard of living.— Harvey Milk
Impressive Living The American Dream quotations
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
To be free . . . to walk the good American earth as equal citizens, to live without fear, to enjoy the fruits of our toil, to give our children every opportunity in life--that dream which we have held so long in our hearts is today the destiny that we hold in our hands.
I am proof that the American dream still exists.
Believe in your dreams. They were given to you for a reason.
Part of the American dream is to live long and die young.
The prettiest people do the ugliest things.
If Americans want to live the American dream, they should go to Denmark.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
The history of my state of Oklahoma offers a great example of pursuing the American Dream. It was built and settled by pioneers moving West to seek better lives.
We must redefine the American Dream before we rebuild the infrastructure on which it is based.
People in America, of course, live in all sorts of fashions, because they are foreigners, or unlucky, or depraved, or without ambition; people live like that, but Americans live in white detached houses with green shutters. Rigidly, blindly, the dream takes precedence.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal
Part of the American dream is to live long and die young.
Only those Americans who are willing to die for their country are fit to live.
People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they're all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error.
Reading is dreaming with open eyes.
I have lived the American dream. Even my worst days as attorney general have been better than my father's best days.
Education is transformational. It changes lives. That is why people work so hard to become educated and why education has always been the key to the American Dream, the force that erases arbitrary divisions of race and class and culture and unlocks every person's God-given potential.
I'm living the American dream.
Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.
I think you have to repudiate torture and I think you have to end what's going on at Guantanamo and you have to live up to American values. Basically you restore - what the American dream brought to the world stage was respect for the individual and the idea that people aren't pawns that rulers can push around but they have rights.
As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful, the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern their own lives and participate fully in the American dream.
Success is somebody else's failure. Success is the American Dream we can keep dreaming because most people in most places, including thirty million of ourselves, live wide awake in the terrible reality of poverty.
Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.
For me it was a calling to public service.
I often tell people other than a whole lot of zeros, he and I have a lot in common, and that is a belief in the American dream because we both [with Donald Trump] have lived it.
Everybody has dreams. You are living the American dream, what's wrong with pushing to secure it for everyone?
I have crossed over on the backs of Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Madam C. J. Walker. Because of them I can now live the dream. I am the seed of the free, and I know it. I intend to bear great fruit.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.
I think it's what animates our president-elect [Donald Trump] more than anything else, is a belief in the boundless potential of every American to live the American dream.
Let's see what's going on over in Iraq.
A Burger King has opened up and prostitutes are back on the street of Baghdad after 20 years. Fast food and hookers - they are truly living the American Dream.
The American dream is, in part, responsible for a great deal of crime and violence because people feel that the country owes them not only a living but a good living.
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.
If that was true he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream.
As Realtors, you live and breathe the American dream.
You know that I am living proof that the American Dream is real.
Growing up, our congressman cut through government bureaucratic red tape to help my mom buy our first house. That's the kind of congressman I'll be.
One life. Just one. Why aren't we running like we are on fire towards our wildest dreams?
I invested in the album. Look, if I never did anything again in music, it wouldn’t affect my life materially. I live a very satisfying life. Not because I’ve made a few dollars, but because I have a wife who loves me and children who wait for me to come home. And that is beautiful. I think that’s the American dream: to be at peace at home.
On an otherwise normal Tuesday evening I had the chance to live the American Dream. I was able to throw my incompetent jackass of a boss from a fourteenth-story window.
So, yes, we do celebrate America today because the majority will stand up and empower the American people to live that American Dream and to be part of making a better, freer, and safer world.
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
I believe in the American Dream because I have lived the American Dream.
I've lived the American Dream, but, sadly, for too many, the American Dream is fading.
I run for president because I believe that we can't just save the American dream; we can expand it to reach more people and change more lives than ever before.
I guess it could be said that the inspiration for 'Requiem for a Dream' is watching the American dream not only destroy so many lives in the U.S., but infect the rest of the world with its obsession with getting more, ignoring the deadly effect that has on the planet.
No American is prepared to attend his own funeral without the services of highly skilled cosmeticians. Part of the American dream, after all, is to live long and die young.