America Quote Archive

Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected. — Oscar Wilde


“Let America be America again.”

Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
A home where we roam free.

(America never was America to me.)

Let America be the dream the dreamers dream—
Let it be that great strong land of love
Where no kings connive nor tyrants scheme
Where no man is crushed from above.

(America never was America to me.)

— Bill Purdin