Famous Quotes From American History

Nathan Hale, just prior to being hanged by the British after they discovered him spying for the revolutionary government:

                    "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country."

Admiral David Farragut, upon encountering a command detonated mine in Mobile Bay during the Civil War:

                    "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead."

President John Kennedy, in his inaugural speech in 1961:

                    "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country."

Neil Armstrong, upon setting foot on the moon in 1969:

                    "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"

Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry, upon being arrested for crack cocaine possession in 1990:

                   "The bitch set me up! The bitch set me up!"

President Barack Obama upon talking about his Presidential travels

        Over the last 15 months, we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go”



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