These Quotes About the American Dream Can Resonate With Everyone

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23 Quotes About the American Dream Will Inspire You To Conquer Your Goals

The American dream has morphed in definition.

A lot of politicians, leaders, and celebrities are quoted below and their thoughts about the American dream differ greatly. Some believe it's a driving force in our country while others believe it never existed for everyone. Whether your goals define your life or only help make it better, you will find some inspiration in these powerful American dream quotes.

Quotes About the American Dream

  • "For many, the American dream has become a nightmare." - Bernie Sanders

  • "The American dream does not come to those who fall asleep." - Richard Nixon

  • "The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it's possible to achieve the American dream." - Tommy Hilfiger

  • "The American dream is dead for the majority of America." - Sure Orman

  • "I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream." - Bruce Springsteen

  • "The American dream belongs to all of us." - Kamala Harris

  • "The American Dream never really existed. It was a marketing scam." - James Altucher

Quotes About American Dream

  • "I am living proof that the American dream still exists. It is still alive and well. There is only one trick, you have to be willing to roll up your sleeves and work very, very hard." - Paula Deen

  • "The American Dream is about freedom." - Rick Mears

  • "I love the idea of what America is. America is a bunch of people that do these incredible, thankless, selfless jobs that nobody really knows about that makes that American dream possible." - Tim Kennedy

  • "You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison." - Craig L. Thomas

  • "I've been living the American Dream for over 25 years - just being able to do what I do, be creative, and make money out of it. It's incredible." - Dr. Dre

  • "When we make college more affordable, we make the American dream more achievable." - Bill Clinton

  • "If proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love then surely, surely we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great American Dream." - Michelle Obama

  • "The American dream is about freedom." - Nancy Pelosi

  • "By disgracing and degrading the presidency of the United States, by fleeing the White House like a diseased cur, Richard Nixon broke the heart of the American Dream." - Hunter S. Thompson

  • "I play for the America that embraces refugees from war-torn nations, for the America that welcomes all people who want the chance to experience the American Dream, for the America that appreciates the contributions from all the people it shelters." - Becky Sauerbrunn

Quotes About the American Dream

  • "You see, without hard work and responsibility, there is no American Dream. Hard work lays the foundation. Our solidarity makes work pay, for all of us. For the greater good. That’s what our vision of shared prosperity is all about." - Florence King

  • "Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. 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." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "American Dreams are strongest in the hearts of those who have seen America only in their dreams." - Pico Iyer

  • "There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream." - Archibald Macleish

  • "The American dream of rags to riches is a dream for a reason-- it is hard to achieve; were everyone to do it, it wouldn't be a dream but would rather be reality." - Robert Fulton

  • "His dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him." - F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

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