If the election results are any indication, the country is split down the middle in the wake of electing its new president. Half are jubilant in the face of a Donald Trump presidency. The other half are despondent. For those who are part of the latter, here are some quotes compiled from Goodreads and Brainy Quote to get inspired again about the United States. 

"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America." -Bill Clinton

"America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor." -Paul Tsongas

"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

"We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America." -Barack Obama

"America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless." -Lech Walesa

"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." -Voltaire

"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them. If I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." -Robert Heinlein RTX2SVQQ President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walk to the Oval Office after making a speech about Donald Trump's election victory in the White House Rose Garden, Washington D.C., Nov. 9, 2016. Photo: Reuters

"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and on an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." -Harry Truman

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."  -Mahatma Ghandi

"What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between 'freedom to' and 'freedom from.'"  -Marilyn vos Savant

"You will never know how much it has cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." -John Quincy Adams

"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." -Albert Camus

"In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope." -Barack Obama

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