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Quotations topics from Barack Obama
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Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values.
A good GI bill would increase the recruit pool.
Just give it a try
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Issues are never simple. One thing I'm proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify the issues.
My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington.
My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.
There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there's the United States of America.
Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.
Yes we can!
Why can't I just eat my waffle?
There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.
The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife.
People of Berlin - people of the world - this is our moment. This is our time.
No one is pro-abortion.
Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.
We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.
On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.
As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.
All of us share this world for but a brief moment in time. The question is whether we spend that time focused on what pushes us apart, or whether we commit ourselves to an effort – a sustained effort – to find common ground, to focus on the future we seek for our children, and to respect the dignity of all human beings.
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