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Barack Obama Quotes

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People of Berlin - people of the world -
this is our moment.
This is our time.
- Barack Obama

John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded.
- Barack Obama

What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers,
the House and the Senate, but you have simply,
majoritarian, absolute power on either side.
And that's just not what the founders intended.
- Barack Obama

In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's
leading role in the world.
- Barack Obama

 

No one is pro-abortion.
- Barack Obama

Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.
- Barack Obama

My job is not to represent Washington to you,
but to represent you to Washington.
- Barack Obama

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I'm a Christian by choice.
- Barack Obama

You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt.
- Barack Obama

I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.
- Barack Obama

My administration is the only thing between you [CEO's] and the pitchforks.
- Barack Obama

You will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime.
- Barack Obama

We are not at war against Islam.
- Barack Obama

I know my country has not perfected itself.
At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty
and equality for all of our people.
We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times
when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
- Barack Obama

Why can't I just eat my waffle?
- Barack Obama

The United States is not, and never will be,
at war with Islam.
- Barack Obama

I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody.
- Barack Obama

What Washington needs is adult supervision.
- Barack Obama

We're not going to baby sit a civil war.
- Barack Obama

Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq's future is not.
- Barack Obama

We have now just enshrined, as soon as I sign this bill,
the core principle that everybody should have some
basic security when it comes to their healthcare.
- Barack Obama

Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation -
not because of the height of our skyscrapers,
or the power of our military, or the size of our economy.
Our pride is based on a very simple premise,
summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago.
- Barack Obama

As a nuclear power - as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon -
the United States has a moral responsibility to act.
- Barack Obama

I've been fighting with Acorn, alongside Acorn,
on issues you care about, my entire career.
- Barack Obama

Let me even say before I even get inaugurated,
during the transition we are going to be having meetings
all across the country with community organizations
so that you have input into the agenda for the next
presidency of the United States of America.
- Barack Obama

We need to internalize this idea of excellence.
Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
- Barack Obama

America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition.
Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress,
tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.
- Barack Obama

With the changing economy, no one has lifetime employment.
But community colleges provide lifetime employability.
- Barack Obama

We have real enemies in the world.
These enemies must be found.
They must be pursued and they must be defeated.
- Barack Obama

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.
- Barack Obama

We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want
and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times...
and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.
That's not leadership.
That's not going to happen.
- Barack Obama

Contrary to the claims of some of my critics and some of the editorial pages,
I am an ardent believer in the free market.
- Barack Obama

But what we can do, as flawed as we are,
is still see God in other people, and do our best to
help them find their own grace.
That's what I strive to do, that's what I pray to do every day.
- Barack Obama

If the people cannot trust their government to do the
job for which it exists -
to protect them and to promote their common welfare -
all else is lost.
- Barack Obama

One of the great strengths of the United States is...
we have a very large Christian population -
we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or
a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation.
We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are
bound by ideals and a set of values.
- Barack Obama

Americans...
still believe in an America where anything's possible -
they just don't think their leaders do.
- Barack Obama

What do you think a stimulus is? It's spending -
that's the whole point!
Seriously.
- Barack Obama

Now, anybody who thinks that we can move this economy
forward with just a few folks at the top doing well,
hoping that it's going to trickle down to working people
who are running faster and faster just to keep up,
you'll never see it.
- Barack Obama

This is the moment when we must build on the wealth
that open markets have created,
and share its benefits more equitably.
Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development.
But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few,
and not the many.
- Barack Obama

We cannot continue to rely only on our military in
order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set.
We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful,
just as strong, just as well-funded.
- Barack Obama

I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families,
because, in an economy like this, the last thing we
should do is raise taxes on the middle class.
- Barack Obama

We need somebody who's got the heart,
the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom,
the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor
or African-American or gay or disabled or old -
and that's the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges.
- Barack Obama

There's not a liberal America and a conservative America -
there's the United States of America.
- Barack Obama

Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror,
we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation.
Effective international police actions require the
highest degree of intelligence sharing,
planning and collaborative enforcement.
- Barack Obama

This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet.
Let us resolve that we will not leave our children
a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and
terrible storms devastate our lands.
- Barack Obama

I think it is important for Europe to understand that
even though I am president and George Bush is not president,
Al Qaeda is still a threat.
- Barack Obama

I consider it part of my responsibility as President
of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes
of Islam wherever they appear.
- Barack Obama

Issues are never simple.
One thing I'm proud of is that very rarely will you
hear me simplify the issues.
- Barack Obama

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.
- Barack Obama

As I've said, there were patriots who supported this war,
and patriots who opposed it.
And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women,
and our hopes for Iraqis' future.
- Barack Obama

Al Qaeda is still a threat.
We cannot pretend somehow that because Barack Hussein
Obama got elected as president,
suddenly everything is going to be OK.
- Barack Obama

We can't have special interests sitting shotgun.
We gotta have middle class families up in front.
We don't mind the Republicans joining us.
They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.
- Barack Obama

I've said very clearly, including in a State of the Union address,
that I'm against 'don't ask, don't tell' and that we're
going to end this policy.
- Barack Obama

Community colleges play an important role in helping
people transition between careers by providing the
retooling they need to take on a new career.
- Barack Obama

In the end, that's what this election is about.
Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
- Barack Obama

I don't oppose all wars.
What I am opposed to is a dumb war.
What I am opposed to is a rash war.
- Barack Obama

Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism
have reduced the pace of military transformation and
have revealed our lack of preparation for defensive
and stability operations.
This Administration has overextended our military.
- Barack Obama

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a
certain poverty of ambition.
It asks too little of yourself.
Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something
larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
- Barack Obama

My task over the last two years hasn't just been to stop the bleeding.
My task has also been to try to figure out how do we
address some of the structural problems in the economy
that have prevented more Googles from being created.
- Barack Obama

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.
- Barack Obama

We need earmark reform, and when I'm President,
I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.
- Barack Obama

We all knew this.
We all knew that it would take more time than any of
us want to dig ourselves out of this hole created by this economic crisis.
- Barack Obama

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.
- Barack Obama

We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition,
where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice
clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want
to work hard to accomplish these things.
Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
- Barack Obama

Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation
and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine.
It may make you feel like you're flying high at first,
but it won't take long before you feel the impact.
- Barack Obama

And I will do everything that I can as long as I am
President of the United States to remind the American
people that we are one nation under God,
and we may call that God different names but we remain one nation.
- Barack Obama

Now we're in the midst of not just advocating for change,
not just calling for change - we're doing the grinding,
sometimes frustrating work of delivering change -
inch by inch,
day by day.
- Barack Obama

Since I'm the president and Democrats have controlled
the House and the Senate,
it's understandable that people are saying,
you know, 'What have you done?'
- Barack Obama

In fact, the best thing we could do on taxes for all
Americans is to simplify the individual tax code.
This will be a tough job, but members of both parties
have expressed an interest in doing this,
and I am prepared to join them.
- Barack Obama

I don't take a dime of their [lobbyist] money,
and when I am president, they won't find a job in my White House.
- Barack Obama

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.
- Barack Obama


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