Barack Obama Quotes

"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."

 

 

"Americans still believe in an America where anything's possible. They just don't think their leaders do."

 

 

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress."

 

 

"It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today."

 

 

"My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington."

 

 

"No one is pro-abortion."

 

 

"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. "

 

 

"America is a land of big dreamers and big hopes. It is this hope that has sustained us through revolution and civil war, depression and world war, a struggle for civil and social rights and the brink of nuclear crisis. And it is because our dreamers dreamed that we have emerged from each challenge more united, more prosperous, and more admired than before."

 

 

"We live in a culture that discourages empathy. A culture that too often tells us our principle goal in life is to be rich, thin, young, famous, safe, and entertained."

 

 

"I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics."

 

 

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

 

 

"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. "

 

 

"We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible. "

 

 

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

 

 

"The people I meet in small towns and big cities, in diners and office parks, they don't expect government to solve all their problems. They know they have to work hard to get ahead and they want to. "

 

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