Quotes by Barack Obama

Barack Obama

We have to uphold a free press and freedom of speech -- because, in the end, lies and misinformation are no match for the truth.

Barack Obama
Our resources may be finite, but our will is infinite, and I am confident that if we come together and summon that great American spirit once again, we will meet the challenges of our time and write the next great chapter in our American story.
Barack Obama

Tough talk often draws headlines, but war rarely conforms to slogans.

Barack Obama
I have said repeatedly that America doesn't torture and I'm going to make sure that we don't torture. Those are part and parcel an effort to regain America's moral stature in the world.
Barack Obama

The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.

Barack Obama
Legislatively, the thing I'm most proud of is healthcare, and I will continue to be most proud of it because not only do we have 30 million people who are going to get healthcare, we've got six million young people who are able to stay on their parents' plan until they're 26.
Barack Obama

I'm not sure we have the right strategy in Afghanistan. Let me think this over for a few months.

Barack Obama
The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past.
Barack Obama

After 2014, we will support a unified Afghanistan as it takes responsibility for its own future.

Barack Obama
We've got to be able to distinguish between dangerous individuals who need to be incapacitated and incarcerated versus young people who... if given different opportunities, a different vision of life, could be thriving, that's what strikes me -- there but for the grace of God. And that I think is something that we all have to think about.