Top 20 Quotes by Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Because as tough as things have been, I am convinced you are tougher. I've seen your passion and I've seen your service ... I've seen a generation eager - impatient even - to step into the rushing waters of history and change its course.

Barack Obama
Families across America are feeling the pinch as they watch debts mount, bills pile up and savings disappear.
Barack Obama

Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared. And the country's scared.

Barack Obama
Democracy cannot be imposed on any nation from the outside. Each society must search for its own path, and no path is perfect.
Barack Obama

Ultimately, peace is just not about politics. It's about attitudes; about a sense of empathy; about breaking down the divisions that we create for ourselves in our own minds and our own hearts that don't exist in any objective reality, but that we carry with us generation after generation. And I know, because America, we, too, have had to work hard over the decades, slowly, gradually, sometimes painfully, in fits and starts, to keep perfecting our union.

Barack Obama
I want to express our grieve and condolences to the families of two hostages: one American, Dr. Warren Weinstein and an Italian Giovanni LaPorto who were tragically killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation.
Barack Obama

We have to have better intelligence. We have to have better interdiction capabilities. And so the issue is not how much we spend or how hard we try; the issue is are we doing it the right way? Are we being smart about it?

Barack Obama
We have a choice. We can shape our future, or let events shape it for us. And if we want to succeed, we can't fall back on the stale debates and old divides that won't move us forward.
Barack Obama

Just as Lieutenant Kerry did not hesitate to risk his life to protect the men who served with him in Vietnam, President Kerry will not hesitate one moment to use our military might to keep America safe and secure.

Barack Obama
We have known for decades that our survival depends on finding new sources of energy. Yet we import more oil today than ever before.