All the strands of my life came together and I really became a man when I moved to Chicago.

-Barack Obama
Barack Obama

Prosperity without freedom is just another form of poverty.

Barack Obama
It's not just enough to change the players. We've gotta change the game.
Barack Obama

Politics has never been for the thin-skinned or the faint-of-heart, and if you enter the arena, you should expect to get roughed up.

Barack Obama
Nobody's changing what you've got. You get to keep it.
Barack Obama

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

Barack Obama
When we send our young men and women into harm's way, we have a solemn obligation not to fudge the numbers or shade the truth about why they're going, to care for their families while they're gone, to tend to the soldiers upon their return, and to never ever go to war without enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and earn the respect of the world.
Barack Obama

Don't let your failures define you.

Barack Obama
[America] will stand steadfast with Israel in pursuit of security and a lasting peace.
Barack Obama

We know that education is everything to our children's future. We know that they will no longer just compete for good jobs with children from Indiana, but children from India and China and all over the world.

Barack Obama
There is a big risk for the Republicans in a race, especially with Hillary Clinton as a likely Democratic nominee in a contest that will focus on the possibility of the first woman president to be six months suspending up the nomination of a black woman, who is imminently qualified.