You're not always going to make the right decisions, but you have to be guided by what you think is important.
We now have power under the Dodd-Frank legislation to break up banks. And I've said I will use that power if they pose a systemic risk.
I believe in delegating power.
It is often when night looks darkest, it is often before the fever breaks that one senses the gathering momentum for change, when one feels that resurrection of hope in the midst of despair and apathy.
We are at a stage in history in which remolding society is one of the great challenges facing all of us in the West. If one looks around the Western world, one can see the rumblings of discontent, almost regardless of polictical systems, as we come face to face with the problems that the modern age
The most important questions for anybody thinking of running for president are not 'Will you run and can you win?' There is, 'What is your vision for America? And can you lead us there?'
What the champions of suffrage understood was that the vote is not just a symbol of our equality, but that it can be, if used, a guarantee of results.
For everyone here in Ohio and across America who's been ever been counted out but refused to be knocked out, for everyone who has stumbled but stood right back up, and for everyone who works hard and never gives up -- this one is for you.
We believe strongly that the road to peace and two states living side by side does not go through New York, it goes through Jerusalem and Ramallah.
The word gap leads to an achievement gap and has life-long consequences
Showing up is not all of life - but it counts for a lot.
I have gone from a Barry Goldwater Republican to a New Democrat, but I think my underlying values have remained pretty constant; individual responsibility and community. I do not see those as being mutually inconsistent.
I've often thought that the gauntlet of American politics is more individualistic, more expensive, more unpredictable than in many other democracies.
The American president has to both keep our families safe and make the economy grow in a way that helps everyone, not just those at the top. That`s the job. I have a strategy to combat and defeat ISIS without getting us involved in another ground war. And I have plans to raise incomes and deal with
Tens of thousands of men and women with kids to raise, bills to pay, and dreams that won't die. This is your campaign.
Senator [Bernie] Sanders is the only person who I think would characterize me, a woman running to be the first woman president, as exemplifying the establishment.
Of course, ISIS is a terrible organization that has to be defeated. And, of course, we need a strong military. But just as with every other agency of government, you know what, the military also has got to get rid of waste and fraud and cost overruns.
Gay rights and human rights are...one and the same.
I served on the budget committee in the Senate, and I remember as vividly as if it were yesterday when we had a hearing in which Alan Greenspan came and justified increasing spending and cutting taxes, saying that we didn't really need to pay down the debt - outrageous in my view.
I, for one, respect those who believe with all their hearts and conscience that there are no circumstances under which any abortion should ever be available.
I really get up every day and try to deal with the problems that are in front of me, and I don't really worry about history. That will work itself out over time.
We must urgently begin to rebuild the bonds of trust and respect among Americans. Restoring trust in our politics, our press, our markets.
Refraining from violence is not a sign of weakness in one's faith but a sign that one's faith is unshakeable
Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle.
The Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, I want to improve it. I want to build on it, get the costs down, get prescription drug costs down. Senator Sanders wants us to start all over again. This was a major achievement of President [Barack] Obama, of our country. It is helping people
I believe that eventually, one of the next big issues that will have to be addressed globally is the role of state-owned enterprises. Because there is a disadvantage that's built in.
Yes, we've cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don't count for much if they're not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice - not just on paper. Laws have to be backed up with res
Remember that movie Independence Day, where invaders were coming from outer space and the whole world was united against the invasion? Why can't we be united on behalf of our planet? And that's what I want to do.
Recently in Washington, unfortunately, we have seen examples of the wrong kind of leadership -- when politicians choose scorched earth over common ground, when they operate in what I call the 'evidence-free zone,' with ideology trumping everything else.
There is a sense that things, if you keep positive and optimistic about what can be done, do work out.