For decades, we've been told that it doesn't make economic sense to switch to renewable energy. Today, that's no longer true.

-Barack Obama
Barack Obama

To break our addiction to oil is one of the greatest challenges that our generation will have to master.

Barack Obama
Every country has violent, hateful, or mentally unstable people. What's different is not every country is awash with easily accessible guns.
Barack Obama

[A]lthough the principle of equality has always been self-evident, it has never been self-executing.

Barack Obama
I am convinced that whenever we exaggerate or demonize, oversimplify or overstate our case, we lose. Whenever we dumb down the political debate, we lose. For it's precisely the pursuit of ideological purity, the rigid orthodoxy and the sheer predictability of our current political debate, that keeps us from finding new ways to meet the challenges we face.
Barack Obama

I could say, as a member of Congress, we usually get an alert if something is going to happen at the Capitol.

Barack Obama
Although we may come from vastly different stories and very different walks of life, we are one people who possess common values and common ideals; who celebrate individual excellence but also share a recognition that together, we can accomplish great and wonderful things we can't accomplish alone.
Barack Obama

Buy health insurance, or go to jail.

Barack Obama
What is portrayed as high-minded positions on issues sometimes is just designed to carve out some of their commercial interests.
Barack Obama

Learning to stand in somebody else's shoes, to see through their eyes, that's how peace begins. And it's up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.

Barack Obama
In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity - it is a prerequisite.