Here's the truth: even if countries like the United States curb our emissions, if growing countries like India-with soaring energy needs-don't also embrace cleaner fuels, then we don't stand a chance against climate change.

-Barack Obama
Barack Obama

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

Barack Obama
No matter how much you've done, or how successful you've been, there's always more to do, more to learn, more to achieve.
Barack Obama

My second piece of advice is to stay global. As the world continues to change and we become more connected to each other, globalization will bring both benefits and disruptions to our lives. But either way, it's here, and it's not going away.

Barack Obama
I think the American people have a generous instinct. They understand that we're a nation of immigrants. But if those folks are going to live in this country, they have to be put on a pathway to citizenship that involves them paying a fine, making sure that they are at the back of the line and not cutting in front of people who applied legally to come into the country.
Barack Obama

Through words he gave voice to the voiceless. Through deeds he gave courage to the faint of heart.

Barack Obama
We can get this done! Take a vote, and send me that bill.
Barack Obama

There isn't anyone who can't serve ... nobody who can't help somebody else.

Barack Obama
Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.
Barack Obama

Al Qaeda, the Taliban, a whole host of networks that are bent on attacking America, who have a distorted ideology, who have perverted the faith of Islam, and so we have to go after them.

Barack Obama
The true test of the American ideal is whether we're able to recognize our failings and then rise together to meet the challenges of our time. Whether we allow ourselves to be shaped by events and history, or whether we act to shape them. Whether chance of birth or circumstance decides life's big winners and losers, or whether we build a community where, at the very least, everyone has a chance to work hard, get ahead, and reach their dreams.