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

I would love to see an America where race is understood in the same way that the ethnic diversity of the white population is understood.

Barack Obama
I think same sex couples should be able to get married. Barack Obam
Barack Obama

It should be the power of our vote, not the size of our bank accounts, that drives our democracy

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

In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.

Barack Obama
America can do whatever we set our mind to. That is the story of our history, whether it's the pursuit of prosperity for our people, or the struggle for equality for all our citizens; our commitment to stand up for our values abroad, and our sacrifices to make the world a safer place. Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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
When the United States stands up for human rights, by example at home and by effort abroad, we align ourselves with men and women around the world who struggle for the right to speak their minds, to choose their leaders, and to be treated with dignity and respect. We also strengthen our security and well being, because the abuse of human rights can feed many of the global dangers that we confront - from armed conflict and humanitarian crises, to corruption and the spread of ideologies that promote hatred and violence.
Barack Obama

Although Israel was founded based on the historic Jewish homeland and the need to have a Jewish homeland, Israeli democracy has been premised on everybody in the country being treated equally and fairly. And I think that that is what's best about Israeli democracy.

Barack Obama
This notion that's peddled by the religious right - that they are oppressed is not true. Sometimes it's a cynical ploy to move their agenda ahead. The classic example being that somehow secularists are trying to eliminate Christmas, which strikes me as some kind of manufactured controversy.