I don't take a dime of their [lobbyist] money, and when I am president, they won't find a job in my White House.

-Barack Obama
Barack Obama

I almost expected the guy to complete his speech by saying 'And I accept your nomination...' He rocked the house.

Barack Obama
There are certain things we can only do together. There are certain things only a union can do. Only a union could harness the courage of our pioneers to settle the American west, which is why (President Abraham Lincoln) passed a Homestead Act giving a tract of land to anyone seeking a stake in our growing economy.
Barack Obama

And that, I suppose, is what I'd been trying to tell my mother that day: that her faith in justice and rationality was misplaced, that we couldn't overcome after all, that all the education and good intentions in the world couldn't help you plug up the holes in the universe or give you the power to change its blind, mindless course.

Barack Obama
Lincoln -- they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me. So democracy has never been for the faint of heart.
Barack Obama

A person’s zip code shouldn’t decide their destiny.

Barack Obama
In Texas, we hold very dear to intrusions against our personal liberty. We fight very hard against that.
Barack Obama

A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.

Barack Obama
The trade agreement itself does have labor and environmental protections, but we have to stand for human rights and we have to make sure that violence isn't being perpetrated against workers who are just trying to organize for their rights.
Barack Obama

Abraham Lincoln and Millard Fillmore had the same title. They were both presidents of the United States, but their tenure in office and their legacy could not be more different.

Barack Obama
Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.