Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible

-Barack Obama
Barack Obama

I don't want to make promises, not knowing what the situation's going to be three or four years out.

Barack Obama
I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator. Barack O
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
we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities
Barack Obama

Let me tell you another place to look for some savings. We are currently spending $10 billion a month in Iraq when they have a $79 billion surplus. It seems to me that if we're going to be strong at home as well as strong abroad, that we have to look at bringing that war to a close.

Barack Obama
If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.
Barack Obama

There's something about the American spirit -– inherent in the American spirit -- we don't hang on to the past. We always move forward.... We are going to leave something better for our children –- not just here in the United States, but all around the world.

Barack Obama
There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America.
Barack Obama

We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges.

Barack Obama
We're going to reverse a trend that is killing most families in this country, and that is they're having to go in their pocket for more and more money for health care every year.