It's very important that we have a president who is mindful of the cruelty that is perpetrated on animals.
Those who are already feeling the effects of climate change don't have time to deny it - they're busy dealing with it.
We have a stake in one another...what binds us together is greater than what drives us apart.
No country should deny people their rights because of who they love, which is why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere.
The immigration issue is, I recognize, one that generates a lot of passion, but it does not make sense for us to want to push talent out.
The biggest challenge, I think, is always maintaining your moral compass.
I am not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars.
In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world.
I don't know what the word is in Austrian.
We have now just enshrined, as soon as I sign this bill, the core principle that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their healthcare.
A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship - and you know what, a father does, too. It's time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a 'Mad Men' episode.
Don't just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table.
You bomb ISIL. You're not trying to bomb innocent people. And that requires intelligence and confidence in our military to be able to develop the kinds of targets that we need. We're already doing Special Forces, who are going to help us gather that intelligence and help advise and assist and train
What is certainly true is that the United States has to have a presence to promote the values that we care about.
If we choose only to expose ourselves to opinions and viewpoints that are in line to our own, we become more polarized, more set in our own ways. It will only reinforce and deepen the political divides in our country. But if we choose to actively seek out information that challenges our assumptions
In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted, for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches
Don't let your failures define you.
This is our moment...while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can.
In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died - an entire town destroyed
The bottom line is this - whereas Iran was steadily expanding its nuclear program, we have now cut off every single path that Iran could have used to build a bomb.
You canâ€™t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
We the people declare today that the most evident of truth that all of us are created equal ... that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.
Look, Americans will go for leadership that makes sense. Our job, you know, as public officials, is not to put our finger in the air. Our job is to listen, and then lead.
We need to spend a trillion dollars rebuilding our schools, our roads, our basic science and research here in the United States.
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.
People are whupped. I'm whupped. My wife is whupped. Unless it's your job to be curious, who really has the time to sit and ask questions and explore issues?
I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are. That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq. This is a core principle of my presidency: if you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.
Lobbyist influence comes from access, not money.
Now, as a nation, we don't promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, you can make it. That's an essential promise of America. Where you start should not determine wher
Hope - Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope!