Our destiny is not written for us, but by us.
Yes, we can. Yes, we can change. Yes, we can.
Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy.
Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy. Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his talent and his time. And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the center of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future. I loved Spock.
The Russians don't make determinations about what our defense posture is.
We can't just drill our way out of the energy and climate challenge that we face.
There's nobody to guide through the process of becoming a man... to explain to them the meaning of manhood. And that's a recipe for disaster.
We're all in this together. That's how we campaigned, and that's who we are. This happened because of you. Thank you.
We are defined not by our borders but by our bonds.
Some banks won't make it. Other banks are going to make sure that we strengthen. All deposits are going to be safe for ordinary people, but we're going to have to bring out some of these bad assets.
Our values call upon us to care about the lives of people we will never meet.
Our relationship with the European Union, which has done so much to promote stability, stimulate economic growth, and foster the spread of democratic values and ideals across the continent and beyond.
The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim-majority country -- I know, because I am one of them.
The violence engulfing the region today has made too many Israelis ready to abandon the hard work of peace. But let's be clear: the status quo in the West Bank and Gaza is not sustainable.
In our democracy and our civic discourse, it seems as if folks who take religion the most seriously are sometimes also those who are suspicious of those not like them.
A brighter future is ours to write. Let's begin this new chapter -- together -- and let's start the work right now.
Some people only speak of freedom of speech while they're out of power. Once they're in power, they're ruthless in suppressing the rights of others.
There is not a black America and a white America; a Latino America, an Asian America. There is the United States of America.
America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.
There are few things in life that are harder to find and more important to keep than love. Well, love and a birth certificate.
Don't just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table.
Peace depends upon compromise among peoples who must live together long after our speeches are over, long after our votes have been tallied.
With effort we can protect the foundation of our democracy, for which so many marched across this bridge, the right to vote.
I invigorated the grassroots in the Republican Party as well as the Democratic Party.
I can be much more sarcastic and, I think, sometimes withering in my assessments of things than I allow to show in my public life.
We live in a culture that discourages empathy. A culture that too often tells us our principle goal in life is to be rich, thin, young, famous, safe, and entertained.
Perfect is unattainable. Better is possible.
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something.
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.
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.
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled.
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
Weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don't belong on our streets.
I'm measuring my actions against that inner voice that for me at least is audible, is active, it tells me where I think I'm on track and where I think I'm off track.
Sustaining the energy and focus involved in doing a good job I think starts to gets tougher the longer you do it.
Instead of having a set of policies that are equipping people for the globalization of the economy, we have policies that are accelerating the most destructive trends of the global economy.
Excuses are tools of the incompetent used to build bridges to nowhere and monuments of nothingness.
The cyber world is sort of the Wild, Wild West, and to some degree, we're asked to be the sheriff.
Political gerrymandering makes the incentive for most members of Congress to play to the extremes of their base rather than to the center.
Government without a tough and vibrant media is not an option for the United States of America.
Don't let your failures define you.
Don't let your failures define you--let them teach you.
The first thing I would do would be to move forward with an agenda to make sure that we give D.C. the opportunity to elect its own representatives and have some political power on Capitol Hill.
You didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth.
Today, I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year.
We understand the concerns that people have with not only protecting our values, but our privacy interests as well. We think that the USA Freedom Act was a good resolution of that.
I just miss -- I miss being anonymous.
There's no reason why Americans should die when Afghans are perfectly capable of defending their own country.
I think we want to see new voices and new ideas emerge -- that's part of the reason why term limits are a really useful thing.
With Donald Trump we are moving into an era where a lot of people get their information through tweets and sound bites and some headline that comes over their phone.
I believe in term limits for presidents because I think that there is no doubt I'm a better president now than I was when I start.
lI believe in term limits for presidents because I think that there is no doubt I'm a better president now than I was when I start. I would argue that I am the best president I've ever been over the last year or two. My team is more effective than it's ever been.But what is also true is that number one, this is grueling.
Jesus lived a life of peace, love, kindness and forgiveness, during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, may we all do our best to follow his example.
Without regard to whether some place is wealthy or poor, everybody should have the chance at clean air and clean water.
Africa doesn't need strongmen, it needs strong institutions.
Our founders made it extraordinarily difficult to amend the Constitution.
Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.
Those who oppose reform will also tell you that under our plan, you won't get to choose your doctor -- that some bureaucrat will choose for you. That's also not true.
Even when our heart aches, we summon the strength that maybe we didn't even know we had, and we carry on; we finish the race.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world -- including in my own country.
There are certain occupations -- probably, most prominently, politics -- where there would be a bias against somebody who's agnostic or atheist in running for office.
We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam.
Sometimes if your only approach is cutting spending at a time when the economy's contracting, then the economy will contract further.
Two-thirds of Americans believe that, after a baby's heart is beating and they can feel pain, that they need some protection.
The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition, we must lead it.
The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition, we must lead it. We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries, we must claim its promise. That's how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure-our forests and waterways, our crop lands and snow-capped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. That's what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared.
I'm a strong believer in strong encryption.
While freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by his people here on earth.
We're going to achieve our goal. We are going to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL.
The United States wants a strong United Kingdom as a partner. And the United Kingdom is at its best when it's helping to lead a strong Europe.
We'll build new ties of trade and of commerce, culture and education that unleash the potential of the Iraqi people.
This is a core principle of my presidency -- if you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.
It is absolutely important that we have a unified alliance and that we explain to the Russians that you cannot be a 21st-century superpower, or power, and act like a 20th-century dictatorship.
It is my firm belief that it will be in the interests of the United States, especially our economic interests, to pursue comprehensive immigration reform.
This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom, and we rally other nations on behalf of our common security and common humanity.
It's useful for activists just to be out there to keep you mindful and not get complacent, even if ultimately you think some of their criticism is misguided.
The challenge there is that ISIL doesn't have an air force, so the damage done there is not against ISIL, it's against the Syrian regime.
Islam has always been part of America.
Islam has always been a part of America’s story.... And since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States.
It's not a nice-to-have -- it's a must-have. It's time we stop treating child care as a side issue, or a women's issue, and treat it like the national economic priority that it is for all of us.
We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories.
Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.
Let's be honest -- tracking down, rounding up, and deporting millions of people isn't realistic. Anyone who suggests otherwise isn't being straight with you. It's also not who we are as Americans.
Sergeant first class Cory Remsburg never gives up and he does not quit.
We can't change the way Washington works unless we first change how Congress works.
The truth of the matter is that the problem of police shootings and reactions in the community.
You haven't seen a lot of turnover in my campaign. And the culture of my campaign is one in which I think everybody feels a great sense of ownership.
What we have to do moving forward is to make sure that small businesses that account for most of the job growth in our economy are getting the kind of financing that they need.
We can make sure that people who don't have health insurance can buy into an insurance pool that gives them better bargaining power.
Because of the internet and communications, the clash of cultures is much more direct. People feel, I think, less certain about their identity, less certain about economic security.
The arc of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but it doesn't bend on its own.
The issue of climate change is one that we ignore at our own peril.
The issue of climate change is one that we ignore at our own peril. There may still be disputes about exactly how much we're contributing to the warming of the earth's atmosphere and how much is naturally occurring, but what we can be scientifically certain of is that our continued use of fossil fuels is pushing us to a point of no return. And unless we free ourselves from a dependence on these fossil fuels and chart a new course on energy in this country, we are condemning future generations to global catastrophe.
The War on Drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws.
Contrary to the claims of some of my critics and some of the editorial pages, I am an ardent believer in the free market.
America leads -- not with bluster, but with persistent, steady resolve.
It's important to make sure that we're talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.
John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded.
The easiest way to save money is to waste less energy.
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.
My powers of empathy, my ability to reach into another's heart, cannot penetrate the blank stares of those who would murder innocents with abstract, serene satisfaction.
The shift to a cleaner energy economy wont happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way. But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.
Let's not only provide a jumpstart to the economy and immediately or save 3 million jobs, but let's also put a down payment on some of the structural problems that we have in our economy.
There are times where I've made mistakes or our administration hasn't always aligned ourselves with the values we need to align ourselves with. It's a work of constant improvement.
I am reminded every day of my life, if not by events, then by my wife, that I am not a perfect man.
It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was al-Qaeda. We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust.
Instead of giving in to cynicism and division, let's move forward with the confidence and optimism and unity that define us as a people.
We should foster a culture in which people's private religious beliefs, including atheists and agnostics, are respected.
We should foster a culture in which people's private religious beliefs, including atheists and agnostics, are respected. And that's the kind of culture that I think allows all of us, then, to believe what we want. That's freedom of conscience. That's what our Constitution guarantees.
The private sector is doing fine.
There's no way to resolve Syria without Iran being involved, given its financing of Assad and the fact that Hezbollah is probably the most effective fighting force that Assad can count on.
One of the things I've learned about being president is that we'll work on issues for long periods of time, sometimes in obscurity.
I believe that the free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world's ever known.
I believe that the free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world's ever known. I believe in self-reliance and individual initiative and risk-takers being rewarded. But I also believe that everybody should have a fair shot and everybody should do their fair share and everybody should play by the same rules, because that's how our economy's grown. That's how we built the world's greatest middle class.
I am a Christian. So, I have a deep faith. So I draw from the Christian faith...So, I'm rooted in the Christian tradition. I believe that there are many paths to the same place.
The American people are going to have a good choice.
Just because Iran and Syria may recognize Assad's weaknesses doesn't necessarily mean that Assad recognizes his weaknesses.
Leadership isn't just legislation, that it's a matter of persuading people and giving them confidence, and bringing them together and setting a tone.
The long sweep of America has been defined by forward motion, a constant widening of our founding creed to embrace all and not just some.
Change is never easy, but also possible.
As long as countries like China keep going all in on clean energy, so must we.
For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they've never been self-executing. That while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by his people here on earth.
While the future is unknowable, the winds always blow in the direction of human progress.
What makes cyber security difficult is because it's not just a government problem. It is a private sector and government problem. And there's gotta be a lot more cooperation.
Each wave of immigrants that have come in have been able to assimilate, integrate and then rise up and become part of this great American Dream.
Not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes; tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice.
Specifically, the part where in the early 19th century America reconstituted the U.S. Marine Corps to battle the Islamic Barbary Pirates, though I don't think that's what Obama meant.
What we can be scientifically certain of is that our continued use of fossil fuels is pushing us to a point of no return.
What we have done, I think, is build a model from a lot of hard lessons in Afghanistan and Iraq but in other places around the world, where we are working with them in an advisory capacity.
America is number one in wind power.
We have concerns whenever we see people who have large stockpiles of weapons, or appear to be in the process of accumulating weapons and ammunition.
The genius of our founders is that they designed a system of government that can be changed. And we should take heart, because we've changed this country before.
Our democracy is threatened whenever we take it for granted.
On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites.
Nobody wants to put the creditworthiness of the United States in jeopardy. Nobody wants to see the United States default. So we've got to seize this moment, and we have to seize it soon.
The United States will do what we must to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Above all, our freedom endures because of the men and women in uniform who defend it.
Don't just buy a new video game, make one.
Don't just download the latest app, help design it.
Don't just play on your phone, program it.
My conviction is that those fights need to be fought right now and can be won. And if in fact we have finite political capital, energy, resources, we need to win those fights.
But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people, and do our best to help them find their own grace. That's what I strive to do, that's what I pray to do every day.
Of all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are reminded today that family is the most important.
Of all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are reminded today that family is the most important. And we are called to recognize and honor how critical every father is to that foundation. They are teachers and coaches. They are mentors and role models. They are examples of success and the men who constantly push us toward it.
I had to ask strangers to join me and one another on real-life projects -- fixing up a park, or removing asbestos from a housing project, or starting and after-school program.
Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger. We were strangers once, too.
Too often, we have failed to enforce international norms when it's inconvenient to do so.
Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.
I think we've done a pretty good job staying in touch with the American people. But at a certain point you can't help but lose some feel for what's on the ground because you're not on the ground.
Hostility and hatred are no match for justice; they offer no pathway to peace.
I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage.
lI believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that's not what America's about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don't contract them.
I am who I am. You sort of get what you see with me.
I don't think pot is more dangerous than alcohol.
Young people recognize the big challenges that are coming up.
Why can't I just eat my waffle?
If we're serious about building an economy that lasts, we have got to get serious about education. We are going to have to pick up our games and raise our standards.
Cathleen Falsani: What is sin?
Barack Obama: Being out of alignment with my values.
We need not throw away 200 years of American jurisprudence while we fight terrorism. We need not choose between our most deeply held values, and keeping this nation safe.
History doesn't always move in a straight line. Sometimes it zigs and zags.
So we don't need more top-down economics. We've tried that theory. We've seen what happens. We can't afford to go back to it.
Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism -- it is an important part of promoting peace.
If you want to know who we are, who America is, how we respond to evil-that's it: selflessly, compassionately, unafraid.
Israel must be able to defend itself -- by itself -- against any threat.
We have to acknowledge the progress we made, but understand that we still have a long way to go. That things are better, but still not good enough.
Markets will rise and fall, but this is the United States of America. No matter what some agency may say, we've always been and always will be a triple A country.
Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq's future is not.
We will continue to deepen our engagement using every element of American power -- diplomacy, military, economic development, the power of our values and our ideals.
Our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today.
What is portrayed as high-minded positions on issues sometimes is just designed to carve out some of their commercial interests.
Be the best father you can be to your children. Because nothing is more important.
Never give up on your dreams.
The terms of peace may be negotiated by political leaders, but the fate of peace is up to each of us.
You have to exercise, or at some point you'll just break down.
Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law.
There's no black male my age, who's a professional, who hasn't come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn't hand them their car keys.
You might be locked in a world not of your own making, her eyes said, but you still have a claim on how it is shaped. You still have responsibilities.
Keep exploring. Keep dreaming. Keep asking why. Don't settle for what you already know. Never stop believing in the power of your ideas, your imagination, your hard work to change the world.
We rise and fall as one people, one nation.
When individuals get crowbars and start prying open doors to loot, they're not protesting. They're not making a statement. They're stealing. When they burn down a building, they're committing arson.
Religious freedom doesn't mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.
There's no one who I believe has ever captured the soul of America more profoundly than Abraham Lincoln has.
If you want a model for what is possible, if you want to see how to build a peaceful and prosperous and dynamic society, then look at Berlin and look at Germany.
Insist that the first question each of us asks isn't "What's good for me?" but "What's good for the country my children will inherit?"
You might not be ready for diplomacy with Beijing if you can't visit the Olympics without insulting our closest ally.
Let's remember that our leadership is defined not just by our defence against threats, but by the enormous opportunities to do good and promote understanding.
The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on.
We've got to stop the name-calling and we've got to stop looking at the next election. We've got to be focused on figuring out what we're doing for the next generation.
When it comes to our military, what we have to think about is not, you know just budgets, we've got to think about capabilities.
It is important to combine structural reforms and good fiscal stewardship with a growth strategy, because when your economy's growing and more revenue's coming in, that helps relieve debt.
I have complete confidence in the American people and our legal traditions and the prosecutors, the tough prosecutors from New York who specialize in terrorism.
We USA don't have diplomatic leverage to eliminate every vestige of a peaceful nuclear program in Iran. What we do have the leverage to do is to make sure that they don't have a weapon.
On issues like Ukraine, on issues like Syria, we've had very significant differences with Russia.
Values are faithfully applied to the facts before us, while ideology overrides whatever facts call theory into question.
America's strong bonds with Israel are well known -- this bond is unbreakable.
At the constitutional level, what we of course have assured is that women have the ability to make these reproductive decisions up to the point of viability.
Since I'm the president and Democrats have controlled the House and the Senate, it's understandable that people are saying, you know, 'What have you done?'
Making products we sell around the world, stamped with three proud words, 'Made in the USA!'
This doesn't mean abandoning our values and ideals; wherever we can, it's in our interest to help foster democracy through the diplomatic and economic resources at our disposal.
Where you are right now doesn't have to determine where you'll end up.
We have a choice. We can shape our future, or let events shape it for us. And if we want to succeed, we can't fall back on the stale debates and old divides that won't move us forward.
I want to make sure that we, as a nation, stay unified because that's how we're going to achieve our missions.
For decades, we've been told that it doesn't make economic sense to switch to renewable energy. Today, that's no longer true.
If you go out and make some things happen, you will fill the world with hope.
The soldier 's courage and sacrifice is full of glory , expressing devotion to country , to cause, to comrades in arms. But war itself is never glorious , and we must never trumpet it as such.
I do not want two classes of citizens in this country. I want everybody to prosper. That's going to be a top priority.
The problem with all these tired excuses for inaction is that it suggests a fundamental lack of faith in American business and American ingenuity.
So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America.
We start this new year in the midst of an economic crisis unlike we have seen in our lifetime.
We right now give $15 billion every year as subsidies to private insurers under the Medicare system. Doesn't work any better through the private insurers. They just skim off $15 billion.
We can't expect to solve problems if all we do is tear each other down. You can disagree with a certain policy without demonizing the person who espouses it.
Mandela's commitment to democracy was ratified not only by his election, but by his willingness to step down from power.
If people can learn to hate they can learn to love.
The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether government works.
You have countries like India that have tried to help untouchables, with essentially affirmative-action programs, but it hasn't fundamentally changed the structure of their societies.
Campaigning is different from governing.
It should be the power of our vote, not the size of our bank accounts, that drives our democracy.
Societies held together by fear and repression may offer the illusion of stability for a time, but they are built upon fault lines that will eventually tear asunder.
Slowly, but surely, we are moving in the right direction. We're on the right track. The economy is getting stronger.
Climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security.
My goal is not to resolve conflicts and tensions in the region through more war. My goal is to make sure that, you know, we are able to negotiate a deal that we can verify.
Keep guns out of inner cities-but also problem of morality.
What we may think is funny or cute may end up being powerfully hurtful.
America, we have come so far. We have seen so much. But there is so much more to do.
Let me tell your something. I'm from Chicago. I don't break.
Food Stamp recipients didn't cause the financial crisis; recklessness on Wall Street did.
Presidential elections always turn on personalities, they turn on how campaigns are run, they turn on natural desires for change.
We should never forget that God granted us the power to reason so that we would do His work here on Earth -- so that we would use science to cure disease, and heal the sick, and save lives.
This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet.
This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.
And above all, children need our unconditional love -- whether they succeed or make mistakes; when life is easy and when life is tough.
Lord Bendtner is the best player of all times.
My guiding principle as president has been to try to do the right thing even when it's not politically convenient.
Young men need to show women the respect they deserve and recognize sexual assault and to do their part to stop it.
You have to be involved in terms of what's happening in your local neighborhood and what issues are there.
For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness.
Elections are always a little bit funny. People start saying things and emphasizing differences. After the election, my hope is, is that people start emphasizing what we have in common.
Through every victory and every setback, I've insisted that change is never easy and never quick; that we wouldn't meet all of our challenges in one term, or one presidency, or even in one lifetime.
I've been talking about things like reversing the rise of inequality and strengthening social mobility, since before it was cool.
We are the change we have been waiting for.
Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower.
No one is pro-abortion.
American leadership is not simply a matter of going it alone and bearing all of the burden ourselves.
Reading is important. If you know how to read then the whole world opens up to you.
Obama said if elected his government would "harness technology to confront the biggest challenges that America faces."
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.
What drags down our entire economy is when there's an ever-widening chasm between the ultra-rich and everybody else.
I absolutely think that it's possible for us to find common ground.
One of the challenges of a democratic government is making sure that even in the midst of emergencies and passions, we make sure that rule of law and the basic precepts of justice and liberty prevail.
Put simply, what I'd like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everybody's who is willing to work for it.
We have not confronted forcefully enough the intolerance, sectarianism, and hopelessness that feeds violent extremism in too many parts of the globe.
When the economy is still struggling, putting people back to work, finding ways to spur economic activity, ultimately can help to reduce the structural deficits and debts that countries experience.
There's no doubt that there's some folks who just really dislike me because they don't like the idea of a black President.
My God, Donald Trump is unfit! He's ill-tempered, he's unsuited, he is not qualified, he's unsuited to be president.
Here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future.
But at the end of the day, the circumstances of your life what you look like, where you come from, how much money you have, what you've got going on at home that's no excuse ... Where you are right now doesn't have to determine where you'll end up. No one's written your destiny for you. Here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future.
The hard truth is carbon pollution has built up in our atmosphere for decades now. And even if we Americans do our part, the planet will slowly keep warming for some time to come.
Your voice can change the world.
Across the globe there are girls who will one day lead nations, if only we afford them the chance to choose their own destinies.
This idea that America is somehow on the verge of collapse, this vision of violence and chaos everywhere, doesn't really jibe with the experience of most people.
Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay, but we can honor their sacrifice.
In many ways those middle-aged black ladies my touchstone, because they are what I meant when I talked about the audacity of hope.
For now, decisions are upon us and we cannot afford delay. We cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.
A lot of the issues that I see, it is not an either-or situation.
I think the American people recognize that the world has shrunk. That it's interconnected. That you're not going to put that genie back in the bottle.
Immigrants aren't the reason wages haven't gone up enough; those decisions are made in the boardrooms that too often put quarterly earnings over long-term returns.
What's missing is not money, but a national sense of urgency.
The pyramids are one of those things that live up to the hype. They're elemental in ways that are hard to describe.
A better politics is one where we appeal to each other's basic decency instead of our basest fears.
Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.
Part of the power of the Internet is that information flows out there and it's generally not censored and it's generally not controlled by any single authority.
That is America. That is America. Those bonds of affection; that common creed. We don't fear the future; we shape it. We embrace it, as one people, stronger together than we are on our own.
Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.
I know the American people. I've met a lot of them. I've met a lot more of them than any columnist has, or any talking head on TV has. And they're pretty sophisticated.
The future must not belong to those who bully women. It must be shaped by girls who go to school and those who stand for a world where our daughters can live their dreams just like our sons.
As a nuclear power -- as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon -- the United States has a moral responsibility to act.
The countries who out-educate us today will out-compete us tomorrow.
For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.
The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past.
We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools.
We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.
The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.
We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.
Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula? I mean, they're charging a lot of money for this stuff.
So on this Human Rights Day, let us rededicate ourselves to the advancement of human rights and freedoms for all, and pledge always to live by the ideals we promote to the world.
The globe is shrinking, the information age is bringing a lot of changes. People are anxious about their future and their children's futures.
I don't think the Donald Trump's qualified to be president of the United States, and every time he speaks, that opinion is confirmed.
Cutting our education budget, that's not a smart choice. That will not help America compete with China.
I don't want to pit Red America against Blue America. I want to be President of the United States of America.
If we want to really reduce foreign influence on our elections, then we better think about how to make sure that our political process, our political dialogue is stronger than it's been.
American politics is always somewhat fluid. In this age of social media, it means that voters can swing back and forth.
The interesting thing about the African-American experience in this country is that we are sort of a mongrel of people. I mean we're all kind of mixed up.
We will stand against violence and intimidation. We will stand for the rights and dignity of all human beings.
Think about it: Iran, Cuba, Venezuela -- these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don't pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us.
If you want some additional money for your school, we'll give it to you. But you've got to compete, show us that you're going to reform your education system so that our children are performing better.
My experience is that our intelligence officials try to do the right thing, but even with good intentions, sometimes they make mistakes. Sometimes they can be overzealous.
As soon as the recovery is well under way, we need to set up a long-term plan to reduce the structural deficit and make sure we are not leaving a mountain of debt for the next generation.
As the wealthiest nation on Earth, I believe the United States has a moral obligation to lead the fight against hunger and malnutrition, and to partner with others.
The best anti-poverty program is a world-class education.
I've consistently said, we need to support charter schools. I think it is important to experiment, by looking at how we can reward excellence in the classroom.
Women deserve equal pay for equal work.
What is the empathy deficit? The inability of people to stand in other folks shoes. It's hard to empathize with people who have different values than you.
A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me.
There's one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate.
One faction of one party, in one house of Congress, in one branch of government, doesn't get to shut down the entire government just to refight the results of an election.
I believe that people are more good than bad.
I believe in the American people. I believe that people are more good than bad. I believe tragic things happen. I think there's evil in the world. But I think that at the end of the day, if we work hard, and if we're true to those things in us that feel true and feel right, that, the world gets a little better each time. That's what this presidency is trying to be about. And I see that in the young people I work with. This is not just drama-obama. This is what I really believe.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country, can change it.
We as a country have to do some soul-searching.
There's just a whole different attitude and vibe when you're not in power as when you're in power.
I'm a big believer in tolerance. I think that religion at it's best comes with a big dose of doubt.
We choose hope over fear. We see the future not as something out of our control, but as something we can shape for the better through concerted and collective effort.
Tough talk often draws headlines, but war rarely conforms to slogans.
America is a strong and resilient country. And I know we will succeed, if we put aside partisanship and politics and work together as one nation.
It is time to do away with work place policies that belong in a Mad Men episode.
Someone once said that every man is trying to live up to his father's expectations or make up for their father's mistakes..
The world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us.
America is a country of strong families and strong values. My life's been blessed by both.
We all knew this. We all knew that it would take more time than any of us want to dig ourselves out of this hole created by this economic crisis.
I'm trying to move an aircraft carrier here, I'm not just steering the speedboat.
But you see, a rich country like America can perhaps afford to be stupid.
If I did not love America, I wouldn't have moved here from Kenya.
With the world's unprecedented inspections and access to Iran's program, we'll know if Iran ever tries to break out.
There's no straight line to progress.
One thing I don't like is when you disrespect the law.
Will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the American economy.
As president of the United States, I don't bluff.
Over more than a decade, Iran had moved ahead with its nuclear program. And before the deal, it had installed nearly 20,000 centrifuges that could enrich uranium for a nuclear bomb.
Those who adhere to the ideology of rejecting Israel's right to exist, they might as well reject the earth beneath them or the sky above, because Israel is not going anywhere.
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.
No black or white America-just United States of America.
Battling terrorism must go beyond belligerence vs. isolation.
We are still the America that does the hard things, that does the great things. We're the nation that always dared to dream. We're the nation that dared to take risks.
Climate change poses a direct threat to the infrastructure of America that we need to stay competitive in this 21st-century economy.
One voice can change a room.
It is our generation's task, then, to reignite the true engine of America's economic growth -- a rising, thriving middle class.
Historically -- when you look at how America has evolved, typically we make progress on race relations in fits and starts. We make some progress, and then there's maybe some slippage.
I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money.
We will outstretch the hand if you unclench your fist.
It's not enough to train today's workforce. We also have to prepare tomorrow's workforce by guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education.
I am absolutely convinced that race relations on the whole are actually better now than they were 20 years ago.
We must educate our children to become like young Egyptian people.
You know, in college, I smoked a little pot, did a little blow.
Now we're in the midst of not just advocating for change, not just calling for change -- we're doing the grinding, sometimes frustrating work of delivering change -- inch by inch, day by day.
Iran ... has failed to take the opportunity to demonstrate that its nuclear program is peaceful ... time is not unlimited.
Over the last 15 months, we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.
A relentless focus on the outward markers of success can lead to complacency. It can make you lazy.
I think that people are born with a certain makeup, and that we're all children of God.
Everybody knows politics is a contact sport.
No religion is responsible for terrorism. People are responsible for violence and terrorism.
Three months is a lifetime in politics.
As it has for more than two centuries, progress will come in fits and starts. It's not always a straight line. It's not always a smooth path.
America is big enough to accommodate all their dreams.
Globalization is a fact, because of technology, because of an integrated global supply chain, because of changes in transportation. And we're not going to be able to build a wall around that.
I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.
American Citizenship captures the enduring idea that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations.
Those of us in positions of responsibility, we'll need to be less concerned with the judgment of special interests and well-connected donors, and more concerned with the judgment of posterity.
So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed.
It's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
We want our children to live in an America...that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.
Those who are already feeling the effects of climate change don't have time to deny it -- they're busy dealing with it.
Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the center of Star Trek's optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity's future. I loved Spock.
We don't have this huge footprint, we are less likely to be targeted as, you know, occupiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible.
Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible, from complex word problems and the meaning of our history to scientific discovery and technological proficiency.
I believe there are too many children who need loving parents to deny one group of people adoption rights. A child will benefit from a healthy, loving home, whether the parents are gay or not.
Our most important task as a nation is to make sure all our young people can achieve their dreams.
Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.
If you have a family member who maybe is undocumented, then you have an even greater reason to vote.
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.
Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago.
Every president who has tried to bring about big changes I think elicits the most passionate responses.
I have said repeatedly that America doesn't torture and I'm going to make sure that we don't torture. Those are part and parcel an effort to regain America's moral stature in the world.
I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office.
The ideas of ancient Greece helped inspire America's founding fathers as they reached for democracy. Our revolutionary ideas helped inspire Greeks as they sought their own freedom.
Ensuring that the US continues to lead the world in science and technology will be a central priority for my administration.
We need earmark reform, and when I'm President, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.
One of the best investments we can make in a child's life is high-quality early education.
It is moments like these that force us to try harder, and dig deeper, and to discover gifts we never knew we had -- to find the greatness that lies within each of us.
I want to make sure America has got the best education system in the world. And we're retaining our workers for the jobs of tomorrow.
We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few.
One of the brightest lights of our time-a brilliant writer, a fierce friend, and a truly phenomenal woman.
We can't afford more top-down economics. What we need are policies that will grow and strengthen the middle class.
Suppressing ideas never succeeds in making them go away.
Women can't wait for equal pay. And I won't stop fighting to address this inequality.
What Washington needs is adult supervision.
We are one nation under God, and we may call that God different names but we remain one nation.
Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs.
The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person.
Donald Trump is somebody who I think likes to mix it up and to have a vigorous debate.
Right now I would rank Norway as the largest country in the world, I have never seen anything like it.
The framers, in their wisdom, designed the political system so that power's pretty disbursed.
And terrorists who seek to harm our citizens will feel the long arm of American justice.
I'm very consistent about spending time with family. And when you have dinner with your daughters -- they'll keep you in your place and they'll teach you something about perspective.
Acts of sacrifice and decency without regard to what's in it for you create ripple effects.
Acts of sacrifice and decency without regard to what's in it for you create ripple effects. Ones that lift up families and communities, that spread opportunity and boost our economy.
In a global economy where our economies and supply chains are deeply integrated, it's not even possible.
My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.
The only thing that's the end of the world is the end of the world.
The friendship that we established early on in our marriage ... that carries you through tough times. That and a good sense of humor.
For top executives to award themselves these kinds of compensation packages in the midst of this economic crisis isn't just bad taste, it's bad strategy, and I will not tolerate it as president.
I'd say, probably, intellectually I've drawn as much from Judaism as any other faith.
America is a nation of immigrants.
America is a nation of immigrants. And so the question is, how do we make legal immigration faster, less bureaucratic, cut the red tape?
America is not the crude stereotype of a self-interested empire. Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail.
America is not the crude stereotype of a self-interested empire. The United States has been one of the greatest sources of progress that the world has ever known. We were born out of revolution against an empire. We were founded upon the ideal that all are created equal. And we have shed blood and struggled for centuries to give meaning to those words, within our borders and around the world. We are shaped by every culture. Drawn from every end of the Earth, and dedicated to a simple concept, E pluribus unum: Out of many, one.
The wort terrorist attack in American history also brought out the best in our country...We are United as Americans.
My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington.
Many of our ideas of democracy, so much of our literature and philosophy and science can be traced back to roots right here in Athens.
We honor those who walked so we could run. We must run so our children soar. And we will not grow weary.
Today I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office.
I'll change the posture of our federal government from being one of the most anti-science administrations in American history to one that embraces science and technology.
Orang takkan pernah terlalu sibuk untuk memahami asalnya. -- Nenek.
What is important is that we make sure to work together, that we understand our strength comes from unity and not division.
I think that leadership more than anything is about setting a course and describing a vision for people.
The name's Obama. Where do I belong?
The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.
We've gotta restore the American people's confidence in the ethics process by ensuring that political self-interest can no longer prevent politicians from enforcing ethics rules.
We welcome the scrutiny of the world -- because what you see in America is a country that has steadily worked to address our problems and make our union more perfect.
When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk.
Understand, our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day. They've got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law.
So, let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look over not only ourselves, but each other.
I am confident that we will one day end the scourge of modern slavery, because I believe in those committed to this issue.
Gas tax holiday is a classic Washington gimmick.
When what you're doing doesn't work for 50 years, it's time to try something new.
People of Berlin -- people of the world -- this is our moment. This is our time.
I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health care plan.
The United States has been a Pacific nation for over two centuries. That's not going to change.
Nothing will deter us from building the future we want for our children. What greater rejection of those who would tear down our world than marshaling our best efforts to save it.
Citizenship means standing up for everyone's right to vote.***.
We have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, and their own path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our own.
I'll turn the page on a growing empire of classified information. We'll protect sources and methods, but we won't use sources and methods to hide the truth.
In Texas, we hold very dear to intrusions against our personal liberty. We fight very hard against that.
What you have to do is to look at what's going to keep our economic growth going, what's going to make sure jobs are being created.
This is a time of great change in the world but America's always been a pillar of strength and a beacon of hope to peoples around the globe and that's what it must continue to be.
Any time bombs are used to target civilians it is an act of terror.
It is time for a new compact among the civilized peoples of this world to eradicate war at its most fundamental source: the corruption of young minds by violent ideology.
If you think that running your economy into the ground and having to send troops in in order to prop up your only ally is leadership, then we've got a different definition of leadership.
You can question somebody's views and their judgment without questioning their motives or patriotism.
To those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote tonight, but I hear your voices. I need your help. And I will be your president, too.
Nobody is listening to your telephone calls.
It is time to leave behind the divisive battles of the past. It is time to move forward as one nation.
Climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They're a threat to our children's future.
And yes, my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet -- because climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They're a threat to our children's future. And in this election, you can do something about it.
You know, the bowling alley doesn‘t seem to be improving my game. That‘s the one thing I have noticed.
We have states. And we have cities. And we have counties. And we have the private sector. And -- and so the country still works even when Washington's dysfunctional.
Hope -- Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope!
Hope -- Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope! In the end, that is God's greatest gift to us...A belief in things not seen. A belief that there are better days ahead.
Tim Kaine has a message of fiscal responsibility and generosity of spirit. That kind of message can sell anywhere.
We are growing the economy in smart ways and rebuilding our infrastructure and investing in science and development and that we stay true to those values that helped to get us here.
We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions.
We live in a complex world and at a challenging time.
With respect to the Internet and emails, this does not apply to U.S. citizens and it does not apply to people living in the United States.
Ultimately peer pressure can lead people to bully, but peer pressure can also say bullying is not acceptable.
Unlike my opponent, I will not let oil companies write this country's energy plan, or endanger our coastlines, or collect another $4 billion in corporate welfare from our taxpayers.
We need to find a way forward to make sure that we can stop terrorists while protecting the privacy, and liberty, of innocent Americans.
We know the battle ahead will be long. But always remember that, no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.
We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change. We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics. They will only grow louder and more dissonant. We've been asked to pause for a reality check. We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.
We need to keep making our streets safer and our criminal justice system fairer -- our homeland more secure, our world more peaceful and sustainable for the next generation.
Throughout American history, there have been moments that call on us to meet the challenges of an uncertain world, and pay whatever price is required to secure our freedom.
Through words he gave voice to the voiceless. Through deeds he gave courage to the faint of heart.
I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.
We have a stake in one another...what binds us together is greater than what drives us apart.
I've now been in 57 states. I think one left to go.
The UK is an extraordinary partner for America and a force for good in an unstable world. I hope it remains strong, robust and united.
Losing the PR battles, particularly about healthcare, translated into losing his Democratic majorities in Congress, beginning with a Republican landslide in the midterm election of 2010.
The good news is that the Paris Agreement is not just a bilateral agreement between the United States and some other country. You have 200 countries who came together. It's an international agreement.
The things that led me to run for office -- trying to figure out how we create an economy where everybody's got a fair shot and if you work hard, you can achieve your dreams.
We stand with women by fighting for economic security, protecting access to health care and supporting women's leadership across the country.
I've got two daughters and I want to make sure that they have the same opportunities that anybody's sons have. That's part of what I'm fighting for as president of the United States.
A nation that can't control its energy sources can't control its future.
Americans... still believe in an America where anything's possible -- they just don't think their leaders do.
Yes to trade, but trade that ensures that these other countries that trade with us aren't engaging in child labor.
We know we can't stop every act of violence, every act of evil in the world, but maybe we could try to stop one act of evil, one act of violence.
I believe in keeping guns out of our inner cities, and that our leaders must say so in the face of the gun manufacturer's lobby.
I believe in keeping guns out of our inner cities, and that our leaders must say so in the face of the gun manfuacturer's lobby. But I also believe that when a gangbanger shoots indiscriminately into a crowd because he feels someone disrespected him, we have a problem of morality. Not only do we need to punish that man for his crime, but we need to acknowledge that there's a hole in his heart, one that government programs alone may not be able to repair.
We've got an extraordinarily complex tax system that's full of loopholes that are exploited by special interests. I'd like to see those loopholes closed.
Now, as the world's largest economy and as the world's second largest emitter, America bears our responsibility to address climate change, and we intend to meet that responsibility.
It's time to end the hypocrisy of those who accumulate wealth through the global economy, and then siphon funds to those who teach children to tear it down.
A person's zip code shouldn't decide their destiny.
To anyone out there who has ever been assaulted: You will never be alone. You are never alone. We have your back. I've got your back.
Our faith changes us. I know it's changed me. It renews in us a sense of possibility.
If war explodes in Sudan, it could have a destabilizing effect that creates more space for terrorist activity that could eventually be directed at our homeland.
For the first time, preventing nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism is now at the top of America's nuclear agenda.
Islamic culture has given us majestic arches and soaring spires; timeless poetry and cherished music; elegant calligraphy and places of peaceful contemplation.
I very much believe in reforming the tax system.
We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
Reverend Wright has been my friend and mentor for over 20 years.
Community colleges play an important role in helping people transition between careers by providing the retooling they need to take on a new career.
You're not going to be able to make good decisions without building some relationship of trust between yourself and community.
In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.
So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted.
Even when folks are hitting you over the head, you can't stop marching. Even when they're turning the hoses on you, you can't stop.
I've called Chicago home for nearly 25 years. It's a city of broad shoulders and big hearts and bold dreams; a city of legendary sports figures, legendary sports venues, and legendary sports fans.
The fact that there is a robust debate in Congress is good. The fact that the debate sometimes seems unanchored to facts is not so good.
Let's not play games. I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith.
Black churches minister to social needs out of necessity.
They assert that their program is purely peaceful... We want them to demonstrate clearly in the actions they propose that they have truly abandoned any nuclear weapons ambition.
We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated.
The United States was proud to stand with the people of Germany as this nation and this continent reunited and rebuilt and reached for a better future.
In America, one of our challenges, historically, is that we have very low voting rates, even during presidential elections.
The problem is that young people are less likely to vote than older people. What results is a situation in which sometimes the elections don't fully reflect the views of the American population.
We know what happens when Europeans start dividing themselves up and emphasizing their differences and seeing a competition between various countries in a zero sum way.
We know hackers steal people's identities and infiltrate private e-mails. We know foreign countries and companies swipe our corporate secrets.
That is our generation's task -- to make these words, these rights, these values of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness real for every American.
I think the irony ... is that I actually would like to see a relatively light touch when it comes to the government.
The most important thing you need to do in this job is to have big chunks of time during the day when all you're doing is thinking.
When you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people's minds about the legitimacy of our election, that undermines democracy. Then you're doing the work of our adversaries for them.
We've seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like there's an occupying force, as opposed to a force that's part of the community that's protecting them and serving them.
Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality.
I think perhaps education doesn't do us much good unless it is mixed with sweat.
The American people are both anxious for change. We're in a time of flux.
What people really want is fairness. They want people paying their fair share of taxes.
The politics around trade has always been tough, particularly in the Democratic party, because people have memories of outsourcing and job loss.
Why hang out with celebrities when I can hang out with the people who made me one?
Fear, uncertainty and discomfort are your compasses toward growth. If you run you stand a chance of losing, but if you don't run you've already lost.
I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.
I don't mind cleaning up the mess that some other folks made, that's what I signed up to do.
Elections matter and voting counts.
We've got to make sure that our economy is strong at home so that we can project military power overseas.
We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges.
We've got to identify new strategies to use cleaner energy, because that is a recipe for reducing the overall amount of pollution that's out there.
I think one of the great things about the United States has been our ability to maintain a distinction between our military and domestic law enforcement.
We don't ask you to believe in our ability to bring change, rather, we ask you to believe in yours.
To look at the issue of life and abortion, actually we're moving in that direction where most Americans oppose most abortions.
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.
We need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil by ending the subsidies for oil companies, and doubling down on clean energy that generates jobs and strengthens our security.
The problem is, that we've got a position, often times by the NRA that says any regulation whatsoever is the camel's nose under the tent. And that, I think, is not where the American people are at.
In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
Afghanistan and Iraq are still countries that are fragile enough that we're gonna have to partner with them in some way.
One of the things I think I can bring to the presidency is to make government and public service cool again.
The surest path to success is to surround yourself with brilliant women.
It is a fact that racial discrimination still exists in the United States and in South America.
You might slow down a little bit, you might not jump as high as you used to, but I know what I'm doing and I'm fearless.
Nobody gets to threaten the full faith and credit of the United States just to extract political concessions.
People in every country should be free to choose and live their faith based upon the persuasion of the mind, and the heart, and the soul. This tolerance is essential for religion to thrive.
You have to be involved during midterm elections, you have to care about what happens at a school board level.
My sister is a teacher, so I am a strong support of teachers, but I'm not going to be bound by just a certain way of talking about these things, in order for us to move forward on behalf of our kids.
Sanctions alone could not stop Iran's nuclear program. But they did help bring Iran to the negotiating table.
Building new roads and bridges creates jobs. Growing our exports creates jobs. Reforming our outdated tax system and our broken immigration system creates jobs.
There's a little perspiration involved in bringing about change too.
The cynics may be the loudest voices -- but I promise you, they will accomplish the least.
No one is exempt from the call to find common ground.
The biggest challenge, I think, is always maintaining your moral compass.
I am very proud of the fact I do not cheat when I'm playing golf.
Let's make two things clear: Isil is not "Islamic." No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of Isil's victims have been Muslim. And Isil is certainly not a state.
People call me a socialist sometimes. But, no, you gotta meet real socialists. You'll have a sense of what a socialist is.
America does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements.
Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to act in our time.
I just want to go through Central Park and watch folks passing by. Spend the whole day watching people. I miss that.
We reaffirm that on days like this, there are no Republicans or Democrats. We are Americans, united in concern for our fellow citizens.
I believe that if we stop talking at one another and start talking with one another, we can get a lot done.
The United States is not, and never will be, at war with Islam.
It's important to make sure that governments have some checks on what they do, that people can oversee what's being done so the government doesn't abuse it.
I hope we can all agree that, instead of continuing to subsidize yesterday's energy sources. We need to invest in tomorrow's.
These days, the House Republicans actually give John Boehner a harder time than they give me. Which means orange really is the new black.
I was elected because I believed in what we call "grassroots politics," politics from the bottom up, not the top down.
Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince.
Our individualism has always been bound by a set of communal values, the glue upon which every healthy society depends.
Lobbyist influence comes from access, not money.
As a country, we seem to be suffering from an empathy deficit.
One thing you learn in this job being US President is that even if something's not your fault, you're still responsible. And that's how it should be.
At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better.
At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better. It’s an enormous force for good.