Barack Obama - Famous Quotes
» As Americans, we can take enormous pride in the fact that courage has been inspired by our own struggle for freedom, by the tradition of democratic law secured by our forefathers and enshrined in our Constitution. It is a tradition that says all men are created equal under the law and that no one is above it.» Community colleges play an important role in helping people transition between careers by providing the retooling they need to take on a new career.» I didn't see the weapons of mass destruction at the time, I didn't think there was an imminent threat from Saddam Hussein.» I'm so overexposed, I'm making Paris Hilton look like a recluse.» If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.» It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.» John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded.» Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.» My first job is to say thank you to those who voted me. Those who didn't, I'm going to get your vote next time.» My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington.» There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America.» This budget tells our veterans that if they want increased funding for the VA they'll have to pay for it themselves.» To the extent that we've got a fiscal crisis right now, part of it is prompted by a bullheaded insistence on the part of the president, for example, that we should extend all of his tax cuts, make all of them permanent.» Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.» We can rattle our sabers all we want but, realistically, we don't have troops for an invasion [Iran] and surgical strikes aren't going to work.» 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.» We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated.» We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.» We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.» With the changing economy, no one has lifetime employment. But community colleges provide lifetime employability.