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.
Barack Obama(Knox College Commencement Adress, 2005)
I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody.
We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated.
Barack Obama(Democratic National Convention Speech, 2004)
We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that we fight to defend. And we honor those ideals by upholding them not when it's easy, but when it is hard.
Barack Obama(Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, 2009)
Yes we can!
Barack Obama(Campaign slogan, 2008)
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
It's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.
Barack Obama (Tucson Memorial Adress, 2011)
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Barack Obama(Speech, 2008)
Clear-eyed, we can understand that there will be war, and still strive for peace. We can do that — for that is the story of human progress; that's the hope of all the world; and at this moment of challenge, that must be our work here on Earth.