Barack Obama Quotes


19 Barack Obama quotes:



"In the absence of dogs and hoses there is no immediate, obvious enemy before us, so it's harder to mobilize a sense of outrage, ... Rosa Parks did not just sit down on her own initiative. She was part of a movement."
Author: Obama Quotes Category: Absence Quotes
"What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers, the House and the Senate, but you have simply, majoritarian, absolute power on either side. And that's just not what the founders intended."
Author: Obama Quotes Category: Government Quotes
"I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions."
Author: Obama Quotes Category: Equality Quotes
"'My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.'"
Author: Obama Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded."
Author: Obama Quotes Category: America Quotes
"In cities and towns all across America it turns out that people pay for their own lunches and their own dinners. People who make far less than we do."
Author: Obama Quotes Category: America Quotes
"But they sense ... that with just a change in priorities, we can make sure that every child in America has a decent shot at life, ... They know we can do better. And they want that choice."
Author: Obama Quotes Category: America Quotes
"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."
"When disaster strikes, it tears the curtain away from the festering problems that we have beneath them,"
Author: Obama Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes
"Andy Warhol said we all get our 15 minutes of fame. I've already had an hour and a half. I mean, I'm so overexposed, I'm making Paris Hilton look like a recluse."
Author: Obama Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"Only a handful of men and women leave an imprint on the conscience of a nation and on the history that they helped shape, ... John Johnson was one of these men."
Author: Obama Quotes Category: Conscience Quotes
"When students participate in debate, they learn to study issues in depth and from perspectives, a skill I use everyday in the Senate."
Author: Obama Quotes Category: Debate Quotes
"We thought it was wrongheaded and the amount of anxiety caused by this review was significant, ... We stopped the VA from going backward, but we still need to move forward."
Author: Obama Quotes Category: Anxiety Quotes
"We thought it was wrongheaded and the amount of anxiety caused by this review was significant. We stopped the VA from going backward, but we still need to move forward."
Author: Obama Quotes Category: Anxiety Quotes
"Even if current rules are enforced, there are too many opportunities with lobbyists to influence policy in ways that hurt ordinary citizens."
Author: Obama Quotes Category: Hurt Quotes
"You cannot deny that the influence of money and lobbying on this town has gotten progressively worse over the last several years."
Author: Obama Quotes Category: Influence Quotes
"It is very important to recognize that the money that we spend now will not be wasted even if this particular strain of the virus, H5N1, ends up not becoming a pandemic flu, ... We know that over the next two, three decades there will be a pandemic flu. That's almost certain."
Author: Obama Quotes Category: Money Quotes
"The fact that you have now questioned my sincerity ... is regrettable but does not in any way diminish my deep respect for you nor my willingness to find a bipartisan solution to this problem."
Author: Obama Quotes Category: Sincerity Quotes
"And Illinoisans want a Senate candidate who will attack the problems they and their families face rather than spending time attacking each other. I invite him to join me in such a race."
Author: Obama Quotes Category: Problems Quotes



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