Barack Obama quotes

Born
August 4, 1961.

Occupation
President, politician.

Barack Obama is an American politician who is the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office and the first president born outside the continental United States.

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.
– Barack Obama

We are not at war against Islam.
– Barack Obama

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.
– Barack Obama

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

We’re not going to baby sit a civil war.
– Barack Obama

I think it is important for Europe to understand that even though I am president and George Bush is not president, Al Qaeda is still a threat.
– Barack Obama

Food Stamp recipients didn’t cause the financial crisis; recklessness on Wall Street did.
– Barack Obama

Our higher education system is one of the things that makes America exceptional. There’s no place else that has the assets we do when it comes to higher education. People from all over the world aspire to come here and study here. And that is a good thing.
– Barack Obama

I’ve said very clearly, including in a State of the Union address, that I’m against ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ and that we’re going to end this policy.
– Barack Obama

We can’t have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.
– Barack Obama

I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.
– Barack Obama

That’s the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.
– Barack Obama

In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
– Barack Obama

I don’t care whether you’re driving a hybrid or an SUV. If you’re headed for a cliff, you have to change direction. That’s what the American people called for in November, and that’s what we intend to deliver.
– Barack Obama

Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation – not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago.
– Barack Obama

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.
– Barack Obama

There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.
– Barack Obama

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.
– Barack Obama

We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
– Barack Obama

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.
– Barack Obama

We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don’t like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States.
– Barack Obama

Now you have a choice: we can give more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, or we can start rewarding companies that open new plants and train new workers and create new jobs here, in the United States of America.
– Barack Obama

You have young men of color in many communities who are more likely to end up in jail or in the criminal justice system than they are in a good job or in college. And, you know, part of my job, that I can do, I think, without any potential conflicts, is to get at those root causes.
– Barack Obama

My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.
– Barack Obama

As we speak, Iran has rolled back its nuclear program, shipped out its uranium stockpile, and the world has avoided another war.
– Barack Obama

Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq’s future is not.
– Barack Obama

I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.
– Barack Obama

I am the commander in chief of the United States armed forces, and Iraq is gonna have to ultimately provide for its own security.
– Barack Obama

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.
– Barack Obama

My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington.
– Barack Obama

After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land.
– Barack Obama

The United States is not, and never will be, at war with Islam.
– Barack Obama

When states like Alabama and Arizona passed some of the harshest immigration laws in history, my Attorney General took them on in court and we won.
– Barack Obama

We know that the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow. This is an edge America cannot surrender.
– Barack Obama

You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt.
– Barack Obama