Barack Obama Quotes

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The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife.

– Barack Obama

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

– Barack Obama

There is not a liberal America and a conservative America—there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America—there’s the United States of America.

– Barack Obama

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

– 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

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.

– Barack Obama

What Washington needs is adult supervision.

– Barack Obama

My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.

– 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

If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists–to protect them and to promote their common welfare–all else is lost.

– Barack Obama