My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.
The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on.
The role of citizen in a democracy does not end with your vote.
We don't ask you to believe in our ability to bring change, rather, we ask you to believe in yours.
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
We need to make progress on some important issues. Take the sequester – Republicans fell in love with the whole thing, and now they can’t stop talking about how much they hate it. It’s like we’re trapped in a Taylor Swift album.
Change doesn't come from Washington. Change comes to Washington. -DNC speech, Aug. 28, 2008
Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
We are the change we have been waiting for.
In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.
While we breathe, we will hope.
No one is pro-abortion.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.
It is time to give Iraqis their country back.
If we aren't willing to pay a price for our values then we should ask ourselves whether we truly believe in them at all.
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something.
Your capacity to shape this world is unmatched.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
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. - speech, Feb
We're not going to baby sit a civil war.
That's the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.
Nothing in life that's worth anything is easy.
Do something, Congress. Do anything. -weekly address, Jul. 12, 2014
There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America.
Americans... still believe in an America where anything's possible - they just don't think their leaders do.