Barack Obama Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Barack Obama quotes and Barack Obama sayings, and Barack Obama proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"As president, I’m committed to making Washington work better and rebuilding the trust of the people who sent us here."

"I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money."

"I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism."

"I don’t think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right."

"We will keep the promise of Social Security by taking the responsible steps to strengthen it – not by turning it over to Wall Street."

"If the critics are right that I’ve made all my decisions based on polls, then I must not be very good at reading them."

"I want to be very clear: I will not sign on to any health plan that adds to our deficits over the next decade."

"America’s promises do not come with a price tag. We meet our commitments. We bear our burdens. That’s one of the reasons why almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than they did eight years ago when I took office."

"Our public life withers when only the most extreme voices get attention. Most of all, democracy breaks down when the average person feels their voice doesn’t matter; that the system is rigged in favor of the rich or the powerful or some narrow interest."

"Surveys show our standing around the world is higher than when I was elected to this office, and when it comes to every important international issue, people of the world do not look to Beijing or Moscow to lead – they call us."

"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."

"America thrived in the 20th century because we made high school free. We sent a generation to college. We cultivated the most educated workforce in the world."

"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."

"Let’s be honest – tracking down, rounding up, and deporting millions of people isn’t realistic. Anyone who suggests otherwise isn’t being straight with you. It’s also not who we are as Americans."

"Since I’m the president and Democrats have controlled the House and the Senate, it’s understandable that people are saying, you know, ‘What have you done?’"

"I’ve been fighting with Acorn, alongside Acorn, on issues you care about, my entire career."

"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."

"I will cut taxes – cut taxes – for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class."

"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."

"Americans… still believe in an America where anything’s possible – they just don’t think their leaders do."

"We are not at war against Islam."

"The Bush Administration’s failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world."

"John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded."

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

"But if you – if what – the reports are true, what they’re saying is, is that as a consequence of us getting 30 million additional people health care, at the margins that’s going to increase our costs, we knew that."

"We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen."

"The last thing you want to do is raise taxes in the middle of the recession because that would just suck up and take more demand out of the economy and put businesses in a further hole."

"I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries."

"We’ve protected thousands of people in Libya; we have not seen a single U.S. casualty; there’s no risks of additional escalation. This operation is limited in time and in scope."

"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."

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