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By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

Now, the Iranian people are a great people, and Persian civilization is a great civilization. Iran has acted in ways that's not conducive to peace and prosperity in the region: their threats against Israel; their pursuit of a nuclear weapon which could potentially set off an arms race in the region that would make everybody less safe; their support of terrorist organizations in the past - none of these things have been helpful.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

One of the challenges of a democratic government is making sure that even in the midst of emergencies and passions, we make sure that rule of law and the basic precepts of justice and liberty prevail.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

My God, Donald Trump is unfit! He's ill-tempered, he's unsuited, he is not qualified, he's unsuited to be president.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

One of the best parts of the holiday season is spending time with the special people in your life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barack Obama

But by the end of two years, most have either changed careers or moved to suburban schools - a consequence of low pay, a lack of support from the educational bureaucracy, and a pervasive feeling of isolation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barack Obama

You don't know how it would have turned out if [kids] would grown up in Chicago instead, and a more normal environment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

Leaving the broken system the way it is, that`s not a solution.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

I've enjoyed the conversations that we've had. [Donald Trump] is somebody who I think is not lacking in confidence.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

I'm convinced we're going to rebuild not only the auto industry, but the economy better and stronger than before. And at its heart is going to be three powerful words: Made in America. Made in America.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barack Obama

These are young people who made mistakes that aren't that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made, we have a tendency sometimes to almost take for granted or think it's normal that so many young people end up in our criminal justice system. It's not normal. ... What is normal is teenagers doing stupid things.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barack Obama

Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barack Obama

What is certainly true is that the American people, just like the German people, just like the British and people around the world, are seeing extraordinarily rapid change. The world is shrinking, the economies have become much more integrated and demographics are shifting.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

Literacy is the most basic currency of the knowledge economy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

I'm not talking about blind optimism, the kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the road blocks that stand in our path. I'm not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight. I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

I will call not just on Israel, but on the Palestinians, on the Arab States, and the international community to join us in this effort, because the burden of making hard choices must not be Israel’s alone.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barack Obama

The quibble I have with President [Barack] Obama is,and I think some other people will have it, too is that the rhetoric is fine, and identifying the problem is fine. But it`s to use a football analogy, he sort of pushes it into the red zone, and then tends to settle for a field goal.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

E.U. need to be nurtured and cultivated and protected and fought for because the achievements that we've seen on this continent, in contrast to a divided Europe of the previous century, are ones that remind us of how important it is that we work together.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

Sustaining the energy and focus involved in doing a good job I think starts to - starts to gets tougher the longer you do it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

The American people are going to have a good choice.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

The government can't solve every problem, but an enlightened government can make sure that people can work hard for their dreams and achieve them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

Persevere. Nothing worthwhile is easy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

Maybe you could be a great writer - maybe even good enough to write a book or articles in a newspaper - but you might not know it until you write that English paper - that English class paper that's assigned to you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

Affirmative action is not going to be the long-term solution to the problems of race in America, because, frankly, if you've got 50 percent of African-American or Latino kids dropping out of high school, it doesn't really matter what you do in terms of affirmative action. Those kids aren't going to college.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

Teddy Roosevelt supported a progressive income tax. If I am sitting pretty and you've got a waitress who is making minimum wage plus tips, and I can afford it and she can't, what's the big deal for me to say, 'I'm going to pay a little bit more'? That is neighborliness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

Both our nations [Malasian and American] are committed to building a regional order where all nations play by the same rules and disputes are resolved peacefully and this visit will be an opportunity to continue deepening our cooperation on behalf of regional stability and prosperity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

Peace depends upon compromise among peoples who must live together long after our speeches are over, long after our votes have been tallied.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

That's why the American Recovery & Reinvestment Plan won't just throw money at our problems, we'll invest in what works

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

Our government should work for us, not against us. It should help us, not hurt us. It should ensure opportunity not just for those with the most money and influence, but for every American who's willing to work. That's the promise of America - the idea that we are responsible for ourselves, but that we also rise or fall as one nation; the fundamental belief that I am my brother's keeper; I am my sister's keeper.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

I hope we can all agree that, instead of continuing to subsidize yesterday's energy sources. We need to invest in tomorrow's.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barack Obama

We cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

A central notion in the Affordable Care Act was we had an inefficient system with a lot of waste that didn't also deliver the kind of quality that was needed that often put health care providers in a box where they wanted to do better for their patients, but financial incentives were skewed the other way... We don't need to reinvent the wheel; you're already figuring out what works to reduce infections in hospitals or help patients with complicated needs.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barack Obama

We continue to stand united with Germany and our NATO allies in our ongoing efforts to build peace and stability in Afghanistan.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

Globalization makes our economy, our health, and our security all captive to events on the other side of the world. And no other nation on earth has a greater capacity to shape that global system, or to build consensus around a new set of international rules that expand the zones of freedom, personal safety, and economic well-being. Like it or not, if we want to make America more secure, we are going to have to help make the world more secure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

I remember when I was in Chicago and data started coming out that when black folks walk into an auto dealership, and women, too, to some degree, they are automatically given higher quotes, worse deals. And this was just documented extensively across auto dealerships around the country. There was a tax being imposed on black folks. By collecting that data, you can construct policies to combat that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

The easiest way to save money is to waste less energy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

One faction of one party, in one house of Congress, in one branch of government, doesn't get to shut down the entire government just to refight the results of an election.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

My main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

I think it's important to recognize that you can't have 100 per cent security and also then have 100 per cent privacy and zero inconvenience.... In the abstract you can complain about Big Brother and how this is a potential program run amok, but when you actually look at the details then I think we've struck the right balance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barack Obama

There may be no greater tribute to Steve Jobs' success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barack Obama

We have to find ways in which, collectively, we agree there's some things that government needs to do to help protect us, that in this age of non-state actors who can amass great power, I want my government - and I think the German people should want their government - to be able to find out if a terrorist organization has access to a weapon of mass destruction that might go off in the middle of Berlin.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

Africa is on the move; a new Africa is emerging!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don't know something, and to learn something new.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barack Obama

I think the irony ... is that I actually would like to see a relatively light touch when it comes to the government.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

As I travel around the world, it's fascinating; European leaders, Asian leaders, they all say to me, America is actually poised to be the world leader for another century - if we can fix some of this political dysfunction. ... We've got a lot of national security challenges, but if we get our economy together, and if we can get our political system to work well, I am really confident about our future.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

I began feeling the way I imagine an actor or athlete must feel when, after years of commitment to a particular dream...he realizes that he's gone just about as far as talent or fortune will take him. The dream will not happen, and he now faces the choice of accepting this fact like a grownup and moving on to more sensible pursuits, or refusing the truth and ending up bitter, quarrelsome, and slightly pathetic.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

Foreign Assistance is not an end in itself. The purpose of aid must be to create the conditions where it's no longer need.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barack Obama

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.