As tragic as these past few weeks have been, they offer an opportunity for us to all work together to tackle them, to take them on, to change America and make it live up to its highest ideals.Death of George FloydBarack Obama, June 2020
For the world has changed, and we must change with it.ChangeBarack Obama
More than anything, this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they're doing.CoronavirusBarack Obama, May 2020
There are certain sports figures who become a larger cultural force. Michael Jordan and the Bulls changed the culture.Chicago BullsBarack Obama in The Last Dance, Episode 10
I'm so proud to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States.Barack Obama, April 2020
If women ran every country in the world there would be a general improvement in living standards and outcomes.WomenBarack Obama
The United Kingdom is at its best, when it's helping to lead a strong Europe.England & Great Britain, BrexitBarack Obama, April 2016
There may and likely will come a time in which we have both an airborne disease that is deadly. And in order for us to deal with that effectively, we have to put in place an infrastructure that allows us to see it quickly, isolate it quickly, respond to it quickly.CoronavirusBarack Obama (as President of the United States of America), Dezember 2014
Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.MoneyBarack Obama
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.Motivation, Positive QuotesBarack Obama
BP will pay for the impact this spill has had on the region.2010Barack Obama, 15.06.2010 - BP Oil Spill speech
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.Future, MotivationBarack 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.Change, MotivationBarack Obama
Dear Mr. President -
Congratulations on a remarkable run. Millions have placed their hopes in you, and all of us, regardless of party, should hope for expanded prosperity and security during your tenure.
This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don't know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful. Still, let me offer a few reflections from the past 8 years.
First, we've both been blessed, in different ways, with great good fortune. Not everyone is so lucky. It's up to us to do everything we can (to) build more ladders of success for every child and family that's willing to work hard.
Second, American leadership in this world really is indispensable. It's up to us, through action and example, to sustain the international order that's expanded steadily since the end of the Cold War, and upon which our own wealth and safety depend.
Third, we are just temporary occupants of this office. That makes us guardians of those democratic institutions and traditions -- like rule of law, separation of powers, equal protection and civil liberties -- that our forebears fought and bled for. Regardless of the push and pull of daily politics, it's up to us to leave those instruments of our democracy at least as strong as we found them.
And finally, take time, in the rush of events and responsibilities, for friends and family. They'll get you through the inevitable rough patches.
Michelle and I wish you and Melania the very best as you embark on this great adventure, and know that we stand ready to help in any ways which we can. Good luck and Godspeed, BO
What we’ve said to the girls is, ‘If you guys ever decided you're going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo in the same place. And we'll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo.'YouTubeBarack Obama, wie er seine Töchter davon abbringt, sich tätowieren zu lassen
Zach Galifianakis: 'What is it like to be the last black president?'
Barack Obama: 'Seriously? What's it like for this to be the last time, you'll ever talk to a president?'
From a child of the East to the leader of a free and united Germany. As I've said, Angela [Merkel] and I don't exactly look like previous German and American leaders. But the fact that we can stand here today, along the front-line where this city was divided, speaks to an eternal truth.Barack Obama, 19.06.2013, Rede am Brandenburger Tor
So congratulations, again, to the Miami Heat. And now we are going to take a picture that makes me look very short.Barack Obama, January 28, 2013 - Miami Heat visit the White House
When you fall, the real test is whether you can ignore the naysayers, pick yourself up and come back stronger.BeginningBarack Obama, January 28, 2013 - Miami Heat visit the White House
A few of them were here a couple of years ago for a pickup game on my birthday. Now, I’m not trying to take all the credit, Coach, but I think that it’s clear that going up against me prepared them to take on Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. It sharpened their skills. It gave them the competitive edge that they needed. And I think part of the reason they came back today is they want another shot at the old guy.Barack Obama, January 28, 2013 - Miami Heat visit the White House
We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.Barack Obama, Inauguration Speech, 21st January 2013
My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it - so long as we seize it together.America, 2013Barack Obama, Inauguration Speech, 21st January 2013
Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free.Freedom, 19th CenturyBarack Obama, Inauguration Speech, 21st January 2013
For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth.Human Rights, Freedom, Democracy, 2013Barack Obama, Inauguration Speech, 21st January 2013
Elmo, you better make a run for it, Governor Romney is going to let Wall Street run wild again, but he's going to bring the hammer down on Sesame Street.2012Barack Obama
We believe that a little girl who’s offered an escape from poverty by a great teacher or a grant for college could become the next Steve Jobs.CollegeBarack Obama, acceptance speech to the Democratic National Convention, 06.09.2012
What's at stake are not Democratic values or Republican values, but American values. We have to reclaim them.America, 2012Barack Obama, SOTU Address 2012
Think about the America within our reach:
A country that leads the world in educating its people.
An America that attracts a new generation of high-tech manufacturing and high-paying jobs.
A future where we're in control of our own energy, and our security and prosperity aren't so tied to unstable parts of the world.
An economy built to last, where hard work pays off, and responsibility is rewarded.
For the first time in nine years, there are no Americans fighting in Iraq.2012Barack Obama, SOTU Address 2012
We just made history. All of this happened because you gave your time, talent and passion. All of this happened because of you. ThanksBarack Obama, erster Tweet nach seiner Wahl zum Präsidenten
Tonight, I am announcing that the American combat mission in Iraq has ended.War, 2011Barack Obama, am 21.10.2011
For the region, today's events prove once more, that the rule of an iron fist inevitably comes to an end.Human Rights, Democracy, 2011Barack Obama, über Gaddafis Tod
This marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of Libya, who now have the opportunity, to determine their own destiny in a new and democratic Libya.Democracy, 2011Barack Obama, über Gaddafis Tod
And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.Barack Obama, über Steve Jobs
The world has lost a visionary.VisionBarack Obama, über Steve Jobs
We remember the Americans who put country above self, and set personal grievances aside for the greater good. We remember the Americans who held this country together during its most difficult hours; who put aside pride and party to form a more perfect union.Work & Carreer, America, Patriotism & National PrideBarack Obama
How can we ask a student to pay more for college before we ask hedge fund managers to stop paying taxes at a lower rate than their secretaries? How can we slash funding for education and clean energy before we ask people like me to give up tax breaks we don't need and didn't ask for?2011, DebtBarack Obama
Its been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America.Change, America, 2008Barack Obama
Look at Berlin, where Germans and Americans learned to work together and trust each other less than three years after facing each other on the field of battle.Germans, America, BerlinBarack Obama
What I always say is that Hip-Hop is not just a mirror of what is. It should also be a reflection of what can be.Hip-Hop & RapBarack Obama
Even in the NBA Finals, J.J. Barea inspired all of us with those drives to the hoop.BasketballBarack Obama
And on nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al Qaeda's terror: Justice has been done.2011Barack Obama, Über den Tod Bin Ladens
On that day, no matter where we came from, what god we prayed to, or what race or ethnicity we were, we were united as one American family.America, 2001, September 11thBarack Obama, Über den 11. September
People of the world - look at Berlin, where a wall came down, a continent came together, and history proved that there is no challenge too great for a world that stands as one.History, 2008, German Unity, BerlinBarack Obama
The thing about hip-hop today is it's smart, it's insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable.Music, Hip-Hop & RapBarack Obama
What makes you a man is not the ability to have a child - it's the courage to raise one.Children & Childhood, Courage, MenBarack Obama
And I will do everything that I can as long as I am President of the United States to remind the American people that we are one nation under God, and we may call that God different names but we remain one nation.God, Tolerance, Religion, America, TeamBarack Obama