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Barack Obama

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  • 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.

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  • We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges.

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  • We can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.

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  • My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington.

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  • I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody.

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  • 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.

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  • As I've said, there were patriots who supported this war, and patriots who opposed it. And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women, and our hopes for Iraqis' future.

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  • We are not at war against Islam.

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  • A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.'

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  • I don't care whether you're driving a hybrid or an SUV. If you're headed for a cliff, you have to change direction. That's what the American people called for in November, and that's what we intend to deliver.

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  • What Washington needs is adult supervision.

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  • We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.

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  • Al Qaeda is still a threat. We cannot pretend somehow that because Barack Hussein Obama got elected as president, suddenly everything is going to be OK.

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  • It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was al-Qaeda. We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust.

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  • I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.

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  • I'm a Christian by choice.

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  • In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?

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  • Americans... still believe in an America where anything's possible - they just don't think their leaders do.

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  • 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.

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  • We all knew this. We all knew that it would take more time than any of us want to dig ourselves out of this hole created by this economic crisis.

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  • If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.

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  • I don't take a dime of their [lobbyist] money, and when I am president, they won't find a job in my White House.

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  • People of Berlin - people of the world - this is our moment. This is our time.

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  • I've said very clearly, including in a State of the Union address, that I'm against 'don't ask, don't tell' and that we're going to end this policy.

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  • I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.

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  • After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land.

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  • Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals.

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  • Why can't I just eat my waffle?

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

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