Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Best of Barack Obama's Quotes

Obama is America's hope in the hour of distress. Read some pearls from Obama.. the glimmer of hope. Man's got character to take not just America to Glory but the whole world.

The true test of the American ideal is whether we’re able to recognize our failings and then rise together to meet the challenges of our time. Whether we allow ourselves to be shaped by events and history, or whether we act to shape them. Whether chance of birth or circumstance decides life’s big winners and losers, or whether we build a community where, at the very least, everyone has a chance to work hard, get ahead, and reach their dreams.

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

YES WE CAN!
Obama Campaign Slogan

We've got to make sure that people who have more money help the people who have less money.

Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.

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

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

I will never forget that the only reason I'm standing here today is because somebody, somewhere stood up for me when it was risky. Stood up when it was hard. Stood up when it wasn't popular. And because that somebody stood up, a few more stood up. And then a few thousand stood up. And then a few million stood up. And standing up, with courage and clear purpose, they somehow managed to change the world.

Faith doesn't mean that you don't have doubts.

I stand here today as hopeful as ever that the United States of America will endure, that it will prevail, that the dream of our founders will live on in our time.
Barack Obama

To those Americans whose support I have yet to earn: I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your President, too.

We are the ones we have been waiting for.

Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual -- uninvolved, uninformed.

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

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

That is the true genius of America, a faith in the simple dreams of its people, the insistence on small miracles. That we can say what we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock on the door. That we can have an idea and start our own business without paying a bribe or hiring somebody's son. That we can participate in the political process without fear of retribution, and that our votes will be counted -- or at least, most of the time.

Change has come to America

Change doesn't come from Washington. Change comes to Washington.

I have seen, the desperation and disorder of the powerless: how it twists the lives of children on the streets of Jakarta or Nairobi in much the same way as it does the lives of children on Chicago’s South Side, how narrow the path is for them between humiliation and untrammeled fury, how easily they slip into violence and despair. I know that the response of the powerful to this disorder -- alternating as it does between a dull complacency and, when the disorder spills out of its proscribed confines, a steady, unthinking application of force, of longer prison sentences and more sophisticated military hardware -- is inadequate to the task. I know that the hardening of lines, the embrace of fundamentalism and tribe, dooms us all.

I believe in the redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there's the United States of America.