Americans... still believe in an America where anything's possible - they just don't think their leaders do.
I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.
I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.
No one is pro-abortion.
The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife.
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
"I'm pleased with the progress we've made but I'm not satisfied," Mr Obama said. "I'm confident with the future but I'm not content with the present."