"Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Barack Obama on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Barack Obama on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Barack Obama on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Barack Obama on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Barack Obama on Albert Einstein
"So while an incredible amount of progress has been made, on this fifth anniversary, I wanted to come here and tell the people of this city directly: My administration is going to stand with you - and fight alongside you - until the job is done. Until New Orleans is all the way back, all the way."
"We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible."
"But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people, and do our best to help them find their own grace. That's what I strive to do, that's what I pray to do every day."
"I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions."
"In fact, the best thing we could do on taxes for all Americans is to simplify the individual tax code. This will be a tough job, but members of both parties have expressed an interest in doing this, and I am prepared to join them."