The 10 Best Quotes from President Barack Obama's Historic Speech at the DNC

"Don't boo. Vote."

President Barack Obama closed out the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday with a rousing and incredible speech that recalled all of the greatest elements of his first presidential campaign in 2008. The president spoke at length about the greatness of America in his speech, before delving into why he believes that Hillary Clinton needs to be the country's next president.

Here are just a few of the speech's most inspiring moments.


"America's promises do not come with a price tag. We meet our commitments. And that's one reason why almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than they did eight years ago."


"By so many measures, our country is stronger and more prosperous than it was when we started. And through every victory and every setback, I've insisted that change is never easy, and never quick; that we wouldn't meet all of our challenges in one term, or one presidency, or even in one lifetime."


"America has never been about what one person says he'll do for us. It's always been about what can be achieved by us, together, through the hard, slow, sometimes frustrating, but ultimately enduring work of self-government."


"This year, in this election, I'm asking you to join me—to reject cynicism, reject fear, to summon what's best in us; to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States, and show the world we still believe in the promise of this great nation."


"America isn't about 'yes he will.' It's about 'yes we can.'"


"America is already great. America is already strong. And I promise you, our strength, our greatness, does not depend on Donald Trump. In fact, it doesn't depend on any one person. And that, in the end, may be the biggest difference in this election—the meaning of our democracy."


"The America I know is full of courage, and optimism, and ingenuity. The America I know is decent and generous."


"Don't boo. Vote."


"Tonight, I ask you to do for Hillary Clinton what you did for me. I ask you to carry her the same way you carried me. Because you're who I was talking about twelve years ago, when I talked about hope—it's been you who've fueled my dogged faith in our future, even when the odds are great; even when the road is long. Hope in the face of difficulty; hope in the face of uncertainty; the audacity of hope."


"I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman—not Bill, not me—more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America."

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