"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible..."
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"This is your victory. And I know you didn't do this just to win an election. And I know you didn't do it for me. You did it because you understand the enormity of the task that lies ahead."
"The road ahead will be long."
"Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there."
"And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote tonight, but I hear your voices. I need your help. And I will be your president, too."
"And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces, to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of the world, our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand."
"America, we have come so far. We have seen so much..."
"...But there is so much more to do...This is our time, to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace..."
"...to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one..."
"...that while we breathe, we hope..."
"...And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can't..."
"...we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: