"Snowden, for his part, claims that he's won and that his mission is accomplished. If that's so, I call on him and his accomplices to facilitate the return of the remaining stolen documents that have not yet been exposed to prevent even more damage to U.S. security."
accusing that leaks by Edward Snowden have done damage to national security
"There's no doubt that there's some folks who just really dislike me because they don't like the idea of a black president. Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I'm a black president."
to New Yorker magazine
"Unfortunately, what is thrown away is not only food and dispensable objects, but often human beings themselves, who are discarded as "Unnecessary". For example, it is frightful even to think there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day..."
addressing in a state-of-the-world speech
"You could not resist the elections. You'll not be able to do anything. Better keep your mouth shut."
to her arch rival BNP chief Khaleda Zia to shut up. BNP had boycotted the general elections.
"For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission's already accomplished. I already won."
on hoe leaking NSA secrets have caused a reassessment of US surveillance policies
"There are too many people who happily embrace Madiba's legacy of racial reconciliation but passionately resist even modest reforms that would challenge chronic poverty and growing inequality."
urging politicians to follow Nelson Mandela's example
"BJP ko Delhi mein Bhagwan bhi nahi bacha sakte, toh Modi kya bachapayenge (God can't save BJP in Delhi, what could Modi do)?"
on upcoming Delhi assembly elections while addressing media
"We had to give answer to their misleading campaign as they said we could not prevent incidents of rapes in the city."
on bringing up 17-year-old rape allegation against BJP’s CM candidate Harsh Vardhan
"The best gift that I have had is my profession. But I am yet not satisfied with my profession. For others it's always 'what next?' For me, however, it's 'what's new?"
while speaking to media on his 48th birthday
""Sardar Patel blamed RSS' communal poison for the sacrifice of Mahatma Gandhi. Modi must explain if he agrees with Patel's views.""
criticizing Modi for allegedly appropriating Sardar Patel's legacy
"Sachin would never think anything other than cricket, and it's same now. He would eat, drink and breath the game. He would visualize and analyze what could he have done better on the field. Probably that's why he is on the top."
on Sachin Tendulkar’s achievements
""Where mind is without fear & head is held high...Into that heaven of freedom.. let my country awake" Tributes to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore"
on freedom of living....
"The true yardstick of a nations progress is not merely its GDP but 'HDI' human development index ie d degree to which its women are empowered."
On women empowerment
"People should be blessed in life with friends who are both "Mirrors & Shadows"! Mirrors don't lie & shadows never leave."
"Women have excelled in every area whenever given a chance. We have to take pride in our women to create a strong India."
On women empowerment...
"Anger, hatred and jealousy never solve problems, only affection, concern and respect can do that."
" Pt. Ravi Shankar's Sitar played for our souls. His music helped us sooth our nerves. His smile was like his music- DIVINE. RIP. "
"Of course I will want a similar wicket. That's what our speciality is. What's the point of playing on a flat track and winning the toss and batting for three or four days over the Test?"
"It's negative on his own team that they can't win on different types of wicket. Dhoni is interfering with the curator's job. It's like a curator telling Dhoni not to play a particular shot."
Former Australian Cricket captain Steve Waugh slamming Indian cricket captain Mahender Singh Dhoni for expressing his disappointment at Ahmedabad's Motera pitch and demanding turning pitches in the remaining test matches against England.
"RSS workers work for their party with dedication, surviving on 'chana' (gram), while our leaders don't step out of AC chambers."