"While our road has been hard, though our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come." — President Barack Obama in speech to thousands of cheering supporters in his hometown of Chicago, promising better days ahead after rolling to re-election.
"This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation." — Mitt Romney at the Boston Convention Center delivering his concession speech after losing his bid to become president of the United States.
"The situation in Syria is very dangerous. I believe that if the crisis is not solved ... there will be the danger of Somalization. It will mean the fall of the state, rise of warlords and militias." — U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi warning that the civil war in Syria could spiral into new levels of chaos.