The NYT has the quotes here.
Here is # 1:
"President Obama hailed former President Ronald Reagan on what would have been Mr. Reagan’s 100th birthday. In an op-ed in USA Today, Mr. Obama said the Republican president was due credit for the steps he took to end the cold war, but Mr. Obama mostly focused on Mr. Reagan’s general outlook. 'At a time when our nation was going through an extremely difficult period, with economic hardship at home and very real threats beyond our borders, it was this positive outlook, this sense of pride, that the American people needed more than anything,' Mr. Obama wrote."