From Wednesday’s press briefing at the White House:
MR. CARNEY: Well, I believe the phrase from the Bible* is, "The Lord helps those who help themselves." And I think the point the President is making is that we should — we have it within our capacity to do the things to help the American people.
Amended in the official transcript:
* This common phrase does not appear in the Bible.
(Hat tip: Matt Negrin)