Barack Obama was the America’s first black president . He was the 44th president of the United States who ruled From 2009 to 2017. Obama is also a civil rights lawyer and taught part time at the University of Chicago’s law school. It’s easy to say that the former president knows a thing about success, leadership, motivation and hard work. Here are some of the Barack Obama quotes that many people still remember.
We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Change is never easy, but always possible.
The role of citizen in a democracy does not end with your vote.
Cynicism is a sorry kind of wisdom.
Progress will come in fits and starts. It’s not always a straight line. It’s not always smooth path.
I think perhaps education doesn’t do us much good unless it is mixed with sweat.
Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.
One voice can change a room.
I wish the country had fewer lawyers and more engineers.
Top 10 Barack Obama Motivational Quotes
We see the future not as something out of our control, but as something we can shape for the better through concerted and collective effort.
Each of us deserves the freedom to pursue our own version of happiness. No one deserves to be bullied.
The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.
The best anti-poverty program is a world-class education.
If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or who you love.
If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep on walking, eventually youll make progress.
Understand, our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day. They’ve got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
They’ve got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law.
The thing about Hip-Hop today is it’s smart, it’s insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
We don’t ask you to believe in our ability to bring change, rather, we ask you to believe in yours.
In the end, this is what this election’s about – do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.
It is time to give Iraqis their country back.
Our stories may be singular, but our destination is shared.
The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past.
You can put lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig.
While we breathe, we will hope.
Change doesn’t come from Washington; change comes to Washington.
No one is pro-abortion.
Barack Obama Quotes on Success
Americans still believe in an America where anything’s possible – they just don’t think their leaders do.
You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
It’s important to realise I was actually black before the election.
Where you are right now doesn’t have to determine where you’ll end up.
Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us.
A nation that can’t control its energy sources can’t control its future.
Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.
We may not be able to stop evil in the world, but how we treat one another is entirely up to us.
We will outstretch the hand if you unclench your fist.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
There is no excuse for not trying.
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled.
Memorable Barack Obama Quotes
“The cynics may be the loudest voices, but I promise you, they will accomplish the least.”
“Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.”
“You can’t let your failures define you – you have to let them teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently next time.”
“The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past.”
“We should do everything we can for our country to live up to our children’s expectations.”
“The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.”
“It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.”
“There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America – there’s the United States of America.”
“With eyes fixed on the horizon and God’s grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.”
“Now, as a nation, we don’t promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, you can make it. That’s an essential promise of America. Where you start should not determine where you end up.”
More Memorable Quotes
“I see Americans of every party, every background, every faith who believe that we are stronger together: black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American; young, old; gay, straight; men, women, folks with disabilities, all pledging allegiance under the same proud flag to this big, bold country that we love. That’s what I see. That’s the America I know!”
“The long sweep of America has long been defined by forward motion, a constant widening of our founding creed to embrace all and not some.”
“Clear-eyed, we can understand that there will be war, and still strive for peace.”
“The strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression; it is more speech.”
“One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change a city, it can change a state, and if it change a state, it can change a nation, and if it can change a nation, it can change the world. Your voice can change the world.”
“Hope in the face of difficulty, hope in the face of uncertainty, the audacity of hope: In the end, that is God’s greatest gift to us, the bedrock of this nation, a belief in things not seen, a belief that there are better days ahead.”
“The thing about hip-hop today is it’s smart, it’s insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable.”
Funniest Quotes By Obama
“There’s an extra spring in my step tonight. I don’t know about you guys, but I am so relieved that the whole birther thing is over. I mean, ISIL, North Korea, poverty, climate change, none of those things weighed on my mind like the validity of my birth certificate.”
“These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be.”
“If I had to name my greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it’s possible that I’m a little too awesome.”
“I love the press. I even sat for an interview with Bill O’Reilly right before the Super Bowl. That was a change of pace. I don’t often get a chance to be in a room with an ego that’s bigger than mine.”
“I wasn’t sure I should actually come tonight. Biden talked me into it. He leaned over to me and said, ‘Mr. President, this is no ordinary dinner, this is a big BLEEP-ing meal.”
“In my first term, we passed health care reform. In my second term, I guess I’ll pass it again.”
“Despite many obstacles, much has changed during my time in office. Four years ago, I was locked in a brutal primary battle with Hillary Clinton. Four years later, she won’t stop drunk-texting me from Cartagena.”
“It’s great to be here this evening in the vast, magnificent Hilton ballroom — or what Mitt Romney would call a little fixer-upper.”
More Funniest Quotes
“The fact is I really do respect the press. I recognize that the press and I have different jobs to do. My job is to be President; your job is to keep me humble. Frankly, I think I’m doing my job better.”
“Our chaperone for the evening is Jimmy Kimmel … Jimmy got his start years ago on The Man Show. In Washington, that’s what we call a congressional hearing on contraception.”
“Look, when I was a kid, I inhaled frequently. That was the point.”
“I’ve made a few jokes over the years about John Boehner’s unusual coloring. I used to think that it was a tan. But after seeing how often he tears up, I’ve come to realize: that’s not a tan, that’s rust.”
“I must confess I really did not want to be here tonight. But I knew I had to come. That’s one more problem that I inherited from George W. Bush.”
“There a few things in life harder to find and more important to keep than love. Well, love and a birth certificate.”
“They say I’m popular on Twitter and Facebook. Or as Sarah Palin says, the ‘socialized media.”
Powerful Quotes By Obama
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.
“The cynics may be the loudest voices – but I promise you, they will accomplish the least.”
“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”
“If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love.”
“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: Yes We Can.”
“If you run you stand a chance of losing, but if you don’t run you’ve already lost.”
“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.”
“We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.”
“Progress will come in fits and starts. It’s not always a straight line. It’s not always smooth path.”
“One voice can change a room.”
“We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.”
“Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not It takes patience, it takes commitment and it comes with plenty of failure along the way.”
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