Barack Obama quotes

Barack Obama Quotes

Introduction,

Barack Hussein Obama II was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was a white American from Kansas, and his father, Barack Obama Sr., was a black Kenyan studying in the United States. Obama’s parents met while attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where his father was studying economics and his mother was majoring in anthropology.

Obama’s childhood was split between Hawaii and Indonesia, where his mother married an Indonesian man and they moved to Jakarta. Obama returned to Hawaii to live with his grandparents and attend high school, eventually graduating from Punahou School in Honolulu.

After graduating from college, Obama worked as a community organizer in Chicago and later attended law school at Harvard University. He went on to work as a civil rights attorney and a law professor before entering politics.

In 2008, Obama became the first African American to be elected President of the United States, defeating Republican nominee John McCain. He was re-elected in 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Barack Obama is still alive and active in politics and public life, advocating for social and political change through his foundation, the Obama Foundation, and through various speaking engagements and media appearances.

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.

I believe in the power of the free market, but I also believe that there are certain common goods and services that need to be provided by the government.

I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.

I’m inspired by the people I meet in my travels–hearing their stories, seeing the hardships they overcome, their fundamental optimism and decency. I’m inspired by the love people have for their children. And I’m inspired by my own children, how full they make my heart. They make me want to work to make the world a little bit better. And they make me want to be a better man.

I’m the president of the United States. I’m not the emperor of the United States.

If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.

Issues are never simple. One thing I’m proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify the issues.

The American Dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don’t always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor.

Barack Obama Quotes
Barack Obama Quotes

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.

The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.

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.

We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.

We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn’t a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith.

We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges.

We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.

Why can’t I just eat my waffle?

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” “In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depend on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy.” “The cynics may be the loudest voices — but I promise you, they will accomplish the least.

Barack Obama Quotes
Barack Obama Quotes

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.

Hope—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.

I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.

If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.

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.

In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depend on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy.” “The cynics may be the loudest voices — but I promise you, they will accomplish the least.

It’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you will realize your true potential.

Our challenges may be new, the instruments with which we meet them may be new, but those values upon which our success depends, honesty and hard work, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism – these things are old.

Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.

Barack Obama Quotes
Barack Obama Quotes

Progress will come in fits and starts. It’s not always a straight line. It’s not always smooth path.

The cynics may be the loudest voices — but I promise you, they will accomplish the least.

The strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression; it is more speech.

We are not perfect, but we have the capacity to be more perfect — mile after mile, step after step. We cannot ignore the problems that we have, but we can’t stop running the race.

We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.

We need to internalise this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.

We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don’t want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realise their full potential.

We shouldn’t downplay how far we’ve come. That would do a disservice to all those who spent their lives fighting for justice. At the same time, there’s still a lot of work we need to do to improve the prospects of women and girls here and around the world.

Barack Obama Quotes
Barack Obama Quotes

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.

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.

Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.

My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.

The 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.

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.

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.

We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.