Barack Obama Quotes

Barack Obama Quotes

Yes We Can!

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.

I confess to wincing every so often at a poorly chosen word, a mangled sentence, an expression of emotion that seems indulgent or overly practiced. I have the urge to cut the book by fifty pages or so, possessed as I am with a keener appreciation for brevity.

So, let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look over not only ourselves, but each other.

Reading is important. If you know how to read then the whole world opens up to you

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.

What I’ve realized is that life doesn’t count for much unless you’re willing to do your small part to leave our children - all of our children - a better world. Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.

In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

But you see, a rich country like America can perhaps afford to be stupid.

At some fundamental level, religion does not allow for compromise. It insists on the impossible. If God has spoken, then followers are expected to live up to God's edicts, regardless of the consequences. To base one's life on such uncompromising commitments may be sublime; to base our policy making on such commitments would be a dangerous thing.

Let it be told to the future world that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet it.

A nation that can't control its energy sources can't control its future.

We will restore science to its rightful place and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost.

A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.

There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America.

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our Democracy; Tonight is your answer.

Change we need

I've got daughters. Nine years old and six years old. First of all, I'm gonna teach them about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them PUNISHED with a baby.

Over the last fifteen months we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been to fifty-seven states. I think, one left to go.

All of us - we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children's expectations.

Winter came and the city [Chicago] turned monochrome - black trees against gray sky above white earth. Night now fell in midafternoon, especially when the snowstorms rolled in, boundless prairie storms that set the sky close to the ground, the city lights reflected against the clouds

The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past.

We will outstretch the hand if you unclench your fist.

Orang takkan pernah terlalu sibuk untuk memahami asalnya. -Nenek

We are the change we have been waiting for.

In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.

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."

(Victory Speech, Nov. 7, 2012)

it’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.

It [is] that courage that Africa most desperately needs.

None of These Will Come Easy.

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