Top Inspirational Barack Obama Quotes

Barack Hussein Obama II  is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the only president born outside the contiguous 48 states. He was born to an American mother and an African father. After graduating from high school in 1979, Obama moved to Los Angeles to attend Occidental College. In February 1981, Obama made his first public speech, calling for Occidental to participate in the disinvestment from South Africa. He graduated in 1983 with a degree in Political Science. In 1989, Obama met Michelle Robinson and got married on October 3, 1992. The couple was blessed with two beautiful daughters Sasha and Malia

Obama’s presidency has generally been regarded favorably, and evaluations of his presidency among historians, political scientists, and the general public place him among the upper tier of American presidents. Obama left office in January 2017 and continues to reside in Washington, D.C.

Barack Obama is an inspiring personality so are his quotes which will inspire you to work harder and changing your mindset. The future rewards those who press on.

Barack Obama Quotes

“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.” -Barack Obama


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


“We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated.” -Barack Obama


“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” -Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes

“We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges.” -Barack Obama


“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.” -Barack Obama


“You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt.” -Barack Obama


“Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.” -Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes

“Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement.” -Barack Obama


“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.” -Barack Obama


“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.” – Barack Obama


“The role of citizen in a democracy does not end with your vote.” – Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes

“Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.” – Barack Obama


“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.” – Barack Obama


“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep on walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – Barack Obama


“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.” -Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes

“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.” – Barack Obama


“Fixing a broken immigration system. Protecting our kids from gun violence. Equal pay for equal work, paid leave, raising the minimum wage. All these things still matter to hardworking families; they are still the right thing to do; and I will not let up until they get done.” – Barack Obama


“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” – Barack Obama


“In the end, this is what this election’s about – do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?” – Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes

“It is time to give Iraqis their country back.” – Barack Obama


“Everyone must do their part, and as long as we unite to protect the one planet we have, we can leave it in better shape for future generations.” – Barack Obama


“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.” – Barack Obama


“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” – Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes

“Lincoln – they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me. So democracy has never been for the faint of heart…” – Barack Obama


“Americans still believe in an America where anything’s possible – they just don’t think their leaders do.” – Barack Obama


“My advisors were a little worried about the new rap entrance music – they’re a little more traditional. They suggested I start with some jokes at my own expense – just to take myself down a peg. I was like, “guys, guys, after four and a half years, how many pegs are there left?”.” – Barack Obama


“What we need in Washington is not more political tactics – we need more good ideas.” – Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes

“Those who have the privilege to serve this country have an obligation to do our job as best we can… that’s why disagreement cannot mean dysfunction… the American people’s hopes and dreams are what matters, not ours.” – Barack Obama


“I don’t want to pit Red America against Blue America – I want to be President of the United States of America.” – Barack Obama


“Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us.” – Barack Obama


“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.” – Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes

“What Washington needs is adult supervision.” – Barack Obama


“Some things are beyond my control. For example, this whole controversy about Jay-Z going to Cuba – it’s unbelievable! I’ve got 99 problems, now Jay-Z is one.” – Barack Obama


“Now, when you first become president, one of the questions people ask you is, “what’s really going on in Area 51?” … oh, I think I just became the first president to ever publicly mention Area 51… how’s that?” – Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes

“It’s important to realize I was actually black before the election.” – Barack Obama


“Change doesn’t come from Washington; change comes to Washington.” – Barack Obama


“We need to make progress on some important issues. Take the sequester – Republicans fell in love with the whole thing, and now they can’t stop talking about how much they hate it. It’s like we’re trapped in a Taylor Swift album.” – Barack Obama


“If we think we can just use the same partisan playbook where we just challenge our opponent’s patriotism to win an election, then the American people will lose. The times are too serious for this kind of politics.” – Barack Obama

Conclusion

If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress. These words being said by Barack Obama truly hold importance in our life and he proved that when we have strong will power & determination we can bring a positive change in society. I hope you liked these quotes by him and don’t forget to share it with your friends and dear ones.

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Gaurav Ramani is the founder of Quotes HUB. Gaurav has been exploring India from the last 2 years traveling to different places, exploring nature, new cultures and traditions. During his engineering days, he saw a lot of people being stressed-out because of their lives and the hatred in them for others being succeeding in their lives. So he thought why not to start inspiring people that "YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE" and nobody can replace you. His mission is simply to inspire people by the successful people around them and inspire others to live their dreams.