FAMOUS QUOTE OF BARACK OBAMA

 

 

Discover the most famous quotes and proverbs of Barack OBAMA, 44th president of the United States of America.


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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.

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The role of citizen in a democracy does not end with your vote.

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

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Focussing 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 realise your true potential.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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It is time to give Iraqis their country back.

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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.

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We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

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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…

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Change doesn’t come from Washington; change comes to Washington.

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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.

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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.

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

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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?”.

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What we need in Washington is not more political tactics – we need more good ideas.

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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.

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It’s important to realise I was actually black before the election.

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

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

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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.

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What Washington needs is adult supervision.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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

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We are the change we have been waiting for.

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

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

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

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

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We don't ask you to believe in our ability to bring change, rather, we ask you to believe in yours.

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Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.

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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.

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Why can't I just eat my waffle?

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

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Our stories may be singular, but our destination is shared.

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You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig.

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While we breathe, we will hope.

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Change we need

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

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A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me.

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You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.

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Where you are right now doesn't have to determine where you'll end up

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

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Change is never easy, but always possible.

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We may not be able to stop evil in the world, but how we treat one another is entirely up to us.

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Cynicism is a sorry kind of wisdom.

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My identity might begin with the fact of my race, but it didn't, couldn't end there. At least that's what I would choose to believe.

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All too rarely do I hear people asking just what it is that we've done to make so many children's hearts so hard, or what collectively we might do to right their moral compass - what values we must live by.

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We will outstretch the hand if you unclench your fist.

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

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What Washington Needs is Adult Supervision.

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There is no excuse for not trying.

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To those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote tonight, but I hear your voices. I need your help. And I will be your president, too.

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My little girls can break my heart. They can make me cry just looking at them eating their string beans.

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Someone once said that every man is trying to live up to his father's expectations or make up for their father's mistakes....

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You might be locked in a world not of your own making, her eyes said, but you still have a claim on how it is shaped. You still have responsibilities.

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Each of us deserves the freedom to pursue our own version of happiness. No one deserves to be bullied.

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At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better

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Each path to knowledge involves different rules and these rules are not interchangeable.

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I wish the country had fewer lawyers and more engineers.

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We may come from different places and have different stories, but we share common hopes, and one very American dream.

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

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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.

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I think perhaps education doesn’t do us much good unless it is mixed with sweat.

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Let me tell your something. I'm from Chicago. I don't break.

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It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

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For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness.

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Words do inspire.

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The best anti-poverty program is a world-class education.

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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.

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This shit would be really interesting if we weren't in the middle of it.

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

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To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West - know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.

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Make away out of no way

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I'm so overexposed, I'm making Paris Hilton look like a recluse.

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There's nobody to guide through the process of becoming a man... to explain to them the meaning of manhood. And that's a recipe for disaster.

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It was as if he had come to mistrust words somehow. Words, and the sentiments words carried.

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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.

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We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

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We cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself...

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I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class.

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The title of Reverend Wright’s sermon that morning was The Audacity of Hope.

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All the education and good intentions in the world couldn’t help plug up the holes in the universe or give you the power to change its blind, mindless course.

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And it's safe to assume that those in power would think longer and harder about launching a war if they envisioned their own sons and daughters in harm's way.

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Although the principle of equality has always been self-evident, it has never been self-executing.

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What makes a man is not the ability to have a child but having the courage to raise one.

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You have the ability and gifts to do whatever you want". It is your turn now to change the world. Yes we can!

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

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Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost; a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.

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I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.

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Scientists and engineers ought to stand side by side with athletes and entertainers as role models.

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I'm the President, but he's The Boss.

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Five days a week, she came into my room at four in the morning, force-fed me breakfast, and proceeded to teach me my English lessons for three hours before I left for school and she went to work.

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This victory alone is not the change we seek; it is only the chance for us to make that change.

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Better to be strong,' he [Lolo] said...'if you can't be strong, be clever and make peace with someone who's strong. But always better to be strong yourself.

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What I could not support was "a dumb war, a rash war, a war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics".

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We are a people of improbable hope.

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All this marked them as vaguely liberal, although their ideas would never congeal into anything like a firm ideology; in this, too, they were American.

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When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that, in our democracy, government is us.

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Change won't come from the top, Change will come from mobilized grassroots.

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Religious freedom doesn't mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.

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In the face of our common dangers, in this wintr of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come.

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If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.

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Be conscious of God and speak always the truth,

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This is the moment we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.

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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.

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

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It was like - It was like Special Olympics or something.

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Don't let your failures define you.

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But by the end of two years, most have either changed careers or moved to suburban schools - a consequence of low pay, a lack of support from the educational bureaucracy, and a pervasive feeling of isolation.

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It's in the misery of some unnamed slum that the next killer virus will emerge.

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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.

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The big house and the nice suits and the other things that our money culture says you should buy ... betrays a poverty of ambition.

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What matters is how well we have loved.

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Doubtful of what we can achieve to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day.

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I realized that in some unspoken, still tentative way, she and I were already becoming a family.

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When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.

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In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?