Barack Obama Quotes

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Barack Hussein Obama II is a retired attorney, politician and writer who served as the 44th president of the United States of America. The 2008 election definitely shocked the world when the Democratic ticket of Barack Obama and then senator, Joe Biden won a decisive victory over McCain.

Barack Obama became the first African-American president of the United States and served for two full terms before being succeeded by Donald Trump.

Barack and his wife, Michelle Obama are now doing charity work through the Obama Foundation as well as continuing with their mission of changing the world through The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama.

Here are some best, funny, short and inspirational Barack Obama quotes on change, education, leadership, love, success, humanity, immigration, health care and other interesting facets of life:

Best Barack Obama Quotes

Best Barack Obama Quotes

1. Yes We Can! -Barack Obama

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

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

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

5. 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…A belief in things not seen. A belief that there are better days ahead. -Barack Obama

6. No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your ‘religious freedom’. If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs. -Barack Obama

7. 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. -Barack Obama

8. There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America – there’s the United States of America.

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9. There is no excuse for not trying. -Barack Obama

10. I wish the country had fewer lawyers and more engineers. -Barack Obama

11. 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. -Barack Obama

12. 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. -Barack Obama

13. I believe in evolution, scientific inquiry, and global warming; I believe in free speech, whether politically correct or politically incorrect, and I am suspicious of using government to impose anybody’s religious beliefs -including my own- on nonbelievers. -Barack Obama

14. 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. -Barack Obama

15. Hope is not blind optimism. It’s not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. It’s not sitting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, and to work for it, and to fight for it. Hope is the belief that destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by the men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be. -Barack Obama

Inspirational Barack Obama Quotes

Inspirational Barack Obama Quotes

16. Where you are right now doesn’t have to determine where you’ll end up. -Barack Obama

17. 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. -Barack Obama

18. 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.

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19. It’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential. -Barack Obama

20. 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. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. it’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. -Barack Obama

Funny Barack Obama Quotes

Funny Barack Obama Quotes

21. Why can’t I just eat my waffle? -Barack Obama

22. A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me. -Barack Obama

23. You can put lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig.

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24. Enthusiasm makes up for a host of deficiencies. -Barack Obama

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

Short Barack Obama Quotes

Short Barack Obama Quotes

26. Cynicism is a sorry kind of wisdom. -Barack Obama

27. Our stories may be singular, but our destination is shared. -Barack Obama

28. While we breathe, we will hope.

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29. We will outstretch the hand if you unclench your fist. -Barack Obama

30. The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past. -Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes On Education

Barack Obama Quotes On Education

31. You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. -Barack Obama

32. The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create. -Barack Obama

33. We know that education is everything to our children’s future. We know that they will no longer just compete for good jobs with children from Indiana, but children from India and China and all over the world. -Barack Obama

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

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35. Higher education cannot be a luxury reserved just for a privileged few. It is an economic necessity for every family. And every family should be able to afford it. -Barack Obama

36. We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible. -Barack Obama

37. Our higher education system is one of the things that makes America exceptional. There’s no place else that has the assets we do when it comes to higher education. People from all over the world aspire to come here and study here. And that is a good thing. -Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes On Leadership

Barack Obama Quotes On Leadership

38. American leadership is not simply a matter of going it alone and bearing all of the burden ourselves. -Barack Obama

39. I think that leadership more than anything is about setting a course and describing a vision for people. -Barack Obama

40. Across the globe there are girls who will one day lead nations, if only we afford them the chance to choose their own destinies. -Barack Obama

41. In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy. -Barack Obama

42. True leadership will not be measured by the ability to muzzle dissent, or to intimidate and harass political opponents at home. The people of the world want change. They will not long tolerate those who are on the wrong side of history.

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43. America must always lead on the world stage. -Barack Obama

44. Let’s remember that our leadership is defined not just by our defence against threats, but by the enormous opportunities to do good and promote understanding. -Barack Obama

45. 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

46. My advice to African leaders is to make sure that if, in fact, China is putting in roads and bridges, number one, that they are hiring African workers; number two, that the roads don’t just lead from the mine to the port to Shanghai. -Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes On Love

Barack Obama Quotes On Love

47. If we are truly created equal then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. -Barack Obama

48. There are few things in life harder to find and more important to keep than love. Well, love and a birth certificate. -Barack Obama

49. Above all, children need our unconditional love, whether they succeed or make mistakes; when life is easy and when life is tough.

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50. No one in America should ever be afraid to walk down the street holding the hand of the person they love. -Barack Obama

51. I would love to see an America where race is understood in the same way that the ethnic diversity of the white population is understood. -Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes On Change

Barack Obama Quotes On Change

52. Change is never easy, but always possible. -Barack Obama

53. We are the change we have been waiting for. -Barack Obama

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

55. We don’t ask you to believe in our ability to bring change, rather, we ask you to believe in yours. -Barack Obama

56. 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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57. A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things. -Barack Obama

58. Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change. -Barack Obama

59. 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. -Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes On Success

Barack Obama Quotes On Success

60. Nations are more successful when their women are successful. -Barack Obama

61. Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs. -Barack Obama

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

63. When we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.

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64. My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success. -Barack Obama

65. If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help… Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. -Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes On Humanity

Barack Obama Quotes On Humanity

66. We will stand against violence and intimidation. We will stand for the rights and dignity of all human beings. -Barack Obama

67. 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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68. So on this Human Rights Day, let us rededicate ourselves to the advancement of human rights and freedoms for all, and pledge always to live by the ideals we promote to the world. -Barack Obama

69. Not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes; tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice. -Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes On Immigration

Barack Obama Quotes On Immigration

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

71. I marched with you in the streets of Chicago to meet our immigration challenge. I fought with you in the Senate for comprehensive immigration reform. And I will make it a top priority in my first year as President.

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72. Building new roads and bridges creates jobs. Growing our exports creates jobs. Reforming our outdated tax system and our broken immigration system creates jobs. -Barack Obama

Barack Obama Quotes On Health Care

Barack Obama Quotes On Health Care

73. Buy health insurance, or go to jail. -Barack Obama

74. The market alone can’t solve our health-care woes. -Barack Obama

75. All I want to do, if you’ve already got health care, is lower your costs. -Barack Obama

76. If you like your doctor or health care provider, you can keep them. If you like your health care plan, you can keep that too.

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77. We Shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women. -Barack Obama

78. I will sign a universal health-care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year. -Barack Obama

79. If you have health insurance, then you don’t have to do anything. If you’ve got health insurance through your employer, you can keep your health insurance, keep your choice of doctor, keep your plan. -Barack Obama