33 Barack Obama Quotes

33 Barack Obama Quotes

Born: August 4, 1961
Barack Obama
Be inspired by these Barack Obama quotes. His words of wisdom can be applied to our lives.

Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii. Barack’s first name means “blessed” in Swahili, an African language. Barack was his father’s name, too. But, he was always called “Barry.”

Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States. He served as President for two consecutive terms (2009 to 2017). Before his run up to the presidency, he served in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004 and the United States Senate from 2005 to 2008.

  1. We are a people of improbable hope.
    Barack Obama
    Inspirational Quotes
  2. 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, 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address, July 27, 2004
  3. The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Barack Obama

  4. 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.”
    Barack Obama
    Hope Quotes
    These words are so true, the next time you feel your hope is running low, get up and do something. Don’t sit back, move forward.
  5. People don’t expect government to solve all their problems. But they sense, deep in their bones, that with just a slight change in priorities, we can make sure that every child in America has a decent shot at life, and that the doors of opportunity remain open to all.
    Barack Obama, 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address, July 27, 2004
  6. 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
  7. I don’t oppose war in all circumstances, and when I look out over this crowd today, I know there is no shortage of patriots or patriotism. What I do oppose is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.
    Barack Obama, Speech Opposing the War in Iraq at Federal Plaza, October 2, 2002, Chicago, Illinois
    War Quotes
  8. And then America happened. A place where destiny was not a destination, but a journey to be shared and shaped and remade by people who had the gall, the temerity to believe that, against all odds, they could form “a more perfect union” on this new frontier.
    Barack Obama, Commencement Address at Knox College, June 4, 2005
    Destiny Quotes
  9. The true test of the American ideal is whether we’re able to recognize our failings and then rise together to meet the challenges of our time.
    Barack Obama, Commencement Address at Knox College, June 4, 2005
  10. We may not be able to stop evil in the world, but how we treat one another is entirely up to us.
    Barack Obama
    Respect Quotes
  11. So even in the midst of the enormous challenges we face today, I have great faith and hope about the future – because I believe in you.
    Barack Obama, Announces Presidential Exploratory Committee, January 16, 2007
    Hope Poem
  12. Change is never easy, but always possible. Barack Obama

  13. Change is never easy, but always possible.
    Barack Obama
    Quotes about Change
    One of our favorite quotes and one that we should all remember when dealing with change!
  14. Not only did my encounters with voters confirm the fundamental decency of the American people, they also reminded me that at the core of the American experience are a set of ideals that continue to stir our collective conscience; a common set of values that bind us together despite our differences …
    Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope
    Positive Quotes
  15. In me, one of those flaws had proven to be a chronic restlessness; an inability to appreciate, no matter how well things were going, those blessings that were right there in front of me.
    Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope
    Blessed Quotes
  16. There is no excuse for not trying.
    Barack Obama
    Seven words that hold much wisdom!
  17. We now live in a world where the most valuable skill you can sell is knowledge.
    Barack Obama
    Knowledge Quotes
  18. Look. You can’t plan out your life. What you have to do is first discover your passion—what you really care about.”
    Barack Obama
  19. I chose to run for President at this moment in history because I believe deeply that we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together, unless we perfect our union by understanding that we may have different stories, but we hold common hopes …
    Barack Obama, A More Perfect Union, March 18, 2008
  20. Listen to understand rather than listen to respond.
    Barack Obama
    Many times we think we are listening but, instead we are formulating a response. As Barack states, listen!
  21. Words do inspire. Barack Obama

  22. Words do inspire.
    Barack Obama
    Words of Encouragement
  23. Like most first-time authors, I was filled with hope and despair upon the book’s publication—hope that the book might succeed beyond my youthful dreams, despair that I had failed to say anything worth saying.
    Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father
    Quotes about Books
  24. 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
    Moving Forward Quotes
  25. What an amazing gift to help people, not just yourself.
    Barack Obama
    Amazing Quotes
  26. 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…”
    Barack Obama, The Inaugural Address, 2009
  27. Like any value, empathy must be acted upon.
    Barack Obama
    Empathy Quotes
  28. We are in great need of people being able to stand in somebody else’s shoes and see the world through their eyes.
    Barack Obama
    Inspirational Poems
  29. Don’t let your failures define you.
    Barack Obama
    Graduation Quotes
    Just because you have failed doesn’t mean you should give up. Learn from that failure and move on! This is a great quote for new graduates, as they will fail, but it doesn’t mean they should stop. A good quote for us all to remember!!
  30. No person, in any culture, likes to be bullied. No person likes living in fear because his or her ideas are different.
    Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope
    Fear Quotes
  31. Duty compels us to care about people that we will never meet. Barack Obama

  32. Duty compels us to care about people that we will never meet.
    Barack Obama
    Helping Others
  33. Where there is no experience, I believe the wise man is silent.
    Barack Obama
  34. Where we can reunite families, we should. Where we can bring in more foreign-born workers with the skills our economy needs, we should. And these goals are not mutually exclusive.
    Barack Obama, Senate Floor Speech on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, May 23, 2007
  35. Quotes About Barack Obama

  36. Obama would insist that even in moments of disappointment, despair was not an option—not only because despair was useless, but also because it denied possibilities that would always exist.
    E.J. Dionne Jr., We Are the Change We Seek
  37. Obama bound himself to the American past in order to change the future.
    E.J. Dionne Jr., We Are the Change We Seek
    Future Quotes
  38. Obama’s superior political ingenuity spilled from his sophisticated brain and his nose for uncanny timing, for knowing what was needed when.
    Steven E. Levingston, Barack and Joe

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