Best Quotes From Barack Obama

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Barack Obama, the 44th and current President of the United States, is among the most inspiring leaders the world has seen in recent times. He is also by far the most talked about person around the world.

Following are some inspirational Barack Obama quotes.

“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.”

“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.”

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

"That's not how our democracy functions. That's not how our Constitution is written. So let's be honest. I need a dance partner here -- and the floor is empty."

“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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“We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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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“I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.”

“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. Whether we allow ourselves to be shaped by events and history, or whether we act to shape them.”

“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.”

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

“I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.”

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“My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“While we breathe, we will hope.”

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I graduated from Birmingham University. Currently, I am living with my family in the West Midlands of England and working for a media company. My hobby is writing about current affairs, celebrities and fashion.

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This article was published on 2013/10/09
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