Birthday: August 4, 1961

73 Greatest Quotes By Barack Obama

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. Barack Obama
We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent. Barack Obama
Change is never easy, but always possible. Barack Obama
Reading makes all other learning possible. We have to get books into our children's hands early and often. Barack Obama
We may not be able to stop evil in the world, but how we treat one another is entirely up to us. Barack Obama
The most important thing you need to do [in this job] is to have big chunks of time during the day when all you’re doing is thinking. Barack Obama
Reading is important. If you know how to read then the whole world opens up to you. Barack Obama
The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam. Barack Obama
Where you are right now doesn't have to determine where you'll end up. Barack Obama
One of the best investments we can make in a child’s life is high-quality early education. Barack Obama
Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Rise to their needs. Barack Obama
We don't turn back. We leave no one behind. We pull each other up. Barack Obama
No one built this country on their own. This nation is great because we built it together. 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
When times get tough, we don't give up. We get up. Barack Obama
Every country has violent, hateful, or mentally unstable people. What's different is not every country is awash with easily accessible guns. Barack Obama
Don't just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table. Barack Obama
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. Barack Obama
If you're a strong man, you should not feel threatened by strong women. Barack Obama
We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. Barack Obama
We as a country have to do some soul-searching. Barack Obama
There's no such thing as a vote that doesn't matter. Barack Obama
Let me tell your something. I'm from Chicago. I don't break. Barack Obama
Don’t ever let anybody tell you that your efforts don’t matter or that your voice doesn’t count. Don’t ever believe that you can’t make a difference. You have. Barack Obama
A nation that can't control its energy sources can't control its future. Barack Obama
Our destiny is not written for us, but by us. Barack Obama
It's not just enough to change the players. We've gotta change the game. Barack Obama
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Barack Obama
If somebody is different from you, that's not something you criticize, that's something that you appreciate. Barack Obama
When our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act. Barack Obama
The best judge of whether or not a country is going to develop is how it treats its women. Barack Obama
Our democracy is threatened whenever we take it for granted. Barack Obama
You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. Barack Obama
It should be the power of our vote, not the size of our bank accounts, that drives our democracy. Barack Obama
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things. Barack Obama
What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child, it's the courage to raise one. Barack Obama
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress. Barack Obama
Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail. Barack Obama
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
In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. Barack Obama
We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges. Barack Obama
We will outstretch the hand if you unclench your fist. . Barack Obama
America is big enough to accommodate all their dreams. Barack Obama
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it. Barack Obama
It [is] that courage that Africa most desperately needs. Barack Obama
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
I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody. Barack Obama
Who you are and who you love should never be a fireable offense. Barack Obama
If I did not love America, I wouldn't have moved here from Kenya. Barack Obama
There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America. Barack Obama
The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past. Barack Obama
I just want to go through Central Park and watch folks passing by. Spend the whole day watching people. I miss that. Barack Obama
We want everybody to act like adults, quit playing games, realize that it's not just my way or the highway. Barack Obama