Barack Obama quotes

Last updated: July 9th, 2020

 “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.”

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

“I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.”

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

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.

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

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

We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated.

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

 “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.” 

“We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.” 

 We need to keep making our streets safer and our criminal justice system fairer – our homeland more secure, our world more peaceful and sustainable for the next generation.

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

“The cynics may be the loudest voices — but I promise you, they will accomplish the least.”

“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.”

 “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.”

You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt.

The United States is not, and never will be, at war with Islam.

We are not at war against Islam.

I’m a Christian by choice.

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.” 

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

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

 “If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead matter where you come from, what you look like, or who you love.” 

You know, one of the things I think you understand as president is you’re held responsible for everything, but you don’t always have control of everything, right?

John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded.

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



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