107+ EXCLUSIVE Barack Obama Quotes To Inspire Growth In Life

Barack Hussein Obama II is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States. He was the first African American to be elected to the presidency.

In 2009 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Inspirational Barack Obama quotes will help you to see life differently, make you mentally stronger and bring the best out of you.

If you’re searching for famous phrases about life that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of inspiring Michelle Obama quotes, famous Ronald Reagan quotes, and awesome Benjamin Franklin quotes.

Barack Obama Quotes

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

A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things. — Barack Obama

Understand, our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day. They’ve got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law. — Barack Obama

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

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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

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

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

We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges. — Barack Obama

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Yes, We Can! — Barack Obama

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

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. — Barack Obama

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

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We are the change we have been waiting for. — 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

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. — Barack Obama

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

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While we breathe, we will hope. — 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

Let us remember we are all part of one American family. We are united in common values, and that includes belief in equality under the law, basic respect for public order, and the right of peaceful protest. — Barack Obama

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

Best Barack Obama Quotes On Life, Success and Leadership

  • 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. — Barack Obama
  • We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense. — Barack Obama
  • Four years ago, I promised to end the war in Iraq. We did. I promised to refocus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11. We have. We’ve blunted the Taliban’s momentum in Afghanistan, and in 2014, our longest war will be over. A new tower rises above the New York skyline, al Qaeda is on the path to defeat, and Osama bin Laden is dead. — Barack Obama
  • 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. — Barack Obama
  • It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label. — Barack Obama
  • There is probably a perverse pride in my administration…that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who’s occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can’t be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion. — Barack Obama
  • 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
  • In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope? — Barack Obama
  • Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change. — Barack Obama
  • The study of law can be disappointing at times, a matter of applying narrow rules and arcane procedure to an uncooperative reality; a sort of glorified accounting that serves to regulate the affairs of those who have power–and that all too often seeks to explain, to those who do not, the ultimate wisdom and justness of their condition.
  • I think what you’re seeing is a profound recognition on the part of the American people that gays and lesbians and transgender persons are our brothers, our sisters, our children, our cousins, our friends, our co-workers, and that they’ve got to be treated like every other American. And I think that principle will win out. — 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
  • The shift to a cleaner energy economy won’t happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way. But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact. — Barack Obama
  • The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past. — Barack Obama
  • As a nuclear power – as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon – the United States has a moral responsibility to act. — Barack Obama
  • Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction. — Barack Obama
  • People of Berlin – people of the world – this is our moment. This is our time. — Barack Obama
  • You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. — Barack Obama
  • In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy. — Barack Obama
  • Why can’t I just eat my waffle? — Barack Obama
  • On every front, there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we’re going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future. — Barack Obama

Inspirational Barack Obama Quotes To Gain New Perspective

  • We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent. — Barack Obama
  • Food Stamp recipients didn’t cause the financial crisis; recklessness on Wall Street did. — Barack Obama
  • We didn’t become the most prosperous country in the world just by rewarding greed and recklessness. We didn’t come this far by letting the special interests run wild. We didn’t do it just by gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street. We built this country by making things, by producing goods we could sell. — Barack Obama
  • If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress. — Barack Obama
  • We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated. — Barack Obama
  • In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. We can’t afford it. And I refuse to renew them again. — Barack Obama
  • With the changing economy, no one has lifetime employment. But community colleges provide lifetime employability. — Barack Obama
  • We will keep the promise of Social Security by taking the responsible steps to strengthen it – not by turning it over to Wall Street. — Barack Obama
  • I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money. — Barack Obama
  • I’m a warrior for the middle class. — Barack Obama
  • Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference. — Barack Obama
  • 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
  • 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
  • If you’re looking for the safe choice, you shouldn’t be supporting a black guy named Barack Obama to be the next leader of the free world. — Barack Obama
  • My identity might begin with the fact of my race, but it didn’t, couldn’t end there. At least that’s what I would choose to believe. — Barack Obama
  • You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt. — Barack Obama
  • We don’t ask you to believe in our ability to bring change, rather, we ask you to believe in yours. — Barack Obama
  • When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk. — Barack Obama
  • We all remember Abraham Lincoln as the leader who saved our Union. Founder of the Republican Party. — Barack Obama
  • I’m the president of the United States. I’m not the emperor of the United States. — Barack Obama
  • 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
  • After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land. — Barack Obama
  • Change is never easy, but always possible. — Barack Obama
  • No one is pro-abortion. — Barack Obama
  • The cynics may be the loudest voices – but I promise you, they will accomplish the least. — Barack Obama
  • 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
  • Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq’s future is not. — Barack Obama
  • 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
  • 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
  • My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington. — Barack Obama
  • Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy. — Barack Obama
  • I think same sex couples should be able to get married. — Barack Obama
  • We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. — Barack Obama
  • Even when folks are hitting you over the head, you can’t stop marching. Even when they’re turning the hoses on you, you can’t stop. — Barack Obama
  • 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
  • What makes us Americans is our shared commitment to an ideal – that all of us are created equal, and all of us have the chance to make of our lives what we will. — Barack Obama

Powerful Barack Obama Quotes To Explode Your Motivation

  • If you run you stand a chance of losing, but if you don’t run you’ve already lost. — Barack Obama
  • I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism. — Barack Obama
  • The value of social movements and activism is to get you at the table, get you in the room, and then to start trying to figure out how is this problem going to be solved. — Barack Obama
  • I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear. — Barack Obama
  • I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody. — Barack Obama
  • But do I think that our actions in anyway violate the War Powers Resolution, the answer is no. — Barack Obama
  • 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
  • America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings. — Barack Obama
  • 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
  • Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail. — Barack Obama
  • So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America. — Barack Obama
  • If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love. — Barack Obama
  • I don’t oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. — Barack Obama
  • Keep exploring. Keep dreaming. Keep asking why. Don’t settle for what you already know. Never stop believing in the power of your ideas, your imagination, your hard work to change the world. — Barack Obama
  • I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman – not me, not Bill, nobody – more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America. — Barack Obama
  • Contrary to the claims of some of my critics and some of the editorial pages, I am an ardent believer in the free market. — Barack Obama
  • 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. — Barack Obama
  • I’m going to try to unite all Americans. — Barack Obama
  • Michelle’s like Beyoncé in that song. ‘Let me upgrade ya!’ She upgraded me. — Barack Obama
  • The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries. — Barack Obama
  • We don’t turn back. We leave no one behind. We pull each other up. — Barack Obama
  • Issues are never simple. One thing I’m proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify the issues. — Barack Obama
  • What Washington needs is adult supervision. – Barack Obama
  • The last thing you want to do is raise taxes in the middle of the recession because that would just suck up and take more demand out of the economy and put businesses in a further hole. — Barack Obama
  • Where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, We Can. — Barack Obama
  • 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
  • You can put lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig. ― Barack Obama
  • That’s the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want. — Barack Obama
  • When times get tough, we don’t give up. We get up. — Barack Obama
  • The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife. — 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 immigration issue is, I recognize, one that generates a lot of passion, but it does not make sense for us to want to push talent out. — Barack Obama
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