Barack Hussein Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He served two terms as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He is the first African American president of United Stated of America. Obama is a lawyer by profession. Let’s have a look at some inspiring Barack Obama quotes for motivation.



You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
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I’m proud of the fact that I stood up early and unequivocally in opposition to Bush’s foreign policy. That opposition hasn’t changed.
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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.
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The opportunity will not remain open indefinitely.
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Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law.
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We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that we fight to defend. And we honor those ideals by upholding them not when it’s easy, but when it is hard.
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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.
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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.
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When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk.
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We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect.
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Nobody is listening to your telephone calls.
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If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that.
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Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide.
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Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.
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Change is never easy, but always possible.
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When our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act.
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I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago.
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This pleased Onyango, for to him knowledge was the source of all the white man’s power, and he wanted to make sure that his son was as educated as any white man.
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Any so-called leader who does not take this issue (climate change) seriously or treats it like a joke is not fit to lead.
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I’m a warrior for the middle class.
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As you get older, your mind gets a little more set. And it needs the poking and prodding and breaking through of stereotypes that I think young people provide.
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Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.
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If somebody is different from you, that’s not something you criticize, that’s something that you appreciate.
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Our stories may be singular, but our destination is shared.
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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.
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You might be locked in a world not of your own making, her eyes said, but you still have a claim on how it is shaped. You still have responsibilities.
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We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world – including in my own country.
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I don’t believe we can get very far, with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims who never take responsibility for their own lives.
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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.
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Where you are right now doesn’t have to determine where you’ll end up.
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The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer.
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We honor those who walked so we could run. We must run so our children soar. And we will not grow weary.
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Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.
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I think perhaps education doesn’t do us much good unless it is mixed with sweat.
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It is that fundamental belief, it is that fundamental belief, I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper that makes this country work. It’s what allows us to pursue our individual dreams and yet still come together as one American family. E pluribus unum. Out of many, one.
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Gabby Giffords deserves a vote. The families of Newtown deserve a vote. The families of Aurora deserve a vote. The families of Oak Creek, and Tucson, and Blacksburg, and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence – they deserve a simple vote.
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No religion is responsible for terrorism. People are responsible for violence and terrorism.
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If you’re a strong man, you should not feel threatened by strong women.
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That’s the good thing about being President–I can do whatever I want.
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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.
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This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.
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To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.
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It’s important to make sure that governments have some checks on what they do, that people can oversee what’s being done so the government doesn’t abuse it.
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Love and hope can conquer hate.
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The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something.
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The future must not belong to those who bully women. It must be shaped by girls who go to school and those who stand for a world where our daughters can live their dreams just like our sons.
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It should be the power of our vote, not the size of our bank accounts, that drives our democracy.
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As I’ve said, there were patriots who supported this war, and patriots who opposed it. And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women, and our hopes for Iraqis’ future.
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We may not be able to stop evil in the world, but how we treat one another is entirely up to us.
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Donald Trump is temperamentally unfit.
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The real test is not whether you avoid failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it.
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Don’t just buy a new video game, make one.
Don’t just download the latest app, help design it.
Don’t just play on your phone, program it.
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Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs.
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We as a country have to do some soul-searching.
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To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.
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The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim-majority country – I know, because I am one of them.
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The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.
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Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.
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The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet. The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.
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We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.
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If I did not love America, I wouldn’t have moved here from Kenya.
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In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died – an entire town destroyed.
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Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation — at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.
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Together we resolve that a great nation must care for the vulnerable and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune.
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This is an extraordinary achievement, nearly nine years in the making.
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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?
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No one built this country on their own. This nation is great because we built it together.
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Reading is important. If you know how to read then the whole world opens up to you.
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Reading makes all other learning possible. We have to get books into our children’s hands early and often.
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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.
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The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past.
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Never read Who Moved My Cheese in the workplace when you can read The Joy of Not Working.
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The best judge of whether or not a country is going to develop is how it treats its women.
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If you give up on the idea that your voice can make a difference, then other voices will fill the void.
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One of the best investments we can make in a child’s life is high-quality early education.
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A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
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In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity – it is a prerequisite.
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What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child, it’s the courage to raise one.
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The future is ours to win. But to get there we can’t just stand still.
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I believe that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, when everyone does their fair share, when everyone plays by the same rules.
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When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening, foreign entity, it ignores the fact that in our democracy, government is us.
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Who you are and who you love should never be a fireable offense.
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Our destiny is not written for us, but by us.
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For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change.
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Any time bombs are used to target civilians it is an act of terror.
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History doesn’t always move in a straight line. Sometimes it zigs and zags.
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Physically, I feel probably as good as I’ve ever felt. And I’ve got as much energy as I ever did. But what you feel after eight years – and I think you’d feel this no matter what, but anytime you have a big transition, it gets magnified – is time passes.
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A child’s course in life should be determined not by the zip code she’s born in, but by the strength of her work ethic and the scope of her dreams.
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The best anti-poverty program is a world-class education.
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One thing I don’t like is when you disrespect the law.
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Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.
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In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
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The thing I know for sure is that at the end of my life, what I’m going to remember is the love I felt for my family and my friends, and whatever good I did for other people.
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We want our children to live in a world without the destructive power of a warming planet.
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