Barack Obama has been very influential and over the years as being President of the United States he has racked up some very famous quotes. His speeches have led to many ” barack obama quotes” that are now often use in pop culture. He served two terms before before the Republican party won with Donald Trump.
Barack Obama becoming the President of America saw a great change come over America as he became its first and only black President thus far. He is married to Michelle Obama and they have two daughters. Barack Obama is well known for giving articulate speeches and has wrote several books. Many former Presidents are known for writing books including Bill Clinton who supported Obama during his tenure. Anyone who reads his quotes are sure to find something of value to encourage them as they face whatever life may throw at them. Lets take a look at some of his well known quotes.
"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.”
“The role of citizen in a democracy does not end with your vote.”
“Now, when you first become president, one of the questions people ask you is, “what’s really going on in Area 51?” … oh, I think I just became the first president to ever publicly mention Area 51… how’s that?”
“Some things are beyond my control. For example, this whole controversy about Jay-Z going to Cuba – it’s unbelievable! I’ve got 99 problems, now Jay-Z is one.”
“Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.”
“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 realise your true potential.”
“What Washington needs is adult supervision.”
“You can’t let your failures define you – you have to let them teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently next time.”
“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.”
“Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us.”
“I don’t want to pit Red America against Blue America – I want to be President of the United States of America.”
“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.”
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
“It’s important to realise I was actually black before the election.”
“Those who have the privilege to serve this country have an obligation to do our job as best we can… that’s why disagreement cannot mean dysfunction… the American people’s hopes and dreams are what matters, not ours.”
“Fixing a broken immigration system. Protecting our kids from gun violence. Equal pay for equal work, paid leave, raising the minimum wage. All these things still matter to hardworking families; they are still the right thing to do; and I will not let up until they get done.”
“In the end, this is what this election’s about – do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?”
“It is time to give Iraqis their country back.”
“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
“Lincoln – they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me. So democracy has never been for the faint of heart…”
“What we need in Washington is not more political tactics – we need more good ideas.”
“My advisors were a little worried about the new rap entrance music – they’re a little more traditional. They suggested I start with some jokes at my own expense – just to take myself down a peg. I was like, “guys, guys, after four and a half years, how many pegs are there left?”
“Americans still believe in an America where anything’s possible – they just don’t think their leaders do.”
“If we think we can just use the same partisan playbook where we just challenge our opponent’s patriotism to win an election, then the American people will lose. The times are too serious for this kind of politics.”
“We need to make progress on some important issues. Take the sequester – Republicans fell in love with the whole thing, and now they can’t stop talking about how much they hate it. It’s like we’re trapped in a Taylor Swift album.”
“Change doesn’t come from Washington; change comes to Washington.”
"A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things."
"In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it."
"In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope."
"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."
"It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds."
"Our stories may be singular, but our destination is shared."
"While we breathe, we will hope."
"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig."
"A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me."
"We may not be able to stop evil in the world, but how we treat one another is entirely up to us."
"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."
"All too rarely do I hear people asking just what it is that we've done to make so many children's hearts so hard, or what collectively we might do to right their moral compass - what values we must live by."
"It's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential."
"To those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote tonight, but I hear your voices. I need your help. And I will be your president, too."
"My little girls can break my heart. They can make me cry just looking at them eating their string beans."
"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."
"Someone once said that every man is trying to live up to his father's expectations or make up for their father's mistakes...."
"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."
There is no doubt that former President Obama has left a lot of his mind in books and speeches that have been transformed to quotes.These quotes are widely used daily by many individuals for encouragement and inspiration. Many have long been using quotes as a way to reach those in need of a push in the right direction and these quotes will certainly find their place among such.