30 Stupendous Barack Obama Quotes

Barack Obama is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States. Considered to be the first African American to have served as President, Obama is credited with his many temporary relief programs he enacted during the recession. Here is a look at some of the most notable Barack Obama quotes to inspire you.

“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.”

“Change is never easy, but always possible.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Hope is not blind optimism. It’s not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. It’s not sitting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight.”

“I have the authority to address the threat from Isil, but I believe we are strongest as a nation when the president and Congress work together. So I welcome congressional support for this effort in order to show the world that Americans are united in confronting this danger.”


“If somebody is different from you, that’s not something you criticize, that’s something that you appreciate.”

“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.”

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

“In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy.”

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

“Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Love and hope can conquer hate.”

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

“Simple exchanges can break down walls between us, for when people come together and speak to one another and share a common experience, then their common humanity is revealed.”

“That is the true genius of America, a faith in the simple dreams of its people, the insistence on small miracles. That we can say what we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock on the door.”

“The best anti-poverty program is a world-class education.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“There’s only one thing we can be sure of, and that is the love that we have for our children, for our families, for each other. The warmth of a small child’s embrace, that is true.”

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

“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.”

“We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.”

“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk.”

“When our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act.”

“Why can’t I just eat my waffle?”

“You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.”

Here is a mini bio of Barack Obama as it covers his early life, marriage to Michelle, campaign, and time spent as President of the United States.