Quotes by Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II; born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to assume the presidency and previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois. Obama was born in 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, two years after the territory was admitted to the Union as the 50th state.

Quotes by Barack Obama
Quote by Barack Obama

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

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

Motivation, Positive Sprüche
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Quote by Barack Obama - 15.06.2010 - BP Oil Spill speech

BP will pay for the impact this spill has had on the region.

2010
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Quote by Barack Obama

For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

Change
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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.

Future, Motivation
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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.

Change, Motivation
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Quote by Barack Obama - Brief an Donald Trump zur Amtseinführung

Dear Mr. President -

Congratulations on a remarkable run. Millions have placed their hopes in you, and all of us, regardless of party, should hope for expanded prosperity and security during your tenure.

This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don't know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful. Still, let me offer a few reflections from the past 8 years.

First, we've both been blessed, in different ways, with great good fortune. Not everyone is so lucky. It's up to us to do everything we can (to) build more ladders of success for every child and family that's willing to work hard.

Second, American leadership in this world really is indispensable. It's up to us, through action and example, to sustain the international order that's expanded steadily since the end of the Cold War, and upon which our own wealth and safety depend.

Third, we are just temporary occupants of this office. That makes us guardians of those democratic institutions and traditions -- like rule of law, separation of powers, equal protection and civil liberties -- that our forebears fought and bled for. Regardless of the push and pull of daily politics, it's up to us to leave those instruments of our democracy at least as strong as we found them.

And finally, take time, in the rush of events and responsibilities, for friends and family. They'll get you through the inevitable rough patches.

Michelle and I wish you and Melania the very best as you embark on this great adventure, and know that we stand ready to help in any ways which we can. Good luck and Godspeed, BO

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Quote by Barack Obama - wie er seine Töchter davon abbringt, sich tätowieren zu lassen

What we’ve said to the girls is, ‘If you guys ever decided you're going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo in the same place. And we'll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo.'

YouTube
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Quote by Barack Obama from Between Two Ferns

Zach Galifianakis: 'What is it like to be the last black president?'
Barack Obama: 'Seriously? What's it like for this to be the last time, you'll ever talk to a president?'

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Quote by Barack Obama - 19.06.2013, Rede am Brandenburger Tor

From a child of the East to the leader of a free and united Germany. As I've said, Angela [Merkel] and I don't exactly look like previous German and American leaders. But the fact that we can stand here today, along the front-line where this city was divided, speaks to an eternal truth.

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Quote by Barack Obama - January 28, 2013 - Miami Heat visit the White House

So congratulations, again, to the Miami Heat. And now we are going to take a picture that makes me look very short.

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Quote by Barack Obama - January 28, 2013 - Miami Heat visit the White House

When you fall, the real test is whether you can ignore the naysayers, pick yourself up and come back stronger.

New Beginning
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Quote by Barack Obama - January 28, 2013 - Miami Heat visit the White House

A few of them were here a couple of years ago for a pickup game on my birthday. Now, I’m not trying to take all the credit, Coach, but I think that it’s clear that going up against me prepared them to take on Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. It sharpened their skills. It gave them the competitive edge that they needed. And I think part of the reason they came back today is they want another shot at the old guy.

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Quote by Barack Obama - Inauguration Speech, 21st January 2013

We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.

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Quote by Barack Obama - Inauguration Speech, 21st January 2013

My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it - so long as we seize it together.

America, 2013
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Quote by Barack Obama - Inauguration Speech, 21st January 2013

Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free.

Freedom, 19th Century
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Quote by Barack Obama - Inauguration Speech, 21st January 2013

For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth.

Human Rights, Freedom, Democracy, 2013
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Quote by Barack Obama

Elmo, you better make a run for it, Governor Romney is going to let Wall Street run wild again, but he's going to bring the hammer down on Sesame Street.

2012
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Quote by Barack Obama - acceptance speech to the Democratic National Convention, 06.09.2012

We believe that a little girl who’s offered an escape from poverty by a great teacher or a grant for college could become the next Steve Jobs.

College
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Quote by Barack Obama - SOTU Address 2012

What's at stake are not Democratic values or Republican values, but American values. We have to reclaim them.

America, 2012
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Quote by Barack Obama - SOTU Address 2012

Think about the America within our reach:
A country that leads the world in educating its people.
An America that attracts a new generation of high-tech manufacturing and high-paying jobs.
A future where we're in control of our own energy, and our security and prosperity aren't so tied to unstable parts of the world.
An economy built to last, where hard work pays off, and responsibility is rewarded.

America, Economy
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Quote by Barack Obama - SOTU Address 2012

For the first time in nine years, there are no Americans fighting in Iraq.

2012
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Quote by Barack Obama - erster Tweet nach seiner Wahl zum Präsidenten

We just made history. All of this happened because you gave your time, talent and passion. All of this happened because of you. Thanks

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Quote by Barack Obama - am 21.10.2011

Tonight, I am announcing that the American combat mission in Iraq has ended.

War, 2011
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Quote by Barack Obama - über Gaddafis Tod

For the region, today's events prove once more, that the rule of an iron fist inevitably comes to an end.

Human Rights, Democracy, 2011
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Quote by Barack Obama - über Gaddafis Tod

This marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of Libya, who now have the opportunity, to determine their own destiny in a new and democratic Libya.

Democracy, 2011
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Quote by Barack Obama - über Steve Jobs

And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.

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Quote by Barack Obama - über Steve Jobs

The world has lost a visionary.

Vision
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Quote by Barack Obama

We remember the Americans who put country above self, and set personal grievances aside for the greater good. We remember the Americans who held this country together during its most difficult hours; who put aside pride and party to form a more perfect union.

Work, America, Patriotism
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Quote by Barack Obama

How can we ask a student to pay more for college before we ask hedge fund managers to stop paying taxes at a lower rate than their secretaries? How can we slash funding for education and clean energy before we ask people like me to give up tax breaks we don't need and didn't ask for?

2011, Debt
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Quote by Barack Obama

Its been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America.

Change, America, 2008
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America can't do this alone.

America, 2008
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Look at Berlin, where Germans and Americans learned to work together and trust each other less than three years after facing each other on the field of battle.

Germans, America, Berlin
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Quote by Barack Obama (44th US-President)

Yes, we can.

Politics, 2008, Famous Quotes
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Quote by Barack Obama

What I always say is that Hip-Hop is not just a mirror of what is. It should also be a reflection of what can be.

Hip-Hop & Rap
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Quote by Barack Obama

Even in the NBA Finals, J.J. Barea inspired all of us with those drives to the hoop.

Basketball
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Quote by Barack Obama - Über den Tod Bin Ladens

And on nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al Qaeda's terror: Justice has been done.

2011
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Quote by Barack Obama - Über den 11. September

On that day, no matter where we came from, what god we prayed to, or what race or ethnicity we were, we were united as one American family.

America, 2001, Team
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People of the world - look at Berlin, where a wall came down, a continent came together, and history proved that there is no challenge too great for a world that stands as one.

History, 2008, German Unity, Berlin
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Quote by 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.

Music, Hip-Hop & Rap
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Quote by Barack Obama

What makes you a man is not the ability to have a child - it's the courage to raise one.

Children, Courage, Men
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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.

Work, Change
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Quote by Barack Obama

And I will do everything that I can as long as I am President of the United States to remind the American people that we are one nation under God, and we may call that God different names but we remain one nation.

God, Tolerance, Religion, America, Team
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Al Qaeda is still a threat. We cannot pretend somehow that because Barack Hussein Obama got elected as president, suddenly everything is going to be OK.

Politics, 2009, America
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Quote by Barack Obama

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.'

Politics
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Quote by Barack Obama (Inauguration Speech)

[..] know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.

Human Rights, Politics, 2009
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