The best Barack Obama Quotes
We are reminded that in the fleeting time we have on this Earth, what matters is not wealth or status or power or fame, but rather how well we have Loved and what small part we have played in making the lives of other people better.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day.
Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength.
It shows you have the courage to admit when you don’t know something and then allows you to learn something new.Barack Obama Quotes
“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 Quotes
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 Quotes
When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk.Barack Obama
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.
Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, and to work for it, and to fight for it.
Hope is the belief that destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by the men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.Barack Obama Quotes
What we can do is to live out our lives as best we can with purpose, and love, and joy.
We can use each day to show those who are closest to us how much we care about them, and treat others with the kindness and respect that we wish for ourselves.
We can learn from our mistakes and grow from our failures. And we can strive at all costs to make a better world.Barack Obama Quotes
When times get tough, we don’t give up. We get up.Barack Obama Quotes
Change is never easy, but always possible.Barack Obama
Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.Barack Obama
If somebody is different from you,
that’s not something you criticize, that’s something that you appreciate. Barack Obama
If you only think about yourself – how much money can I make,
what can I buy, how nice is my house,
what kind of fancy car do I have? – over the long term,
I think, you get bored.
I think your life becomes diminished.
The way to live a full life is to think: What can I do for others!Barack Obama
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.Barack Obama
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.Barack Obama
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.Barack Obama
All of us share this world for but a brief moment in time.
The question is whether we spend that time focused on what pushes us apart, or whether we commit ourselves to an effort — a sustained effort — to find common ground,
to focus on the future we seek for our children, and to respect the dignity of all human beings.Barack Obama
Mothers are the rocks of our families and a foundation in our communities.
In gratitude for their generous love, patient counsel, and lifelong support, let us pay respect to the women who carry out the hard work of motherhood with skill and grace, and let us remember those mothers who,
though no longer with us, inspire us still.Barack Obama
Where you right now don’t have to determine where you’ll end up Barack ObamaBarack Obama
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.Barack Obama
Reading makes all other learning possible. We have to get books into our children’s hands early and often.Barack Obama
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.Barack Obama
The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer.Barack Obama
I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership.Barack Obama
And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Barack Obama
When our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act.Barack Obama
I’m convinced that a world in which girls are educated is a safer, more stable, more prosperous place.Barack Obama
I’ve come to embrace the notion that I haven’t done enough in my life. I’ve come to confirm that one’s title, even a title like president of the United States, says very little about how well one’s life has been led.Barack Obama
No matter how much you’ve done or how successful you’ve been, there’s always more to do, always more to learn, and always more to achieve.
It’s not just enough to change the players. We’ve gotta change the game.Barack Obama
The public school system is not about educating black children. Never has been.
Inner-city schools are about social control. Period. They’re operated as holding pens—miniature jails, really.
It’s only when black children start breaking out of their pens and bothering white people that society even pays any attention to the issue of whether these children are being educated.Barack Obama
You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. 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 Read more ….