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

— Barack Obama

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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.


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.


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


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.


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


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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.


Where you are right now doesn't have to determine where you'll end up.


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.


The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer.


The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map.

It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.


The American story has never been about things coming easy.

It has been about rising to the moment when the moment is hard. About rejecting panicked division for purposeful unity. About seeing a mountaintop from the deepest valley. That is why we remember that some of the most famous words ever spoken by an American came from a president who took office in a time of turmoil: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something.


About Barack Obama

Quotes 2872 sayings
Nationality American
Profession President
Birthday August 4, 1961

We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.


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.


My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.


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


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.


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 to learn something new.


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.


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?


Our values call upon us to care about the lives of people we will never meet.


The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam


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. . .


If I did not love America, I wouldn't have moved here from Kenya.


Globalization is a fact, because of technology, because of an integrated global supply chain, because of changes in transportation. And we're not going to be able to build a wall around that.


In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.


Love and hope can conquer hate.


No religion is responsible for terrorism. People are responsible for violence and terrorism.


Hope -- Hope in the face of difficulty.

Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope! In the end, that is God’s greatest gift to us...A belief in things not seen. A belief that there are better days ahead.


I don`t think the Donald Trump`s qualified to be president of the United States, and every time he speaks, that opinion is confirmed.


Hope - Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope!


We as a country have to do some soul-searching.


Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.


Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets.


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.


There is a word in South Africa - Ubuntu - that describes his greatest gift: his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by sharing ourselves with others, and caring for those around us.


We are running out of time


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.


I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.


Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.


If you give up on the idea that your voice can make a difference, then other voices will fill the void


As President, I'll invest in renewable energies like wind power, solar power, and the next generation of homegrown biofuels. That's how America is going to free itself from our dependence on foreign oil – not through short-term gimmicks, but through a real, long-term commitment to transform our energy sector.


The best education I received was working with people in the community on a grassroots basis. Because what it taught me was that ordinary people, when they are working together can do extraordinary things.


I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.


Why can't I just eat my waffle?


Contrary to the rumours you have heard, I was not born in a manger.

I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father, Jor-el, to save the planet Earth.


n case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas.

Ten thousand people died - an entire town destroyed.


We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline and diesel and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance-algae... We could replace up to 17 percent of the oil we import for transportation with this fuel that we can grow right here in the United States.


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.