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Barack Obama Quotes: Barack Obama, in full name Barack Hussein Obama II, was the 44th president of the United States. He is the first African American president. He continuously  elected two times as a President of United States, in 2008 and 2012.

Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.

Ex United States President Barack Obama's father, Barack Obama Sr. and mother Ann Dunham. Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

He graduated from Columbia University and Harvard Law School.

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You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. — Barack Obama
Let’s disagree on the issues, but let’s work together to protect a system of government that has stood strong for 240 years and made us the greatest country on Earth. — 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. — Barack Obama
Money is not only the answer, but it makes a difference. — Barack Obama
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Change requires more than righteous anger. It requires a program, and it requires organizing. — Barack Obama
We don’t turn back. We leave no one behind. We pull each other up. — Barack Obama
I said I would take this process seriously – and I did. I chose a serious man and an exemplary judge, Merrick Garland. — Barack Obama
We are the change we have been waiting for. — 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
When all Americans are treated equal, we’re all more free. — Barack Obama
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We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges. — Barack Obama
I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. — Barack Obama
As president, I'm committed to making Washington work better and rebuilding the trust of the people who sent us here. — Barack Obama
We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent. — Barack Obama
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things. — Barack Obama
There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America. — Barack Obama
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What I’ve realized is that life doesn’t count for much unless you’re willing to do your small part to leave our children — all of our children — a better world. Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father. — Barack Obama
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 realize your true potential. — Barack Obama
We need to keep making our streets safer and our criminal justice system fairer – our homeland more secure, our world more peaceful and sustainable for the next generation. — Barack Obama
Our stories may be singular, but our destination is shared. — Barack Obama

Now we're in the midst of not just advocating for change, not just calling for change - we're doing the grinding, sometimes frustrating work of delivering change - inch by inch, day by day. — Barack Obama
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We don't ask you to believe in our ability to bring change, rather, we ask you to believe in yours. — Barack Obama
What I'm asking for is hard. It's easier to be cynical; to accept that change isn't possible, and politics is hopeless, and to believe that our voices and actions don't matter. But if we give up now, then we forsake a better future. — Barack Obama

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In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it. — Barack Obama
Although the principle of equality has always been self-evident, it has never been self-executing. — Barack Obama
I think that I have the capacity to get people to recognize themselves in each other. — Barack Obama
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. — Barack Obama
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress. — Barack Obama
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After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land. — Barack Obama 
Yes We Can! — Barack Obama
No, you can't deny women their basic rights and pretend it's about your 'religious freedom'. If you don't like birth control, don't use it. Religious freedom doesn't mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs. — Barack Obama
If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love. — Barack Obama
A nation that can't control its energy sources can't control its future. — Barack Obama
It's in the misery of some unnamed slum that the next killer virus will emerge. — Barack Obama
Let’s acknowledge that democracy has always been messy. Let’s not be overly nostalgic. — Barack Obama
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I don’t get too high, don’t get too low. — Barack Obama
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. — Barack Obama
Change doesn’t come from Washington; change comes to Washington. — Barack Obama
I don’t want to pit Red America against Blue America – I want to be President of the United States of America. — Barack Obama
I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries. — Barack Obama
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. — Barack Obama
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I believe in evolution, scientific inquiry, and global warming; I believe in free speech, whether politically correct or politically incorrect, and I am suspicious of using government to impose anybody's religious beliefs -including my own- on nonbelievers. — Barack Obama
Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us. — Barack Obama
Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change. — Barack Obama
Words do inspire. — Barack Obama
Be conscious of God and speak always the truth. — Barack Obama
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? — Barack Obama
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The best anti-poverty program is a world-class education. — Barack Obama
My attitude is, if we’re makin’ progress, step by step, inch by inch, day by day, that we are being true to the spirit of that campaign. — Barack Obama
My point is the easiest thing to do in politics is to point fingers, to figure out who to blame for something, or to make people afraid of things. That’s the easiest way to get attention. That’s what reporters will report on. You call somebody a name, you say, ‘Look what a terrible thing they’ve done, and they’re going to do more terrible things to you if you don’t watch out. — Barack Obama

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That’s one of the hardest things in politics to convince people of: to make investments today that don’t pay off until many years from now. — Barack Obama
Americans still believe in an America where anything’s possible – they just don’t think their leaders do. — Barack Obama
At the end of the day we’re part of a long-running story. We just try to get our paragraph right. — Barack Obama
When your poll numbers drop, you’re an idiot. When your poll numbers are high, you’re a genius. If my poll numbers are low, then I’m cool and cerebral and cold and detached. If my poll numbers are high, well, ‘He’s calm and reasoned. — Barack Obama
Disagreement cannot mean dysfunction. It can’t degenerate into hatred. — Barack Obama
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It is time to give Iraqis their country back. — Barack Obama
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? — Barack Obama
What we need in Washington is not more political tactics – we need more good ideas. — Barack Obama
That is America. That is America. Those bonds of affection; that common creed. We don't fear the future; we shape it. We embrace it, as one people, stronger together than we are on our own. — Barack Obama
I will continue to believe that Israel's security is paramount. — Barack Obama
it’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. — Barack Obama
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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. — Barack Obama
The cynics may be the loudest voices — but I promise you, they will accomplish the least. — Barack Obama
After I received the news, Malia walked in and said, ‘Daddy, you won the Nobel Peace Prize, and it is Bo’s birthday!’ And then Sasha added, ‘Plus, we have a three-day weekend coming up.’ So it’s good to have kids to keep things in perspective. — Barack Obama
And a big chunk of my day is occupied by news of war, terrorism, ethnic clashes, violence done to innocents. — Barack Obama
In the end, this is what this election’s about – do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope? — Barack Obama
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. — Barack Obama
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People of Berlin - people of the world - this is our moment. This is our time. — Barack Obama
We will keep the promise of Social Security by taking the responsible steps to strengthen it - not by turning it over to Wall Street. — Barack Obama
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. — Barack Obama
It’s important to realize I was actually black before the election. — Barack Obama

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When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point. — Barack Obama
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. — Barack Obama
In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. — Barack Obama
I think perhaps education doesn’t do us much good unless it is mixed with sweat. — Barack Obama
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. — Barack Obama
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I am more mindful probably than most of not only our incredible strengths and capabilities, but also our limitations. — Barack Obama
One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change a city, it can change a state, and if it change a state, it can change a nation, and if it can change a nation, it can change the world. Your voice can change the world. — Barack Obama
Progress will come in fits and starts. It’s not always a straight line. It’s not always smooth path. — Barack Obama
Why can't I just eat my waffle? — Barack Obama
Don't let your failures define you. — Barack Obama
I am president, I am not king. I can’t do these things just by myself. — Barack Obama
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I’ve been around this track now for a while. — Barack Obama
I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody. — Barack Obama
I'm inspired by the people I meet in my travels--hearing their stories, seeing the hardships they overcome, their fundamental optimism and decency. I'm inspired by the love people have for their children. And I'm inspired by my own children, how full they make my heart. They make me want to work to make the world a little bit better. And they make me want to be a better man. — Barack Obama
No one is pro-abortion. — Barack Obama
My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington. — Barack Obama
What Washington needs is adult supervision. — Barack Obama
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While we breathe, we will hope. — Barack Obama
Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference. — Barack Obama

I’m running for president because the time for the can’t-do, won’t-do, won’t-even-try style of politics is over. It’s time to turn the page. — Barack Obama
I'm a warrior for the middle class. — Barack Obama
In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power - including strong and principled diplomacy. — Barack Obama
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We may come from different places and have different stories, but we share common hopes, and one very American dream. — Barack Obama
No one is pro-abortion. — Barack Obama
So, the most important things for me over the last two years, in terms of stress reduction, is the fact that if I’m here in Washington, I’m having dinner at 6:30, just about every night. And sitting around that table, listening to [my kids], and trying to answer their questions, that keeps my bearings. — Barack Obama

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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. — Barack Obama
Food Stamp recipients didn't cause the financial crisis; recklessness on Wall Street did. — Barack Obama
We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. — Barack Obama
I was never the likeliest candidate for this office. — Barack Obama
In response to presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s economic policies): ‘The 1980s are calling! — Barack Obama
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We see the future not as something out of our control, but as something we can shape for the better through concerted and collective effort. — Barack Obama
You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. — Barack Obama
I actually believe my own rhetoric. — Barack Obama
I try to focus not on the fumbles, but on the next plan. — Barack Obama
Gotta keep moving. — Barack Obama
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We've protected thousands of people in Libya; we have not seen a single U.S. casualty; there's no risks of additional escalation. This operation is limited in time and in scope. — Barack Obama
The role of citizen in a democracy does not end with your vote. — Barack Obama
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. — Barack Obama
Scientists and engineers ought to stand side by side with athletes and entertainers as role models. — Barack Obama
Am I exasperated? Absolutely I’m exasperated. — Barack Obama
How business is done in this town has to change. — Barack Obama
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I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right. — Barack Obama
We want everybody to act like adults, quit playing games, realize that it’s not just my way or the highway. — Barack Obama
The title of Reverend Wright’s sermon that morning was 'The Audacity of Hope'. — Barack Obama
The one thing I’m clear about is that I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president. And I—and I believe that. — Barack Obama
I’ve got five more years of stuff to do. — Barack Obama
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I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money. — Barack Obama
I just want to go through Central Park and watch folks passing by. Spend the whole day watching people. I miss that. — Barack Obama
I'm the President, but he's The Boss. — Barack Obama

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What I could not support was a dumb war, a rash war, a war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics. — Barack Obama
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. — Barack Obama
Change is never easy, but always possible. — Barack Obama
A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me. — Barack Obama
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I'm going to try to unite all Americans. — Barack Obama
Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy. — Barack Obama
My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too. — Barack Obama
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Barack Obama was awarded in 2009 the Nobel Peace Prize “for his astonishing efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

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