44 Barack Obama Quotes (With Images)

Barack Obama was born on 4 August 1961 in Hawaii, United States. He was the 44th president of the United States and the first African America president. He completed his graduation from Columbia University & Harvard Law School. Barack Obama’s father, Barack Obama Sr. was born in Kenya and his mother, Annu Dunham was born in Kansas. Barack Obama married Michelle Robinson on 3 October 1992. Now he is the proud father of two daughters Malia and Sasha.

In the year 1995, Barack Obama published his autobiography, Dream From My Father. In 2006, the audiobook of his autobiography ”Dreams From My Father received Grammy Award for best-spoken word album. Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his work and efforts. Barack Obama played an important role in killing Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attack.

Here is an inspiring collection of Barack Obama quotes about changing our mindset to build a better future for ourselves and the society we live in.

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

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

2) 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.

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3) Change is never easy, but always possible.

Change is never easy, but always possible.

4) The role of citizen in a democracy does not end with your vote.

The role of citizen in a democracy does not end with your vote.

5) Cynicism is a sorry kind of wisdom.

Cynicism is a sorry kind of wisdom.

6) Progress will come in fits and starts. It’s not always a straight line. It’s not always smooth path.

Progress will come in fits and starts. It's not always a straight line. It's not always smooth path.

7) I think perhaps education doesn’t do us much good unless it is mixed with sweat.

I think perhaps education doesn't do us much good unless it is mixed with sweat.

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

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

9) One voice can change a room.

One voice can change a room.

10) I wish the country had fewer lawyers and more engineers.

I wish the country had fewer lawyers and more engineers.

11) 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.

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.

12) Each of us deserves the freedom to pursue our own version of happiness. No one deserves to be bullied.

Each of us deserves the freedom to pursue our own version of happiness. No one deserves to be bullied.

13) 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.

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.

14) The best anti-poverty program is a world-class education.

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

15) 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.

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.

16) If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep on walking, eventually youll make progress.

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

17) 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.

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.

18) A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.

A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.

19) They’ve got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law.

They've got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law.

20) 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.

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.

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

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

22) We don’t ask you to believe in our ability to bring change, rather, we ask you to believe in yours.

We don't ask you to believe in our ability to bring change, rather, we ask you to believe in yours.

23) In the end, this is what this election’s about – do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?

In the end, this is what this election’s about – do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?

24) Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.

Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.

25) It is time to give Iraqis their country back.

It is time to give Iraqis their country back.

26) Our stories may be singular, but our destination is shared.

Our stories may be singular, but our destination is shared.

27) The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past.

The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past.

28) We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

29) You can put lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig.

You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig.

30) While we breathe, we will hope.

While we breathe, we will hope.

31) Change doesn’t come from Washington; change comes to Washington.

Change doesn't come from Washington; change comes to Washington.

32) No one is pro-abortion.

No one is pro-abortion.

33) Americans still believe in an America where anything’s possible – they just don’t think their leaders do.

Americans still believe in an America where anything's possible – they just don't think their leaders do.

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

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

35) It’s important to realise I was actually black before the election.

It’s important to realise I was actually black before the election.

36) Where you are right now doesn’t have to determine where you’ll end up.

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

37) Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us.

Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us.

38) A nation that can’t control its energy sources can’t control its future.

A nation that can't control its energy sources can't control its future.

39) Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.

Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.

40) We may not be able to stop evil in the world, but how we treat one another is entirely up to us.

We may not be able to stop evil in the world, but how we treat one another is entirely up to us.

41) We will outstretch the hand if you unclench your fist.

We will outstretch the hand if you unclench your fist.

42) 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.

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.

43) We are the change we have been waiting for.

We are the change we have been waiting for.

44) There is no excuse for not trying.

There is no excuse for not trying.

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