15 Barack Obama Quotes to Inspire Success in your Life

Mandatory Credit: Photo by PHILIPP GUELLAND/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10429618j) Former US President Barack Obama speaks during the opening ceremony of the 'Bits and Pretzels' startup conference in Munich, Germany, 29 September 2019. The founders festival runs until 1 October. Barack Obama Opens Founder Festival in Munich, Germany - 29 Sep 2019

Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961. He is the only President to have been born in Hawaii and the only President to have been born outside of the lower 48 states.

Barack Obama is the country’s first black (African American) president. In January 2009, he took the oath of office. Obama’s election as America’s first black president altered the world we live in and marked a watershed moment in history.

He is also a Columbia University graduate, a Harvard law graduate, a University of Chicago Law School professor, a powerful attorney, and a state and federal senator. Obama’s accomplishments are nothing short of remarkable.

It’s simple to assume that the previous president understands achievement, leadership, drive, and hard work.

These 15 Obama quotations will rejuvenate you

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

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

“The cynics may be the loudest voices — but I promise you, they will accomplish the least.”

“The arc of the universe may bend toward justice, but it doesn’t bend on its own.”

“It is you, the fearless and young at heart, diverse and educated generation in our history, who the nation is waiting to follow.”

“If you run you stand a chance of losing, but if you don’t run you’ve already lost.”

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

“When times get tough, we don’t give up. We get up.”

“We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.”

“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.”

“Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment and it comes with plenty of failure along the way.”

“…sometimes there are days like this when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt.”

“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, and your hard work to change the world.”

“We want everybody to act like adults, quit playing games, and realize that it’s not just my way or the highway.”

“The instruments of war do have a role to play in preserving peace. And yet this truth must coexist with another, that no matter how justified, war promised human tragedy”

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