Barack Obama Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old barack obama quotes, barack obama sayings, and barack obama proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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.     

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

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Whatever we think of the past, we must not be prisoners to it.     

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We have to uphold a free press and freedom of speech -- because, in the end, lies and misinformation are no match for the truth.     

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Your voice can change the world.     

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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.     

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The strongest democracies flourish from frequent and lively debate, but they endure when people of every background and belief find a way to set aside smaller differences in service of a greater purpose.     

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The War on Drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws.     

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When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.     

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Empowering women isn't just the right thing to do - it's the smart thing to do.     

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To anyone out there who's hurting—it's not a sign of weakness to ask for help. It's a sign of strength.     

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America, we are better than these last eight years. We are a better country than this.     

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In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.     

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I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks.     

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This victory alone is not the change we seek; it is only the chance for us to make that change.     

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The Muslim call to prayer is one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.     

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It's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you will realize your true potential.     

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While we breathe, we will hope.     

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The only thing that's the end of the world is the end of the world.     

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

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Young people recognize the big challenges that are coming up.     

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What people really want is fairness. They want people paying their fair share of taxes.     

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The easiest way to save money is to waste less energy.     

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Literacy is the most basic currency of the knowledge economy.     

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We seem to have trouble with critical thinking. And our political system doesn't help.     

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This is about respect for women, the judgments that women make and their doctors about their reproductive health. It's an important part of who women are, their reproductive health.     

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We know the battle ahead will be long. But always remember that, no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.     

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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.     

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Our individualism has always been bound by a set of communal values, the glue upon which every healthy society depends.     

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

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