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Barack Obama Quotes

American lawyer and politician, Birth: 4-8-1961, Death: 24-11-1982 Barack Obama Quotes
You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Barack Obama

Do not allow your missteps to determine your identity; rather, learn from them.
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.
Barack Obama

'Transformation will not manifest if we defer to another person or a different period. We are the ones we've been anticipating. We are the alteration 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.
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Continue investigating. Persevere in your musings. Keep inquiring why. Don't be content with what is already known. Unceasingly trust in the strength of your plans, your creativity, and your commitment to modify the globe.
When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk.
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'When uninformed people make a spectacle of their naivety, one need not take any action - simply let them proceed.'
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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Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.
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'Merely possessing the most suitable tool does not imply that every difficulty is easily solvable.'
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.
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Change is never easy, but always possible.
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Transformation is never simple, but always achievable.
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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?
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Hope is not blind optimism. It's not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. It's not sitting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, and to work for it, and to fight for it. Hope is the belief that destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by the men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.
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Don’t ever let anybody tell you that your efforts don’t matter or that your voice doesn’t count. Don’t ever believe that you can’t make a difference. You have.
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Never be persuaded that your deeds are insignificant or that your opinion doesn't matter. Never accept that you cannot make a difference. You do possess the capability.
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.
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Where you are right now doesn't have to determine where you'll end up.
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Your current circumstances do not have to predetermine your eventual outcome.
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.
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If somebody is different from you, that's not something you criticize, that's something that you appreciate.
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If someone is dissimilar from you, that's not something to censure, rather it should be celebrated.
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.
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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.
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The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer.
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The most melodious din I am familiar with is the Islamic call to prayer.
When times get tough, we don't give up. We get up.
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'In the face of adversity, we don't capitulate. We rise.'
What we can do is to live out our lives as best we can with purpose, and love, and joy. We can use each day to show those who are closest to us how much we care about them, and treat others with the kindness and respect that we wish for ourselves. We can learn from our mistakes and grow from our failures. And we can strive at all costs to make a better world.
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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.
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The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something.
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Take action to combat hopelessness.
We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.
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'We did not come to dread the future. We came here to form it.'
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
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A transformation is accomplished through the actions of remarkable individuals.
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.
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Don't just purchase a fresh video game, create one. Don't just get the newest app, aid in its formation. Don't just use your phone, write code for it.
In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.
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The public school system is not about educating black children. Never has been. Inner-city schools are about social control. Period. They’re operated as holding pens—miniature jails, really. It’s only when black children start breaking out of their pens and bothering white people that society even pays any attention to the issue of whether these children are being educated.
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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.
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When our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act.
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When our priorities and convictions are put in jeopardy, we have a duty to respond.
If you're a strong man, you should not feel threatened by strong women.
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If you're a robust person, you should not be intimidated by powerful females.
The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam
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The future must not belong to those who defame 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. . .
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The true measure is not whether you evade disappointment, because it is inevitable. It's if you let it make you inactive or if you gain knowledge from it.
Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien - but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most - from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.
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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.
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The best judge of whether or not a country is going to develop is how it treats its women
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If I did not love America, I wouldn't have moved here from Kenya.
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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.
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Love and hope can conquer hate.
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No religion is responsible for terrorism. People are responsible for violence and terrorism.
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Reading makes all other learning possible. We have to get books into our children's hands early and often.
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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.
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Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Rise to their needs.
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No one built this country on their own. This nation is great because we built it together.
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It's not just enough to change the players. We've gotta change the game.
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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.
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Our destiny is not written for us, but by us.
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Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.
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We as a country have to do some soul-searching.
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Hope - Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope!
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Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.
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