Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States. Holding office from 2009 to 2017. Obama was born on August 4th, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother Anne Dunham raised him on her own, while his father lived in Kenya. Obama’s biracial identity forged his unique perspective on race. Obama attended Columbia University. He worked as a community organizer in Chicago. Where he met Michelle Robinson in 1989. Obama went on to Harvard Law, and became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.
The Top best motivational quotes for success in life by Barack Obama.
- 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.
- If you work hard, and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead. No matter where you come from, what you look like, or you love.
- We see the future, not as something out of our control. But it’s something we can shape for the better through concerted and collective effort.
- One Voice can change a room.
- Progress will come in, fits and starts. It’s not always a straight line. It’s not always a smooth path.
- We want everybody to act like adults, quit playing games, realize that it’s not just my way of the highway.
- We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spent a lot of time trying to be excellent.
- The future rewards those 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.
- If you’re walking down the right path, and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually, you will make progress.
- A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
- It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds
- You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
- Where you are right now doesn’t have to determine where you’ll end up.
- We may not be able to stop evil in the world, but how we treat one another is entirely up to us.
- I think perhaps education doesn’t do as much good unless it is mixed with sweat.
- Changes are never easy, but always possible.
- Each path to knowledge involves different roles, and these roles are not interchangeable.
- The best anti-poverty program is a world-class education.
- Reading is important. If you know how to read, then the whole world opens up to you.
- focusing your life solely on making the 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.
- Reading makes all other learning possible. We have to get books into our children’s hands early, and often.
- Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.
- In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity, it is a prerequisite.
- The thing I know for sure is that at the end of my life, what I’m going to remember is the love I felt for my family and my friends, and whatever good I did for other people.
- A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence, or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say ‘Huh. it works. It makes sense.’
- 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.
- Issues are never simple. One thing I’m proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify the issues.
Obama won a seat in the Illinois State Senate in 1996, before becoming a US Senator in 2004. His rousing DNC speech made waves among the party. And fuelled his rise to Democratic president nominee in 2008. Obama defeated John McCain to win the presidency on November 4th, 2008. Barack and Michelle have two daughters, Malia and Sasha. Obama is the first African-American president in US history.