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"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

 

"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." - Barack Obama

 

"We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it." - Barack Obama "Yes, we can!" - Barack Obama

 

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." - Barack Obama

 

"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." - Barack Obama

 

"Change is never easy, but always possible." - Barack Obama "We are the change we have been waiting for." - Barack Obama

"The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create." - Barack Obama

 

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress." - Barack Obama

 

"We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn't a matter of political correctness. It's a matter of understanding what makes us strong." - Barack Obama

 

"We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense." - Barack Obama

 

"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." - Barack Obama

 

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress." - Barack Obama

 

"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." - Barack Obama

 

"The role of citizens in a democracy does not end with your vote." - Barack Obama

 

"We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential. " - Barack Obama

 

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

"The future we want—opportunity and security for our families; a rising standard of living and a sustainable, peaceful planet for our kids—all that is within our reach." - Barack Obama

"You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own." - Barack Obama

"There's not a liberal America and a conservative America – there's the United States of America." - Barack Obama

"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. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere." - Barack Obama

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn

to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." - Barack Obama

"It's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

"The biggest mistake we can make is to lose ourselves in the service of others." - Barack Obama

"We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent." - Barack Obama

"We need to keep making our streets safer and our criminal justice system fairer – our homeland more secure, our world more peaceful and sustainable for the next generation." - Barack Obama

 

"The best way to predict your future is to create it." - Barack Obama

 

"Democracy requires compromise, but it also requires that we stay true to our principles." - Barack Obama

"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." - Barack Obama

"We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." - Barack Obama

"I'm inspired by the love people have for their children. And I'm inspired by my own children, how full they make my heart. They make me want to work to make the world a little bit better. And they make me want to be a better man." - Barack Obama

"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." - Barack Obama

"We have a choice in this country. We can accept a politics that breeds division, and conflict, and cynicism....Or, at this moment, in this election, we can come together and say, "Not this time." - Barack Obama

"When I listen to music, I do it the same way that I read a book: It's about letting yourself get carried away by the story, by the author, by the emotion." - Barack Obama

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

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