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.

Africa doesn't need strongmen, it needs strong institutions. Barack Obama
A budget is more than just a series of numbers on a page; it is an embodiment of our values. Barack Obama
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. Barack Obama
It's useful for activists just to be out there to keep you mindful and not get complacent, even if ultimately you think some of their criticism is misguided. Barack Obama
Canada is one of the most impressive countires in the world. Barack Obama
The dollar is the reserve currency of the world. Barack Obama
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. Barack Obama
It's not a nice-to-have - it's a must-have. It's time we stop treating child care as a side issue, or a women's issue, and treat it like the national economic priority that it is for all of us. Barack Obama
To anyone out there who's hurting—it's not a sign of weakness to ask for help. It's a sign of strength. Barack Obama
The interests we share as human beings are far more powerful than the forces that drive us apart. Barack Obama
One of the challenges of a democratic government is making sure that even in the midst of emergencies and passions, we make sure that rule of law and the basic precepts of justice and liberty prevail. Barack Obama
You can question somebody's views and their judgment without questioning their motives or patriotism. Barack Obama
Acts of sacrifice and decency without regard to what's in it for you create ripple effects. Ones that lift up families and communities, that spread opportunity and boost our economy. 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
Acts of sacrifice and decency without regard to what's in it for you create a ripple effect. Ones that lift up families and communities, that spread opportunity. Barack Obama
Three months is a lifetime in politics. Barack Obama
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress. Barack Obama
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress. Barack Obama
What we may think is funny or cute may end up being powerfully hurtful. Barack Obama
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. Barack Obama
Don't just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table. Barack Obama
What matters is how well we have loved. Barack Obama
We should foster a culture in which people’s private religious beliefs, including atheists and agnostics, are respected. Barack Obama
We too often let the material things serve as indicators that we're doing well, even though something inside us tells us that were not doing our best. That we are avoiding that which is hard, but also necessary. That we are shrinking from rather than rising to the challenges of the age. Barack Obama
Nobody cares how tough your upbringing was. Nobody cares if you suffered some discrimination. Barack Obama
A relentless focus on the outward markers of success can lead to complacency. It can make you lazy. Barack Obama
Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change. Barack Obama
Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible. Barack Obama
Climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security. Barack Obama
A low-carbon, clean energy economy can be an engine of growth for decades to come. Barack Obama