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.

Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. Barack Obama
Be the best father you can be to your children. Because nothing is more important. Barack Obama
Climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security. Barack Obama
The issue of climate change is one that we ignore at our own peril. Barack Obama
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. Barack Obama
Higher education cannot be a luxury reserved just for a privileged few. It is an economic necessity for every family. And every family should be able to afford it. Barack Obama
We've taken bold action at home by making historic investments in renewable energy, by putting our people to work increasing efficiency in our homes and buildings, and by pursuing comprehensive legislation to transform to a clean energy economy. Barack Obama
The more we are using clean energy, renewable energy sources, the less environmentally problematic facilities end up being a problem for everybody, but particularly for folks who have to suffer the consequences of some of these facilities. Barack Obama
Israel must be able to defend itself - by itself - against any threat. Barack Obama
The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what’s truly important. Barack Obama
We are defined not by our borders but by our bonds. Barack Obama
The dollar is the reserve currency of the world. Barack Obama
Any time bombs are used to target civilians it is an act of terror. Barack Obama
Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided. Barack Obama
The study of law can be disappointing at times, a matter of applying narrow rules and arcane procedure to an uncooperative reality; a sort of glorified accounting that serves to regulate the affairs of those who have power—and that all too often seeks to explain, to those who do not, the ultimate wisdom and justness of their condition. But that's not all the law is. The law is also memory; the law also records a long-running conversation, a nation arguing with its conscience. Barack Obama
The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past. Barack Obama
I like my quiet time. There is a writer's sensibility in me sometimes, where I step back. Barack Obama
We have not confronted forcefully enough the intolerance, sectarianism, and hopelessness that feeds violent extremism in too many parts of the globe. Barack Obama
Right now I would rank Norway as the largest country in the world, I have never seen anything like it. Barack Obama
You have to exercise, or at some point you’ll just break down. 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
A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong. Barack Obama
That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father. Barack Obama
When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point. Barack Obama
I don't think it's more dangerous than alcohol. Barack Obama
A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong. Barack Obama
When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point. Barack Obama
When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free. Barack Obama
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. 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