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There is much to be learned from Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America. As America’s first black president, Obama’s presidential victory changed the world we live in — and marked a major day in history.
Obama was the leader of our country from 2009 to 2017. But he is also a graduate of Columbia University, a Harvard law grad, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, an influential lawyer, and a state and US senator. Obama’s achievements are no less than a wonder.
It’s easy to say that the former president knows a thing or two about success, leadership, inspiration and hard work.
Get inspired with these 10 Obama quotes.
“Change will not come if we wait for someone else or wait for some time. We are what we have been waiting for.” — Barack Obama
“There is nothing in life that is worth anything, it is not easy.” — Barack Obama
on the future
“We have not come to fear the future. We’re here to shape it.” — Barack Obama
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“Progress will be in fits and starts. It is not always a straight line. It’s not always the easy road.” — Barack Obama
“Cynicals may be the loudest sounds – but I promise you, they’ll do the least.” — Barack Obama
“One voice can change a room.” — Barack Obama
“We don’t see the future as something out of our control, but as something that we can shape for the better through concerted and collective effort.” — Barack Obama
“We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many people spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.” — Barack Obama
on hard work
“If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can move forward, no matter where you come from, how you look or who you love.” — Barack Obama
“It is hard to leave your mark on the world. If it was easy, everyone would do it. but it’s not like that. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with a lot of setbacks along the way.” — Barack Obama