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"You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you."
Barack Obama
Teach, Define You
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"We are reminded that, in the fleeting time we have on this Earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame, but rather how well we have loved and what small part we have played in making the lives of other people better."
Barack Obama
What Matters, People, Earth
Speech at the 'Together We Thrive: Tucson and America' Memorial, delivered 12 January 2011, McKale Memorial Center, University of Arizona, Tucson
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Barack Obama quote: "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some...
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
Inspirational, Motivational, Change
Barack Obama (2008). “An American Story: The Speeches of Barack Obama : a Primer”, Independent Publishing Group
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Barack Obama quote: Keep exploring. Keep dreaming. Keep asking why. Don’t settle for what you already...
Keep exploring. Keep dreaming. Keep asking why. Don’t settle for what you already know. Never stop believing in the power of your ideas, your imagination, your hard work to change the world.
Barack Obama
Dream, Believe, Hard Work
"Obama To Young Scientists: ‘Keep Asking Why’" by Sara Bondioli, www.huffingtonpost.com. March 23, 2015.
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Barack Obama quote: When times get tough, we don't give up. We get up.
When times get tough, we don't give up. We get up.
Barack Obama
Giving Up, Don't Give Up, Tough
Remarks by the President on the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, obamawhitehouse.archives.gov. January 15, 2014.
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Barack Obama quote: When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to...
When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk.
Barack Obama
Ignorance, Ignorant, Want
Joint Press Conference with President Obama and Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, obamawhitehouse.archives.gov. April 27, 2014.
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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
Education, Learning, School
President Barack Obama's speech to American students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, www.whsv.com. September 7, 2009.
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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
Inspirational, Inspiring, Hope
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Barack Obama quote: Change is never easy, but always possible.
Change is never easy, but always possible.
Barack Obama
Easy
Barack Obama (2009). “Barack Obama: Speeches on the Road to the White House”
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Hope is not blind optimism. It's not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. It's not sitting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, and to work for it, and to fight for it. Hope is the belief that destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by the men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.
Barack Obama
Fighting, Destiny, Men
Iowa Caucus Victory Speech, delivered 3 January 2008, Des Moines, Iowa
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Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.
Barack Obama
Mean, Nails, Doe
"Biography/ Personal Quotes". www.imdb.com.
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Barack Obama quote: If somebody is different from you, that's not something you criticize, that's something...
If somebody is different from you, that's not something you criticize, that's something that you appreciate.
Barack Obama
Appreciate, Different, Criticize
Source: www.realclearpolitics.com
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What we can do is to live out our lives as best we can with purpose, and love, and joy. We can use each day to show those who are closest to us how much we care about them, and treat others with the kindness and respect that we wish for ourselves. We can learn from our mistakes and grow from our failures. And we can strive at all costs to make a better world.
Barack Obama
Kindness, Mistake, Joy
Eulogy for Ted Kennedy, delivered 29 August 2009
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Excuses are tools of the incompetent used to build bridges to nowhere and monuments of nothingness
Barack Obama
Bridges, Tools, Excuse
"Obama to new grads: 'No time for excuses'" by Mark Morgenstein, www.cnn.com. May 19, 2013.
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For too many of us, it's become safer to retreat into our own bubbles, whether in our neighborhoods or on college campuses, or places of worship or especially our social media feeds, surrounded by people who look like us and share the same political outlook and never challenge our assumptions. And increasingly, we become so secure in our bubbles that we start accepting only information, whether it's true or not, that fits our opinions, instead of basing our opinions on the evidence that is out there.
Barack Obama
College, People, Political
Source: www.huffingtonpost.com
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Where you are right now doesn't have to determine where you'll end up.
Barack Obama
Ends, Where You Are, Determine
Obama's Speech to Students at Cairo University in Cairo, www.cbsnews.com. June 4, 2009.
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Reading is important. If you know how to read then the whole world opens up to you
Barack Obama
Reading, Book, Important
Twitter post from Apr 1, 2013
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Our destiny is not written for us, but by us.
Barack Obama
Powerful, Destiny, Politics
First President-Elect Weekly Transition Address, Broadcast 8 November 2008
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Don’t ever let anybody tell you that your efforts don’t matter or that your voice doesn’t count. Don’t ever believe that you can’t make a difference. You have.
Barack Obama
Believe, Voice, Differences
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A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Barack Obama
People, Political, Ordinary
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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
Inspirational, Graduation, Fighting
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Peace is not just the absence of war. True peace depends upon creating the opportunity that makes life worth living. And to do that, we must confront the common enemies of human beings: nuclear weapons and poverty; ignorance and disease.
Barack Obama
War, Ignorance, Opportunity
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We as a country have to do some soul-searching.
Barack Obama
Country, Soul, Soul Searching
Source: www.foxnews.com
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Take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying. We are going to press on. We’ve got work to do.
Barack Obama
Inspirational, Gratitude, Cheer
Barack Obama's Remarks at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards Dinner, obamawhitehouse.archives.gov. September 24, 2011.
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Mothers are the rocks of our families and a foundation in our communities. In gratitude for their generous love, patient counsel, and lifelong support, let us pay respect to the women who carry out the hard work of motherhood with skill and grace, and let us remember those mothers who, though no longer with us, inspire us still.
Barack Obama