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#MondayMotivation: Here Are Facts And Powerful Quotes By Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama is not a stranger to us. His unprecedented achievement as the first African American to become the 44th president of the United State will not be forgotten in a hurry.

Born on the fourth day of August 1961, to an African father and an American mother, Obama studied Harvard Law School and practised afterwards before lecturing University of Chicago Law School.

Obama was a Senator before he was elected the 44th President of the United States of America in 2007. He won re-election in 2013/

Recalling his relationship with his parents, Obama said, “That my father looked nothing like the people around me – that he was black as pitch, my mother white as milk – barely registered in my mind.”

In 2009, Obama was awarded Nobel Peace Prize for his impacts and effort in ensuring peace in the middle east, in Asia and other parts of the world.

Barack Obama is known for his public speaking attribute and his leadership acumen that has made his administration a success.

He remains a very huge influence in the lives of so many Americans especially African Americans, through his attainment in a world that is known to be divided.

Here are some of his powerful quotes

“I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.” – 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

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – 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 change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.” – Barack Obama

“Yes We Can!” – Barack Obama

“We are the change we have been waiting for.” – Barack Obama

“In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.” – Barack Obama

“In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.” – Barack Obama

“I’m inspired by the people I meet in my travels–hearing their stories, seeing the hardships they overcome, their fundamental optimism and decency. 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

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – Barack Obama

“Our stories may be singular, but our destination is shared.” – Barack Obama

“The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past.” – Barack Obama

You can put lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig.” – Barack Obama

While we breathe, we will hope.” – Barack Obama

“No one is pro-abortion. ” – Barack Obama

“You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.” – 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

Fighting for what you think is right is always worth it. – Barack Obama.

 

 

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Joshua Oyenigbehin is an introvert who is passionate about Storytelling, writing, and teaching. He sees his imagination as an unsearchable world, more magical than a fairyland. He has written a novel and working on another

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