In 2009 history was made in United States of America when the citizens of the country elected their first African-American president. Barack Hussein Obama II (born in 1961) was formally inaugurated as the President on January 20, 2009. The 44th president has been in office for two consecutive terms and has brought about many radical changes like the legalization of same sex marriage and the legalization of marijuana in all states. His breakthrough changes make him a worldwide respected political figure. His quotes are thus followed by people around the world.
"We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few.”"
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time"
"We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent"
"The shift to a cleaner energy economy wont happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way. But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fa"
"Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference"
"In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power - including strong and principled diplomacy"
"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress."
"If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost."
"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"
The President is an alumnus of Columbia University as well as Harvard Law School. Before becoming one of the most powerful men in the world, Obama taught constitutional law in the University of Chicago Law School between 1992 to 2004. He also worked as a civil rights attorney. Being part of the Illinois Senate for three consecutive terms was a stepping stone for his political career. Barack Obama quotes are infused with the virtues of inspiration, equality, and fairness.