Inspirations for Business and Life
"I have always believed that what brings us together is stronger than what pulls us apart." ~ Barak Obama
"Things usually are not as good as the seems to be, and not as bad as they seems to be." ~ Barak Obama
"Change is never easy, but is always possible." ~ Barak Obama
"Our destiny is written by us. When we join together for a common cause, there is nothing we can't do." ~ Barak Obama
"We can win the future - by unleashing the talent and ingenuity of businesses and workers in every corner of this country." ~ Barak Obama
"That's how America will win the future - by out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building our competitors." ~ Barak Obama
"It is because of our people that our future is hopeful, our journey goes forward, and the state of our union is strong." ~ Barak Obama
"My last piece of advice is this simple… Persevere. Because nothing worthwhile is easy." ~ Barak Obama
"...no matter how bad a storm is, no matter how tough the times are, we’re all in this together – that we rise or fall as one nation, as one people. And that spirit has guided this country along its improbable journey for more than two centuries." ~ Barak Obama
"You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country's course." ~ Barak Obama
"The American people don't expect government to solve every problem. They don't expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue. But they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party. They do expect us to forge reasonable compromise where we can. For they know that America moves forward only when we do so together; and that the responsibility of improving this union remains the task of us all." ~ Barak Obama, "State Of The Union Address 2013"
"But we were never sent here to be perfect. We were sent here to make what difference we can, to secure this nation, expand opportunity, and uphold our ideals through the hard, often frustrating, but absolutely necessary work of self-government." ~ Barak Obama, "State Of The Union Address 2013"
"We may do different jobs, and wear different uniforms, and hold different views than the person beside us. But as Americans, we all share the same proud title: We are citizens." ~ Barak Obama, "State Of The Union Address 2013"
"Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change." ~ Barak Obama
"I still believe that the politics of hope will trump the politics of cynicism - because cynics didn't put a man on the moon, cynics didn't march on Washington to demand full citizenship for all Americans, and cynics have never cured a disease, started a business, or passed the New Deal." ~ Barak Obama
"We've shown that if we work together, we can move this country forward. I still believe that if we join together, we can make sure that all Americans have a road to opportunity - no matter who they are, what they look like, or where they come from." ~ Barak Obama
"Take any metric that you want, America's resurgence is real. We are better off." ~ Barak Obama (Dec. 2014)
"Stronger families. Stronger communities. A stronger America. It is this kind of prosperity – broad, shared, and built on a thriving middle class – that has always been the source of our progress at home. It is also the foundation of our power and influence throughout the world." ~ Barak Obama, "State Of The Union Address 2013"
"For that is our unyielding faith — that in the face of impossible odds, people who love their country can change it." ~ Barak Obama, Springfield, IL, Feb 10, 2007
"The cynics, and the lobbyists, and the special interests who've turned our government into a game only they can afford to play. They write the checks and you get stuck with the bills, they get the access while you get to write a letter, they think they own this government, but we're here today to take it back. The time for that politics is over. It's time to turn the page. " ~ Barak Obama, Springfield, IL, Feb 10, 20007
"But let us also understand that ultimate victory against our enemies will come only by rebuilding our alliances and exporting those ideals that bring hope and opportunity to millions around the globe." ~ Barak Obama, Springfield, IL, Feb 10, 20007
"By ourselves, this change will not happen. Divided, we are bound to fail. ... beneath all the differences of race and region, faith and station, we are one people." ~ Barak Obama, Springfield, IL, Feb 10, 2007