Barack Obama celebrates his 59th birthday, some of his most famous sayings
Born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Barack Obama was to serve as the 44th President of the United States. He ruled for 8 years under the motto "responsibility", saying on the day of the oath that he will be put in the service of his people as a man and president. During his career in the White House, Obama gained popularity and admiration, not only among Americans, but around the world. Here is how the world press would write as the incumbent president at the time:
'Obama's US proves to be open, capable of transforming, and enthusiastic and optimistic about inspiring the free world.'
Today, the former president celebrates his 59th birthday. Below you will read some of his most famous sayings over the years:
1 - You can not let your failures determine your life. You have to learn from failures
2 - As long as we breathe, there is still hope.
3 - I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing within us that persists despite all the evidence to the contrary, that gives us the courage to keep moving forward
4 - If you put lipstick on a pig, the pig will still remain.
5 - Our stories may be personal, but the destination is common.
6 - Focusing your life on making just one dollar shows poverty in ambition. It will leave you unfilled.
7 - No, you can not deny the fundamental rights of women and claim that it has to do with religious freedom. Religious freedom does not mean forcing others to live according to your beliefs.
8 - It is important to make sure that we are talking to each other in a way that heals, and not in a way that causes wounds.
9 - Even when others hit you in the head, you should not stop marching. Even when they turn their backs, do not stop.
10 - Change will not come if we expect from another person, or for another moment. We only expect ourselves. We are the change we seek.
11 - A change occurs as ordinary people do extraordinary things.
12 - Nothing can withstand the power of millions of voices calling for change.
13 - We do not ask you to believe in our ability to make a difference, we ask you to believe in your ability.
14 - If you are on the right track, it is good to keep walking, so you will make progress.
15 - I will do everything as long as I am President of the United States of America to remind my people that we are a nation under God, and we can call on God by different names but still remain a single nation.