Kudos Obama!

I am very happy to see Obama win even if it was just from television. It’s really inspiring how he drove the Americans and the world into a surging force of hope and change. I do have some reservations especially with the campaign days he had but I am very hopeful that he will come back to Washington stronger and determined. Obama, sir, you are an inspiration. Thank you and I hope you’ll bring about good change to your country and the world. Here’s a link to Obama’s speech in his victory! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5cjW4CXiG4&feature=g-u-u

Here are some of the quotable lines Obama has said over the years–

On Values

“If we aren’t willing to pay a price for our values, if we aren’t willing to make some sacrifices in order to realize them, then we should ask ourselves whether we truly believe in them at all.”
– quote from his book, “Audacity of Hope” (Chapter 2)

“You can’t let your failures define you — you have to let your failures teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently the next time.” -BARACK OBAMA, National Address to America’s Schoolchildren, Sep. 8, 2009

You can’t let your failures define you — you have to let your failures teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently the next time.

On Change

“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.”
– Speech following Super Tuesday results, Feb 5, 2008.

“All of us share this world for but a brief moment in time. The question is whether we spend that time focused on what pushes us apart or whether we commit ourselves to an effort, a sustained effort to find common ground, to focus on the future we seek for our children and to respect the dignity of all human beings.”

On Hope

“Hope is what led a band of colonists to rise up against an empire; what led the greatest of generations to free a continent and heal a nation; what led young women and young men to sit at lunch counters and brave fire hoses and march through Selma and Montgomery for freedom’s cause. Hope is what led me here today–with a father from Kenya, a mother from Kansas; and a story that could only happen in the United States of America. Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us; by all those men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is; who have courage to remake the world as it should be.”
– speech, Jan. 3, 2008

That is why we fight — in hopes of a day when we no longer need to. – BARACK OBAMA, speech at Arlington National Cemetery, Nov. 11, 2009




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