Top 10 Inspirational Quotes of Barack Obama

A few months ago we raised a few eyebrows on this website when we published our list of the most inspirational quotations of Donald Trump resulting in several people writing to ask if we had any political affiliations. We would like to make it very clear that The Customer Service Blog is completely independent and non-political. We support no political parties, either in the United States or in the United Kingdom.
With this in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to balance the Trump article by publishing a list of our favourite inspirational quotes by a previous President of the USA, Barack Obama.
We have chosen our favourite quotes by Obama that are not meant as political, but can be viewed in the wider context of business, management, leadership, or just life in general.

"You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you."
"We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent."
"If you run you stand a chance of losing, but if you don’t run you’ve already lost."
"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress."
"The cynics may be the loudest voices - but I promise you, they will accomplish the least.”
"Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential."
"Nothing in life that's worth anything is easy."
"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."
"Where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes We Can."
"Where you are right now doesn’t have to determine where you end up."

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