New Delhi, Jan 11: US President Barack Obama made his farewell speech in Chicago on Wednesday as he readies to close the book on his presidency.
Chicago is his adoptive hometown, not far from where he accepted presidency eight years ago.
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Here are top quotes from Obama’s farewell speech:
1) America is a better, stronger place than it was…when we started
2) All of you out there..every American who lived and breathed the hard work of change… you are what makes America great.
3) Every day, I have learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man
4) I reject discrimination against Muslim Americans
5) Russia or China cannot match our influence around the world unless we give up what we stand for
6) Race remains a potent and often divisive force in our society.
7) Our democracy is threatened whenever we take it for granted.
8) Change only happens when ordinary people become engaged and come together.
9) I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change, but in yours.
10) I can’t do that, says Obama as crowd shouts ‘four more years.’