Michelle Obama quotes

Inspirational quotes by Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama is one of the most beloved first ladies of our time, and continues to bring words of grace, dignity, and truth to the people of the world. It could be hard for some women to make an impact being the wife of the President of the United States, but Michelle Obama managed to find her own causes to support and, to this day, continues to strive to make a difference.

She has taught the world, especially young girls, the importance of speaking with poise and dignity, and remaining accessible and likable to the general public.She has never been afraid to get her hands dirty, usually leading by example and working right alongside the people. Remaining quiet, and observing our surroundings and situations, does not equal a lack of strength, as courage can be shown both boldly and also by projecting a sense of quiet dignity and poise.

Michelle Obama has made no secret of the fact that she was surrounded by strong female role models throughout her life, who continuously made her feel valued and loved. She reminds us that our lives are shaped by so many, from family, to friends, to inspiring teachers. We are even impacted by unlikely sources, such as interactions that may seem trivial at the time, but will ultimately leave a lasting impact on our lives. Her core values center around respecting others, even those who don’t share the same values, and can teach us to be more patient, kind, and accommodating to the people within our lives.

Above all, don’t hesitate to take time for yourself, to restore your mind, body, and soul, for only then can you truly offer the best of yourself to others. Michelle Obama’s quotes leave us with a lasting impression of our former first lady, and allow us to remember that ultimate success is measured not in wealth, but in the difference we make in the world.

  • Happy seemed like a starting place for everything.

  • Even if we didn’t know the context, we were instructed to remember that context existed. Everyone on earth, they’d tell us, was carrying around an unseen history, and that alone deserved some tolerance.

  • To me, there was magic in the learning.

  • Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. Trust your instincts, good relationships feel good, they feel right, they don’t hurt.

  • Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.

  • If you don't get out there and define yourself, you'll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.

  • Success isn't about how much money you make. It's about the difference you make in people's lives.

  • Communities and countries and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women.

  • As First Lady, I was slowly watching myself being exposed to the world. I had to become more strategic in how I presented myself, because it has the potential of defining me for the rest of my life.

  • There is no boy, at this age, cute enough or interesting enough to stop you from getting an education, If I had worried about who liked me and who thought I was cute when I was your age, I wouldn’t be married to the President of the United States.

  • Failing is a crucial part of success. Every time you fail and get back up. You practice perseverance, which is the key to life. Your strength comes in your ability to recover.

  • Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.

  • I had to ignore all of the noise and be true to myself—and the rest would work itself out.

  • I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.

  • For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback … not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.

  • When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you.

  • No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.

  • We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square.

  • Countries are stronger and more prosperous when the voices and opinions of all their citizens can be heard.

  • I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them.