Who Is Michelle Obama? Here are a few facts about her:
Michelle Obama is an American lawyer and writer. She is married to Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, who served as president from 2009 to 2017.
Michelle Obama was raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. She graduated at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and then started working at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her husband. She got married to Barack Obama in 1992, and they have two daughters.
Mrs. Obama is the former associate dean at the University of Chicago, and was vice president of community and external affairs at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
We have collected here, some of the best and most inspiring Michelle Obama quotes. You will find quotes on education, success, kids and other topics.
Michelle Obama Quotes
“There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.”
“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”
“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. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.”
“I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.”
“We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.”
“Exercise is really important to me – it’s therapeutic. So if I’m ever feeling tense or stressed or like I’m about to have a meltdown, I’ll put on my iPod and head to the gym or out on a bike ride along Lake Michigan with the girls.”
“We all need to start making some changes to how our families eat. Now, everyone loves a good Sunday dinner. Me included. And there’s nothing wrong with that. The problem is when we eat Sunday dinner Monday through Saturday.”
“We’re all bombarded with so many dietary messages that it’s hard to find time to sort through all this information, but we do have time to take a look at our kids’ plates.”
“Sometimes, it’s just easier to say yes to that extra snack or dessert, because frankly, it is exhausting to keep saying no. It’s exhausting to plead with our kids to eat just one more bite of vegetables.”
“We should always have three friends in our lives. One who walks ahead who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach back for and bring along after we’ve cleared the way.”
“The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.”
“With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We as parents are their most important role models.”
“Together, we can help make sure that every family that walks into a restaurant can make an easy, healthy choice.”
“Empower yourselves with a good education.”
“When I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.”
“Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feel like your own.”
“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.”
“For so many people, television and movies may be the only way they understand people who aren’t like them.”
“Every day you have the power to choose.”
“Just try new things, don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and sour.”
“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizen.”
“Through my education, I didn’t just develop skills, I didn’t just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence.”
“The issues that cross a president’s desk are never easy. The easy questions don’t even get to the president.”
“Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.”
“Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience. Don’t be afraid to fail.”
“If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.”
“If your family doesn’t have much money, I want you to remember that in this country, plenty of folks, including me and my husband. We started out with very little. But with a lot of hard work and a good education, anything is possible—even becoming President. That’s what the American Dream is all about.”
“Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.”
“Our greatness has always come from people who expect nothing and take nothing for granted – folks who work hard for what they have, then reach back and help others after them.”
“My father’s life is a testament to that basic American promise that no matter who you are or how you started out, if you work hard you can build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids.”
Michelle Obama Quotes from ‘Becoming’
Former first lady of the US, Michelle Obama’s book ‘Becoming’ has received rave reviews worldwide.
Here are some quotes from the book:
“Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.”
“I now tried out a new hypothesis: It was possible that I was more in charge of my happiness than I was allowing myself to be.”
“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s the power of using your voice.”
“We explain when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you do not stoop to their level. Our motto is when they go low, you go high.”
“Life was teaching me that progress and change happen slowly. We were planting the seeds of change, the fruit of which we might never see. We had to be patient.”
“We needed now to be resolute, to keep our feet pointed in the direction of progress.”
“For every door that’s been opened to me, I’ve tried to open my door to others.”
“People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.”
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