Michelle Obama Quotes

Who is Michelle Obama?

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American writer and lawyer. She was the First Lady of the US during the presidency of her husband Barack Obama.

Born January 17, 1964
Age 59 years old

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Best 34 Quotes by Michelle Obama – Page 1 of 2

“Choose people who lift you up.”

“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.”

“Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.”

“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.”

“Empower yourselves with a good education.”

“Every day, you have the power to choose.”

“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.”

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“Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience. Don’t be afraid to fail.”

“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.”

“Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed.”

“Just do what works for you because there will always be someone who thinks differently.”

“Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar.”

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals.”

“People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.”

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“Real men treat the janitor with the same respect as the CEO.”

“Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”

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“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.”

“The one way to get me to work my hardest was to doubt me.”

“The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them.”

“There is no limit to what we can accomplish.”

“There is no magic to achievement. It’s really about hard work, choices and persistence.”

“Walk away from friendships that make you feel small and insecure, and seek out people who inspire you and support you.”

“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.”

“When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is, when they go low we go high.”

“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.”

“You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.”

“Your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.”

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“At fifty-four, I am still in progress, and I hope that I always will be.”


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“Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?”


“Failure is a feeling long before it becomes an actual result. It’s vulnerability that breeds with self-doubt and then is escalated, often deliberately, by fear.”


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