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50 Of Michelle Obama’s Quotes That Will Make You Go “Hell Yeah!”

50 Of Michelle Obama's Quotes That Will Make You Go "Hell Yeah!"

Michelle Obama’s quotes are nothing short of magic, are they?

Michelle Obama needs no introduction when it comes to being one of the most influential and well-loved women of this century. Despite being the wife of one of the most popular Presidents of America, she has always held her own and has never let her husband’s designation overshadow her and her personality. Michelle Obama is looked up to by so many women and men alike. She has also worked tirelessly as an advocate for nutrition, education, healthy eating, poverty awareness, and physical activity.

She has truly shown everyone that your gender and race can never be an obstacle, and women can be as successful and strong as men. Smashing all kinds of stereotypes, she has time and again emerged as one of the most inspiring, classy and intelligent women this world has seen.

Just like the strong woman she is, Michelle Obama’s quotes have attained legendary status and serve as inspiration for many people out there.

Here are 50 of Michelle Obama’s quotes, that will make you feel empowered and inspired at the same time:

1 “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.”

50 Of Michelle Obama's Quotes That Will Make You Go "Hell Yeah!"

2. “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.”

3. “The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.”

4. “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.”

5. “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.”

6. “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.”

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

8. “Am I good enough? Yes, I am.”

9. “Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.”

Your story is what you have

10. “Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts … good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. That’s not just with somebody you want to marry, but it’s with the friends that you choose. It’s with the people you surround yourselves with.”

11. “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.”

12. “Everyone on Earth, they’d tell us, was carrying around an unseen history, and that alone deserved some tolerance.”

13. “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.”

14. “Strong men, men who are truly role models, don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful.”

15. “My most important title is “mom-in-chief”. My daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world.”

16. “Barack and I were both raised by families who didn’t have much in the way of money or material possessions but who had given us something far more valuable – their unconditional love, their unflinching sacrifice, and the chance to go places they had never imagined for themselves.”

17. “Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.”

18. “When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.”

19. “Every day, you have the power to choose our better history — by opening your hearts and minds, by speaking up for what you know is right.”

Every day you have the power to choose

20. “Being president doesn’t change who you are – it reveals who you are.”

21. “How hard you work matters more than how much you make.”

22. “As women, we must stand up for ourselves. As women, we must stand up for each other. As women, we must stand up for justice for all.”

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

24.  “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.”

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

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

27. “If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn’t be here. I guarantee you that.”

28. “Every girl, no matter where she lives, deserves the opportunity to develop the promise inside of her.”

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

Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you

30. “If I died, I didn’t want people remembering me for the stacks of legal briefs I’d written or the corporate trademarks I’d helped defend. I felt certain that I had something more to offer the world. It was time to make a move.”

31. “No one, I realized, was going to look out for me unless I pushed for it.”

32. “The easiest way to disregard a woman’s voice is to package her as a scold.”

33. “Time, as far as my father was concerned, was a gift you gave to other people.”

34. “This may be the fundamental problem with caring a lot about what others think: It can put you on the established path.”

35. “If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.”

36. “You don’t have to be somebody different to be important. You’re important in your own right”

Michelle Obama Quotes

37. “Being your First Lady has been the greatest honour of my life, and I hope I’ve made you proud.”

38. “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.”

39. “Women, in particular, need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.”

40.  “Changing the big picture takes time.. and the best things to do is focus on the things that we can make in our lives if we’re doing all that. That becomes the collage of real change.”



41.  “Now I think it’s one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child—What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something and that’s the end.” 

Now I think its one of the most useless questions

42. “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. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.”

43. “For all the young people in this room and those who are watching, know that this country belongs to you—to all of you, from every background and walk of life. If you or your parents are immigrants, know that you are part of a proud American tradition—the infusion of new cultures, talents and ideas, generation after generation, that has made us the greatest country on earth.”

44. “When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.”

When you’ve worked hard, and done well

45. “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.”

46.  “Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down, and trust your instincts. Good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. That’s not just with somebody you want to marry, but it’s with the friends you choose. It’s with the people you surround yourself with.”

47. “You see, our glorious diversity—our diversity of faiths, and colors and creeds―that is not a threat to who we are, it makes us who we are.”

48. “I am so tired of fear. And I don’t want my girls to live in a country, in a world, based on fear.”

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

Michelle Obama Quotes

50. “We need to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation. We have lost our way. And it begins with inspiration. It begins with leadership.”

Michelle Obama’s quotes are a testament to her sheer brilliance and intelligence, which is why she is so well-respected by the entire world. Without a doubt, she is a magnificent woman who has proved time and again, that she is a force of nature to be reckoned with.


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50 Of Michelle Obama's Quotes That Will Make You Go "Hell Yeah!"

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