15 Michelle Obama’s Quotes To Love

Michelle Obama serves as a role model for everyone around the world, as First Lady, and even every day after their presidency ended. I have always been blown away by all that she is and the kind of example she sets for all women and children around the world. Here are 15 quotes by our beloved Mrs Obama that has never failed to inspire and empower me time and time again.



1. On staying positive

“You have to fill your bucket with positive energy—and if you have people hanging around you that are bringing you down and not lifting you up, whether that’s your ‘boo’ or your best friend—you have to learn how to push these people to the side”

2. On finding confidence

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


3. On owning your story

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


4. On overcoming hardship

"I am coming down from the mountaintop to tell every young person that is poor and working class, and has been told regardless of the colour of your skin that you don't belong, don't listen to them. They don't even know how they got at those seats”


5. On feeling successful

"Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own”

6. On having a voice

"If there's one thing I've learned in life, it's the power of using your voice”


7. On facing challenges

"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”


8. On embracing your disadvantages

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


9. On having a presence

"There's power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there's grace in being willing to know and hear others”


10. On putting yourself first

"We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list”


11. On listening to others

"When somebody walks up to me, don't look around, don't look beyond them. Look them in the eye, take in the story”

12. On helping others

"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”


13. On decisions

“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”

14. On failure

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


15. On staying true to yourself

“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”

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