24 Empowering Michelle Obama Quotes

Former First Lady of the United States (from 2009 to 2017), Michelle Obama is an American lawyer, writer, a role model for women and a passionate advocate for healthy living. It’s also impossible to talk about her without referencing her elegance and diplomacy.

Michelle sought to make a difference in the world, and she used her platform as First Lady to do so. She spoke out for women and national service, supported military families and the organic-food movement. Child obesity too was at the top of her agenda and, during her first year as First Lady of the United States, she volunteered at homeless shelters and soup kitchens along with her husband.

During her most popular speeches, Michelle Obama never forgot to mention the importance of education for personal growth and gaining perspective. So enjoy these 24 Michelle Obama quotes about knowing your self-worth, while being kind to others.

You have to stay in school. You have to. You have to get your degree. Because that’s the one thing people can’t take away from you, your education. And it is worth the investment

Through my education, I didn’t just develop skills, I didn’t just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence.

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

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

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.

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

Find people who will make you better.

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

I always tell young girls, surround yourself with goodness. I learned early on how to get the haters out of my life.

I’ve seen firsthand that being president doesn’t change who you are. It reveals who you are.

We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.

Do not be afraid to ask for help.

There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.

We as women, we have to understand that we know more, just even instinctively, than we think we do.

Not being afraid to be wrong – I had to learn how to do that.

I always say that women should wear whatever makes them feel good about themselves. That’s what I always try to do.

You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.

He’s always asking: ‘Is that new? I haven’t seen that before.’ It’s like, Why don’t you mind your own business? Solve world hunger. Get out of my closet.

Just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who thinks differently…

Good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt.

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

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

I have had to learn that my voice has value. And if I don’t use it, what’s the point of being in the room?

It’s easier to hold onto your own stereotypes and misconceptions, it makes you feel justified in your own ignorance.

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.

I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world.

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