Birthday: January 17, 1964


66 Greatest Quotes By Michelle Obama

It's all a process,steps along a path. Becoming requires equal parts patience and rigor. Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there's more growing to be done. Michelle Obama
...The need to situate someone inside his or her ethnicity and the frustration that comes when it can't be easily done. Michelle Obama
Everyone on Earth, they'd tell us, was carrying around an unseen history, and that alone deserved some tolerance. Michelle Obama
Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude. Michelle Obama
We learned about dignity and decency - that how hard you work matters more than how much you make... that helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself. Michelle Obama
My mother's love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters. Michelle Obama
We're supposed to run through this field! Of course we are! Michelle Obama
No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens. Michelle Obama
You've got to make choices that make sense for you because there's always going to be somebody who'll think you should do something differently. Michelle Obama
No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful. Michelle Obama
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. Michelle Obama
Don't let anyone speak for you, and don't rely on others to fight for you. Michelle Obama
I've wanted to ask my detractors which part of that phrase matters to them the most -- is it "angry" or "black" or "woman"? Michelle Obama
Walk away from 'friendships' that make you feel small and insecure, and seek out people who inspire you and support you. Michelle Obama
Time, as far as my father was concerned, was a gift you gave to other people. Michelle Obama
We've got a responsibility to live up to the legacy of those who came before us by doing all that we can to help those who come after us. Michelle Obama
We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list. Michelle Obama
You don't have to be somebody different to be important. You're important in your own right. Michelle Obama
There is nothing more important to this nation's future than investing in our young people. Michelle Obama
I was too worried about the grades and I should have been more worried about learning. Michelle Obama
For so many people, television and movies may be the only way they understand people who aren't like them. Michelle Obama
Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals. Michelle Obama
Together, we can help make sure that every family that walks into a restaurant can make an easy, healthy choice. Michelle Obama
This is what a control freak learns inside the compressed otherworld of college, maybe above all else: There are simply other ways of being. Michelle Obama
Through my education, I didn't just develop skills, I didn't just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence. Michelle Obama
We were planting seeds of change, the fruit of which we might never see. We had to be patient. Michelle Obama
You can't make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen. Michelle Obama
We have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be. Michelle Obama
There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made. Michelle Obama
I think that people are tired. They're tired of the same old kind of politics. People want a new tone to politics. Michelle Obama
Women and girls can do whatever they want. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish. Michelle Obama
We can't afford not to educate girls and give women the power and the access that they need. Michelle Obama
If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion. Michelle Obama
Public education is our greatest pathway to opportunity in America. So we need to invest in and strengthen our public universities today, and for generations to come. Michelle Obama
Do not die in the history of your past hurts and past experiences, but live in the now and future of your destiny. Michelle Obama
As with any game, like most any kids, I was happiest when I was ahead. Michelle Obama
Countries are stronger and more prosperous when the voices and opinions of all their citizens can be heard. Michelle Obama
Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives. Michelle Obama
As women, we must stand up for ourselves. We must stand up for each other. We must stand up for justice for all. Michelle Obama
Elections aren't just about who votes but who doesn't vote. Michelle Obama
Success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square. Michelle Obama
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
Don't judge. I used to buy underwear because I didn't do my laundry. Michelle Obama
Remember, it is not about voting for the perfect candidate - there is no such thing. Presidents are human. Michelle Obama
Every girl, no matter where she lives, deserves the opportunity to develop the promise inside of her. Michelle Obama
Just try new things. Don't be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right? Michelle Obama
We were having an absurd and inappropriate argument because in the wake of death every single thing on earth feels absurd and inappropriate. Michelle Obama
Find people who will make you better. Michelle Obama
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. Michelle Obama
...black as charcoal, death in the making, death right inside your chest. Michelle Obama
My happiness isn't connected to my husband's or my boss's or my children's behavior. You have control over your own actions, your own well-being. Michelle Obama
Be passionate about something and lean to that strength. Michelle Obama
The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them. Michelle Obama
In our house we don't take ourselves too seriously, and laughter is the best form of unity, I think, in a marriage. Michelle Obama