Michelle Obama Quotes

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

No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful

Do not die in the history of your past hurts and past experiences, but live in the now and future of your destiny.

That’s why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us – no matter what our age or background or walk of life – each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation.

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

Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole.

Talking is good. Conversations have to be forever.

And what has been just completely heartwarming is to see that people are really hungry for something different.

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

The beauty of my job is that I get to see more of that America. And that feeds me.

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.

Treat people with dignity and respect.

Fortunately, we have help from the media. I have to say this: I’m very grateful for the support and kindness that we’ve gotten. People have respected their privacy and in that way, I think, you know, no matter what people may feel about my husband’s policies or what have you, they care about children and that’s been good to see.

I was not raised with wealth or resources or any social standing to speak of.

All we can do as women is make the best decisions for us. And that includes everything from how you look to how you dress to whether you choose to stay at home or work when you have kids. All those decisions are so personal, and we have to start with finding what brings us joy and what brings us our own individual confidence. And if we’re feeling good with those choices, then it makes what everybody else has to say less important.

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

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

Policies that support families aren’t political issues. They’re personal. They’re the causes I carry with me every single day.

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.

Together, we can help make sure that every family that walks into a restaurant can make an easy, healthy choice.