30 Inspirational Quotes by Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama has been sharing inspiring words in the public eye for over 10 years. We’ve compiled a list of Michelle Obama’s most prized nuggets from her best-selling book, Becoming, and gems from the new Netflix documentary, also titled Becoming, television interviews.

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

2. “Focus on what you can control.”

3. “Bullies were scared people hiding inside scary people.”

4. “Dominance, even the threat of it, is a form of dehumanization. It’s the ugliest kind of power.”

5. “When they go low, we go high.”

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

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

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

9. “Am I good enough? Yes, I am.”

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

11. “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.”

12. “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”

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

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

15. “Find people who will make you better.”

16. “Choose people who lift you up.”

17. “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. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.”

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

19. “Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”

20. “When they go low, we go high.”

21. “We’re so afraid of each other. . . Color, wealth, these things that don’t really matter still play too much of a role in how we see one another. And it’s sad because the thing that least defines us is the colour of our skin.”

22. “Do not ever let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter, or like you don’t have a place in our American story—because you do. And you have a right to be exactly who you are.”

23. “I’m not done. I’m too young to stop.”

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

25. “Am I good enough? Yes, I am.”

26. “Men who are truly role models don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful.”

27. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s the power of using your voice.”

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

29. “Failure is a feeling long before it becomes an actual result. It’s a vulnerability that breeds with self-doubt and then is escalated, often deliberately, by fear.”

30. “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.”

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