Michelle Obama Quotes

Elections aren’t just about who votes, but who doesn’t vote.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

I was too worried about the grades and I should have been more worried about learning.

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.

You all have opportunities and skills and education that so many folks who came before you never could have dreamed of. So just imagine the kind of impact that you’re going to make. Imagine how you can inspire those around you to reach higher and complete their own education.

Women and girls can do whatever they want. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish.

The one thing I believe is that families are off-limits. And I think my husband said it, and he was clear on that. And I totally agree with him.