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“You can't make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”
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“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.”
Michelle Obama
“Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts ... good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt. They're not painful. That's not just with somebody you want to marry, but it's with the friends that you choose. It's with the people you surround yourselves with.”
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“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. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.”
Michelle Obama
“We should always have three friends in our lives-one who walks ahead who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach back for and bring along after we've cleared the way.”
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“The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.”
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“When they go low, we go high.”
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“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.”
Michelle Obama
“just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who think diffenrently...”
Michelle Obama
“Good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt.”
Michelle Obama
“Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down, and trust your insticts. Good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt. They're not painful. That's not just with somebody you want to marry, but it's with the friends you choose. It's with the people you surround yourself with.”
Michelle Obama
“I hate diversity workshops. “Real change comes from having enough comfort to be really honest and say something very uncomfortable.”
Michelle Obama
“Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.”
Michelle Obama
“People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.”
Michelle Obama
“My most important title is still “mom-in-chief.” My daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world.”
Michelle Obama
“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?”
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“Changing the big picture takes time.. and the best things to do is focus on the things that we can make in our lives if we're doing all that. That becomes the collage of real change”
Michelle Obama, Michelle Obama: In Her Own Words
“Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we're scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don't have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list.”
Michelle Obama
“Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise.”
Michelle Obama
“Studying in countries like China isn't only about your prospects in the global marketplace. It's not just about whether you can compete with your peers in other countries to make America stronger. It's also about whether you can come together and work together with them to make our world stronger. It's about the friendships you make, the bonds of trust you establish and the image of America that you project to the rest of the world.”
Michelle Obama
“It’s easier to hold onto your own stereotypes and misconceptions, it makes you feel justified in your own ignorance. That’s America. So the challenge for us is, are we ready for change?”
Michelle Obama
“The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”
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“My daughters are the heart of my heart and the center of my world”
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, Michelle Obama: Our First Lady
“And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values, like you work hard for what you want in life. That your word is your bond; that you do what you say you're going to do. That you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them and even if you don't agree with them.”
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“The realities are that, you know, as a black man, you know, Barack can get shot going to the gas station, you know.”
Michelle Obama
“We simply do not allow space in our hearts, minds, or souls for darkness.
Instead, we choose faith. Faith in ourselves and the power of hard work. Faith in our God whose overwhelming love sustains us every single day. That's what we choose.
We choose love. Our love for our children. Our commitment to leaving them a better world. Our love for our country which has given us so many blessings and advantages. Our love for our fellow citizens: parents working hard to support their kids, men and women in uniform who risk everything to keep us safe, young people from the toughest background who never stop believing in their dreams, some people like so many of you. That's what we choose.
And we choose excellence. We choose to tune out all the noise and strive for excellence in everything we do. No cutting corners, no taking shortcuts, no whining. We give 120% every single time. Because excellence is the most powerful answer you can give to the doubters and the haters. It's also the most powerful thing you can do for yourself. Because the process of striving, and struggling, and pushing yourself to new heights, that's how you develop your God-given talent. That's how you make yourself stronger, and smarter, and more able to make a difference for others.”
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“What I notice about men, all men, is that their order is me, my family, God is in there somewhere, but me is first.”
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“At the root of this dilemma is the way we view mental health in this country. Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there should be no distraction.

– Michelle Obama”
Michelle Obama, Michelle Obama: In Her Own Words
“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction.”

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