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Today is the day – voting and ‘what’s going to happen next’ talk is on 100. Sweep through the news and what will you find – constant dialogue about the ideologies of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. You will hear why we shouldn’t trust her and why he’s not experienced enough to run the nation. Yes, while we are swamped by the “I Am With Her” and the “Make America Great Again” slogans let’s refresh our minds and get past all of the competitive talk. In fact, let’s focus on some inspirational statements by the current First Lady herself, Michelle Obama. Not only is she a graceful leader with an impeccable sense of style – she is also a guiding light who has touched upon leadership, childhood obesity and the importance of healthy eating in a way that no other First Lady has. As we prepare to say our goodbye’s to the mother, wife, lawyer and educator we’ve come to know over the last 8 years – let’s celebrate her legacy by reflecting over some of her best quotes.

From The Desk Of Michelle Obama: 10 Motivational Quotes


“Slowly but surely, we’re beginning to turn the tide on childhood obesity in America. Together, we are inspiring leaders from every sector to take ownership of this issue.”


“When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is, when they go low, we go high.”



“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals.”


“We should always have three friends in our lives – one who we look up to and follow; one 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.”


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


“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.”


“No country can every truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens.”



“If you do not take control over your time and your life, other people will gobble it up. If you don’t prioritize yourself, you constantly start falling lower and lower on your list.”


“You’re not supposed to do this perfectly. You don’t do life perfectly. No one does.”


“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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