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If there’s one thing I love about Michelle Obama, it’s her speeches. You can’t listen to Michelle and not take at least one powerful quote that will change your life from it. That’s why I decided to share 20 Michelle quotes that I think every woman should live by.

By the way, make sure to watch Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ Documentary on Netflix, it’s so inspiring, especially for women.

See quotes below:

1. “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.”





2. “When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.”






Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama

3. “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.”




michelle obama4. “When it comes to social media, there are just times I turn off the world, you know. There are just some times you have to give yourself space to be quiet, which means you’ve got to set those phones down.”



5. “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 obama6. “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.”




7. “When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.”





191114_People_MichelleObama_s4_1377_V38. “You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.”



9. “Every day, you have the power to choose our better history — by opening your hearts and minds, by speaking up for what you know is right.”




10. “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.”




11. “I have never felt more confident in myself, more clear on who I am as a woman. But I am constantly thinking about my own health and making sure that I’m eating right and getting exercise and watching the aches and pains. I want to be this really fly 80-90-year old.”





12. “Am I good enough? Yes I am.”






13. “It was one thing to get yourself out of a stuck place, I realized. It was another thing entirely to try and get the place itself unstuck.”







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






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


16. “There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others.”


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




18. “Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience. Don’t be afraid to fail.”





19. “You have to fill your bucket with positive energy—and if you have people hanging around you that are bringing you down and not lifting you up, whether that’s your ‘boo’ or your best friend—you have to learn how to push these people to the side.”







20. “I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values. and follow my own moral compass, then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.”





By: Dammy Eneli

See Also: Highly Successful Women Share Their Most Powerful Quotes On Success

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