Michelle Obama Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live Your Best LifE

Mrs. Obama is the former associate dean at the University of Chicago, and as vice president of community and external affairs at the University of Chicago Medical Centre.

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

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

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

"We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square."

"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."

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

"When I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am."

"We learned about dignity and decency - that how hard you work matters more than how much you make... that helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself."

"Choose people who lift you up."

"At the end of the day, when it comes time to make that decision, as president, all you have to guide you are your values, and your vision, and the life experiences that make you who you are."

"I've seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. It reveals who you are."

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

"Success isn't about how much money you make. It's about the difference you make in people's lives."