Michelle Obama's Greatest Quotes: Remembering How FLOTUS Moved the Nation

Michelle Obama's Greatest Quotes: Remembering How FLOTUS Moved the Nation
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In 2008, Barack Obama was elected the first black President of the United States. His wisdom, intelligence, and passion for change, inspired us all. But he wasn't the only one who made a difference during his 8-years in office. 

His wife, Michelle Obama, easily became America's favorite woman! She was classy, elegant and she always went high, when many other's went low. Michelle Obama is the epitome of class and sophistication - a great role model for women and men. 

In celebration of her birthday on January 17th, and her last few days as FLOTUS, we've rounded up some of her most inspiring and engaging quotes. We love you, FLOTUS and the way you moved this nation will never be forgotten!    

Final White House Speech

During her emotional farewell speech, the First Lady addressed diversity within our nation. She stated, "Our glorious diversities of faiths and colors and creeds, that is not a threat to who we are, it makes us who we are." 

Speech At The 2016 Democratic Convention

While speaking in support of Hilary Clinton, Mrs. Obama described her as someone who has "the guts and grace to keep coming back." She went on to say, "Hilary understands that the president is about one thing and one thing only - about leaving something better for our kids."

Q & A Campaign Video

During a Q & A Campaign Video, Michelle Obama discussed the importance of pushing women to try and do the impossible."Like I tell my daughters, women and girls can do whatever they want. There's no limit to what we as women can accomplish," Obama said.

Speaking At The Presidential Summit For The Washington Fellowship

"No country can truly ever flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens," Mrs. Obama brilliantly said, while speaking to the inaugural class of young African fellows

Speech For The Hilary Clinton Campaign

Michelle Obama spoke out against Trump and the negative, sexual, comments he made towards women. Her speech was incredibly powerful and captivating. One of the highlights was when she said, "Strong men don't need to put women down to make themselves feel powerful." 

Interview With Oprah

Michelle Obama sat down with Oprah to talk about the critics and social media haters. In response to how she handles all the negativity, Obama said, "You don’t have to say anything to the haters. You don’t have to acknowledge them at all." She continued, “You just wake up every morning and be the best you, you can be and that tends to shut them up.”

Speech At The Apollo Theatre In Harlem

The First Lady attended an event, hosted by "Glamour," to push for girls' education. She reminded her audience,"There is no boy who is cute enough or interesting enough to stop you from getting your education. If I worried about who liked me and who thought I was cute at your age, I wouldn’t be married to the President of the United States.”

Speech At The 2012 DNC Convention

"And he [Barack Obama] believes that 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," Mrs. Obama said during her powerhouse convention speech.

Speech To Students At Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School

Michele Obama, once again, showed her passion for education. While talking to a group of students in London she said, "Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude. It won't be easy, that's for sure, but you have everything you need."

Speech At The State Department Women Courage Awards

While speaking at the State Department Women Courage Awards, Michelle Obama addressed the need for women to support one another. "The women we honor today teach us three very important lessons. One, that as women, we must stand up for ourselves. The second, as women, we must stand up for each other. And finally, as women, we must stand up for justice for all," she said to a very supportive crowd. 

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