8 Quotes by Michelle Obama To Get Us Through Tough Times

Most admired woman in America says Gallup

Linda Caroll
Sep 22, 2020 · 7 min read

I miss her. Talking, laughing, inspiring.

Grief, stress and strife can make us feel unmoored.

Michelle Obama to the rescue…

1. Always take the high road…

“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. Going high is the only thing that works. Because when we go low, we use those same tactics of degrading and dehumanizing others, we just become part of the ugly noise that’s drowning out everything else.”

2. Take care of yourself first.

“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.”

3. Your voice is your power…

“When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. That is the truest form of empathy. Not just feeling, but doing. Not just for ourselves, or our kids but for everyone. For all our kids.

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

4. Don’t make decisions from fear…

“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 happen.”

5. Don’t ever let anyone drag you down…

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…

6. Don’t underestimate yourself…

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not 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.”

7. Real change comes from honesty…

“Real change comes from having enough comfort to be really honest and say something very uncomfortable.”

8. When you succeed, you give back…

“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.”

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune
without the words
And never stops at all.”
Emily Dickinson

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