If your family doesn’t have much money, I want you to remember that in this country, plenty of folks, including me and my husband — we started out with very little.  But, with a lot of hard work and a good education, anything is possible — even becoming President.  That’s what the American Dream is all about.  First Lady Michelle Obama


“Walk away from friendships that make you feel small and insecure, and seek out people who inspire you and support you.” .  First Lady Michelle Obama


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


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


“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.” .  First Lady Michelle Obama