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By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelle Obama

One thing I want to clarify - that every service member, veteran, wants us to remember - is that the vast majority of people returning from service come back completely healthy. But when we do come across someone who is struggling. We have to develop a culture of open arms and acceptance so that they feel comfortable saying, "I'm a veteran. And by the way, I need little help." This is something we need to do in this country around mental health as a whole - destigmatizing mental health.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelle Obama

I tell this to my girls all the time: This journey we're on is a once - in - a - lifetime opportunity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michelle Obama

Barack Obama was always special, you know? And not special, like, He's gonna be important, he's gonna be president. He was special in terms of his honesty, his sincerity, his compassion for other people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelle Obama

My mother's love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Michelle Obama

I endured misery for the sake of appearances.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michelle Obama

I never thought I'd be on Sesame Street with Elmo and Big Bird. I'm still thrilled. I'm on a high.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Michelle Obama

Until now, I constructed my existence carefully, tucking and folding every loose and disorderly bit of it, as if building some tight and airless piece of origami. I had labored over its creation. I was proud of how it looked. But it was delicate. If one corner came untucked I might discover that I was restless. If another popped loose, it might reveal I was uncertain about the professional path I’d so deliberately put myself on, about all the things I told myself I wanted.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michelle Obama

There's so much going on in the healthcare system that makes it difficult for women to really have a strong economic hold if insurance is always an issue.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelle Obama

My priority will be making sure my family is happy and settled.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelle Obama

It's all about, you know, continuing to get to know ourselves in a very diverse and complicated country that is America. It is a wonderful place to live. But because it is so diverse, our challenges are complex.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michelle Obama

We have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michelle Obama

Education is the single-most important civil rights issue that we face today.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelle Obama

The arts can enrich all of us in this nation as individuals. The arts can enrich all of our communities and the country. And the arts can connect us to each other like nothing else can.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelle Obama

So we know that it's not enough for us to simply encourage more people to study abroad. We also need to make sure that they can actually afford it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Michelle Obama

I was astonished to see how our leaders treated him only as a threat to their power, inciting mistrust by playing on backward, anti-intellectual ideas about race and class.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michelle Obama

What I love about design is the artistic and scientific complexity that also becomes useful . . . Great designers also pursue a mission. Great designers design with mankind in mind . . . The crossroads of science and art, innovation and inspiration are what I love about design.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Michelle Obama

Grief and resilience live together.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelle Obama

I think in the end, I want to make sure that my kids come out of this thing on the other end in one piece. But I also know that that's how the rest of the country feels as well, so for that I am grateful.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Michelle Obama

Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelle Obama

I was blessed throughout my entire career. I had people rooting for me. It started with my parents, but it extended to almost every teacher that I had. Even when I was a young lawyer, there were other women and men in the firm who took me under their wing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michelle Obama

You see, even though back then Barack was a Senator and a presidential candidate... to me, he was still the guy who'd picked me up for our dates in a car that was so rusted out, I could actually see the pavement going by through a hole in the passenger side door... he was the guy whose proudest possession was a coffee table he'd found in a dumpster, and whose only pair of decent shoes was half a size too small.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michelle Obama

The president's job is a lot harder. And that's why I'm working hard to get him re-elected, because he's handled himself with a level of grace and poise that not many people could given the challenges that he's faced.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michelle Obama

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michelle Obama

We all need to start making some changes to how our families eat. Now, everyone loves a good Sunday dinner. Me included. And there's nothing wrong with that. The problem is when we eat Sunday dinner Monday through Saturday.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelle Obama

I think that people are tired. They're tired of the same old kind of politics. People want a new tone to politics.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michelle Obama

This is really what the White House is all about. It’s the “People’s House.” It’s a place that is steeped in history, but it’s also a place where everyone should feel welcome. And that's why my husband and I have made it our mission to open up the house to as many people as we can.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michelle Obama

How hard you work matters more than how much you make.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Michelle Obama

It's hard to put into words what sometimes you pick up in the ether, the quiet, cruel nuances of not belonging- the subtle cues that tell you to not risk anything, to find your people and just stay put.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michelle Obama

We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture - imagine this - where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelle Obama

I want to feel like the things I did made a difference. That's one of the reasons I spend time greeting people on rope lines, because I'm always thinking, 'Maybe this interaction, particularly if I'm meeting kids, will change someone's life.' That's how I think about the work I do as First Lady. It's a rare spotlight. I want to make sure I don't waste it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelle Obama

Now, a good education is about so much more than just learning geometry or memorizing dates in history. All of that is important, but an education is also about exploring new things -- discovering what makes you come alive, and then being your best at whatever you choose

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michelle Obama

I am not asking anyone to take the fun out of childhood. As we all know, treats are one of the best parts of being a kid. Instead, the goal here is to empower parents instead of undermining them as they try to make healthier choices for their families.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michelle Obama

Childhood obesity isn't about looks. And it's not about weight. It's about how our kids feel. And those are really the implications of the problem and the words that tell a fuller picture of the challenges that we face; you know, kids struggling in ways that they didn't a generation ago.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michelle Obama

Being healthy isn't about inches, pounds, or how kids look - it's about how they feel and making sure they feel good about themselves. So rather than focusing on appearance, it's important to emphasize to kids that when we eat healthy food and stay active, we feel better, and we can perform better in everything we do, from athletics to academics.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelle Obama

Style helps distinguish you . . . It's a great potential opportunity that people tend to leave by the wayside

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michelle Obama

We're [President Barack Obama and I] clear on the fact that we have to stay humble and prayerful. We have to dig down deep to our roots. When things come together, we know some of it is Barack, some of it is us-but a lot of it has nothing to do with either of us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michelle Obama

I'm varying my workouts so it's not just cardio but also includes moves to maintain my flexibility.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michelle Obama

You have to practice success. Success doesn't just show up. If you aren't practicing success today, you won't wake up in 20 years and be successful, because you won't have developed the habits of success, which are small things like finishing what you start, putting a lot of effort into everything you do, being on time, treating people well.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michelle Obama

The one thing I believe is that families are off-limits. And I think my husband said it, and he was clear on that. And I totally agree with him.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michelle Obama

This year's [2016] White House holiday theme is "The Gift of the Holidays," and our decorations reflect some of our greatest gifts as a nation: from our incredible military families, to the life-changing impact of a great education.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Michelle Obama

I was fuming, my ego bruised more than anything. My only thought, in the moment, was I'll show you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michelle Obama

African American children are significantly more likely to be obese than are white children. Nearly half of African American children will develop diabetes at some point in their lives. People, that's half of our children. ...We can build our kids the best schools on earth, but if they don't have the basic nutrition they need to concentrate, they're still going to have a challenge learning.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelle Obama

People want to feel hopeful.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelle Obama

The biggest obstacle facing girls is education, education, education. There are too many kids who think high school is a pit stop to fame and fortune. I want girls in this country to think education is the coolest, most important thing they could ever do in their lives.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michelle Obama

Every day, the people I meet inspire me... every day, they make me proud... every day they remind me how blessed we are to live in the greatest nation on earth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michelle Obama

Earlier in my college career, there was no doubt in my mind that as a member of the Black community I was somehow obligated to this community and would utilize all of my present and future resources to benefit this community first and foremost.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michelle Obama

Parents have a right to expect that their efforts at home won't be undone each day in the school cafeteria or in the vending machine in the hallway. ...Parents have a right to expect that their kids will be served fresh, healthy food that meets high nutritional standards.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michelle Obama

When the average child is now spending nearly eight hours a day in front of some kind of screen, many of their opinions and preferences are being shaped by the marketing campaigns you all create. And that’s where the problem comes in.. ... And I’m here today with one simple request - and that is to do even more and move even faster to market responsibly to our kids.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michelle Obama

Fashion is about so much more than just a pretty pair of pumps or the perfect hemline. For so many people across the country, it is a calling, it is a career, and it's a way they feed their families.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Michelle Obama

All we can do as women is make the best decisions for us. And that includes everything from how you look to how you dress to whether you choose to stay at home or work when you have kids. All those decisions are so personal, and we have to start with finding what brings us joy and what brings us our own individual confidence. And if we're feeling good with those choices, then it makes what everybody else has to say less important.