Happy Birthday Michelle Obama! Our Favorite Quotes From The First Lady

Today is Michelle Obama’s 49th birthday! Regardless of your political stance, the First Lady is pretty cool and a really inspiring woman. I think she’s fabulous, and she’s definitely the cool mom. She’s a serious advocate for nutrition and healthy eating. Plus she’s a seriously awesome fashion icon.

I rounded up some of the best Michelle Obama quotes to celebrate her birthday today!


She wants us to be honest

"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."

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She likes music

"I have a very eclectic iPod. So I've got my cardio people - so it's anything from Beyonce to some Jay-Z to Janelle Monae, her song 'Tightrope,' that's a good cardio song. And then I've got Sting. I've got Mary J. Blige. I've got The Beatles. I've got Michael Jackson. I try to pick the songs that I personally love."

Quote source: Brainy Quote

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She knows being smart is important

"I never cut class. I loved getting As, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world."

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She's a good example

"I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity."

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She's not afraid to meet new people

"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."

Quote source: Brainy Quote

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She picks good friends

"Choose people who lift you up."

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She knows standardized tests aren't everything

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

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She loves fries

"I'm a fry lover."

Quote source: Brainy Quote

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She thinks you should be yourself

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

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Photo source: WENN

She's a good mom

"I am so tired of fear. And I don't want my girls to live in a country, in a world, based on fear."

Quote source: Brainy Quote

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What’s your favorite Michelle Obama quote? Tell me in the comments!

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