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Michelle Blue


As International Women’s Month draws to a close, we are still missing our favorite First Lady, Michelle Obama. Here are 9 insightful quotes from Michelle herself to get us through life (or at least through the rest of the week), from Pocket Michelle Obama Wisdom: Wise and Inspirational Words from Michelle Obama.

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Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed.

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I want to be this really fly 80, 90-year-old.

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There are still so many causes worth sacrificing for. There is still so much history to be made.


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Don’t just be book-smart, be smart about the world – know your community, know your politics.

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I am always irritated by the “You can have it all” statement. It’s a ridiculous aspiration. I don’t want women out there to have that expectation that if they’re not having it all, then they’re somehow failing.

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When I hear negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am. 

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People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together. 


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I want you to understand that every scar that you have is a reminder not just that you got hurt but that you survived. 

Michelle Obama Amy Poehler

While our circumstances may be different, in so many ways, the solutions to our struggles are the same. 

Michelle Obama Leslie Knope


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photos via GiphyWikimedia Commons and Flickr 


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