We learned about dignity and decency – that how hard you work matters more than how much you make… that helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself.
More quotes by Michelle Obama
It has to be a true partnership, and you have to really really like and respect the person you’re married to because it is a hard road.
Our first job in life as women, I think, is to get to know ourselves. And I think a lot of times we don’t do that. We spend our time pleasing, satisfying, looking out into the world to define who we are – listening to the messages, the images, the limited definitions that people have of who we are.
You have to get that mom face right, like, ‘Oh, did that happen? Tell me more.’ Trying not to react so you get the good information. I tried to tell Sasha and Malia, ‘Do not go to other 14-year-olds for information, ’cause all you all are dumb. Talk to me.’ It’s like, ‘All of you are dumb. You know nothing. Love you!’ So, let’s just talk about it. Don’t ask Olivia what she thinks about sex. She doesn’t know!
I was loved dearly by my father but I was never so precious that he didn’t think that I could be in there right at the table.
And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values, like you work hard for what you want in life. That your word is your bond; that you do what you say you’re going to do. That you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them and even if you don’t agree with them.
More quotes about Wisdom
The thief. Once committed beyond a certain point he should not worry himself too much about not being a thief any more. Thieving is God’s message to him. Let him try and be a good thief.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
One way of getting an idea of our fellow-countrymen’s miseries is to go and look at their pleasures.
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.