Never has anything or anyone been as universally loved as Michelle Obama.
The Lion King Musical? Ha. Dream on Simba.
Bras without underwire? Close, but no.
Barack Obama? I mean, sure we love you and stuff… just, er, not as much as we love your wife.
As the Obama’s stint in the White House comes to an end we thought it would be a good time to focus on the Wonderwoman of the White House: Michelle Obama.
The First Lady has come out with some fairly amazing quotes about friendship, relationships and ambition in her time. Here are our faves:
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have. Because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.
You’re not supposed to do this perfectly. You don’t do life perfectly. No one does.
Choose people who lift you up.
Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.
There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.
“He’s always asking: ‘Is that new? I haven’t seen that before.’ It’s like, Why don’t you mind your own business? Solve world hunger. Get out of my closet.”
Failing is a crucial part of success. Every time you fail and get back up, you practice perseverance, which is the key to life. Your strength comes in your ability to recover.
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.
Good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt.
The question of what you want to be when you grow up is one that you will eternally be answering.
You have a bad day, you go to bed, you wake up and you work a little harder.
And, of course, our favourite:
Michelle, can you run for President? Please?