Michelle Obama's best quotes can help us get through the next four years

by Emma Henderson
Jan 19, 2017 at 5:53 p.m. ET

Michelle Obama's speeches are getting a lot of attention this week thanks to some not-so-subtle plagiarizing from Melania Trump at the Republican National Convention. 

But our current first lady has always had a way with words. For the past eight years, Michelle has moved us with her powerful words and hard-hitting speeches. So we're looking back at all the amazing things she's said with 25 quotes from the lady in the White House herself.

1/28 :Move forward

During Michelle Obama's final late-night appearance as first lady, she had this message for everyone.

3/28 :Making a difference

Spoken from someone who truly knows how to make a difference. 

4/28 :Stay true to yourself

Love this!

5/28 :People who lift you up

This lady knows how to say a lot with just a few words. 

6/28 :Door of opportunity

The only thing better than seizing opportunities is sharing them with others. 

7/28 :Success

Make it your own!

8/28 :You are beautiful

Yes, you are!

9/28 :Educating girls

Yes to girl power!

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The coolest!

11/28 :Women's potential

Couldn't have said it better!

12/28 :Achievement

There's nothing a little hard work can't do. 

13/28 :Extraordinary women

They sure taught her well!

14/28 :No limit

Reach for the stars, ladies!

15/28 :Holes in our hearts

Sad but true.

16/28 :Earn it

It's not something you get, it's something you earn.

17/28 :Helping others

Never leave others behind while you're getting ahead. 

18 /28: Confidence and fortitude

18/28 :Confidence and fortitude

Confidence is key!

19/28 :History yet to be made

We've still got a long way to go. 

20/28 :'To do' list

Don't forget about yourself!

21/28 :Fear

Coming from one fearless woman.

22/28 :Survivors

There's nothing stronger than embracing your scars. 

23/28 :Respect

Every woman.

24/28 :Stand up

Stand up, ladies!

25/28 :Strength

Never be afraid to ask for help. 

26/28 :Hungry to succeed

Our failures can be our greatest source of inspiration. 

27/28 :Courage and hope

With these two things, you can't be beat. 

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