10 Share-Worthy Obama Quotes for Teachers

10 thought-provoking quotes from our 44th President and First Lady to help you reflect on their time in office.

As the Inauguration of a new president approaches and you discuss the transition of power with your students, you and your students may be reflecting on the presidency of Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. We’ve gathered ten quotes that are worthy of sharing with students during your conversations.

Quotes by President Barack Obama:


“We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.”




“We still believe that this should be a place where you can make it if you try.”






Quotes by First Lady Michelle Obama:


“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.”




“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.”