By Katie Reilly
July 26, 2016
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Katie Reilly is a reporter for TIME.

First Lady Michelle Obama’s impassioned speech stole the show during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday.

As she urged Americans to vote for Hillary Clinton, she spoke about her personal experience in the White House, serving as a role model to young Americans while watching her own daughters grow up during the past eight years. She emphasized her belief that the president who follows her husband should “be guided every day by the love and hope and impossibly big dreams that we all have for our children.”

Here are five highlights from her address. (Read the speech in its entirety here.)

1. “When they go low, we go high”

2. “We know that our words and actions matter”

3. “Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life”

4. “The issues a president faces … cannot be boiled down to 140 characters”

5. “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves”

Write to Katie Reilly at Katie.Reilly@time.com.

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