The happiest people don't have the best of everything,
they make the best of everything.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
Whether you flounder or flourish is always in your hands - you are the
single biggest influence in your life. Your journey begins with a choice
to get up, step out, and live fully.
So learning to appreciate your lessons, mistakes, and setbacks
as stepping-stones to the future is a clear sign you're moving in
the right direction.
Live free of regret and filled with as much joy,
fun, and laughter as you can stand. You have a choice.
Love is the essential existential fact. It is our ultimate reality
and our purpose on earth.
A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.
You have control over your life, and it is only when you recognize that,
and is willing to be responsible for your life that you can truely soar,
and I believe that it's possible in our lifetime to fly if you want to."
Your calling isn't something that somebody can tell you about.
It's what you feel. It is the thing that gives you juice.
The thing that you are supposed to do. And nobody can tell you what that is.
You know it inside yourself.
We should no longer allow a mother to be defined as "just a mom". It is on
her back that great nations are built. We should no longer allow any
woman's voice to be drowned out or disregarded. As we affirm other women,
and as we teach our sons, husbands and friends to hold them in the
highest regard, we honor both the mothers whose shoulders we've
stood on and the daughters who will one day stand tall on ours.
As children, we don't get to pick the ways in which we're loved.
But then we grow up, and if we're smart and prepared and very
determined, every once in a while we actually do get the life we wanted.
Oprah Winfrey, Food, Health, and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life
Life is full of delightful treasures, if we take a moment to appreciate them.
I call them ahhh moments, and I've learned how to create them for myself.
Oprah Winfrey, What I Know For Sure
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You have the choice this very moment - the only moment you have for
certain. I hope you aren't so wrapped up in nonessential stuff that you
forget to really enjoy yourself - because this moment is about to be over.
Oprah Winfrey, What I Know For Sure
Morning walks with my dogs represent a form of prayer for me,
taking time to delight in the glory of nature that surrounds me.
Oprah Winfrey, The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations
And that is really what we're all trying to do, become more of ourselves.
And I believe that there's a lesson in almost everything that you do and
every experience, and getting the lesson is how you move forward.
It's how you enrich your spirit. And, trust me, I know that inner
wisdom is more precious than wealth. The more you spend it,
the more you gain.
Oprah Winfrey, Stanford's Commencement Ceremony Sunday, June 15, 2008
I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling
that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed
is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others
in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of
the universe to lead you.
I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an
And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how
much you are rewarded, or how much power you have.
Making A Difference |
Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three,
and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went
beyond our farm in Mississippi.
Quotes about Books |
Every time you state what you want or believe, you're the first to hear it.
It's a message to both you and others about what you think is possible.
Don't put a ceiling on yourself.
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For everyone of us that succeeds, it's because there's somebody
there to show you the way out. The light doesn't always necessarily
have to be in your family; for me it was teachers and school.
Getting my lifelong weight struggle under control has come from a
process of treating myself as well as I treat others in every way.
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