Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Make-You-A-Better-You Quotes from Oprah's Book "Words That Matter"

These is my collection of inspirational quotes which I liked from Oprah's book. As Oprah said read them, savor them, share them and whenever you need a pick-me-up or a bolt of inspiration, return to them.

We become what we think about all day long - Ralph Waldo

There is no discovery without risk- and what you risk reveals what you value. - British Novelist Jeanette Winterson

Excellence is the beat deterrent to racism and sexism, so be excellent. - Jesse Jackson

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for shall he never be disappointed. - Alexander Pope

Fortune helps those who dare - Virgil, poet

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will - George Bernard Shaw, playwright

No matter where you stand right now - you need to give yourself the best you have to offer in this moment. This is it. Rather than depleting about the past, redirect that energy toward the next big push--the one that takes you from enough to better, adequate to extraordinary, the one that helps you rise up from a low moment and reach for your personal best. - Oprah

One of life's greatest risks is never daring to risk. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire - Oprah

Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion - Georg Hegel, Philosopher

Try more things. You should be cooking on all four burners - Breena Clarke, Novelist

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it's a thing to achieved. - William Bryan, Politician

There are no secrets to success. It is a result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. - Colin Powell

I think people who lack self-esteem lack it because they haven't taken enough risks and haven't succeeded enough. Nobody can talk you into feeling good about yourself-you get the solid good feelings from success. - David K. Reynolds

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant...You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it. - John Lennon

If you want to capture people's attention, put your own attention on something that has nothing to do with them. The more you get lost in what you're doing, the more interesting you'll become. - Martha Beck, Life Coach

I think romantic love is one of the great change agents. We come to know ourselves in a different way when we fall in love, and whatever happens to that relationship, we are changed. We know something we didn't know before. We discover capacities that we didn't know we had - Ethel Person, Psychoanalyst

If you are in love...that's about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don't let anyone make it small or light to you. - John Steinbeck, Author

The key to unlocking your confidence is to check your self-perception. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder--and youo have to see yourself as beautiful before you can expect anyone else to. - Phil McGraw

You teach people how to treat you - Phil McGraw

For some reason, society does have the preconceived notion that in order to be a whole individual, we have to be half of a couple. Nothing could be further from the truth...if you have a life rich with friends, family, and career, you're blessed well beyond millions of people who are married and miserable. - Phil McGraw

The pleasure of love is in loving - Francois, Writer

We are most alive when we are in love - John Updike, Author

The first duty of love is to listen - Paul Tillich, Philosopher

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still. - Robert Sternberg, Psychologist

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. - Mignon, Journalist

Love cannot survive if you just give it scraps of yourself, scraps of your time, scraps of your thoughts. - Mary O'Hara, Singer

The definition of a friend is someone who's coming in the door when everybody else is going out. - Phil McGraw

While pointing out a mistake, bring up the good things the other person has done. If you do that, then the person sees that you have a complete picture of him. There is nothing more dangerous than one who has been humiliated, even when you humiliated him rightly. - Nelson Mandela

Great communication begins with connection. What makes us different from one another is so much less important than what makes us alike--we all long for acceptance and significance. - Oprah

The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of someone else. - Arnold Bennett, Author

Hospitality is supposedly something we do for others, but whenever I have guests, I feel like I'm reaping the benefits. Hospitality involves sharing an intimate, private space--your home--and letting someone in shows trust. It shows that we're committed to lasting relationships with our friends, not just quick coffees when it's convenient. Lauren Winner, Author

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust, Novelist

Feeling grateful to or appreciative of someone or something actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value in your life. - Christiane Northrup, Doctor

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be - Abraham Lincoln

Life is an energy exchange of giving and receiving and the way to have what you want is to give what you need. - Oprah

Making others laugh makes you laugh, because it's a selfish and generous action, both at the same time...when we make others laugh, it's exhilarating. It means some one was actually listening to us. Laughter also releases endorphins that ease pain, heartache or sadness. What a gift - Bonnie Hunt, Actress

Music enters our bodies, commandeering the pulse in our veins and reminds is that pleasure isn't a matter of feeling good but of feeling more alive. - Holly Brubach, Journalist

Most of us are brought up to think the key to happiness lies outside ourselves. We look for falling in love, having a family, making a career or building a dream house and we expect that these levels of accomplishment will be enough. But ofter we find that when one level of need is satisfied, another takes its place. - Mark Epstein, Psychiatrist

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. - Storm Jameson, Writer

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. - Sir Wilfred Grenfell, Missionary

The clothes which you wear should make you feel alive. They have to live with you and move with you. That's the key to elegance: not just wearing beautiful things, but making what you're wearing come alive. - Oprah

It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there is no pleasure in the climb. - Oprah

If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think. - Oprah

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me, unless of course if I decide to let them. - Lisa Kogan

The more time you can give to the things you truly care about. the more satisfying your life will feel. - Connie Hatch, Author

Please don't make your career your life. Let it be your passion, let it bring pleasure, but don't let it become your identity. You are so much valuable that that. - Celine Dion

Faith can give us the courage to face the uncertainties of the future. - MLK

What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for. You become what you believe. - Oprah

You cannot control the world outside, but you can choose what you will bring into yourself. If you do not see anything of value in life, begin by finding one thing of beauty every day until it becomes a habit. - Ron Rathbun, Meditation Teacher

The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences. - Jean Rousseau, Philosopher

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