Whatever has happened to you in your past has no power over this present moment, because life is now.
If you want to feel good, you have to go out and do some good.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.
You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.
I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life.
My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here.
What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people's lives.
My whole reason for creating a network is literally to bring little pieces of light. It's to continue to spread little pieces of light in the world, to illuminate the possibility of the human spirit.
For everyone of us that succeeds, it's because there's somebody there to show you the way out.
Oprah Winfrey — quotes and aphorisms
Don't let people talk you into what they think is you.
I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.
Your job is not just to do what your parents say, what your teachers say, what society says, but to figure out what your heart calling is and to be led by that.
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes.
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
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.
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.