|"As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around"|
|"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.
|"Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
|"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.
|"Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure"|
|"Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it."|
|"Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
|"Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus. "|
|"Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself"|
|"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"|
|"I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear"|
|"I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process."|
|"I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life"|
|"I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as someone who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good."|
|"I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity"|
|"I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life."|
|"It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about. "|
|"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you"|
|"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.
|"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not. "|
|"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams."|
|"The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude"|
|"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate"|
|"Turn your wounds into wisdom.
|"Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have"|
|"We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
|"What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.
|"When I look into the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes.
|"When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
|"You CAN have it all. You just can't have it all at once.
|"You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it"|