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.
Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.
Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.
Everyone has to learn to think differently, bigger, to open to possibilities.
Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to play you small, you are in essence ignoring the owner’s manual your creator gave you and destroying your design.
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.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
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.
Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it’s right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.
Don’t live your life to please other people.
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.
Don’t back down just to keep the peace. Standing up for your beliefs builds self-confidence and self-esteem.
Be quiet. Part of your responsibility is to honor the quiet inside yourself so you can hear the call.
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.