Top 20 Things Oprah Knows for Sure (Part 2)

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

7. If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, that will be enough. (From the German theologian and humanist Meister Eckhart.)

8. The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.

9. Failure is a signpost to turn you in another direction.

10. If you make a choice that goes against what everyone else thinks, the world will not fall apart.


Source: Oprah.com

Top 20 Things Oprah Knows for Sure (Part 1)

1. What you put out comes back all the time, no matter what. (This is my creed.)

2. You define your own life. Don't let other people write your script.

3. Whatever someone did to you in the past has no power over the present. Only you give it power.

4. When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. (A lesson from Maya Angelou.)

5. Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you.


Source: Oprah.com


A doctor and an engineer fall in love with the same pretty nurse. The engineer has to attend a seminar. “I’ll be away for a week,” the engineer tells the nurse, “and I have a present for you but don’t open it until I leave.”

When she unwrapped the gift, she found seven apples with a note: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

Valentine's Day Quotations (Part 3)

Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.
- Leo Tolstoy

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way
than this: where I does not exist nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.
- Pablo Neruda, "Love Sonnet XVII"

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
- Dorothy Parker

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
- Zora Neale Hurston

I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.
- Alice Walker

Valentine's Day Quotations (Part 2)

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
-Helen Keller

Love has no desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires;
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
- Anais Nin

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Valentine's Day Quotations (Part 1)

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
- Aristotle

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
- Henry Ward Beecher