I try to basically keep my opinions to myself when it comes to people who are charged with crimes that I don't know anything about.
When you're the most successful person in your family, in your neighborhood, and in your town, everybody thinks you're the First National Bank, and you have to figure out for yourself where those boundaries are.
My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.
I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I've become. If I had, I'd have done it a lot earlier.
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
My therapy has come from paying attention to my life.
With age comes the understanding and appreciation of your most important asset, your health.
What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.
Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God's way of moving you in another direction.
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
You alone are enough.
The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.
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.
I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.
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.
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
I think people who have good parents come into the world with a strength, yes, and an advantage.
The challenge of life, I have found, is to build a resume that doesn't simply tell a story about what you want to be, but it's a story about who you want to be.
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.
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.
When you think about growing and being empowered yourself, it is what you've been able to do for other people that leaves you the fullest.
To me, the money is - it's certainly a wonderful thing. But it is in direct proportion to how you're able to bless yourself and bless others with it.
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.
The struggle of my life created empathy - I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.