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Quotes From Oprah's Life Class

Updated on March 27, 2013

When Oprah's Life Class premiered on October 10th, 2011, I admit that I was hesitant to watch it. Don't get me wrong I love all things Oprah, but this seemed a little boring and after watching the commercials I wasn't sure how the episodes would come across. I am happy to say I was wrong in my judgements and from the very first time I watched it, I was hooked. The lessons she imparts have applications in everyone's lives including my own. There have been many "aha" moments, as Oprah calls them, each and every episode I have watched. From lessons on forgiveness to friendships and letting go of the past, the lessons I have learned stay with me even after the show is over. I look forward to each and every show knowing that what she and her guests have to share can impact my life in such a positive way.

Along the way, Oprah has had many guest speakers and audience members tell their stories and impart their wisdom to the audience. There are many guests who have come back on several occasions and it is through their words and wisdom I have learned so much. The following quotes come from spiritual leaders, motivational speakers and past guests who include: Iyanla Vanzant, Tony Robbins, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Deepak Chopra, and Pastor Joel Osteen. These leaders all come from different backgrounds and offer insights from past experiences. Their diversity in thought is what comes together to make such powerful and profound realizations.

Top Quotes

1. "Stop. Take three deep breaths and smile everywhere in your body. Observing what is happening in your body. Proceed now with kindness and understanding." -Deepak Chopra

2. "Whatever you are struggling with is a reminder for you to find true purpose in your lifetime." -Deepak Chopra

3. "I remember the past and I learn from it. I rejoice and celebrate in the present, and I re-imagine the future. Now is the moment that never ends." -Deepak Chopra

4. "Your children will never listen to what you say, but they will mirror your nuances. Especially when they are in the first three years of life; that's when you influence them. If you want to influence your children, you have to be the example." -Deepak Chopra

5."The past is gone, the future is not here, now I am free of both. Right now, I choose joy." - Deepak Chopra

6. What we don't recognize is holding onto resentment is like holding onto your breath. You'll soon start to suffocate." -Deepak Chopra

7. "Courage is feeling the fear and doing it anyway." -Oprah

8. "Holding onto anger allows your past to define your present. Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could be any different." -Oprah

9. "When you focus on serving, there is no fear in you." -Tony Robbins

10. "We are distracted from our greatness because are greatness is what scares us. Right where you are...God is." -Iyanla Vanzant

11. "The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first." -Iyanla Vanzant

12. "It is passion that gives you the peace you need, but it's the pain that gives you conviction." -Bishop T.D. Jakes

13. "Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. It does not exonerate the perpetrator." -Bishop T.D. Jakes

14. "When you haven't forgiven those who hurt you, you turn your back against your future. When you do forgive, you start walking forward." -Tyler Perry

15. There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness," -John Connolly

Sometimes all it takes is one sentence spoken by one person to change your whole perspective on a situation. I know for me personally the quotes on forgiveness really spoke to me and allowed me to see things in a whole new light. The power of the spoken and written word is evident in the quotes from above. Please feel free to share your favorite quotes!


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      jenbeach21 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks vocalcoach. #13 is also a personal favorite of mine. Really being able to understand and apply it is very freeing!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      These are all great quotes. One of my fav's is #13. These would be good to read every day!

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      jenbeach21 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks Audrey!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      I loved #11---

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      jenbeach21 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Christy!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      These are wonderful quotes Jen. I am sharing it and also bookmarking for another read soon. Thank-you.

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      jenbeach21 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks for reading Kitkat!

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      kitkat1141 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These are all powerful quotes. Thank you for pulling them all together.

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      jenbeach21 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks heartexpressions!

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      heartexpressions 5 years ago

      Very well written - great hub!

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      jenbeach21 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you for the comments Sunshine and Teaches. I too like number 15 and pretty much anything by Bishop T.D. Jakes.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I like your feature on Ophra and guests. She has made many positive contributions to society and her quotes are inspiring. I especially love her quote 7 & 8, and T.D. Jakes quote. A great hub post!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I like quotes #1- #15. I couldn't decide on just one! Excellent hub!