As part of the VIP digital press corps for "Oprah's Lifeclass: the Tour" in St. Louis, we were treated to a weekend of unbelievable inspiration. Here are 10 of the most powerful statements of the two tapings on Monday, March 26, and of our behind the scenes time on the tour.
Bishop T.D. Jakes on Finding Your Purpose
"It is passion that gives you the peace you need, but it's the pain that gives you conviction."
Iyanla Vanzant on Getting Past the Pain
"You've got to be willing to lose everything to gain yourself."
Bishop T.D. Jakes on Working Toward a Better Future"You can never reap a dividend when you don't make an investment."
Iyanla Vanzant on Advice for Finding a Partner
"Make space for him in your life. Make space for him in your mind and in your heart and don't expect him to show up in alignment with your criteria."
Oprah Winfrey on Finding Love
"Everybody has the opportunity to find love. We are in a culture that encourages us to seek it in the wrong places."
Bishop T.D. Jakes on Forgiveness
"Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself. It does not exonerate the perpetrator."
Iyanla Vanzant on Having a Vision"You can't get what you want if you don't know what you want."
Oprah Winfrey on Being a Mom
"I couldn't do what I do if I had chosen to have kids. Being a mother is synonymous with sacrifice."
Jimmy Graham on Nurturing Children
"If you give a child love, he can accomplish anything."
Oprah Winfrey on Launching a Network
"This network, for me, is an attempt to stand for what I believe, to be a direction that leads people to the highest, fullest expression of themselves."
Watch "Oprah's Lifeclass: the Tour" on Monday nights at 8pm EST/7pm CST on OWN. Follow the show online at Oprah.com and see the coursework that corresponds to each episode's theme. Join the "Lifeclass" conversation online on Twitter @OprahsLifeclass and using #lifeclass.
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