Phil McGraw Quotes


Best 60 Quotes by Phil McGraw – Page 1 of 2

“Anger is nothing more than an outward expression of hurt, fear and frustration.”

“At the end of the day, whether or not those people are comfortable with how you're living your life doesn't matter. What matters is whether you're comfortable with it.”

“Awareness without action is worthless.”

“Change can come in either of two important ways: start behaving positively or stop behaving negatively.”

“Do you realize that you can't play the game of life with sweaty palms?”

“Don't wait until you're in a crisis to come up with a crisis plan.”

“Eighty percent of all choices are based on fear. Most people don’t choose what they want; they choose what they think is safe.”

“Every one of us have things that we believe about ourselves when nobody else is looking, nobody else is listening, nobody else is monitoring what we're doing. We believe things about ourself.”

“Everyone faces the challenge of finding meaning to their suffering.”

“I do not believe, even remotely, that you have to have a partner in your life in order to be whole, in order to be complete, in order to be fulfilled. You just don't have to.”

“I don't care how pumped up or psyched you are to start a new diet or a new program – that emotion will fade.”

“I think you're running into a lot of trouble if your idea of foreplay is: Brace yourself honey, here I come!”

“I'm embarrassed every time I look a teacher in the eye, because we ask them to do so much for so little.”

“I'm one of those that believes you can't be one kind of a man and another kind of president.”

“I've talked to so many people, men and women alike, that get overweight and their self-esteem just goes in the tank. They think they're judged. They think they're unattractive.”

“If I was on the air and was just kind of a plain-vanilla personality that took the safe road and the safe way trying to please all of the people all of the time, I'd been gone in two weeks.”

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“If you don’t have a plan, days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, months turn into years, and before you know it, you’re looking back and saying, I should’ve had a plan.”

“If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.”

“If you've gone into a marriage and you haven't been clear about how you're going to handle money, how you want to raise kids, who is going to work or stay home or what have you, then you've set yourself up for failure.”

“In the meantime, let’s agree that what makes a problem big is simply that it’s yours.”

“It's better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.”

“It's great if the in-laws themselves put up boundaries. But if they won't; it's up to their grown kids to do it and enforce them.”

“It's hard to see your own face without a mirror.”

“It's so much easier to tell people what they want to hear instead of what they need to hear.”

“It’s time for you to claim the happiness that you deserve in your life.”

“Life is a full-contact sport, and there's a score up on the board.”

“Life rewards action.”

“Life's managed, not cured.”

“My dad used to say: You wouldn't worry so much about what people thought about you if you knew how seldom they did.”

“People do what works.”

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