Best 129 Powerful and Inspirational Quotes by Dr Phil McGraw

Best Dr Phil Quotes


“There is no reality, only perception.”

  1. “Identify the filters through which you view the world. Acknowledge your history without being controlled by it.”
  2. “The most you’ll ever get is what you ask for.
  3. “I am so committed to delivering the information, the stimulation, getting people thinking, get them talking, getting them moving, get them into changing in their lives that I just get absorbed into that, and I forget that we’re on television.”
  4. “I think we pull the trigger on divorce in America way too quickly. I think if you’re going to get a divorce, you’ve got to earn your way out, and that means you’ve got to do all the work. You have to turn over every stone, investigate every avenue of rehabilitation you can before you quit.”
  5. “I’ll promise you the worst possible thing we can ever do, is have suffering with no meaning and no purpose.”
  6. “The most critical choice you’ll ever make is the one you make about what you’re going to do with this. The past is over. The future hasn’t happened yet. The only time is now.”
  7. “So sometimes you have to give yourself what you wish you had gotten from mom or dad.”
  8. “But I can tell you that I have a serious commitment that parents need to do whatever they can to protect children, sometimes from themselves.’
  9. “When you don’t respond to what happens in the world, you don’t respond to what people say to you. What you do is respond to what you say to yourself about what they say to you. It’s all about you, it’s not about them.”
  10. “If you are going to trust somebody, trust yourself, not somebody that doesn’t seem to have your best interest at heart.”
  11. “One of the things I believe is that we’re in the biggest teen crisis in the history of this country.”
  12. “You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge.”
  13. “You’ve got to pick your battles and set yourself up for success.”
  14. “When you choose the behavior you choose the consequences.”
  15. “I want you to get excited about your life!”
  16. “The best way to predict future behaviour is to look at past behaviour.”
  17. “You’ve got to look inside and ask, “What do I want?”
  18. “You cannot be who and what you are unless you have a lifestyle, both internally and externally, that is designed to support that definition of self.”
  19. “If you deny yourself the opportunity to feel fulfilled, to feel like you’re using your gifts, your skills, and your abilities, then your kids are going to get a mother that’s got an emptiness to her.”
  20. “The whole idea of terrorism is to break down our lifestyle from the inside out. But terrorism backfired.”
  21. “So many people have in mind what they want and expect us to do.”
  22. “Are you doing what you’re doing today because you want to do it, or because it’s what you were doing yesterday?”
  23. “Some of the most tragic, hurtful events cause people to rise from the ashes and say, “I will not succumb.”
  24. “What I’ve found in 30 years of working with people, though, is that even those who have the ability to identify key moments typically do not have a fraction of appreciation for how pervasive and far-reaching they can be.”
  25. “And that is a big if Most of us can count on one hand the people who will truly put our interests above their own.”
  26. “What you do is respond to what you say to yourself about what they say to you. It’s all about you, it’s not about them.”
  27. “We all have a social mask, right? We put it on, we go out, put our best foot forward, our best image.”
  28. “I clearly see Americans who are saying “Maybe I was lax and naive before, but I won’t be now, and I will embrace my brothers and sisters and my country more adamantly because you have threatened me.”
  29. “It’s easy to tell these people apart. Those who “get it” understand how things work and have a strategy to create the results they want. Those who don’t are stumbling along looking puzzled, and can be found complaining that they never seem to get a break.”
  30. “You need to operate with the information and skills that are necessary to win. Be prepared, tune in, find out how the game is played and play by the rules.”
  31. “Acknowledge and accept accountability for your life. Understand your role in creating results.”
  32. “You cannot dodge responsibility for how and why your life is the way it is.”
  33. “If you are not happy, you are accountable. You are creating the situations you are in and the emotions that flow from those situations.”
  34. “Don’t play the role of victim, or use past events to build excuses.”
  35. “You will never fix a problem by blaming someone else.”
  36. “Whether the cards you’ve been dealt are good or bad, you’re in charge of yourself now.”
  37. “Remember that if you don’t, someone else will.”
  38. “Learn that the world couldn’t care less about thoughts without actions.”
  39. “Talk is cheap. It’s what you do that determines the script of your life.”


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