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Dr. Joyce Brothers quotes

1927 - 2013, American family psychologist, columnist and TV personality; author of "Widowed"

The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of
the process of getting to the top.
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No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least
five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive.
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My husband and I have never considered divorce... murder sometimes, but never divorce.
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Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
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Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
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Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three
meals a day, sharing the workload and remembering to carry out the trash.
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Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than
about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to
be vulnerable.
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When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
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Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
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I don't give advice. I can't tell anybody what to do. Instead I say this is what we know about
this problem at this time. And here are the consequences of these actions.
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When you come right down to it, the secret of having it all is loving it all.
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No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn't take the first pill that comes along.
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The best proof of love is trust.
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The world at large does not judge us by who we are and what we know; it judges us by what
we have.
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I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
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Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift…
The hangover comes the day after.
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A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
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We control fifty percent of a relationship. We influence one hundred percent of it.
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Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the crudest words.
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Music is stored in our long-term memory. When we learn something through music, we tend
to remember it longer and believe it more deeply.
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Strong families use the word "we" a lot, but "I" is never forgotten.
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In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever
find them.
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Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you've become a comfortable,
trusted element in another person's life.
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If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet, he never would
have written Macbeth.
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Those who have easy, cheerful attitudes tend to be happier than those with less pleasant
temperaments, regardless of money, "making it", or success.
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For some reason, we see divorce as a signal of failure, despite the fact that each of us has a
right, and an obligation, to rectify any other mistake we make in life.
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