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Marie Osmond Quotes

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Marie Osmond quotes: on everything from family to aging to show business.

“Life just kind of puts you out there.  I think through all of those insecurities, you learn lessons along the way.  And the things that are difficult make you stronger if you let them, instead of letting them beat you down.”

“Stay true to yourself.”

“Life can be real tough.  You can either learn from your problems, or keep repeating them over and over.”

“When life knocks you down, get up.”

“If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.”

“You can do everything you can to try to stop bad things from happening to you, but eventually things will happen, so the best prevention is a positive attitude.”

“Don’t miss the present moment by living in the past or anticipating the future.”

“Never be too busy to listen to your instinctive feelings when something feels wrong.”

“You need to be able to manage stress because hard times will come, and a positive outlook is what gets you through.”

“I don’t claim to know everything.  I claim to be a seeker of knowledge.”

“We can have all the knowledge in the world… but it’s the wisdom that we need to find.”

“I was raised to believe that there is always something new that you can learn from the people you work with in every capacity.”

“I was new to starting a business, but I’ve never been afraid to ask for help.  I believe that has been a great asset.  I reached out to the best people I could find, and I educated myself.”

“If there is one piece of advice I would share with aspiring female entrepreneurs, it’s this: ask questions.  It’s not a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of strength.  And be particular about the people you associate with.  I don’t surround myself with ‘yes’ people.  Hire people who will tell you the truth, and listen when they talk and check your ego at the door.  I believe people will work harder for you when they feel you listen and value their opinions and thoughts.”

“Build a strong work ethic.  Hard work is what builds self-esteem.”

“I’m not afraid to work.  I’m not afraid to try something new.  I’m not afraid to fail.”

“Discipline is a muscle.  You have to strengthen it to be able to do the things you want to do in this life.”

“Learn from the best.”

“Only take on challenges that you are passionate about.  That passion is what gives you the courage to look beyond what you know and can do, at the risk of failure.  To me, that was the catalyst that springboarded me into the entrepreneurial world.”

“Women are so strong and knowledgeable.  You know, instead of competing with each other, I would love to complete each other.  Take away that wall of competition and say, ‘Hey, let’s just all get together and help each other be brilliant.'”

“Being of service to others is what brings true happiness.”

“I credit my parents.  Even if I had wanted to be a spoiled celebrity, bless their hearts, they would never have let me.”

“My father and mother taught us to work hard in everything we did, not just in entertainment.”

“My mother has always been my role model, and I believe my survival in the entertainment business is in large part due to my desire to be a strong woman like my mother.  She is my hero.”

“My mother never asked me to do anything she wouldn’t do herself.  She always taught by example.”

“To be a mother takes passion, commitment, energy, sacrifice, intuition, sensitivity, intelligence, focus, and endless amounts of love.”

“You know, you don’t work 30 something years in this business without knowing how to push yourself.”

“Love yourself enough to know that as a women and especially a mother, you have to take care of yourself first, before you can take care of others.  This is so true.  If you want to be a great mom, take care of yourself and then you will be better able to help others.  What better way to teach your children healthy behaviors than by living what you teach.”

“You marry at the level of your self-esteem; make sure you have self-worth.”

“When you have a baby, love is automatic.  When you get married, love is earned.”

“When I lost my son, you know, those are the things that really bite and they determine who you are inside and what your belief structure is.  I just know that death is sort of a rebirth for me.  They move on, and even though we miss them here… I know I’ll see them again.  There’s no question in my mind.  It’s tough, you know, but it’s okay.  It’s okay.”

“There’s always ‘what ifs.’  I think if you live in ‘what ifs,’ you stop living.  You can’t sit in something; you have to move forward.”

“Stepping away from sadness into light again and walking forward with my life—I think we teach our children to do those things.  But really, we don’t teach them anything.  They teach us to have strength for them.”

“I believe in laughter.  I believe it’s the greatest gift we have.  It’s a great thing we have to relive that terrible place, that pit inside of your heart.”

“I have great faith in God.  Without faith, I don’t know how I would have been able to get through what I’ve been through.”

“I don’t tell my children, ‘If you’re not good, you’re going to hell.’  I tell my children that God will be there for them when they struggle.  That’s the God I believe in.”

“The work I do for children’s hospitals will be there for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  In the meanwhile, if I can bring some joy and help make life easier for people, that makes me very happy.”

“The good Lord made us all out of iron.  Then he turns up the heat to forge some of us into steel.”

“I have always lived the way I wanted regardless of whether or not it was popular.”

“I feel blessed.  I am a woman who has been able to work in the entertainment business for five decades.  I don’t want to age, but I would never take back a year for the wisdom I’ve gained in that time.”

“Family must be fought for, sacrificed for, held up and recognized as the most precious reward given to mankind.”

“I now understand why God made it so that we age.  You have to learn, and you can’t learn about life any other way than through time and years.  I can see why he set our lifespan for as long as he did, too.  I want to learn lessons, help other people and move on.”

“It really is just common sense and love is truly the key.  That’s something I do believe that is key in all of our life.”

“The key is love… and that means loving the season of your life you are in… capture in your heart the moments your children are young… appreciate your wisdom, speak your mind and give back to the community… cherish your loved ones, rest in a job well-done, love the simple pleasures of life.”

“It’s been an interesting life.”

“I’ve just been blessed.  I really feel like I’m a very blessed person.”

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