Dr.Phil McGraw & his esteemed colleague, Dr. Feel

An American television personality, psychologist and author, Dr. Phil McGraw is the host of the psychology themed television show, Dr. Phil. In 1996, Oprah Winfrey hired Phil McGraw to prepare her for the Amarillo Texas beef trial. Winfrey was so impressed with him that she credited him for her victory in that case, which ended in 1998. Soon after, she invited him to appear on her show. His appearance proved so successful that he began appearing weekly, and in 2002, he was given his own syndicated daily TV show, produced by Winfrey’s Harpo Studios. Dr. Phil tackles a different topic on each show, offering advice for his guests’ troubles. In Psychology Today, journalist Pamela Paul writes that McGraw “knows what’s best and he’s not afraid to tell you. Dr. Phil issues counsel as marching orders.” McGraw himself admits that “I’m not the Hush-Puppies™, pipe and ‘Let’s talk about your mother’ kind of psychologist.” McGraw has also authored a number of self-help books covering the topics of esteem,relationships and weight loss.

“Awareness without action is worthless.”

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

“What is the cost to be where you are?”

“Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right.

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

“Life rewards action.”


“You are accountable for your life. Good or bad, successful or unsuccessful, happy or sad, fair or unfair, you own your life.”

“You will never, ever fix your problems blaming someone else. That is for losers. Don’t be a sucker just because it hurts to admit the truth.”

“I am not “just a” anything. I must always be willing to look at new, old, anything. I cannot define myself with a label. I must find my internal truth.”

“Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.”

“The quickest way from A to B is not always at the most feverish pace.”

“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.”


“Are you doing what you’re doing today because you want to do it, or because it’s what you were doing yesterday?”

“We teach people how to treat us.”

“Know and embrace your passions. They are your core. They make you blossom.”

– Phil McGraw  (1950- )

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