Iyanla Vanzant

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October 11: Letting Go of Anger
On Tuesday, October 11, Iyanla Vanzant, author of Peace from Broken Pieces, joined Oprah for her first appearance. Read some of our favorite quotes below—and watch the full webcast again here.

"There are two emotions: love and fear." — Iyanla Vanzant

"You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people. But until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed." — Iyanla Vanzant

"We have a tendency to always test people's love. 'I want to see how badly I have to behave before you'll leave me. Because I don't really think you want me anyhow.'" — Iyanla Vanzant

"You are never angry for the reason you think you are. There's an older hurt under that."
— Iyanla Vanzant

"My favorite definition [of forgiveness] is giving up the hope that the past could be any different."
— Oprah

"Create what you want as opposed to being stuck in what you didn't have." — Iyanla Vanzant

"The best students get the hardest lessons." — Iyanla Vanzant

Next: Oprah and Cheryl Richardson on why you become what you believe

More from Iyanla: How to heal the wounds of your past
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