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The 58 Best Oprah Winfrey Quotes

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Oprah Winfrey a.k.a. The Queen of Inspiration, herself.

The woman gives away free cars for goodness sake. She’s an angel.

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. Oprah Winfrey

Think Like A Queen

Devote today to something so daring even you can’t believe you’re doing it. Oprah Winfrey

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. Oprah Winfrey

Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance. Oprah Winfrey

We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are. Oprah Winfrey

That’s what life is: an open door to all that is possible. And that’s a powerful thing. Oprah Winfrey

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have. Oprah Winfrey

If you feel incomplete, you alone must fill yourself with love in all your empty, shattered spaces. Oprah Winfrey

When you wake up in the morning looking for the light, the light will come. Oprah Winfrey

There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction. Oprah Winfrey

Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn’t lie. Oprah Winfrey

Surround Yourself With Good

When I look into the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes. Oprah Winfrey

Have the boldness to tell yourself the truth – every bit of it. Oprah Winfrey

You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once. Oprah Winfrey

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. Oprah Winfrey

As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around. Oprah Winfrey

Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey

The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give. Oprah Winfrey

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. Oprah Winfrey

If you don’t know what your passion is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it. Oprah Winfrey

The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Oprah Winfrey

No matter where you are on your journey, that’s exactly where you need to be. The next road is always ahead. Oprah Winfrey

You are responsible for your life. If you’re sitting around waiting on somebody to save you, to fix you, to even help you, you are wasting your time. Only you have the power to move your life forward. Oprah Winfrey

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey

It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb. Oprah Winfrey

It is not failure if you enjoyed the process. Oprah Winfrey

With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice. Oprah Winfrey

Do What You Want To

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. Oprah Winfrey

When your life is on course with its purpose, you are your most powerful. Oprah Winfrey

…most of us are taught to deflect praise. We apologize for our accomplishments. We try to level the field with our family and friends by downplaying our brilliance. We settle for the passenger’s seat when we long to drive…Instead of being filled with all the passion and purpose that enable us to offer our best to the world, we empty ourselves in an effort to silence our critics. The truth is that the naysayers in your life can never be fully satisfied. Whether you hide or shine, they’ll always feel threatened because they don’t believe they are enough. So stop paying attention to them…What I know for sure is this: You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more. To be more splendid. To be more extraordinary. To use every moment to fill yourself up. Oprah Winfrey

The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. Oprah Winfrey

One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn. Oprah Winfrey

If you allow yourself to breathe into the depth, wonder, beauty, craziness, and strife — everything that represents the fullness of your life — you can live fearlessly. Because you come to realize that if you just keep breathing you cannot be conquered. Oprah Winfrey

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work. Oprah Winfrey

You have to know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world. Oprah Winfrey

Life is a big ol’ canvas. And you have every combination of colors to paint with. Oprah Winfrey

You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe. Oprah Winfrey

If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. That is the lesson, and that lesson alone will save you a lot of grief. Oprah Winfrey

When you live with an open heart, unexpected, joyful things happen. Oprah Winfrey

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. Oprah Winfrey

Everybody has a calling. And your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you were meant to be, and to begin to honor that in the best way possible for yourself. Oprah Winfrey

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. Oprah Winfrey

You have to be responsible for the energy you’re putting out into the world. Oprah Winfrey

I was once afraid of people saying, ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say, ‘This is who I am.’ Oprah Winfrey

Experience Everything

You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it. Oprah Winfrey

The chance to love and be loved exists no matter where you are. Oprah Winfrey

The commonality in the human experience is the same. We have the same sorrows, and the same triumphs. Joy is joy is joy. Oprah Winfrey

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. Oprah Winfrey

I believe that everyone is a keeper of a dream – and by tuning into one another’s secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers. Oprah Winfrey

When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are. Oprah Winfrey

Don’t get confused between what people say you are and who you know you are. Oprah Winfrey

If you want the best the world has to offer, offer the world your best. Oprah Winfrey

Dream big – dream very big. Work hard – work very hard. And after you’ve done all you can, you stand, wait and fully surrender. Oprah Winfrey

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