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124 Oprah Winfrey Quotes to Empower You (UPLIFT)

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30 Oprah Winfrey Quotes About Life & Success

“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
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
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.
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.
Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.
Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
If you are still breathing, you have a second chance.
If you are still breathing, you have a second chance.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.
You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script.
You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script.
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.
The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.
Knowing your deepest intention can be your guiding force in the creation of a better life.
Knowing your deepest intention can be your guiding force in the creation of a better life.
One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.
One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.
You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.
You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.
Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth.
Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth.
Everyone wants 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.
Everyone wants 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.
You have to know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.
You have to know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.
Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time.
Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time.
The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.
The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.
True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.”
True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.”
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance.
Don’t worry about becoming successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.
Don’t worry about becoming successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
Learn from every mistake, because every experience, encounter, and particularly your mistakes are there to teach you and force you into being more of who you are.
Learn from every mistake, because every experience, encounter, and particularly your mistakes are there to teach you and force you into being more of who you are.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
When you live with an open heart, unexpected, joyful things happen.
When you live with an open heart, unexpected, joyful things happen.
I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we’re not wise enough to see it.
I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we’re not wise enough to see it.

27 Best Oprah Winfrey Quotes to Empower You

“Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to play you small, you are ignoring the owner’s manual your Creator gave you. 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

“You will find true success and happiness if you have only one goal. There really is only one, and that is this: To fulfill the highest, most truthful expression of yourself as a human being. You want to max out your humanity by using your energy to lift yourself up, your family, and the people around you.”

Oprah Winfrey
What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.
What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
The life you want is waiting to rise up to meet you… Will you accept it? Do you feel worthy enough to accept it?
The life you want is waiting to rise up to meet you… Will you accept it? Do you feel worthy enough to accept it?
Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.
Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you – always.
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you – always.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.
The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.
We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
I would like to thank the people who’ve brought me those dark moments, when I felt most wounded, betrayed. You have been my greatest teachers.
I would like to thank the people who’ve brought me those dark moments, when I felt most wounded, betrayed. You have been my greatest teachers.
In the mist of Difficulty lies Opportunity.
In the mist of Difficulty lies Opportunity.
With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.
With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.
The big secret in life is there is no secret. Whatever your goal. You can get there if you’re willing to work. - Oprah Winfrey
The big secret in life is there is no secret. Whatever your goal. You can get there if you’re willing to work. – Oprah Winfrey
If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.
If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.
Where there is no struggle there is no strength.
Where there is no struggle there is no strength.
Opportunity may knock only once but temptation leans on the door bell.
Opportunity may knock only once but temptation leans on the door bell.
I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.
Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.
You look at yourself and you accept yourself for who you are, and once you accept yourself for who you are you become a better person.
You look at yourself and you accept yourself for who you are, and once you accept yourself for who you are you become a better person.
There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.
There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.
So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.
So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.
The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.
If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.
Purpose is the thread that connects the dots to everything you do that leads you to an extraordinary life.
Purpose is the thread that connects the dots to everything you do that leads you to an extraordinary life.

25 Oprah Winfrey Quotes to Inspire You to Become a Better Person

“Wherever you are in your journey, I hope you, too, will keep encountering challenges. It is a blessing to be able to survive them, to be able to keep putting one foot in front of the other—to be in a position to make the climb up life’s mountain, knowing that the summit still lies ahead. And every experience is a valuable teacher.”

Oprah Winfrey
I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.
I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.
Your journey begins with a choice to get up, step out and live fully.
Your journey begins with a choice to get up, step out and live fully.
I don’t believe in failure. It’s not failure if you enjoy the process.
I don’t believe in failure. It’s not failure if you enjoy the process.
You get to know who you really are in a crisis.
You get to know who you really are in a crisis.
When people show you who they are… believe them!
When people show you who they are… believe them!
It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb.
It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb.
The future of life as we know it is being determined by everything we’re doing—and not doing. Now.
The future of life as we know it is being determined by everything we’re doing—and not doing. Now.

“If friends disappoint you over and over, that’s in large part your own fault. Once someone has shown a tendency to be self-centered, you need to recognize that and take care of yourself; people aren’t going to change simply because you want them to.”

Oprah Winfrey
Nobody’s journey is seamless or smooth. We all stumble. We all have setbacks. It’s just life’s way of saying ‘Time to change course.’
Nobody’s journey is seamless or smooth. We all stumble. We all have setbacks. It’s just life’s way of saying ‘Time to change course.’
You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.
You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.
Balance lives in the present. The surest way to lose your footing is to focus on what dreadful things might happen.
Balance lives in the present. The surest way to lose your footing is to focus on what dreadful things might happen.
The way through the challenge is to get still, and ask yourself - What is the next right move?
The way through the challenge is to get still, and ask yourself – What is the next right move?
We have to make the choice—every single day—to exemplify the truth, the respect, and the grace that we wish for this world.
We have to make the choice—every single day—to exemplify the truth, the respect, and the grace that we wish for this world.
What we dwell on is who we become.
What we dwell on is who we become.
Whatever your reason for holding on to resentments, I know this for sure - There is none worth the price you pay in lost time.
Whatever your reason for holding on to resentments, I know this for sure – There is none worth the price you pay in lost time.
Everybody has a story. And there is something to be learned from every experience.
Everybody has a story. And there is something to be learned from every experience.
Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you.
Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you.
That’s what great books do, especially when shared. They shine a light on the unfolding of our own stories.
That’s what great books do, especially when shared. They shine a light on the unfolding of our own stories.
Family should be the place where you can be your most complete self.
Family should be the place where you can be your most complete self.
Our goal must be decency and respect for every human we encounter.
Our goal must be decency and respect for every human we encounter.
The answers keep unfolding as your life expands, if you’re willing to see things for what they are—and what they can be.
The answers keep unfolding as your life expands, if you’re willing to see things for what they are—and what they can be.
The miracle of your existence calls for celebration every day.
The miracle of your existence calls for celebration every day.
I refuse to be quiet in the face of injustice.
I refuse to be quiet in the face of injustice.
Passion is the log that keeps the fire of purpose blazing.
Passion is the log that keeps the fire of purpose blazing.

42 Wisest Oprah Winfrey Quotes

“If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is. Don’t stay because you think “it will get better.” You’ll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better. The only person you can control in a relationship is you.”

Oprah Winfrey
Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world so I can hear my own.
Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world so I can hear my own.
The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now.
The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now.
Align your personality with your purpose, and no one can touch you.
Align your personality with your purpose, and no one can touch you.
Life is reciprocal - the energy you expand always comes back.
Life is reciprocal – the energy you expand always comes back.
Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
As long as I’ve got a voice and a vote, I can use them to help lift up humankind and human consciousness.
As long as I’ve got a voice and a vote, I can use them to help lift up humankind and human consciousness.
Look inward—the loving begins with you.
Look inward—the loving begins with you.
When you know who you are and what you stand for, you stand in wisdom.
When you know who you are and what you stand for, you stand in wisdom.
Follow your feelings. If it feels right, move forward. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.
Follow your feelings. If it feels right, move forward. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.
The best gift anyone can give, I believe, is the gift of sharing themselves.
The best gift anyone can give, I believe, is the gift of sharing themselves.
Move with the flow. Don’t fight the current. Resist nothing. Let life carry you. Don’t try to carry it.
Move with the flow. Don’t fight the current. Resist nothing. Let life carry you. Don’t try to carry it.
If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.
If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.
When you don’t know what to do, do nothing. Get quiet so you can hear the still, small voice—your inner GPS guiding you to true North.
When you don’t know what to do, do nothing. Get quiet so you can hear the still, small voice—your inner GPS guiding you to true North.
Listen to the rhythm of your own calling, and follow that.
Listen to the rhythm of your own calling, and follow that.
I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.
I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.
What you put out is already on its way back to you.
What you put out is already on its way back to you.
It’s the greatest discovery of life - to recognize that you’re more than your body and your mind.
It’s the greatest discovery of life – to recognize that you’re more than your body and your mind.
The only courage you will need is the courage to live the life you are meant to.
The only courage you will need is the courage to live the life you are meant to.
When you're open to receiving them, the possibilities just keep on coming.
When you’re open to receiving them, the possibilities just keep on coming.
Anything you can imagine, you can create.
Anything you can imagine, you can create.
If you don’t heal the wounds of your childhood, you bleed into the future.
If you don’t heal the wounds of your childhood, you bleed into the future.
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.
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.
Use your life to serve the world, and you will find that is also serves you.
Use your life to serve the world, and you will find that is also serves you.
You cannot hate other people without hating your self.
You cannot hate other people without hating your self.
No matter where you are on your journey, that’s exactly where you need to be, The next road is always ahead.
No matter where you are on your journey, that’s exactly where you need to be, The next road is always ahead.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
When you have done everything that you can do, surrender. Give yourself up the power and energy that’s greater than yourself.
When you have done everything that you can do, surrender. Give yourself up the power and energy that’s greater than yourself.
Failing is another stepping stone to greatness.
Failing is another stepping stone to greatness.
What I know is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.
What I know is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.
Change is the one constant we can all be sure of.
Change is the one constant we can all be sure of.
I look for the stillness beneath all of the noise of the world, where everything is timeless.
I look for the stillness beneath all of the noise of the world, where everything is timeless.
The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around.
The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around.
The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life.
The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life.
That’s the gift of gratitude: In order to feel it, your ego has to take a backseat.
That’s the gift of gratitude: In order to feel it, your ego has to take a backseat.
If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.
If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.
All pain is the same; we just choose different ways to release it.
All pain is the same; we just choose different ways to release it.
Everything passes if you learn to hold things lightly.
Everything passes if you learn to hold things lightly.
You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.
You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.
Your true passion should feel like breathing; it’s that natural.
Your true passion should feel like breathing; it’s that natural.
I don’t believe in failure. Failure is just information and an opportunity to change your course.
I don’t believe in failure. Failure is just information and an opportunity to change your course.


Oprah Winfrey Short Biography

Born and raised in Kosciusko, Mississippi, Oprah was originally named Orpah from the Hebrew Bible (mentioned in the Book of Ruth).

But because of the difficulty in pronunciation, she was often called Oprah almost from birth.

I’ve watched various talk shows but nothing captivated me as much as The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is funny yet authoritative, intelligent yet humble.

The first time I watched her on television was in 1995 when she interviewed the cast from Friends.

I wondered to myself, “who is this woman interviewing famous people by asking questions that I secretly wanted to know myself?”

Questions like do you watch your own movies and are you friends in real life, etc.

Since then, I was a fan of Oprah and her TV show. When we look back at her career, it is pretty clear that Oprah has impacted millions of people through her big heart, talent, and charm.

Read the articles below to find out why people love Oprah Winfrey.

Further reading:

Here are the most powerful and inspiring quotes by Oprah Winfrey so you can be encouraged to live life to the fullest.

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