Oprah Winfrey Quotes On Success, Love and Self Worth

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful women in the world. She is a media mogul, actress, and philanthropist. Oprah has said many wise things over the years, and her quotes are a source of wisdom for many people. Here are some of my favorite Oprah Winfrey quotes.

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Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She is one of the most influential talk-show hosts in the world and has a long list of accomplishments, both personal and professional. 

 She was raised by her maternal grandparents. Winfrey was sexually abused by her cousin, uncle, and family friend. 

Winfrey began her career working in radio, before moving to television. She became famous as the host of the talk show “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. The show was a huge success, and Winfrey became a household name. 

She has since used her fame to advocate for various causes, including education and victims of sexual abuse.

Winfrey’s legacy is one of unparalleled success. She is one of the most successful talk-show hosts of all time and has used her influence to create a media empire.

She has also used her money and fame to help others, creating the Oprah Winfrey Foundation to help women and children in need. Winfrey’s legacy is one of self-reliance, compassion, and generosity.

Here are some of our favorite Oprah Winfrey quotes.

101 Oprah Winfrey Quotes

  1. “If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.”

2. “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”

3. “True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.”

4. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”

5. “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.”

6. “You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.”

7. “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”

8. “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.”

9. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”

10. “Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.”

11. “The big secret in life is there is no secret. Whatever your goal. You can get there if you’re willing to work.”

12. “The best of times is now.”

13. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

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14. “Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.”

15. “You aren’t your past, you are probability of your future.”

16. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”

17. “You can have it all. Just not all at once.”

18. “Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different, it’s accepting the past for what it was, and using this moment and this time to help yourself move forward.”

19. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. ”

20. “You are where you are in life because of what you believe is possible for yourself.”

21. “Follow your feelings. If it feels right, move forward. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.”

22. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”

23. “Your true passion should feel like breathing; it’s that natural.”

24. “Life is about becoming more of who you really are….”

26. “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.”

27. “To love yourself is a never-ending journey.”

28. “Opportunity may knock only once but temptation leans on the door bell”

29. “I don’t want anyone who doesn’t want me.”

30. “What I love most about reading: It gives you the ability to reach higher ground. And keep climbing.”

31. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

32. “Know this for sure: When you get the chance, go for it.”

Oprah Winfrey Quotes on success

33. “If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.”

34. “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.”

35. “Think like a queen. A queen if not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”

36. “You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.”

37. “Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.”

38. “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.”

39. “The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.”

40. “Balance lives in the present.”

41. “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.”

42. “Devote today to something so daring even you can’t believe you’re doing it.”

43. “The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.”

44. “Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and there discovered was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.”

45. “I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.”

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Oprah Winfrey quotes on life

46. “Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”

47. “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.”

48. “Listen. Pay attention. Treasure every moment.”

49. “I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible.”

50. “You get to know who you really are in a crisis.”

51. “My idea is to give hope, because where there is no hope, there is no vision, and where there is no vision, people will perish.”

52. “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.”

53. “Whose life did you touch? Who did you love, and who loved you back?”

54. “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.”

55. “I believe the choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself.”

56. “I believe there’s a calling for all of us. I know that every human being has value and purpose. The real work of our lives is to become aware. And awakened. To answer the call.”

57. “The essential question is not, “How busy are you?’ but ‘What are you busy at?’ ‘Are you doing what fulfills you?”

58. “I’ve learned that you can’t have everything and do everything at the same time.”

59. “When you know better…You do better.”

60. “I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes.”

Oprah Winfrey motivational quotes

61. “Improving your life doesn’t have to be about changing everything – it’s about making changes that count.”

62. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the mext moment”

63. “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.”

64. “Everything happens for a reason, even when we are not wise enough to see it. When there is no struggle, there is no strength.”

65. “Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”

66. “What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you.”

67. “One if the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.”

68. “Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.”

69. “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.”

70. “I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.”

71. “Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth.”

72. “Make a decision and watch your life move forward.”

73. “Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.”

Oprah Quotes of wisdom

74. “Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life’s blessings.”

75. “The true meaning of courage is to be afraid, and then, with your knees knocking and your heart racing, to step out anyway—even when that step makes sense to nobody but you. I know that’s not easy. But making a bold move is the only way to truly advance toward the grandest vision the universe has for you.”

75. “One of the greatest gifts you can give is your undivided attention.”

76. “Whatever you fear most has no power–it is your fear that has the power”

77. “‎Surround yourself only with those who will lift you higher.”

78. “Difficulties come when you don’t pay attention to life’s whisper. Life always whispers to you first, but if you ignore the whisper, sooner or later you’ll get a scream”

79. “When people show you who they are … believe them!”

80. “Life is full of many unpredictable changes… Let go of chaos yesterday; cheerfully live for today, and look forward to tomorrow with greater possibilities… It’s our imperfections that make us perfect in our own unique ways”

81. “Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.”

82. “When I didn’t have friends, I had books.”

83. “It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb.”

84. “Even as a kid, my memories are of books taking me out of myself.”

85. “What other people label or might try to call failure, I have learned is just God’s way of pointing you in a new direction”

86. “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. ”

87. “What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for. You become what you believe.”

88. “Always take a stand for yourself, your values. You’re defined by what you stand for”

89. “It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you – always.”

90. “What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.”

91. “My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”

92. “You face the biggest challenge of all: to have the courage to seek your big dream regardless of what anyone says. You are the only person alive who can see your big picture and even you can’t see it all.”

93. “Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.”

94. “I will tell you that there have been no failures in my life. I don’t want to sound like some metaphysical queen,but there have been no failures. There have been some tremendous lessons.”

95. “What I know for sure is that reading opens you up. It exposes you and gives you access to anything your mind can hold. What I love most about reading: It gives you the ability to reach higher ground. And keep climbing.”

96. “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe”

97. “After the hundreds of stories I’ve heard of atrocities around the globe, I know that if you’re a woman born in the United States, you’re one of the luckiest women in the world. Take your good fortune and lift your life to its highest calling. Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.”

98. “There’s a difference between thinking you deserve to be happy and knowing that you are worthy of being happy. Your being alive makes worthiness your birthright. You alone are enough.”

99. “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.”

100. “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.”

101. “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.”

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