128+ EXCLUSIVE Oprah Winfrey Quotes You Need to Hear Today

What did Oprah Winfrey accomplish? Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media executive, actress, talk show host and philanthropist. career has spanned every form of media and beyond. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history. Her greatest accomplishments are being Chairwoman and CEO of both Harpo Productions and The Oprah Winfrey Network.

As an inspirational and wise figure, Oprah Winfrey quotes will empower you to strive to be the best that you can be and inspire you the live with passion and peace.

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Best Oprah Winfrey Quotes

Turn your wounds into wisdom. ― 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

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. ― Oprah Winfrey

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

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Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. ― Oprah Winfrey

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

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. ― Oprah Winfrey

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

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Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ― Oprah Winfrey

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

Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow. ― Oprah Winfrey

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

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Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe. ― Oprah Winfrey

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

You can have it all. Just not all at once. ― Oprah Winfrey

If you are still breathing, you have a second chance. ― Oprah Winfrey

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

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. ― Oprah Winfrey

You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on. ― Oprah Winfrey

oprah winfrey quotes about life

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. This is your moment. Own it. ― Oprah Winfrey

Move with the flow. Don’t fight the current. Resist nothing. Let life carry you. Don’t try to carry it. ― Oprah Winfrey-Oprah Winfrey

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

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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

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

If you don’t heal the wounds of your childhood, you bleed into the future. ― Oprah Winfrey

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. ― Oprah Winfrey

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Listen to the rhythm of your own calling and follow that. ― Oprah Winfrey

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. ― Oprah Winfrey

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

You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script. ― Oprah Winfrey

Inspirational Oprah Winfrey Quotes On Success, Happiness and Life

  • I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • 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. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience.’ ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Everybody has a story. And there is something to be learned from every experience. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • The miracle of your existence calls for celebration every day. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who, from an early age, knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • 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. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb. ― 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
  • Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Use your life to serve the world, and you will find that is also serves you. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • 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. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different. ― 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.’ ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Failure is a great teacher. If you’re open to it every mistake has a lesson to offer. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • You are where you are in life because of what you believe is possible for yourself. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Learn from every mistake, because every experience, particularly your mistakes, are there to teach you and force you into being more who you are. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • What I know is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • So, go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • I don’t believe in failure. It’s not failure if you enjoy the process. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Follow your feelings. If it feels right, move forward. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • When people show you who they are … believe them! ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Anything you can imagine, you can create. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Go ahead, fall down. The world looks different from the ground. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we’re not wise enough to see it. ― Oprah Winfrey

Famous Oprah Winfrey Quotes on Dream, Education and Relationships

  • All my life I have wanted to lead people an empathy space. To a gratitude space. I want us all to fulfill our greatest potential. To find our calling and summon the courage to live it. ― 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
  • Dogs are my favorite role models. I want to work like a dog, doing what I was born to do with joy and purpose. I want to play like a dog, with total, jolly abandon. I want to love like a dog, with unabashed devotion and complete lack of concern about what people do for a living, how much money they have, or how much they weigh. The fact that we still live with dogs, even when we don’t have to herd or hunt our dinner, gives me hope for humans and canines alike. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • When you have done everything that you can do, surrender. Give yourself up the power and energy that’s greater than yourself. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • If you’re sitting around waiting on somebody to save you, to fix you, to even help you, you are wasting your time because only you have the power to take responsibility to move your life forward. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Your calling isn’t something that somebody can tell you about. It’s what you feel. It is the thing that gives you juice. The thing that you are supposed to do. And nobody can tell you what that is. You know it inside yourself. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Follow your instincts. That is where true wisdom manifests itself. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Knowing your deepest intention can be your guiding force in the creation of a better life. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • You cannot hate other people without hating yourself. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • 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. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love–who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • When you live with an open heart, unexpected, joyful things happen. ― 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
  • Opportunity may knock only once but temptation leans on the doorbell. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Beginning when we are girls, 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. That’s why so many of us have been willing to hide our light as adults. 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. 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

Motivational Oprah Winfrey Quotes to Empower You

  • The only courage you will need is the courage to live the life you are meant to. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Whatever you fear the most has no power, it is your fear that has no power. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • 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. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Purpose is the thread that connects the dots to everything you do that leads you to an extraordinary life. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • 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
  • The way through the challenge is to get still, and ask yourself: What is the next right move? ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Balance lives in the present. The surest way to lose your footing is to focus on what dreadful things might happen. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • The truth is I have from the very beginning listened to my instincts. All of my best decisions in life have come because I was attuned to what really felt like the next right move for me. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.
  • Your journey begins with a choice to get up, step out and live fully. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • When you make loving others the story of your life, there’s never a final chapter, because the legacy continues. You lend your light to one person, and he or she shines it on another and another and another. And I know for sure that in the final analysis of our lives- when the to-do lists are no more, when the frenzy is finished, when our e-mail inboxes are empty- the only thing that will have any lasting value is whether we’ve loved others and whether they’ve loved us. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • I don’t believe in failure. Failure is just information and an opportunity to change your course. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • When the talk about my troubles was loudest, I did the thing I’ve always spoken of most. I got still and listened for the answer to What is this here to teach me? The answer, first and foremost? Lay your ego down. Step out of your ego so you can recognize the truth. As soon as I did that, I was able to see the role I had played in creating my circumstances, without blaming other people. And, bingo, I realized that all the noise about my struggle was a reflection of my personal angst and fear. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • You need to dream a bigger dream for yourself. That is the lesson. Hold the highest vision possible for your life and it can come true. ― Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey Quotes on Healing and Self-Love

  • There is a flow with your name on it. your job is to find it and let it carry you to the next level. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you – always. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Trust that everything happens for a reason, even when you’re not wise enough to see it. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with. – Oprah Winfrey
  • Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly. – Oprah Winfrey
  • No experience is ever wasted. Everything has meaning. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Even people who believe they deserve to be happy and have nice things often don’t feel worthy once they have them. – Oprah Winfrey
  • The choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • I don’t want anyone who doesn’t want me. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Often, we don’t even realize who we’re meant to be because we’re so busy trying to live out someone else’s ideas. But other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • I believe that one of life’s greatest risks is never daring to risk. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life but in other people’s lives. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • 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. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself. ― Oprah Winfrey
  • Your true passion should feel like breathing; it’s that natural. ― 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

Oprah Winfrey Turn Your Wounds Into Wisdom Quotes

  • Failure in life is inevitable. We will have our share of ups and downs. We need to face both of them with courage and heart.
  • I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
  • We should never make the mistake of thinking that nothing bad will happen to us. Rather we should equip ourselves with enough strength to combat any adversities that come along.
  • I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.
  • Be confident that you are always enough for yourself in both happy and sad times. You should also be there for those who are facing troubles so that you can do your best for them.
  • 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.
  • When faced with problems, you should not only try to come out of it but should also derive lessons from the incident. If you do so, then you will know how to handle a situation better next time it happens to you or your dear ones.
  • One if the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.
  • Know that when something really bad comes your way, the only thing that can happen then is that things can look better from then on.
  • Some women have a weakness for shoes… I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books.
  • Become fearless. Become strong. Inspire others and hold those tight and close who are really in need of support. You will be able to empathize and be there for them because you have been through the same.

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