47 Life Changing Oprah Winfrey Quotes

Written by Nicholas McGill

Oprah Winfrey is a prolific talk show host, producer, actress, and philanthropist. She is one of the most well known women in the world and ranked as the richest African American of the 20th century. She’s won a Tony, 17 Emmy awards, and has a net worth of around $3 billion.

Check out these 47 Life Changing Oprah Quotes:

Purpose, Identity & Motivation

1. “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

2. “If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.” – Oprah Winfrey

3. “You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.” – Oprah Winfrey

4. “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.” – Oprah Winfrey

5. “Listen to the rhythm of your own calling, and follow that.” – Oprah Winfrey

6. “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint, 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

7. “All of my life I have wanted to lead people to 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

Gratitude

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

9. “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

10. “No gesture is too small when done with gratitude.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

12. “What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you.” – Oprah Winfrey

Success & Wealth

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

14. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey

15. “You can have it all. Just not all at once.” – Oprah Winfrey

16. “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

17. “It’s much easier for me to make major life, multi-million dollar decisions, than it is to decide on a carpet for my front porch. That’s the truth.” – Oprah Winfrey

18. “My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.” – Oprah Winfrey

Adventure, Dreams and Passion

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

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

Excellence

21. “Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.” – Oprah Winfrey

Integrity

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

Real Friends

23. “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

Respect Yourself

24. “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.” – Oprah Winfrey

Failure

25. “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

26. “Go ahead, fall down. The world looks different from the ground.” – Oprah Winfrey

27. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

The Moment

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

29. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey

Change

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

31. “I’m sick of people sitting in chairs stating their problems. Then we roll the videotape… then we have our experts on the topic… I’m in the ‘What’s next?’ phase of my career.” – Oprah Winfrey

32. “I am a woman in process. I’m just like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.” – Oprah Winfrey

33. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey

Read!

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

Wealth  & Success

35. “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey

36. “I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes.” – Oprah Winfrey

37. “I remember a specific moment, watching my grandmother hand the clothes on the line, and her saying to me, ‘You are going to have to learn to do this,’ And me being in that space of awareness and knowing that my life would not be the same as my grandmother’s life.” – Oprah Winfrey

Love

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

Forgiveness

39. “True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience.’” – Oprah Winfrey

40. “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

41. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

Risk, Courage & Choice

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

43. “I believe that one of life’s greatest risks is never daring to risk.” – Oprah Winfrey

44. “I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.” – Oprah Winfrey

45. “Nothing happens until you decide. Make a decision and watch your life move forward.” – Oprah Winfrey

Hard Work

46. “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” – Oprah Winfrey

47. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey

 

 

Written by Nicholas McGill

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