Oprah Winfrey Quotes

Who the Heck is Oprah Winfrey?

Famous tv host Oprah Gail Winfrey started out as an actress in The Color Purple. She is best known for her popular talk show Oprah.

Winfrey became a billionaire by investing in Weight Watchers among other ventures.

Rumor has it she's running for president in 2024 and will compete against The Don. We'll see about that.

Born January 29, 1954

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Best 63 Quotes by 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.”

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“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.”

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

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“Death shows up to remind us to live more fully.”

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“Don't live your life to please other people.”

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“Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, and it holds the world together.”

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“Even the wildest dreams have to start somewhere. Allow yourself the time and space to let your mind wander and your imagination fly.”

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“Every choice in life either moves you forward or keeps you stuck.”

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

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“Everybody has a story. And there's something to be learned from every experience.”

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“Having the courage to stand up and pursue your dreams will give you life's greatest reward and life's greatest adventure.”

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“How you spend your time defines who you are.”

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“I consider this world to be like a school and our lives to be the classrooms.”

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“I could eat a feeling faster than anybody, put a little hot sauce on it and wouldn't recognize it until it showed up on my behind three days later.”

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“I live in a space of thankfulness. And I have been rewarded a million times over for it. I started out giving thanks for the small things, and more thankful I become, the more my bounty increased, that's because what you focus on expands and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it.”

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“If it doesn't feel right, don't do it. That's the lesson. That lesson alone, will save you a lot of grief. Even doubt means don't.”

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“If you are still breathing, you have a second chance.”

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“Inner wisdom is more important than wealth. The more you spend it, the more you gain.”

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“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.”

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“Let excellence be your brand. When you are excellent, you become unforgettable. Doing the right thing, even when nobody knows you're doing the right thing will always bring the right thing to you.”

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“Life has taught me to just be the best I can be.”

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“Listen. Pay attention. Treasure every moment.”

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“Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

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“No experience is wasted. Everything in life is happening to grow you up, to fill you up, to help you become more of who you were created to be.”

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“No matter where you are on your journey, that's exactly where you need to be. The next road is always ahead.”

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“Once you clarify your purpose for doing something, the way to do it becomes clear.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“The stories that you tell yourself can make or break you - no matter who you are.”

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“There's no need to waste another day wondering if there’s more to life. There is. And it's yours for the finding.”

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“There's nothing worse than betraying yourself.”

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“To move forward you have to give back.”

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

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“We are each responsible for our own life - no other person is or even can be.”

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“We are each responsible for our own life-no other person can be.

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“We're all called. If you're here breathing, you have a contribution to make to our human community. The real work of your life is to figure out your function-your part in the whole-as soon as possible, and then get about the business of fulfilling it as only you can.”

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“Whatever someone did to you in the past has no power over the present. Only you give it power.”

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

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

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“When you have done everything that you can do, surrender. Give yourself up to the power and energy that's greater than yourself.”

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“With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.”

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“Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you.”

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“You are not your circumstances. You are your possibilities. If you know that, you can do anything.”

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

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“You are the author of your own life...Don't let others define it for you. Real power comes by doing what you are meant to be doing, and doing it well.”

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“You can't give it to others if you don't have it in yourself.”

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“You define your own life. Don't let other people write your script.”

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

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

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“You have to be responsible for the energy you're putting out into the world.”

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“You will be wounded many times in your life. You'll make mistakes. Some people will call them failures but I have learned that failure is really God's way of saying, "Excuse me, you're moving in the wrong direction." It's just an experience, just an experience.”

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“Your journey begins with a choice to get up, step out, and live fully.”

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“Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to play you small, you are in essence ignoring the owner's manual your creator gave you and destroying your design.”

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

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“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.”

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

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“What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

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"What I Know for Sure" Quotes

“Doubt means don't. Don't move. Don't answer. Don't rush forward.”

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

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