This Oprah quotes collection should be required reading for every girl, boy, woman, and man. The power of her personality carries forward in her written words. Her insights on passion, challenges, and living life are valuable. Perhaps overused, but very accurate in this case, Oprah is a force of nature.
From a poverty-ridden childhood, through guts, talent, and determination, Oprah became a star on many levels. Her initial rise is most associated with the success she had as a talk show host, but from there, she went on to be successful in publishing, acting, producing, and as a philanthropist.
“As of 2014, Winfrey has a net worth in excess of 2.9 billion dollars,” per Wikipedia. Both CNN and Time.com called her, “arguably the world’s most powerful woman.”
Quotes By Oprah Winfrey
1.) When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.
2.) Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.
3.) The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
4.) Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
5.) 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.
6.) 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.
7.) The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance — and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.
8.) Turn your wounds into wisdom.
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9.) The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
10.) Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
11.) Be more splendid, more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up.
12.) Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life’s blessings.
13.) 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.
14.) It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you — always.
15.) 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.
16.) What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.
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17.) I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. (More quotes on overcoming.)
18.) 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.
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19.) You have to know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.
20.) The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
21.) Learn from every mistake, because every experience, particularly your mistakes, are there to teach you and force you into being more of who you are.
22.) Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.
23.) 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.
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24.) It doesn’t matter how far you might rise. At some point, you are bound to stumble. If you’re constantly pushing yourself higher and higher, the law of averages predicts that you will at some point fall. And when you do, I want you to remember this: There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction. (More encouraging words.)
25.) So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.
26.) Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
27.) 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.
28.) You can have it all. Just not all at once.
29.) I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.
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30.) You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
31.) We often block our own blessings because we don’t feel inherently good enough or smart enough or worthy enough. What this show has taught me … you are worthy because you are born and because you are here.
32.) 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.
33.) 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.
34.) 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.
35.) Those of you who have a lot of shoes know having a closet full of shoes doesn’t fill up your life. Living a life of substance can. Substance through your service.
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