75 Inspirational Quotes by Oprah Winfrey


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Oprah Winfrey

She is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer, and philanthropist.

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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.

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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.

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

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Whatever you fear most has no power - it is your fear that has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.

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

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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.

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

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They say getting thin is the best revenge. Success is much better.

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Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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For every one of us that succeeds, it's because there's somebody there to show you the way out. The light doesn't always necessarily have to be in your family; for me, it was teachers and school.

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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.

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I don’t want anyone who doesn’t want me.

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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.

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You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism and sexism and that's how I operate my life.

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

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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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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.

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I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.

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

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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.

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

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If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.

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Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.

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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.

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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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Even people who believe they deserve to be happy and have nice things often don’t feel worthy once they have them.

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

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So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.

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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.

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

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By looking at what you already have in your life, you will always get more. By looking at what you don't have in life, you will never have enough

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My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.

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

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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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I don't believe in failure. It's not failure if you enjoyed the process.

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

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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.

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If you want to live an adventurous life, have complete confidence in your body, mind and spirit

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

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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.

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

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Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.

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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.

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

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

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You can have it all. Just not all at once.

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I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we’re not wise enough to see it.

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Mr. Right is coming, but he’s in Africa and he’s walking.

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Excellence is the best deterrence to racism and sexism.

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If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.

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Turn your wounds into wisdom.

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Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

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You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.

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

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Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

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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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