Oprah Winfrey is an African American talk show host, actress, television producer, media executive, philanthropist, and billionaire. She has been an inspiration to many young girls and women because of her voice and empowerment.

Born in 1984, Oprah has played a key role in modern American life-shaping cultural trends and promoting various liberal causes. She has been an important role model for black American women, breaking down many invisible barriers.

Oprah was also sexually abused at an early age by the number of male relatives and friends of her mother. She became pregnant at the age of 14, and her son died in infancy.

Oprah started her career as a radio and television broadcaster and soon she started hosting the TV chat show People Are talking which became a hit.

In 1986, Oprah launched The Oprah Winfrey Show that ran for 25 years which has proved to be one of the most successful and highly watched TV shows of all time.

Oprah engaged in numerous philanthropic activities, including the creation of Oprah’s Angel Network, opened a school for disadvantaged girls in South Africa. Became an outspoken crusader against child abuse and received many honors and awards from civic, philanthropic, and entertainment organizations.

Below are some of her quotes that all women, young girls, business owners, leaders, and others can relate to all her powerful words that will make you strong, motivated, and inspired.

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Best Oprah Quotes

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“Everybody has a story. And there is something to be learned from every experience.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The miracle of your existence calls for celebration every day.” – 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

“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

“Follow your feelings. If it feels right, move forward. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.” – Oprah Winfrey

 “Anything you can imagine, you can create.” – 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

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

Oprah Inspirational Quotes

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“Think like a queen. A queen if not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Look at how hard it was to get to where I am. It doesn’t make sense to give it up.” – Oprah Winfrey

“You can either see yourself as a wave in the ocean or you can see yourself as the ocean.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I try to basically keep my opinions to myself when it comes to people who are charged with crimes that I don’t know anything about. ” – Oprah Winfrey

“To me, the money is – it’s certainly a wonderful thing. But it is in direct proportion to how you’re able to bless yourself and bless others with it.” – Oprah Winfrey

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Oprah Winfrey

“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

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

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

Oprah Winfrey Quotes On Success

“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.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“What we dwell on is who we become.” – Oprah Winfrey

“You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Everything happens for a reason, even when we are not wise enough to see it. When there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“Failure is a great teacher. If you’re open to it every mistake has a lesson to offer.” – 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

“Failing is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“The way through the challenge is to get still, and ask yourself: What is the next right move?” – 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

“I don’t believe in failure. Failure is just information and an opportunity to change your course.” – Oprah Winfrey

“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

“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

“Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey

“No experience is ever wasted. Everything has meaning.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself.” – 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

“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

“You have to know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.” – 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

Oprah Winfrey Quotes On Business

“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey

“No matter who we are or what we look like or what we may believe, it is both possible and, more importantly, it becomes powerful to come together in common purpose and common effort.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Every stumble is not a fall, and every fall does not mean failure.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Even if you flippin’ fries at McDonald’s, if you are excellent, everybody wants to be in your line.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God’s way of moving you in another direction.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The goal of my shows, my interviews, my business, my philanthropy, all of it, whatever ventures I might pursue, would be to make clear that what unites us is ultimately far more redeeming and compelling than anything that separates me.” – Oprah Winfrey

“If you’re constantly pushing yourself higher, higher, the law of averages – not to mention the myth of Icarus – predicts that you will at some point fall. And when you do, I want you to know this, remember this: There is no such thing as failure.” – Oprah Winfrey

“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 fine 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

“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

“The future of life as we know it is being determined by everything we’re doing—and not doing. Now.” – Oprah Winfrey

“When you don’t know what to do, do nothing. Get quiet so you can hear the still, small voice—your inner GPS guiding you to true North.” – Oprah Winfrey

“When you’re open to receiving them, the possibilities just keep on coming.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.”

“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

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

“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

“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.” – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey Motivational Quotes

“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.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The only courage you will need is the courage to live the life you are meant to.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

 “If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey

“So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.” – Oprah Winfrey/FAILURE

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

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

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

“My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here.” – Oprah Winfrey

“What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I’m sick of people sittin’ 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

“Acting is about going into the space, and there are just some places that I’m not willing to go.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I had become so accustomed to succeeding that I no longer even remembered what it was like to fail.” – Oprah Winfrey

“You become what you believe, not what you think or what you want.” – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey Quotes On Life

“The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Knowing your deepest intention can be your guiding force in the creation of a better life.” – 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

“When you live with an open heart, unexpected, joyful things happen.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Purpose is the thread that connects the dots to everything you do that leads you to an extraordinary life.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

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

“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you I the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that’s how I operate my life.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“I don’t think you ever stop giving. I really don’t. I think it’s an on-going process. And it’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life.” – 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 have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.” – Oprah Winfrey

“It does not matter how you came into the world, what matters is that you are here. ” – Oprah Winfrey

“Whatever has happened to you in your past has no power over this present moment, because life is now.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I always feel that until you take your last breath, you’re always growing.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“Every day, you’re only as good as your last show.” – Oprah Winfrey

“My therapy has come from paying attention to my life.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Most people honestly want to do as well as they can in their lives.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The challenge of life, I have found, is to build a resume that doesn’t simply tell a story about what you want to be, but it’s a story about who you want to be.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

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

“Life is reciprocal: the energy you expand always comes back.” – Oprah Winfrey

“It’s the greatest discovery of life: to recognize that you’re more than your body and your mind.” – Oprah Winfrey

“That’s the gift of gratitude: In order to feel it, your ego has to take a backseat.” – Oprah Winfrey

When you can claim ‘that’, and see that, the literal vibration of your life will change. The vibration of your life will change.” – Oprah Winfrey

“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.” – 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

“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 look at yourself and you accept yourself for who you are, and once you accept yourself for who you are you become a better person.” – Oprah Winfrey

“In the mist of Difficulty lies Opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“This is a call to arms. A call to be gentle, to be forgiving, to be generous with yourself. The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the story line that says you’re too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old, your eyes are too small or your nose too big; just look into the mirror and see your face. When the criticism drops away, what you will see then is just you, without judgment, and that is the first step toward transforming your experience of the world.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Some women have a weakness for shoes… I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Meditate. Breathe consciously. Listen. Pay attention. Treasure every moment. Make the connection.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey Quotes On Education

“I consider the world, this Earth, to be like a school, and our life the classrooms.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Your job is not just to do what your parents say, what your teachers say, what society says, but to figure out what your heart calling is and to be led by that.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” – Oprah Winfrey

“That’s what great books do, especially when shared. They shine a light on the unfolding of our own stories.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Passion is the log that keeps the fire of purpose blazing.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Everything passes if you learn to hold things lightly.” – 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

“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

“I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves.” – Oprah Winfrey

“You must feed your mind with reading material, thoughts, and ideas that open you to new possibilities.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.” – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey Quotes On Love & Relationships

“The life you want is waiting to rise up to meet you … Will you accept it? Do you feel worthy enough to accept it?” – Oprah Winfrey

“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.” – Oprah Winfrey

“If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is. Don’t stay because you think “it will get better.” You’ll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better. The only person you can control in a relationship is you.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“What you put out is already on its way back to you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I don’t think you ever stop giving. I really don’t. I think it’s an on-going process. And it’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“The struggle of my life created empathy – I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.” – Oprah Winfrey

“It all boils down to one thing…it is your ‘relationship’ to the source, and that relationship to that which we call God, or don’t call God, or don’t even know…is God.  – Oprah Winfrey

“Good riddance to decisions that don’t support self-worth.” – 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 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

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

“Money is worth nothing if it can’t buy you the opportunity to love more.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Love somebody. Just one person. And then spread that to two. And as many as you can. You’ll see the difference it makes.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Mr. Right is coming, but he’s in Africa and he’s walking.” – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey Quotes On Woman

“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

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

“For everyone of us that succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way out.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I always knew I was destined for greatness. ” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“I’m black, I don’t feel burdened by it and I don’t think it’s a huge responsibility. It’s part of who I am. It does not define me.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“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

“I’m not even kind of a lesbian.” – 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

“Don’t let people talk you into what they think is you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“You are who you are at this moment because of everything that’s ever happened to you, everything that you carried forward for yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Over the years, I’ve interviewed thousands of people, most of them women, and I would say that the root of every dysfunction I’ve ever encountered, every problem, has been some sense of a lacking of self-value or of self-worth.” – Oprah Winfrey

“When you think about growing and being empowered yourself, it is what you’ve been able to do for other people that leaves you the fullest.” – 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

“We have to make the choice—every single day—to exemplify the truth, the respect, and the grace that we wish for this world.” – Oprah Winfrey

“If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.”  – Oprah Winfrey

“Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I don’t want anyone who doesn’t want me.” – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey Quotes On Family

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I remember a specific moment, watching my grandmother hang 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

“When you’re the most successful person in your family, in your neighborhood, and in your town, everybody thinks you’re the First National Bank, and you have to figure out for yourself where those boundaries are.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I think people who have good parents come into the world with a strength, yes, and an advantage.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Family should be the place where you can be your most complete self.” – Oprah Winfrey

“With age comes the understanding and appreciation of your most important asset, your health.” – Oprah Winfrey

“That’s the gift that a mother can give, to make everyone feel like they are the special one.” – Oprah Winfrey

“For every one of us that succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way out.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Look inward—the loving begins with you.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

Oprah Quotes On Forgiveness

“If you want to feel good, you have to go out and do some good.” – Oprah Winfrey

“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.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“When you forgive somebody, it doesn’t necessarily mean you want to invite them to your table.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past can be changed.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

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

“Whatever your reason for holding on to resentments, I know this for sure: There is none worth the price you pay in lost time.” – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Quotes On Friendship

“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.” – 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

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

“You make me proud to spell my name woman… you make me proud to be your friend.” – Oprah Winfrey

“What I know for sure is that if you can survive 11 days in cramped quarters with a friend and come out laughing, your friendship is the real deal. I know ours is.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Don’t live your life to please other people.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Everyone is the keeper of a dream.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Keep a grateful journal. Every night, list five things you are grateful for.” – Oprah Winfrey

“You cannot hate other people without hating your self.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

Oprah Quotes On Leadership

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

“You are responsible for the energy that you create for yourself, and you’re responsible for the energy that you bring to others.” – Oprah Winfrey

“You alone are enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

“You’re either humble or you’re not. If you were a jerk before the fame, you just become a jerk with a bigger spotlight. Whoever you are really comes through.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“Become the change you want to see, those are words I live by.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“The answers keep unfolding as your life expands, if you’re willing to see things for what they are—and what they can be.” – Oprah Winfrey

“As long as I’ve got a voice and a vote, I can use them to help lift up humankind and human consciousness.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I refuse to be quiet in the face of injustice.” – Oprah Winfrey

“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

“Align your personality with your purpose, and nobody can touch you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I believe the choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“Use your life to serve the world, and you will find that it also serves you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Don’t back down just to keep the peace. Standing up for your beliefs builds self-confidence and self-esteem.” – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Quotes On Happiness

“My whole reason for creating a network is literally to bring little pieces of light. It’s to continue to spread little pieces of light in the world, to illuminate the possibility of the human spirit.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I think the whole world would be a better place if everyone loved each other a little more.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The way to choose happiness is to follow what is right and real and the truth for you. You can never be happy living someone else’s dream. Live your own. And you will for sure know the meaning of happiness.” – 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

“Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world so I can hear my own.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The best gift anyone can give, I believe, is the gift of sharing themselves.” – 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

“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.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.” – Oprah Winfrey

“It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

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

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

“What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.” – Oprah Winfrey

‎“Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Whatever you fear most has no power – it is your fear that has the power. The thing itself cannot touch you. But if you allow your fear to seep into your mind and overtake your thoughts, it will rob you of your life.” – Oprah Winfrey

“All the money in the world doesn’t mean a thing if you don’t have time to enjoy it.” – Oprah Winfrey

“If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.” – Oprah Winfrey

“When people say they are looking for happiness, I ask, What are you giving to the world?” – Oprah Winfrey

“What I know for sure is that you feel real joy in direct proportion to how connected you are to living your truth.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Joy is a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace – a connection to what matters.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I am guided by the vision of what I believe this show can be. Originally our goal was to uplift, enlighten, encourage and entertain through the medium of television. Now, our mission statement for The Oprah Winfrey Show is to use television to transform people’s lives, to make viewers see themselves differently and to bring happiness and a sense of fulfillment into every home.” – Oprah Winfrey

Funny Oprah Winfrey Quotes

“This past Thanksgiving, my father was at the farm, and I had all 11 dogs in the house with a father who never allowed dogs in the house. And he got up to leave the table and came back and Solomon was in his chair. And he says, “This dog is in my chair.” And I said, “It’s the other way around, you’re sitting in his chair.” – Oprah Winfrey

“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

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

Famous Oprah Winfrey Quotes

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

“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I know that inner wisdom is more precious than wealth. The more you spend it, the more you gain.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Our goal must be decency and respect for every human we encounter.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Like the sky that is its canopy and the ocean that laps at its southern edge, it’s a treasure no person could ever own.” – Oprah Winfrey

“When you know who you are and what you stand for, you stand in wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Change is the one constant we can all be sure of.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I look for the stillness beneath all of the noise of the world, where everything is timeless.” – Oprah Winfrey

“All pain is the same; we just choose different ways to release it.” – Oprah Winfrey

“You are where you are in life because of what you believe is possible for yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey

“When people show you who they are … believe them!” – Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey is an African American talk show host, actress, television producer, media executive, philanthropist, and billionaire. She has been an inspiration to many young girls and women because of her voice and empowerment.

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