Oprah Winfrey Quotes for Empowerment and Success

Oprah Winfrey Quotes

Oprah Winfrey is an American talk show host, producer and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history.

Oprah Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi on January 29, 1954, to a teenage single mother, and was later raised in Milwaukee. She was often told that she would not succeed. Yet, she rose high and became one of the most rich and influential women in the world.

In 1986, her own talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show went on the air. She has also acted in several movies including The Color Purple, The Butler and A Wrinkle in Time.

In 1998, Winfrey starred in the film ‘Beloved’, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Toni Morrison.

According to Forbes magazine, Winfrey was the richest African American of the 20th century and the world’s only Black billionaire for three years running.

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Winfrey has been in a relationship with Stedman Graham, a public relations executive, since the mid-1980s. They became engaged in 1992.

After The Oprah Winfrey Show ended in 2011, Winfrey moved to her own network, the Oprah Winfrey Network, a joint venture with Discovery Communications.

On this page, you will find inspirational and motivational Oprah quotes and words about success, life, self-love and self-improvement.

Oprah Winfrey Quotes that Inspire and Motivate

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

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

“What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

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

“Anything you can imagine, you can create.”

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”

“You become what you believe.”

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

“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.”

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

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“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

“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.”

“What I know for sure is that if you want success, you can’t make success your goal. The key is not to worry about being successful, but to instead work toward being significant, and the success will naturally follow.”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Be thankful for w

hat you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“Be more splendid, more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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

“Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.”

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

“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.”>

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

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

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