45 Inspirational Quotes From Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress , producer,  and philanthropist. 

She is best known for her talk show “OPRAH WINFREY SHOW” which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011.


Dubbed the “Queen of All Media”, she has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century,the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and she  is currently North America’s first and only multi-billionaire black person. Several assessments rank her as the most influential woman in the world.

Also,  she was awarded the “Presidential Medal of Freedom” by President Barack Obama in 2013. and an honorary doctorate degree from Duke and Harvard university respectively. 

Here are a collection of inspirational quotes from Opray Winfrey that will inspire to success. 

Inspirational quotes from Oprah Winfrey

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

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

3.  “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.”

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

5.   “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

6.  “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.”

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

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

10. “If you don’t know what your passion is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it.” —Oprah Winfrey

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

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

13. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

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

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

16. “Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age 3, and there discovered was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.”

17. “The essential question is not, “How busy are you?’ but ‘What are you busy at?’ ‘Are you doing what fulfills you?”

18. “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.”

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

20. “Devote today to something so daring even you can’t believe you’re doing it.” –Oprah Winfrey 

21. “The true meaning of courage is to be afraid, and then, with your knees knocking and your heart racing, to step out anyway—even when that step makes sense to nobody but you. I know that’s not easy. But making a bold move is the only way to truly advance toward the grandest vision the universe has for you.”

22. “What’s a calling? It lights you up and it lets you know that you are exactly where you are supposed to be, doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing.”

23. “I don’t want anyone who doesn’t want me.”

24. “Your true passion should feel like breathing; it’s that natural.”

25. “Live from the heart of yourself. You have to make a living. I understand that. But, you also have to know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.”-Oprah Winfrey

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

27. “You are responsible for your life… so, don’t wait for somebody else to fix you, to save you or complete you. Jerry MaGuire was just a movie. No one completes you.”

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

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

30. “True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘thank you for that experience.’” Oprah Winfrey

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

32. “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. ”

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

34. “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.”

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

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

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

38. “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.”

39. “You aren’t your past, you are probability of your future.”

40. “I will tell you that there have been no failures in my life. I don’t want to sound like some metaphysical queen,but there have been no failures. There have been some tremendous lessons.” Oprah Winfrey

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

42. “Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.”

43. “You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.”

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

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

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Originally posted 2017-01-26 18:39:56.

Ibibo Ataisi

A Self-development professional committed to helping young people explore and exploit their potentials in order to live a more enriched life.

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