50 Oprah Winfrey Quotes to Inspire and Empower You

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This collection of Oprah Winfrey quotes will inspire and empower you to become a strong and collected woman.

We all know who Oprah Winfrey is, right? She is a media mogul, talk shows host, author,  producer, actress, philanthropist, life guru, the best gift giver of all time and media executive.

Besides achieving a household status, Oprah made history in 2003 for becoming America’s first black woman billionaire at the age of 32.

Oprah was born in a rural home in Mississippi on January 29,1954. Born to young parents, her childhood was rocky and poor. Sadly,she was sexually abused on different occasions and at the age of 14, she become pregnant but unfortunately her baby didn’t make it.  

After this rock bottom period, she swore to turn her life around. She focused more on her studies and even won a full scholarship to Tennessee University after winning a speaking competition.  

At the age of 19, she become the first Nashville’s, African-American female co-anchor on the evening news. She then moved to Baltimore for the 6 o’clock news where she was later fired for being too emotionally invested to the stories – she would even cry. However, this was a blessing in disguise because it lead to her talk show -The Oprah Winfrey show from where she has inspired and helped millions of people all over the world.  

As someone who overcame so many challenges to become a household name, Oprah is truly a splendid woman. She inspires us to overcome obstacles, cherish our small joys, make our voices heard, and give back more than we receive.

Let these Oprah Winfrey quotes inspire you to know yourself and help you transform your life so that you become an empowered woman.

Oprah Winfrey Quotes to Inspire and Empower You

1.)  “You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.” ― Oprah Winfrey

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2.) “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

3.) “The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around.” –Oprah Winfrey

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

5.) “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

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

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

8.) “The way through the challenge is to get still, and ask yourself: What is the next right move?” ― Oprah Winfrey

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

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

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11.) “What I know is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.” –Oprah Winfrey

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

13.) “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

14.) “What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” ― Oprah Winfrey

15.) “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

16.) “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.” ― Oprah Winfrey

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

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

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

20.) “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

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21.) “The big secret in life is there is no secret. Whatever your goal. You can get there if you’re willing to work.” –Oprah Winfrey

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22.) “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

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

24.) “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

25.) “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change their future by merely changing their attitude.” Oprah Winfrey

26.) “Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.” ― Oprah Winfrey

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

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

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

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

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

32.) “Be more splendid, more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up.” ― Oprah Winfrey

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33,) “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

34.) “So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.” ― Oprah Winfrey

35.) “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

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

37.) “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. ”― Oprah Winfrey

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

39.) “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

40.) “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

Oprah Winfrey quotes to make you strong

41.) “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” -Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey quotes to strengthen you

42.) “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

43.) “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

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

45.) “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

46.) “You can have it all. Just not all at once.” ― Oprah Winfrey

47.) “One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.” ― Oprah Winfrey

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

49.) “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

50.) “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. ”― Oprah Winfrey

Which of these Oprah Winfrey quotes was your favorite?

This super generous, queen of TV talk shows has inspired and empowered millions of people in so many ways. She not only rose from nothing and built herself up, she loves to bring others with her. I hope her words will inspire you to reach your highest potential.

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