28 Thought Provoking Oprah Winfrey’s Quotes

Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. Oprah Winfrey will forever be remembered as an innovator through the landmarks she made, becoming the first female African American to host a TV show.
She has been ranked the richest African-American, the greatest black philanthropist in American history and is North America’s first multi-billionaire black person. Despite her really rough past (Oprah’s story),

Oprah Winfrey has inspired and is inspiring millions of people across the world. Oprah will be seen as an icon someone who paved way for others to become successful.

Here are some of Oprah Winfrey’s thought provoking quotes:


“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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2. “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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3. “You become what you believe, not what you think or what you want.”

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When I look into the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes.

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“I always knew I was destined for greatness. ”

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6. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”

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

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

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“Surround yourself with people who are going to take you higher”

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12. “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.”

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

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15. “Your true passion should feel like breathing: it’s that natural.”

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16.” Step Away from the Mean Girls… …and say bye-bye to feeling bad about your looks. Are you ready to stop colluding with a culture that makes so many of us feel physically inadequate? Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others. 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


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

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18. “Live your life in truth. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. You will survive anything if you live your life from the point of view of truth”

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

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20. ” You are responsible for the energy that you create for yourself, and the energy that you bring to others.”

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

Oprah Winfrey


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

Oprah Winfrey

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

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

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25. “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.”

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


“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.”

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


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