Famous Quotes By Oprah Winfrey


  1. 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.
  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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
  6. Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.
  7. Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
  8. 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.
  9. I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.
  10. I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.
  14. I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.
  18. 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.
  19. Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
  20. The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
  21. The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
  22. The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
  23. The struggle of my life created empathy - I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.
  24. 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.
  25. Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
  26. Turn your wounds into wisdom.
  27. Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have.
  28. What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.
  29. What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.
  30. 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.
  31. When I look into the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes.
  32. Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
  33. You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.

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