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39 Inspirational Oprah Winfrey Quotes on Life and Success 

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Looking for Oprah Winfrey quotes to inspire you? 

You’re in the right place! 

Who is Oprah Winfrey?

Orpah Gail Winfrey is the quintessential American rags-to-riches story. 

Oprah grew up poor in rural Mississippi but always knew she was destined for more than her then-current environment and upbringing. 

She overcame countless adversities in her early years but never let her circumstances define who she was and what was possible for her. 

In the 1990s, she revolutionized the daytime talk TV genre and eventually forged ahead to create her television network, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

You can find her having soul sessions on life, friendship, leadership, success, spirituality, overcoming adversity, and more on her platforms. 

She believes everyone should know their worth and encourages us to listen to our intuition, be authentic, own it, and shine our light. 


Here are Oprah’s wise words below. 


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What are Daily Inspirational Quotes?

Daily inspirational quotes are a powerful way to connect with the deepest parts of ourselves and help us find motivation from a role model. 

It can carry us through hard times, help us connect to our inner faith, and remind us of what is really important when manifesting our lives

Below are 39 inspirational Oprah quotes to support your day, life, and dreams.

Related: 49 Eckhart Tolle Quotes on Life and Spirituality

39 Inspirational Oprah Winfrey Quotes

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


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


“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ~ Oprah


“I always feel that until you take your last breath, you’re always growing.” ~ Oprah

“If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.” ~ Oprah


“What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.” ~ Oprah


“Being human means, you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes because failure is God’s way of moving you in another direction.” ~ Oprah


“The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.” ~ Oprah


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


“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.” ~ Oprah

“I still have my feet on the ground; I just wear better shoes.” ~ Oprah


“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


“It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control.” ~ Oprah


“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.” ~ Oprah


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


“Don’t let people talk you into what they think is you.” ~ Oprah


“It does not matter how you came into the world; what matters is that you are here.” ~ Oprah


“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


“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” ~ Oprah


“There’s a difference between thinking you deserve to be happy and knowing that you are worthy of being happy. Your being alive makes worthiness your birthright. You alone are enough.” ~ Oprah


“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


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


“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


“Whatever has happened to you in your past has no power over this present moment because life is now.” ~ Oprah


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


“I had become so accustomed to succeeding that I no longer even remembered what it was like to fail.”~ Oprah


“Over the years, I’ve interviewed thousands of people, most of them women, and I would say that the root of every dysfunction I’ve ever encountered, every problem, has been some sense of a lacking of self-value or of self-worth.” ~ Oprah


“You are who you are at this moment because of everything that’s ever happened to you, everything that you carried forward for yourself.” ~ Oprah


“I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.” ~ Oprah


“Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world so I can hear my own.” ~ Oprah


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


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


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


“Difficulties come when you don’t pay attention to life’s whisper. Life always whispers to you first, but if you ignore the whisper, sooner or later, you’ll get a scream.” ~ Oprah


“You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more.” ~ Oprah


“Beginning when we are girls, most of us are taught to deflect praise. We apologize for our accomplishments. We try to level the field with our family and friends by downplaying our brilliance. We settle for the passenger’s seat when we long to drive. That’s why so many of us have been willing to hide our light as adults. Instead of being filled with all the passion and purpose that enable us to offer our best to the world, we empty ourselves in an effort to silence our critics. The truth is that the naysayers in your life can never be fully satisfied. Whether you hide or shine, they’ll always feel threatened because they don’t believe they are enough. So stop paying attention to them.” ~ Oprah


“I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible.” ~ Oprah


“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.” ~ Oprah


“So long as you’re still worried about what others think of you, you are owned by them. Only when you require no approval from outside yourself can you own yourself.” ~ Oprah

Closing Thoughts on Oprah Winfrey Quotes

I hope these powerful Oprah quotes help your manifestation journey and life pursuits. I wish you many blessings, so much love, and joy!

You might also enjoy: 47 Daily Affirmations for Success and Motivation

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Happy manifesting and much gratitude. 

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