29 Empowering, Inspiring & Insightful Oprah Winfrey Quotes

Best quotes by Oprah Winfrey


  1. “Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.”
  2. “Be more splendid, more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up.”
  3. “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.”
  4. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”
  5. “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.”
  6. “Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”
  7. “Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”
  8. “I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.”
  9. “I believe that everyone is the keeper of a dream – and by tuning into one another’s secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers.”
  10. “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.”
  11. “I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.”
  12. “I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.”
  13. “I knew there was a way out. I knew there was another kind of life because I had read about it. I knew there were other places, and there was another way of being.”
  14. “I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.”
  15. “I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we’re not wise enough to see it.”
  16. “If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.”
  17. “It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn – which is what life is all about.”
  18. “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.”
  19. “Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life’s blessings.”
  20. “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.”
  21. “Often we don’t even realize who we’re meant to be because we’re so busy trying to live out someone else’s ideas. But other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny.”
  22. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”
  23. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”
  24. “The choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself.”
  25. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
  26. “Use what you have to run toward your best – that’s how I now live my life.”
  27. “We are each responsible for our own life – no other person is or even can be.”
  28. “With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.”
  29. “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”
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