10 Inspiring Oprah Quotes

Oprah Winfrey is the definition of the American Dream and success. Coming from the deep south and dealing with all kinds of difficulties, Oprah followed her passion for TV and media but was met with obstacles and rejection – like being told she didn’t have ‘the look’ and wouldn’t be able to ‘connect with viewers’. Inevitably Oprah proved the naysayers wrong and became America’s most successful media mogul as well as an international icon for hope and success, especially among women. She now uses her own TV network to spread messages of power and success. It’s time for some O-Inspiration with these motivating Oprah quotes!

1. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ― Oprah Winfrey
Turn your pain into power. If you’ve been through something tough, it means that you’ve experienced enormous growth, which you can draw on to help others!

2. “You can have it all. Just not all at once.”― Oprah Winfrey
Be patient but keep firmly set on your goals. Prioritize and focus on what you want, now; while planning for what you want later.

3. “If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.” ― Oprah Winfrey
Don’t be a people-pleaser. The only thing in life you can truly control is yourself and how you respond to people and situations. Focus on that.

4. “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
Embrace your uniqueness and authenticity. You are different to anyone else on this planet and your gift is special. Own it and unapologetically share it with the world.

5. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”― Oprah Winfrey
You know you’ve reached a high level of integrity when you don’t care if people know or not – or what they think about it. You just do it and you know it’s for the greater good.

6. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” ― Oprah Winfrey
Never get too busy or preoccupied to celebrate all your achievements, and the person you are.

7. “One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.” ― Oprah Winfrey
This shows emotional intelligence. Some bridges should be crossed in order to heal, while others should never be crossed again for the best possible future.

8. You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.” ― Oprah Winfrey
There is nothing more powerful than your beliefs.

9. “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.” ― Oprah Winfrey
If you don’t respect, love or believe in yourself, how can anyone else be expected to?

10. “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
A true sign of confidence is when you are able to break away from he crowd, regardless of what others say or think.

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