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You are responsible for your life. If you’re sitting around waiting on somebody to save you, to fix you, to even help you, you are wasting your time. Only you have the power to move your life forward.

- Oprah Winfrey

You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once.

- Oprah Winfrey

You can take from every experience what it has to offer you. And you cannot be defeated if you just keep taking one breath followed by another.

- Oprah Winfrey

You have to know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.

- Oprah Winfrey

You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.

- Oprah Winfrey

What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you.

- Oprah Winfrey

What I know is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.

- Oprah Winfrey

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 Winfrey

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.

- Oprah Winfrey

With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.

- Oprah Winfrey

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 Winfrey

There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.

- Oprah Winfrey

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

- Oprah Winfrey

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

- Oprah Winfrey

Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.

- Oprah Winfrey

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have.

- Oprah Winfrey

Use what you have to run toward your best – that’s how I now live my life.

- Oprah Winfrey

So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.

- Oprah Winfrey

Use your life to serve the world, and you will find that it also serves you.

- Oprah Winfrey

Surround yourself only with those that uplift you.

- Oprah Winfrey

We are each responsible for our own life – no other person is or even can be.

- Oprah Winfrey

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.

- Oprah Winfrey

We create stress for ourselves because you feel like you have to do it. You have to. I don’t feel that anymore.

- Oprah Winfrey

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.

- Oprah Winfrey

What I know for sure is that if you want success, you can’t make success your goal. The key is not to worry about being successful, but to instead work toward being significant, and the success will naturally follow.”

- Oprah Winfrey

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.

- Oprah Winfrey

The choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself.

- Oprah Winfrey

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

- Oprah Winfrey

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.

- Oprah Winfrey

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

- Oprah Winfrey

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 Winfrey

Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life’s blessings.

- Oprah Winfrey

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.

- Oprah Winfrey

I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.

- Oprah Winfrey

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 Winfrey

I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.

- Oprah Winfrey

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.

- Oprah Winfrey

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 Winfrey

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

- Oprah Winfrey

I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.

- Oprah Winfrey

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

- Oprah Winfrey

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.

- Oprah Winfrey

I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.

- Oprah Winfrey

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

- Oprah Winfrey

I’ve talked to nearly 30,000 people on this show, and all 30,000 had one thing in common: They all wanted validation…I would tell you that every single person you will ever meet shares that common desire.

- Oprah Winfrey

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

If you concentrate on what you have, you will always end up having more. If you focus on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

- Oprah Winfrey

If you neglect to recharge a battery, it dies. And if you run full speed ahead without stopping for water, you lose momentum to finish the race.

- Oprah Winfrey

If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.

- Oprah Winfrey

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.

- Oprah Winfrey

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