Oprah Winfrey is pure motivation for millions of people. She radiates wisdom and positive energy that inspires everyone to be thankful for everything we have and perceive the world deeper. Today I decided to collect the most powerful quotes by Oprah Winfrey that will help you to get rid of daily problems, get an additional portion of wisdom, and have a different view on your life. 

Here is the list of the most inspiring Oprah Winfrey quotes!

Oprah Winfrey quotes on success

1. “You can have it all. Just not all at once.”- Oprah Winfrey

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

3. “When you undervalue what you do the world will undervalue who you are.” – Oprah Winfrey

4. “ The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

5. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

6. “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” – Oprah Winfrey

7. “Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

8. “Where there is no struggle there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey

9. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey

10. “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey quotes on love

11. “I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.” – Oprah Winfrey

12. “Love or fear. The decision defines you.” – Oprah Winfrey

13. “The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you are able to give.” – Oprah Winfrey

14. “When you make loving others the story of your life, there’s never a final chapter, because the legacy continues. You lend your light to one person, and he or she shines it on another and another and another.” – Oprah Winfrey

15. “What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.” – Oprah Winfrey

16. “The chance to love and be loved exists no matter who or where you are.” – Oprah Winfrey

17. “Be loving to yourself and others will see that love reciprocated. This rule works every time.” – Oprah Winfrey

18. “I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.” – Oprah Winfrey

19. “To love yourself is a never-ending journey.” – Oprah Winfrey

20. “You teach people how to treat you.” – Oprah Winfrey

Quotes from Oprah Winfrey on leadership

21. “Think like a queen. A queen if not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

22. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

23. The greatest discovery of all times is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey

24. “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 Winfrey

25. “So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.” – Oprah Winfrey

26. “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

27. “Be more splendid, more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up.” – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey quotes on life

28. “Life is really about moving on.” – Oprah Winfrey

29. “Your journey begins with a choice to get up, step up, and live fully.”- Oprah Winfrey

30. “What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you.” – Oprah Winfrey

31. “One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

33. “I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.” – Oprah Winfrey

34. “Meditate. Breathe consciously. Listen. Pay attention. Treasure every moment. Make the connection.” – Oprah Winfrey

35. “The challenge of life, I have found, is to build a resume that doesn’t simply tell a story about what you want to be, but it’s a story about who you want to be.” – Oprah Winfrey

36. “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.” – Oprah Winfrey

37. “We are each responsible for our own life – no other person is or even can be.” – Oprah Winfrey

38. “I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we’re not wise enough to see it.” – Oprah Winfrey

39. “I believe that one of life’s greatest risks is never daring to risk.” – Oprah Winfrey

40. “Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.” – Oprah Winfrey

41. “The only way to end war is communication between people.” – Oprah Winfrey

42. “I set out to really build this universe of interfaith connectedness, where people could see that other people in different parts of the world are very much like them.” – Oprah Winfrey

43. “I try to live in the moment and let that moment carry me to the next great place.” – Oprah Winfrey

44. “I am a person who lives my life based on intention. I don’t do anything without intention because intention determines the outcome of your life. It’s like cause and effect.” – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey quotes on purpose

45. “Whatever is your goal, you can get there if you are willing to work.” – Oprah Winfrey

46. “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” – Oprah Winfrey

47. “Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth.” – Oprah Winfrey

48. “Follow your passion. It will lead you to your purpose.” – Oprah Winfrey

49. “I believe there’s a calling for all of us. I know that every human being has value and purpose. The real work of our lives is to become aware. And awakened. To answer the call.” – Oprah Winfrey

50. “When your life is on course with its purpose, you are your most powerful” – Oprah Winfrey

51. “No matter how far away from yourself you may have strayed, there is always a path back. You already know who you are and how to fulfill your destiny. And your ruby slippers are ready to carry you home.” – Oprah Winfrey

52. “There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.” – Oprah Winfrey

53. “No matter who we are or what we look like or what we may believe, it is both possible and, more importantly, it becomes powerful to come together in common purpose and common effort.” – Oprah Winfrey

54. “Every day, you’re only as good as your last show.” – Oprah Winfrey

55. “Most people when they’re walking are thinking about where they have to go and what they have to do. But that removes us from happiness.” – Oprah Winfrey

56. “I made the decision I will own my own show. So never again will I ever be told what I can and can not do.” – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey quotes on education

57. “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” – Oprah Winfrey

58. “I am a woman in the process. I’m just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience and learn from it. Life is never dull.” – Oprah Winfrey

59. “I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves.” – Oprah Winfrey

60. “You must feed your mind with reading material, thoughts, and ideas that open you to new possibilities.” – Oprah Winfrey

So, what is your favorite quote by Oprah Winfrey?


Tetiana Artemova

Tetiana Artemova is an entrepreneur and owner of IStartHub, a business media for ambitious female entrepreneurs and small business owners.