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Oprah Winfrey quotes: the billionaire’s best content.

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

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

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

“The goal of my shows, my interviews, my business, my philanthropy, all of it – whatever ventures I might pursue – would be to make clear that what unites us is ultimately far more redeeming and compelling than anything that separates us.”

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

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

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”

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

“You get to know who you really are in times of crisis.”

“The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever, for one minute, been money.”

“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”

“You aren’t your past; you are a probability of your future.”

“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.”

“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.”

“When people show you who they are?  Believe them.”

“Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past can be changed.”

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

“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.”

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

“If friends disappoint you over and over, that’s in large part your own fault.  Once someone has shown a tendency to be self-centered, you need to recognize that and take care of yourself.  People aren’t going to change simply because you want them to.”

“Everybody has a calling.  And your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is – who you were meant to be – and to begin to honor that in the best way possible for yourself.”

“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it.  It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible.  Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.”

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”

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

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

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who’ll take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”

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

“Books were my pass to personal freedom.  I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.”

“You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.”

“I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes.”

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

“Money is worth nothing if it can’t buy you the opportunity to love more.”

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

“I try to basically keep my opinions to myself when it comes to people who are charged with crimes that I don’t know anything about.”

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

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

“The struggle of my life created empathy; I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.”

“Breathe.  Let go.  And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”

“You are where you are in life because of what you believe is possible for yourself.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.”

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

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

“I don’t think you ever stop giving.  I really don’t.  I think it’s an ongoing process.  And it’s not just about being able to write a check.  It’s being able to touch somebody’s life.”

“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.”

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

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

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

“I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.  And that’s how I operate my life.”

“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.”

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

“One of the hardest things to learn in life is which bridges you should cross and which bridges you should burn.”

“If you want to feel good, you have to go out and do some good.”

“Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.”

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

“I will tell you that there have been no failures in my life.  I don’t want to sound like some metaphysical queen, but there have been no failures.  There have been some tremendous lessons though.”

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

“Dogs are my favorite role models.  I want to work like a dog, doing what I was born to do with joy and purpose.  I want to play like a dog, with total, jolly abandon.  I want to love like a dog, with unabashed devotion and complete lack of concern about what people do for a living, how much money they have, or how much they weigh.”

“I was once afraid of people saying, ‘Who does she think she is?’  Now I have the courage to stand and say, ‘This is who I am.'”

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

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

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