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Oprah Winfrey is an American talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, which was the highest rated program of its kind in the history of Television.

Oprah is ranked as the richest African American of the 20th century and is regarded as the most influential woman in the world. Oprah has won 17 Emmy Awards, 1 Tony Award, has the largest book club in the world, won the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award, and according to Forbes, has a net worth of around $3 Billion.

Here are 55 unforgettable Oprah Winfrey quotes:

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

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

3. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

5. “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

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

7. “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. This is your moment. Own it.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

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

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

11. “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.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

13. “Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.” – Oprah Winfrey

14. “For every one of us that succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way out.” – Oprah Winfrey

15. “The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

17. “As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

19. “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.” – Oprah Winfrey

20th Oprah Winfrey Quote – “I’m sick of people sitting in chairs stating their problems. Then we roll the videotape… then we have our experts on the topic… I’m in the ‘What’s next?’ phase of my career.” – Oprah Winfrey

21. “It’s much easier for me to make major life, multi-million dollar decisions, than it is to decide on a carpet for my front porch. That’s the truth.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

23. “My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

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

 

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

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

28. “If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

30. “I think the whole world would be a better place if everyone loved each other a little more.” – Oprah Winfrey

31. “Nothing happens until you decide. Make a decision and watch your life move forward.” – Oprah Winfrey

32. “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

34. “I would like to thank the people who’ve brought me those dark moments, when I felt most wounded betrayed. You have been my greatest teachers.” – Oprah Winfrey

35. “Go ahead, fall down. The world looks different from the ground.” – Oprah Winfrey

36. “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

37. “Become the change you want to see, those are words I live by.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

39. “True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience.’” – Oprah Winfrey

40th Oprah Winfrey Quote – “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Oprah Winfrey

41. “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint, that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love, and then fine 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

42. “You can have it all. Just not all at once.” – Oprah Winfrey

43. “All of my life I have wanted to lead people to an empathy space. To a gratitude space. I want us all to fulfill our greatest potential. To find our calling, and summon the courage to live it.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

45. “I remember a specific moment, watching my grandmother hand the clothes on the line, and her saying to me, ‘You are going to have to learn to do this,’ And me being in that space of awareness and knowing that my life would not be the same as my grandmother’s life.” – Oprah Winfrey

46. “You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.” – Oprah Winfrey

47. “What I know for sure is this: You are built not to shrink down to less, but to blossom into more. To be more splendid. To be more extraordinary.” – Oprah Winfrey

48. “No gesture is too small when done with gratitude.” – Oprah Winfrey

49. “Listen to the rhythm of your own calling, and follow that.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

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

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

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

54. “No gesture is too small when done with gratitude.” – Oprah Winfrey

55. “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey

What is your favorite Oprah Winfrey quote? Share below!

Yale Middleton is a Revenue Specialist for Hilton Worldwide. He is passionate about personal development, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Yale also works as a team member for the top self development website Addicted2Success. You can also follow him on his Facebook.

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In today’s society, we are often told that diversity is a good thing. However, many don’t know what it actually means to be diverse. Diversity is the word used to describe any group of people who are different from one another and share some common ground. The definition can be broadened even further and include things like age, culture, race or ethnicity, etc., but for now, let’s stick with the basics. We live in a world where there is more than one type of person so when you talk about diversity, you’re referring to differences in attitudes and opinions as well as appearance. (more…)

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30 Most Famous Quotes of All Time to Motivate You

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It seems in the last decade or so, motivational quotes and inspirational quotes are front and center on Facebook and Instagram feeds. It’s no wonder why. They really do have that impactful kick to make you get up and do stuff!

I know for me, it was all these quotes that I kept reading that:

  • pushed me out of my comfort zone
  • gave me courage to smash goals
  • helped me believe in myself
  • soothed my broken heart sometimes
  • helped me out of rock bottom, and
  • kept me strong in times of trouble

Legends like Les Brown, Joel Brown and Tony Robbins motivated the crap out of me. I stayed strong and focused because of their powerful words. I mean, they did quote all these inspirational words to motivate us, no?

Of course they did. So I’ve searched high and low for the best and most empowering famous quotes of all time in hopes they inspire you like they did me. 

Do quotes really help?

The answer is yes and no. No they won’t work if you read them, brush them off and never feel the power of their words.

Yes they will work if you make them work for you and you want them too. Quotes are like affirmations. Many of us recant affirmations either as part of our morning routine, evening routine or just whenever we need a boost. 

When you read them and repeat them out loud and feel each and every word in every ounce of your being, they work!! Besides, I’m living proof they help. Empowering quotes have helped me out of rock bottom twice, depression a few times, and helped me smash and achieve goals. 

So yes, they work. And these most famous quotes I’ve chosen are famous for a reason. They have inspired, motivated and empowered millions of people around the world to chase their dreams, believe in themselves and never give up. 

Without further ado…

10 famous quotes on taking action and not giving up

1. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ~Walt Disney

2. Anybody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death. ~Jen Sincero

3. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way, you’re right. ~Henry Ford

4. The woman I am today would like to thank the woman I was 5 years ago for not giving up. You’re awesome. ~Iva Ursano

5. I’ll try is the battle cry of wimps. ~Tony Robbins

6. You must be the change you wish to see in the world ~Ghandi

7. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~Mother Teresa

8. Those who dare to fail miserably, can achieve greatly. ~John Kennedy

9. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~Dalai Lama

10. I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage, or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. ~Brené Brown

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11. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou

12. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough. ~Oprah Winfrey

13. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ~Lao Tzu

14. The mind is everything. What you think you become. ~Buddha

15. Everything you do and every decision you make should be from a place of good. You should always be striving to make the world a better place. ~Les Brown

16. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West

17. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. ~Paulo Coelho

18. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~Franklin D.Roosevelt

19. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. ~Napoleon Hill

20. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

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21. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

22. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

23. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King Jr

24. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. ~Nelson Mandela

25. If you surround yourself with positive people who build you up, the sky’s the limit. ~Joel Brown

26. Tough times never last but tough people do. ~Robert H. Schuller

27. You miss 100% of the shots you never take. ~Wayne Gretzky

28. If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

29. I have not failed. I just found 10,000 that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison

30. Often our most rewarding dreams are staring us right in the face but for some reason we focus on how hard things are, how we are scared of the unknown and what would happen if we failed. ~Joel Brown

Write them out!

I always tell people to write that out and stick it in a place you will see it and read it everyday. That’s how quotes work. 

My favourite famous quote of all time and one you should read over and over again, Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right. Read that when self doubt creeps in. 

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