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33 Timeless Oprah Winfrey Quotes That Will Empower You To ‘Live Your Best Life’

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1. “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.”

2. “Everyone wants 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.”

3. “Don’t worry about becoming successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”

4. “True forgiveness is when you can say: Thank you for that experience.”

5. “If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.”

6. “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.”

7. “It doesn’t matter how far you might rise. At some point, you are bound to stumble. If you’re constantly pushing yourself higher and higher, the law of averages predicts that you will at some point fall. And when you do, I want you to remember this: There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”

8. “One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.”

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

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

11. “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.”

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

13. “You will find true success and happiness if you have only one goal. There really is only one, and that is this: To fulfill the highest, most truthful expression of yourself as a human being. You want to max out your humanity by using your energy to lift yourself up, your family, and the people around you.”

14. “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.”

15. “Your calling isn’t something that somebody can tell you about. It’s what you feel. It is the thing that gives you juice. The thing that you are supposed to do. And nobody can tell you what that is. You know it inside yourself.”

16. “Everything happens for a reason, even when we are not wise enough to see it. When there is no struggle, there is no strength.”

17. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

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

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

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

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

22. “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.”

23. “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.”

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

25. “What you put out is already on its way back to you.”

26. “The life you want is waiting to rise up to meet you … Will you accept it? Do you feel worthy enough to accept it?”

27. “If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is. Don’t stay because you think “it will get better.”You’ll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better. The only person you can control in a relationship is you.”

28. “Learn from every mistake, because every experience, encounter, and particularly your mistakes are there to teach you and force you into being more of who you are.”

29. “What we dwell on is who we become.”

30. “Align your personality with your purpose, and no one can touch you.”

31. “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.”

32. “If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.”

33. “What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.” TC mark

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  • Anita

    Great quotes! I love all of them! :) Thanks!!

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