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20 Inspirational Quotes from Oprah Winfrey to Push You Towards Success

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By Karabo Baloyi
May 14, 2022
04:35 P.M.

As a trailblazer in the talk show industry, Oprah Winfrey has become one of the most successful women in media. Along the way, she has imparted some of the most memorable nuggets of wisdom that continue to inspire others today. Here are 20 inspirational quotes from this queen that will definitely push you towards your success.

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Oprah's meteoric rise to success began when she was 17 and won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant. She was offered an on-air job at "WVOL," a radio station serving the African American community in Nashville.

Over the coming decades, she soared with one of the most successful talk shows in history and acting roles in several successful films. She even founded the "Oprah Winfrey Network" in 2011.

Throughout her success, Oprah has imparted some of the most sound advice to help others achieve their dreams and claim their success. Here are 20 quotes from this first African American female billionaire that will push you to greater heights. 

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Oprah Winfrey's quote: "I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity." | Image: AmoDays

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

“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.”

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

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

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

Oprah Winfrey's quote: "The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude." | Image: AmoDays

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

"The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.”

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

"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.”

“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.”

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Oprah Winfrey's quote: "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." | Image: AmoDays

"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."

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"If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit."

"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."

"I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity."

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

 

Oprah Winfrey's quote: "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." | Image: AmoDays

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"Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it."

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

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

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

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

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Oprah Winfrey's quote: "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." | Image: AmoDays

Oprah's success is an inspiration to many people all over the world. But other than her financial success, she remains an authentic celebrity. She will go down in history books as one of the most successful people in the world.

If you found her nuggets of wisdom inspiring, reading these quotes from legendary women will empower you to reach for your dreams as well. 

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