Called the “Queen of All Media”, Oprah is that one person who turned around her early life of poverty and abuse into becoming a billionaire and one of the most influential people the world has had. Oprah Winfrey Quotes have been of inspiration to many.

She started her career as a teacher and later on discovered her passion for the media and entertainment which was a stepping stone to what she is today. Just imagine you are fired the first time you want to put your passion into action. That’s what happened to Oprah Winfrey. She lost her first job as a news reporter because it was believed she did not have “the look”, hence would not be able to “connect with viewers”.

Oprah never gave up and the results we see decades after as an international media icon whose tentacles have touched many lives. Her quotes in particular are being used all over the world to empower, inspire passion, leadership, love and success.

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Below are 15 inspiring quotes by Oprah Winfrey that will help inspire your passion and empower you. I have subdivided it into 5 short headings of 3 Oprah quotes each.

Oprah Winfrey Quotes

1. Oprah Quotes on Fear

  • “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.”

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

  • “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

 

2. Oprah on Success

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

  • “What I know for sure is that if you want success, you can’t make success your goal. The key is not to worry about being successful, but to instead work toward being significant, and the success will naturally follow.”

  • “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.”

 

3. Oprah Winfrey Quotes on Relationship

  • “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.”

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

  • “I believe that everyone is the keeper of a dream – and by tuning into one another’s secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers.”

 

4. Winfrey’s Quotes on Education

  • “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.”

  • “I knew there was a way out. I knew there was another kind of life because I had read about it. I knew there were other places, and there was another way of being.”

 

5. Oprah Quotes on Life

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

  • “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.”

  • “You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love–who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.”

Which of the Oprah Winfrey quotes above has inspired you? The list is long and I just selected a few. You can add other Oprah Winfrey quotes that you think can inspire others in the comment section.

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