A dozen gems from Oprah Winfrey

Oprah_Winfrey_at_2011_TCARecently we came across a selection of remarkable quotes by modern day star Oprah Winfrey. Her inspirational outlook on life is summed up in her observation, “I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who, from an early age, knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.”


Here are a dozen of the gems.

  • “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.”
  • “With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”
  • “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.”
  • “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”
  • “If you don’t know what your passion is, realize that the one reason for your existence on earth is to find it.”
  • “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
  • “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”
  • “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.”
  • “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.”


(ed. – SOURCE: http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/oprah-winfrey-19-inspiring-power-quotes-for-success.html and photo credit: By Greg Hernandez from California, CA, USA (Oprah Winfrey at 2011 TCA) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons )

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