20 Best Inspirational & Motivational Quotes by Oprah Winfrey

20 of the most inspirational quotes by media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

  1. 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.
  2. You can either see yourself as a wave in the ocean or you can see yourself as the ocean.
  3. Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
  4. You are responsible for the energy that you create for yourself, and you’re responsible for the energy that you bring to others.
  5. 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.
  6. Turn your wounds into wisdom.
  7. Every stumble is not a fall, and every fall does not mean failure.
  8. You become what you believe, not what you think or what you want.
  9. If you want to feel good, you have to go out and do some good.
  10. Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.
  11. I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
  12. The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.
  13. So go ahead. Fall down.The world looks different from the ground.
  14. Whatever has happened to you in your past has no power over this present moment, because life is now.
  15. For every one of us that succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way out.
  16. I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that’s how I operate my life.
  17. The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.
  18. Even if you flippin’ fries at McDonald’s, if you are excellent, everybody wants to be in your line.
  19. I’m black, I don’t feel burdened by it and I don’t think it’s a huge responsibility. It’s part of who I am. It does not define me.
  20. 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.