Oprah Winfrey Quotes

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Turn your wounds into wisdom.
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Failure is another stepping-stone to greatness.

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Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
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You don't win by meeting any kind of negativity head-on.

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Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.

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I don't believe in luck.  Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
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Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
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The essential question is not, 'How busy are you?' but 'What are you busy at?'
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If you are still breathing, you have a second chance.  Don't get stuck on past mistakes.
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Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.


My gift to myself and my friends is my encouragement that they, too, are their own best selves.
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Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe.
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Gratitude is the foundation of happiness.  So if you want to start being happy, get grateful first.

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Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
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I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.  And that's how I operate my life.

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If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.
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Lots of people want 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.
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Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate and to connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.


Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.


Now that I have all the things I once thought would make me happy, they have little meaning for me.  Experience, and not just a little heartache, has taught me money buys convenience and conveniences.


The way to choose happiness is to follow what is right and real and the truth for you.  You can never be happy living someone else's dream.  Live your own.  And you will for sure know the meaning of happiness.