9 Oprah Winfrey Inspirational Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

The living legend’s words of wisdom will be sure to put a smile on your face.


A face recognized throughout the world. (Ovidiu Hrubaru / Shutterstock.com)

Oprah Winfrey – the media personality, philanthropist, advocate, author and actor first burst into American living rooms thirty years ago with her long running talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show. While she is famous for giving away free cars and getting celebrities to share their most intimate moments, Oprah has used her media power for good, creating a philanthropic empire that promotes education, literacy and supports multiple charitable initiatives.

The woman who is on a first-name basis with the world did not have an idyllic childhood, but through her struggles she came out on the other side, attributing her success to the pursuit of education and a belief in following your dreams. Her can-do attitude plus her openness about her personal life and vulnerabilities struck a chord, thus creating a devoted fan base around the globe and cementing her status as an inspirational icon. With a combination of humor, spiritual awareness, depth and straight talk, Oprah Winfrey’s words pack a powerful punch. So without further adieu, let the queen of talk do what she does best with her nine most inspirational quotes

2. “I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” 


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


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


5. "I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear."


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


7. “Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”


8. “Meditate. Breathe consciously. Listen. Pay attention. Treasure every moment. Make the connection.” 


9. “To love yourself is a never-ending journey.”