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What I have learned in my life and work is that the more I am able to be myself, the more it enables other people to be themselves. — Oprah Winfrey

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When you think about growing and being empowered yourself, it is what you've been able to do for other people that leaves you the fullest. — Oprah Winfrey

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If you don't give something back when you get, you don't keep. — Oprah Winfrey

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I try to live in the moment and let that moment carry me to the next great place. — Oprah Winfrey

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You can take from every experience what it has to offer you. And you cannot be defeated if you just keep taking one breath followed by another. — Oprah Winfrey

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Waking up early on Saturday gives me an edge in finishing my work with a very relaxed state of mind. There is a feeling of time pressure on weekdays that aren't there on weekends. If I wake up early in the morning before anybody else, I can plan the day or at least my activities with relaxed mind. — Oprah Winfrey

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You have to choose love ... in the most difficult of time to shift the paradigm to that which is love. — Oprah Winfrey

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There is no fun than helping to make someone's dreams come true Especially when that person is ayoung person and who really want it and really dserve it — Oprah Winfrey

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Failure is just a way for our lives to show us we're moving in the wrong direction, that we should try something different — Oprah Winfrey

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Everyone has to learn to think differently, bigger, to open to possibilities. — Oprah Winfrey

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The greatest contribution you can make to women's rights, is to be the absolute ... best at what you do. — Oprah Winfrey

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Dare to be different. Be a pioneer. Be a leader. Be the kind of woman who in the face of adversity will continue to embrace life and walk fearlessly toward the challenge. — Oprah Winfrey

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By the time I was 17, I was working in radio, making $100 a week. And that's when I made my peace with money. I decided that no matter what job I ever did, I wanted that same feeling I got when I first started in radio - the feeling of I love this so much, even if you didn't pay me I'd show up every day, on time and happy to be here. I recognized then what I know now for sure: If you can get paid for doing what you love, every paycheck is a bonus. Give yourself the bonus of a lifetime: Pursue your passion. Discover what you love. Then do it! — Oprah Winfrey

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When I look at the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes! — Oprah Winfrey

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I think that the idea of reaching young girls that are in college is something that we are strongly open to because who better wants to know how to live a more purposeful life than people who are starting out? — Oprah Winfrey

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Appreciating what shows up in your life changes your personal vibration. Gratitude elevates your life to a higher frequency. — Oprah Winfrey

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Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different. — Oprah Winfrey

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Life is better when you share it. — Oprah Winfrey

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Do things you've always wanted to do. You are the single most influence on your life. — Oprah Winfrey

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Make yourself a priority. Fill yourself up so that you can give more to others. — Oprah Winfrey

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Always listen to your inner voice. — Oprah Winfrey

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Partake of some of life's sweet pleasures. And yes, get comfortable with yourself. — Oprah Winfrey

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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. — Oprah Winfrey

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What I know for sure is that whatever has happened to you has also happened for you. — Oprah Winfrey

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I tried documentaries.It wasn't the time for me. I was going to try to do the same thing, I did make a valiant attempt but it did not work - to do the same thing with documentaries that we had done with the book club [in 2011]. The zeitgeist wasn't ready. It just wasn't ready. — Oprah Winfrey

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I urge you to pursue preserving your personal history to allow your children and grandchildren to know who you were as a child and what your hopes and dreams were.- — Oprah Winfrey

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Bravery shows up in everyday life when people have the courage to live their truth, their vision and their dreams. — Oprah Winfrey

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When you don't give yourself the time and care you need, your body rebels in the form of sickness and exhaustion — Oprah Winfrey

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I was in the gym working on my triceps, and I was thinking, just as I did the 50-pound pulldown, I am going to be in better shape by the end of the year [2016] than I've ever been in my life. I really just smiled at the notion: Wow, what a thing. — Oprah Winfrey

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The secret to being successful is to find a way to bring yourself through, even in your stories. People are looking for the essence of your truth. When you can bring your own truth to it, that's when it works. — Oprah Winfrey

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You have two choices: You can come down from the mountain and spend the rest of your days thinking it was so beautiful there, or you can create a vision, look upward, see the next mountain, and start the climb all over again. — Oprah Winfrey

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I've learned that you can't have everything and do everything at the same time. — Oprah Winfrey

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Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher. — Oprah Winfrey

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We are each responsible for our own life-no other person can be. — Oprah Winfrey

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If you don't heal the wounds of your childhood, you bleed into the future. — Oprah Winfrey

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I couldn't kill myself. I would be afraid the minute I did it; something really good would happen and I'd miss it. — Oprah Winfrey

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Your gut is your inner compass. — Oprah Winfrey

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My idea is to give hope, because where there is no hope, there is no vision, and where there is no vision, people will perish. — Oprah Winfrey

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For sure we live in a youth-obsessed culture that is constantly trying to tell us that if we're not young and glowing and "hot," we don't matter. But I refuse to buy into such a distorted view of reality. And I would never lie about or deny my age. To do so is to contribute to a sickness pervading our society - the sickness of wanting to be what you're not. I know for sure that only by owning who and what you are can you step into the fullness of life. I feel sorry for anyone who buys into the myth that you can be what you once were. The way to your best life isn't denial. It's owning every moment and staking a claim to the here and now. You're not the same woman you were a decade ago; if you're lucky, you're not the same woman you were last year. The whole point of aging, as I see it, is change. If we let them, our experiences can keep teaching us about ourselves. I celebrate that. Honor it. Hold it in reverence. And I'm grateful for every age I'm blessed to become. — Oprah Winfrey

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Don't worry about becoming successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow. — Oprah Winfrey

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You know that old joke about the guy who lives to be 104? The punch line goes something like 'If I knew I was gonna get this old, I'd have taken much better care of myself.' Well, guess what? We actually are living longer, and the time to start taking care of ourselves is right this minute. — Oprah Winfrey

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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. — Oprah Winfrey

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I believe there's a calling for all of us. I know that every human being has value and purpose. The real work of our lives is to become aware. And awakened. To answer the call. — Oprah Winfrey

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Whatever our dreams, ideas, or projects, we plant a seed, nurture it
and then reap the fruits of our labors. — Oprah Winfrey

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Meditate. Breathe consciously. Listen. Pay attention. Treasure every moment. Make the connection. — Oprah Winfrey

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Live with energy
Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus. — Oprah Winfrey

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Everybody's life matters. — Oprah Winfrey

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Balance lives in the present. — Oprah Winfrey

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This is your moment. Own it. — Oprah Winfrey

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Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. — Oprah Winfrey

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[People] might have a different word for the yearning of the heart and the yearning of the spirit that is looking for what I call "God," it still is the same thing. It is the heart's yearning to know the origin of its mystery. It's a heart's yearning to know the power of the divine in each of our lives. It's a heart's yearning to be connected to that. — Oprah Winfrey

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Surround yourself only with those who will lift you higher. — Oprah Winfrey

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People believe marriage will make us better. — Oprah Winfrey

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It's up to each of us to get very still and say, 'This is who I am.' No one else defines your life. Only you do. — Oprah Winfrey

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Your life is a journey of learning to love yourself first and then extending that love to others in every encounter. — Oprah Winfrey

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Often intuition will direct you. If it feels right, it's probably right. — Oprah Winfrey

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For everyone of us that succeeds, its because there's somebody there to show you the way out — Oprah Winfrey

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I hear people say all the time, "I'm not really religious, but I consider myself spiritual." I definitely have always been spiritual, being raised by my grandmother on that little acre in Mississippi, indoctrinated, born into the church and the ways of the church. — Oprah Winfrey

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The reason I gained so much weight in the first place and the reason I had such a sorry history of abusive relationships with men was I just needed approval so much. I needed everyone to like me, because I didn't like myself much. — Oprah Winfrey

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My constant prayer for myself is to be used in service for the greater good. — Oprah Winfrey

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There is one irrefutable law of the universe: We are each responsible for our own life. If you're holding anyone else accountable for your happiness, you're wasting your time. You must be fearless enough to give yourself the love you didn't receive. — Oprah Winfrey

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You look at yourself and you accept yourself for who you are, and once you accept yourself for who you are you become a better person. — Oprah Winfrey

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My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here. — Oprah Winfrey

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All pain is the same. — Oprah Winfrey

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The roles we play in each other's lives are only as powerful as the trust and connection between us
the protection, safety, and caring we are willing to share. — Oprah Winfrey

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Use what you have to run toward your best - that's how I now live my life. — Oprah Winfrey

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Anything you can imagine, you can create. — Oprah Winfrey

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No matter how diligent or persistent you have been, there is not one of us who made this journey toward success by ourselves. — Oprah Winfrey

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I want to continue to encourage as many people as I can to open their hearts to life, because if I know anything for sure, it's that opening my own heart is what has brought me my greatest success and joy. — Oprah Winfrey

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Many things in life inspire philanthropy, such as your faith in humanity and your belief in the human spirit to overcome. — Oprah Winfrey

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I'm not even kind of a lesbian. — Oprah Winfrey

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My therapy has come from paying attention to my life. — Oprah Winfrey

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What I know is, if you do work that you love, and work that fulfills you, the rest will come. I truly believe the reason I've been so financially successful is because my focus has never been on the money. — Oprah Winfrey

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Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world so I can hear my own. — Oprah Winfrey

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When you know something, really know something, it tends to stand the test of time. — Oprah Winfrey

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You cannot continue to succeed in the world or have a fulfilling life in the world unless you choose to use your life in the service somehow to others and give back what you have been given. That's how you keep it. That's how you get it. That's how you grow it. — Oprah Winfrey

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In order to be truly happy, you must live along with, and you must stand for something larger than yourself. — Oprah Winfrey

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To me, the money is - it's certainly a wonderful thing. But it is in direct proportion to how you're able to bless yourself and bless others with it. — Oprah Winfrey

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Start embracing the life that is calling you and use your life to serve the world. — Oprah Winfrey

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I think I do speak to all ages, but the emphasis is, unlike everybody else who is chasing the Millennials, I'm not chasing the Millennials. — Oprah Winfrey

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The surest way to bring goodness to yourself is to make it your intention to do good for somebody else. — Oprah Winfrey

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Your mistake does not define who you are ... you are your possibilities. — Oprah Winfrey

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You only have to believe that you can succeed, that you can be whatever your heart desires, be willing to work for it, and you can have it. — Oprah Winfrey

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I know who I am, and the thing about power for me is that it's connected to a source that's obviously greater than myself. Any time you can connect to the source and understand that that's where all of your energy, your creativity, your joy and your triumph come from, I consider that to be authentic power. — Oprah Winfrey

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These French-style caramels are handmade in California. It's always hard to give them away! — Oprah Winfrey

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I'm definitely not a traditionalist, because a traditionalist would be going to church every Sunday. — Oprah Winfrey

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Don't live your life to please other people. — Oprah Winfrey

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I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it — Oprah Winfrey

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When we hold secrets it creates shame, and shame is a great barrier to success. When you carry the shame you do not allow yourself to fulfill your greatest potential, you do not honour the truth of yourself, you do not honour your highest self. When you let go of the secret, only then you live to your greatest potential. — Oprah Winfrey

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I thought, If I'm gonna run a jazz club, if I've got Miles Davis' posters in my bar, I should at least know what his horn sounds like. — Oprah Winfrey

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I want to use television not only to entertain, but to help people lead better lives. — Oprah Winfrey

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So, that is my final lesson from the universe - you just do what you need to do, and stay on track. — Oprah Winfrey

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Remember, you are co-creating your life with the energy of your own intentions. — Oprah Winfrey

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Getting my library card was like citizenship; it was like American citizenship. — Oprah Winfrey

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God can dream a bigger dream for you then you could ever dream for yourself. — Oprah Winfrey

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How can you say you're trying to spiritually evolve, without even a thought about what happens to the animals whose lives are sacrificed in the name of gluttony? — Oprah Winfrey

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You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more. — Oprah Winfrey

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You really can change. Your reality is based on the way you think. — Oprah Winfrey

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Become the change you want to see - those are words I live by. — Oprah Winfrey

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Don't worry about being successful. Worry about being significant. — Oprah Winfrey