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Need a little Tuesday-morning inspiration? Soak in Oprah Winfrey's pearls of wisdom

Shrishti Agrawal
29th Jan 2019
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Inspirational quotes by Oprah Winfrey on self-motivation and empowerment and rising from your failures and hardships.

Apart from her iconic and eponymous talk show, billionaire TV personality Oprah Winfrey is also known for her philanthropic work and her undying vigour to help people. She is on a constant quest for self-improvement and tries to learn from her own and other people’s experiences and challenges in life. Her talk shows feature not only the who's who of Hollywood but world leaders and diplomats, as well as world-renowned spiritual gurus like the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, and others. 

Oprah’s biggest gift, however, is her gift of sharing. She always tries to distribute her fair share of wisdom and help people find different paths to achieve happiness and stability in life. Let us therefore take some advice from the woman who managed to turn her life around, from one of misery, poverty and abuse to the success story that it is today.

“You can have it all. Just not all at once.”

“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.”

“You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.”

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.”

"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."

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

“You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.”

“Don’t worry about being successful, but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”

Which of these Oprah quotes is your favourite? For more inspirational quotes click here.

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