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  Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you dont have, you will never, ever have enough.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Dont back down just to keep the peace. Standing up for your beliefs builds self-confidence and self-esteem.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  I dont 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.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  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.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  I dont think you ever stop giving. I really dont. I think it is an on-going process. And it is not just about being able to write a check. It is being able to touch somebody's life.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  You can have it all. Just not all at once.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people's lives.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  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.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  One if the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

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

  I never went for the money, I just said, 'God use me. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.'  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on this planet is to encourage people to empower themselves.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I am just wearing better shoes.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  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
  

  Getting my lifelong weight struggle under control has come from a process of treating myself as well as I treat others in every way.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it is right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  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
  

  I believe that one of life's greatest risks is never daring to risk.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  There's no easy way out. If there were, I would have bought it. And believe me, it would be one of my favorite things.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

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

  The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we're not wise enough to see it.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  You are responsible for your life. You cant keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life's blessings.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  It is much easier for me to make major life, multi-million dollar decisions, than it is to decide on a carpet for my front porch. That's the truth.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  All my life I have always known I was born to greatness.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  What we're all striving for is authenticity, a spirit-to-spirit connection.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  I knew there was a way out. I knew there was another kind of life because I had read about it. I knew there were other places, and there was another way of being.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  What matters is how you feel inside, because feeling beautiful on the inside is key to looking good.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Some women have a weakness for shoes. I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Whatever you fear most has no power. It is your fear that has the power.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

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

  Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  The expectation of my life was that I might be able to work for some good white folks. Now I got some good white folks working for me.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  The essential question is not, 'How busy are you?', but 'What are you busy at?' Are you doing what fulfills you?  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possiblity. It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Once I walked out of a bathroom stall at O'Hare Airport, and three women applauded. That's when I knew: I am famous.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Getting my lifelong weight struggle under control has come from a process of treating myself as well as I treat others in every way.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Once I walked out of a bathroom stall at O'Hare Airport, and three women applauded. That's when I knew: I am famous.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  The essential question is not, 'How busy are you?', but 'What are you busy at?' Are you doing what fulfills you?  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  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.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  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.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

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

  I believe that one of life's greatest risks is never daring to risk.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Turn your wounds into wisdom.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people's lives.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possiblity. It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  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.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Whatever you fear most has no power. It is your fear that has the power.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  One if the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

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

  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.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  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
  

  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.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  We often block our own blessings because we don't feel good enough.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

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

  Being a mother is the hardest job on earth.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey