18 Quotes from Oprah Winfrey That Will Give You *Life*

She runs a media empire, can bring a room to tears with her words, hands out cars like it’s NBD and loves bread. In other words, Oprah Winfrey is a damn queen. And in honor of her birthday, we're highlighting 18 of Oprah's best quotes. Here’s hoping that some of her wisdom will rub off on us.

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1. “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey

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2. “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.” – Oprah Winfrey

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3. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

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

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6. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

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7. “My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.” – Oprah Winfrey

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8. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey

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9. “Often we don’t even realize who we’re meant to be because we’re so busy trying to live out someone else’s ideas. But other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny.” – Oprah Winfrey

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10. “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

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11. “I believe that one of life’s greatest risks is never daring to risk.” – Oprah Winfrey

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12. “The reason I've been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.” – Oprah Winfrey

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13. “If you don't know what your passion is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it.” – Oprah Winfrey

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14. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping-stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

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15. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey

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16. “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.” – Oprah Winfrey

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17. “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.” – Oprah Winfrey

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18. “So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.” – Oprah Winfrey

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Alexia Dellner is an executive editor at PureWow who has over ten years of experience covering a broad range of topics including health, wellness, travel, family, culture and...