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The proven queen of talk show TV, Oprah Winfrey, turns 59 years old today! No one can deny the amazing careers she’s had over the last two decades; she’s full of wisdom and has inspired a generation along the way.

In honor of 59 candles, let’s celebrate why we love her with 59 of her most awe-inspiring quotes. Let us know which numbers are your favorite!

  1. The chance to love and be loved exists no matter where you are.
  2. I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
  3. 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.
  4. Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.
  5. Go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.
  6. If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.
  7. Turn your wounds into wisdom.
  8. Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
  9. 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.
  10. 10. Whatever you fear most has no power. It is your fear that has the power.
  11. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
  12. Running is the greatest metaphor for life because you get out of it what you put in it.
  13. There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.
  14. 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’s right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.
  15. Do what you love, give it back in the form of service, and you will do more than succeed.
  16. 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.
  17. To love yourself is a never-ending journey.
  18. I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we’re not wise enough to see it.
  19. In every aspect of our lives, we are always asking ourselves, How am I of value? What is my worth? Yet I believe that worthiness is our birthright.
  20. Your life’s journey is about becoming more of who you are.
  21. Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life’s blessings.
  22. One if the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.
  23. You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.
  24. If you allow yourself to breathe into the depth, wonder, beauty, craziness, and strife — everything that represents the fullness of your life — you can live fearlessly. Because you come to realize that if you just keep breathing you cannot be conquered.
  25. True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.”
  26. Passion whispers to you through your feelings, beckoning you toward your highest good.
  27. If friends disappoint you over and over, that’s in large part your own fault. Once someone has shown a tendency to be self-centered, you need to recognize that and take care of yourself; people aren’t going to change simply because you want them to.
  28. I think that when you invite people to your home, you invite them to yourself.
  29. What I know for sure is this: You are built not to shrink down to less, but to blossom into more. To be more extraordinary. To use every moment to fill yourself up.
  30. I’ve learned that you can’t have everything and do everything at the same time.
  31. If you neglect to recharge a battery, it dies. And if you run full speed ahead without stopping for water, you lose momentum to finish the race.
  32. If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.
  33. The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
  34. Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
  35. Everything we’ve ever done and all we’re meant to do comes together in harmony with who we are. When that happens, we feel the truest expressions of ourselves.
  36. The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
  37. 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.
  38. Doubt means don’t. Don’t move. Don’t answer. Don’t rush forward.
  39. You get to know who you really are in a crisis.
  40. Your true passion should feel like breathing; it’s that natural.
  41. 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.
  42. I know for sure that only by owning who and what you are can you step into the fullness of life.
  43. I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace – a connection to what matters.
  44. Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.
  45. No gesture is too small when done with gratitude.
  46. Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.
  47. What we’re all striving for is authenticity, a spirit-to-spirit connection.
  48. Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.
  49. We are each responsible for our own life – no other person is or even can be.
  50. Everything you’ve ever done prepares you for all that you can do and be. Once you clarify your purpose for doing something, the way to do it becomes clear.
  51. In the mist of difficulty lies opportunity.
  52. What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you.
  53. 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.
  54. Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.
  55. We’re all called. If you’re here breathing, you have a contribution to make.
  56. With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.
  57. Happiness is a choice.
  58. What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.
  59. Everyone wants 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.

(as according to the Huffington Post, Oprah.com, O magazine and Twitter.)

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  • dirtychai

    “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.”

    As a person who didn’t grow up with many role models, I can’t deny the impact that Oprah has had on my life by just watching her on TV and the experiences that she shares with the world.

    I wish her all the best.

  • The last quote is great, and so true. I have to say I like Quote #12 about running. I’m printing this list. Happy Birthday, Oprah.

  • Grace Walker

    the Queen of the Inconceivable. Oprah you are the dream that all who dare to dream can affirm ,,, Blessings and continued outpourings

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