Oprah Winfrey

African-American Talk Show Host, Actress, Philanthropist
"The Most Influential Woman in the World"
National Women's Hall of Fame
2005 National Freedom Award

birthdate: January 29
Kosciusko, Mississippi

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most influential voices of our time, reaching millions of viewers with her popular daytime talk show, in addition to a popular magazine and a women's cable network she helped launch. In everything she does Oprah has earned a reputation of championing causes that reflect her belief that each of us should take personal responsibility for our lives and help to improve the world. In addition to using entertainment media as a platform to inspire and empower her audience, she is a passionate philanthropist, creating The Oprah Winfrey Foundation to "support the inspiration, empowerment, education, and well-being of women, children and families around the world" and Oprah's Angel Network, which presents cash awards to people who have helped make life better for others.


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

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

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.

The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate.

"You've got to follow your passion. You've got to figure out what it is you love--who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams."

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

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. This is your moment. Own it.

I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.

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.


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