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Born January 29, 1954; Oprah Gail Winfrey is a popular American media talk show host, philanthropist, and actress and producer. Winfrey is nationally renown for her highly acclaimed talk show style television program, The Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah's show revolutionized the talk show genre, giving the style a more emotion-based show that appealed to women. The Oprah Winfrey Show's rating is the highest among all talk shows in history. Her work has earned her an honorary doctorate degree from Harvard, the presidential Medal of Freedom and she is often regarded as the most influential woman in the world. Winfrey has become an icon for young woman, after having been through many hardships in her youth. Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi, later moving to a city in Milwaukee. Winfrey became pregnant at the age of 14, her child dying in infancy. However, Winfrey found her calling in media while still attending high school and by the time she was 19 she was co-anchoring the local evening news in Tennessee. There she transitioned into the daytime talk genre, eventually founding her own production company. Due to her success in media, Oprah Winfrey is now one of the wealthiest persons in the world. With her wealth and influence, Oprah has been ranked among one of the most generous people in the world. She has given away an estimated $400 million to educational foundations alone, many of these taking the form of scholarships. In the 1990s, Winfrey founded her own charity, an organization called Oprah's Angel Network, a charity that has raised over $80,000,000 for a multitude of causes.

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
don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
Oprah Winfrey

Don't back down just to keep the peace. Standing up for your beliefs builds self-confidence
and self-esteem.
Oprah Winfrey

I don't 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 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

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'm 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's 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 can't 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's 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

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