Happy 60th Birthday Oprah!

 

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Undeniably one of the most influential women to ever walk this earth, Oprah Winfrey has been a fierce icon for as long as I can remember. From her many years on daytime television with the highest rated program of its kind, Oprah’s show provided her with the platform she needed to be as successful as she is today. Oprah once held the title of the only African-American billionaire in the world. Today she has her OWN magazine, her OWN television network (pun intended) and is noted to be the greatest black philanthropist in American history. Oprah has gone from the young girl who struggled growing up in poverty to the woman around the world that so many women (and men) admire and aspire to be like. Her overall life achievements aren’t the only thing that inspire me and keep me motivated. Whenever I need to be inspired or in need of a serious pick me up there is nothing that an Oprah quote can’t cure. In honor of her 60th birthday I’ve compiled some of my favorite and most inspiring quotes from Oprah. Happy Birthday to an amazing woman, wishing years of continued success and beauty!

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  • “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

  • “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.”
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  • “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

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  • “What I know for sure is that if you want success, you can’t make success your goal. The key is not to worry about being successful, but to instead work toward being significant, and the success will naturally follow.” – Oprah Winfrey

 

  • “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

 

  • “It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control. 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

 

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

 

  • “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

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