"I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Oprah Winfrey on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Oprah Winfrey on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Oprah Winfrey on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Oprah Winfrey on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Oprah Winfrey on Dalai Lama
"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."
"Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi."
"The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude."
"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."
"Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment."