On this day in 1954, Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Winfrey rose from impoverished beginnings to become the most successful talk-show host in the history of television. Her life story reminds us that in America it’s still possible to raise oneself out of poverty with the help of family members, friends, mentors, unwavering determination, and a heaping helping of raw talent.
In examining her own storied career, Oprah observed, “Life is a journey where every experience is here to teach you more fully how to be who you really are.” The following men and women agree.
Self-Understanding is a Gift You Give Yourself
“Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou will always look there.”
“Resolve to be thyself, and know that he who finds himself loses his misery.”
“I cannot recommend highly enough that people find out who they really are so they can really experience their lives.”
”No one is truly literate who cannot read his own heart.”
“For God’s sake, choose a self and stand by it.”
“He who walks with the wise grows wise.”
Proverbs 13:20 NIV