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29-01-1954

The famous talk show host Oprah Winfrey was in Zurich and during this time she went out to check some nearby stores. Checking into the exquisite Trois Pommes boutique, Oprah went about looking at the collection of hand bags. One of them caught her attention and she asked the shop assistant if she could have a look at it. The shop assistant who was clearly unable to recognize the ‘Queen of All Media’ passed a highly racist comment at her. Answering Oprah’s question she said, ‘No, you don’t want that one, you want this one, because that one will cost too much.’ She then went about showing another cheaper handbag to Winfrey. Enraged at the audacity of the shop assistant, she stormed out of the boutique and tweeted about her experience. She has spent her entire life defying norms and breaking stereo-types. Be it about body-shamming or ostracisms of the society towards people of color, she has strongly condemned both. Despite having endured a lot of hardships, she carved a niche for herself in the world of media and is one of the greatest black philanthropists in America. The incident became the talk of the town and the media was busy churning out versions of Oprah’s story, many demanding apology from the staff member at Trois Pommes. The Swiss tourist board, wrote to Oprah and expressed their regret over the ‘terribly wrong, behavior of the woman. But Winfrey said, "It's not an indictment against the country or even that store. No apologies necessary from the country of Switzerland.

"If somebody makes a mistake in the United States are we apologizing for the whole country? No!"

Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.

- 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

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.

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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.

- The Uncommon Wisdom of Oprah Winfrey: A Portrait in Her Own Words , Oprah Winfrey

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

- Oprah Winfrey

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 wire. This is your moment. Own it.

- Oprah Winfrey

I am a woman in process. I'm just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.

- Oprah Winfrey

I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.

- 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,

- 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

I'm black, I don't feel burdened by it and I don't think it's a huge responsibility. It's part of who I am. It does not define me.

- 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.

- Oprah Winfrey

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you I the best place for the next moment.

- Oprah Winfrey

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.

- Oprah Winfrey

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

- Oprah Winfrey

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

- Oprah Winfrey

Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.

- Oprah Winfrey

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

- Oprah Winfrey

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