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Who Shares Your Day and What Did They Say? This is a collection of thought-provoking quotations for each day of the year by people who share YOUR birthday!

January 5

on January 5, 2013
Zebulon Pike

Zebulon Pike (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

Richard Heber – 1773 – Celebrity

“No gentleman can be without 3 copies of a book:  one for show, one for use, and one for borrowers.”

Zebulon Pike – 1779 – Explorer and Soldier

“Smoke the pipe of peace, bury the tomahawk, and become one nation.”

Olympia Brown – 1853 – Activist

“He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of color.”

Konrad Adenauer – 1876 – Statesman

“All parts of the human body get tired eventually – except the tongue.”

Herbert Bayard Swope – 1882 – Editor

“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – which is:  Try to please everyone.”

Paramhansa Yogananda – 1893 – Leader

Paramhansa-Yogananda

Paramhansa-Yogananda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself.  You will then find out how easy it is to get along.”

Dennis Gabor – 1900 – Scientist

“Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings and making music with them.

Jack Lovelock – 1910 – Athlete

“Yes, I’m afraid the life over here is very different from New Zealand but oh boy it’s a grand life.”

George Reeves – 1914 – Actor

“Knock the ‘t’ off the ‘can’t.'”

Jane Wyman – 1917 – Actress and First Wife of President Ronald Reagan

“I won this award for keeping my mouth shut, so I think I’ll do it again.”

Walter F. Mondale – 1928 – Vice President of the United States

“If you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused.”

Alvin Ailey – 1931 – Choreographer and Artist

“What we do is celebrate people.  That’s all we’re about.”

Chuck Noll – 1932 – Coach

“A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.”

Jim Otto – 1938 – Athlete

“I think the tougher the challenge the better.”

Juan Carlos – 1938 – Leader

“Europe cannot confine itself to the cultivation of its own garden.”

Diane Keaton – 1946 – Actress

“A sense of freedom is something that, happily, comes with age and life experiences.”

Ted Lange – 1947 – Actor

“I talk to the universe all the time.”

Clancy Brown – 1959 – Actor

“I have something to say:  It’s better to burn out, than to fade away.”

Joe Flanigan – 1967 – Actor

“At one point in college I was so shy that I’d drop out of a class if asked to speak in front of other people.”

Marilyn Manson – 1969 – Musician

“Music is the strongest form of magic.”


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