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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 9

on January 9, 2013
English: Description: Photograph of Carrie Cha...

English: Description: Photograph of Carrie Chapman Catt from 1914. Source: Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Adair – 1757 – Politician

“The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses as a leader is likely to be far more effective than the ones who remain blind to them.”

Jennie Churchill – 1854 – Celebrity

“Treat your friends as you do your best pictures, and place them in their best light.”

Carrie Chapman Catt – 1859 – Activist

“No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular  opinion.”

Giovanni Papini – 1881 – Journalist

“There are those who have a desire to love, but do not have the capacity to do so.”

Lascelles Abercrombie – 1881 – Poet

“It is more difficult to keep the attention of hearers than of readers.”

Richard M. Nixon – 1913 – President of the United States

“A man is not finished when he is defeated.  He is finished when he quits.”

Fernando Lamas – 1916 – Actor

“It is better to look good than to feel good.”

Bob Denver - You can call him Gilligan

Bob Denver – You can call him Gilligan (Photo credit: nealdstewart)

Lee Van Cleef – 1925 – Actor

“Being born with a pair of beady eyes was the best thing that ever happened to me.”

Judith Krantz – 1928 – Author

“I would, however, start writing fiction about 10 years before I actually did, because it’s such great fun to do, many times more creative than non-fiction.”

Bart Starr – 1934 – Athlete

“Athletic competition clearly defines the unique power of our attitude.”

Bob Denver – 1935 – Actor

“You know, I have no worst experiences.”

Joseph Epstein – 1937 – Writer

“Not to like ice cream is to show oneself uninterested in food.”

Joan Baez – 1941 – Musician

“Action is the antidote to despair.”

David Johansen – 1950 – Musician

“Playing music is the best thing in the world.  It makes show business almost bearable.”

Crystal Gayle – 1951 – Musician

“All I ever want to do is what I am:  a singer.”

Imelda Staunton – 1956 – Actress

“You can only do your best.  That’s all you can do.  And if it isn’t good enough, it isn’t good enough.”

Joely Richardson – 1965 – Actress

“You grow up by making mistakes.  I’ve made a ton of them, but as long as I keep on failing better, I don’t mind.”

Dave Matthews – 1967 – Musician

“Tomorrow is no place to place your better days.”

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