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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!

February 8

on February 8, 2013
William Tecumseh Sherman

William Tecumseh Sherman (Photo credit: elycefeliz)

Robert Burton – 1577 – Writer

“A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.”

George Dana Boardman – 1801 – Missionary

“Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.”

Eliphas Levi – 1810 – Author

“A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.”

John Ruskin – 1819 – Writer

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”

William Tecumseh Sherman – 1820 – General

“War is cruelty.  There’s no use trying to reform it.  The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.”

Jules Verne – 1828 – Author

Lana Turner Modern Screen

Lana Turner Modern Screen (Photo credit: RockyandNelson)

“Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.”

Kate O’Flaherty Chopin – 1851 – Author

“There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water.”

Martin Buber – 1878 – Philosopher

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

Lana Turner – 1921 – Actress (Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner)

“A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.  A successful woman is one who can find such a man.”

Jack Lemmon – 1925 – Actor

“Stay humble.  Always answer the phone – no matter who else is in the car.”

James Dean – 1931 – Actor

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, and live as if you’ll die today.”

John Williams – 1932 – Composer

“The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that’s wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us.”

Ted Koppel – 1940 – Journalist

“The responsibility that I feel is to do as good a job as a journalist as I can possibly do.”

John Grisham – 1955 – Author

“If I wrote about honest lawyers, I wouldn’t be able to give the books away.”


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