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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 9

on February 9, 2013
William Henry Harrison, first governor of the ...

William Henry Harrison, first governor of the Indiana Territory and ninth President of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Henry Harrison – 1773 – 9th President of the United States

“I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free.”

Amy Lowell – 1874 – Critic

“For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.”

Carmen Miranda – 1909 – Singer (Maria de Carmo Miranda da Cunha)

“More affectionate than a kiss is a well done hug on someone that you love.”

Bill Veeck – 1914 – Athlete

“I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity.”

Roger Mudd – 1928 – Journalist

“Journalists, who are skeptical to begin with, simply do not like to be lied to or made fools of.”

Barry Mann – 1939 – Musician

“It’s amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive.”

Carole King – 1942 – Singer and Songwriter (Carol Klein)

“Do the things you believe in.  In the name of love.  And know that, you aren’t alone.  We all have doubts and fears.”

Carmen Miranda cor 22

Carmen Miranda cor 22 (Photo credit: Luiz Fernando / Sonia Maria)

Alice Walker – 1944 – Author

“I try to teach my heart not to want things it can’t have.”

Mia Farrow – 1945 – Actress

“I get it now; I didn’t get it then.  That life is about losing and doing it as gracefully as possible … and enjoying everything in between.”

Judith Light – 1949 – Actress

“I found that body, mind, and spirit are all connected.  They are not separate pieces.”

Travis Tritt – 1963 – Musician

“If you’re gonna sing, sing loud.”

Ziyi Zhang – 1979 – Actress

“In China, we don’t consider someone truly beautiful until we have known them for a long time, and we know what’s underneath the skin.”

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