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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 22

on February 22, 2013
Engraved portrait of United States poet James ...

Engraved portrait of United States poet James Russell Lowell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

George Washington – 1732 – 1st President of the United States

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”

James Russell Lowell – 1819 – Poet

“Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it.”

Josephine K. Henry – 1846 – Activist

“There are two great unknown forces today, electricity and woman, but men can reckon much better on electricity than they can on woman.”

Robert Baden Powell – 1857 – Soldier

“A boy carries out suggestions more whole heartedly when he understands their aim.”

Jules Renard – 1864 – Dramatist

“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.”

Bill Klem – 1874 – Athlete

“An angry player can’t argue with the back of an umpire who is walking away.”

Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower – 1887 – Chess Master

“Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.”

Robin G. Collingwood – 1889 – Philosopher

“A man ceases to be a beginner in any given science and becomes a master in that science when he has learned that he is going to be a beginner all his life.”

Edna St. Vincent Millay – 1892 – Poet

“Life must go on, I forgot just why.”

John Mills – 1908 – Actor

“I’ve never considered myself to be working for a living; I’ve enjoyed myself for a living instead.”

Henry Reed – 1914 – Writer

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Dreams have always expanded our understanding of reality by challenging our boundaries of the real, of the possible.”

Charles O. Finley – 1918 – Businessman

“Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.”

Kenneth Williams – 1926 – Actor

“The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive.”

Nelson Bunker Hunt – 1926 – Businessman

“People who know how much they’re worth aren’t usually worth that much.”

Edward Kennedy – 1932 – Politician

“Frankly, I don’t mind not being President.  I just mind that someone else is.”

Sparky Anderson – 1934 – Baseball Coach

“Success is the person who year after year reaches the highest limits in his field.”

Dan Millman – 1946 – Author

“There are no ordinary moments.”

Guy Finley – 1949 – Writer

“The strength of any weakness within us is the degree to which it is feared.”

Julius Irving – 1920 – Athlete

“I demand more of myself than anyone else could ever expect.”

Amy Alcott – 1956 – Athlete

“Concentrate, play your game, and don’t be afraid to win.”

Stephen Robert Irwin – 1962 – “The Crocodile Hunter”

“Yeah, I’m a thrill seeker, but crikey, education’s the most important thing.”

Vijay Singh – 1963 – Golfer

“I’m playing pretty good now, but my ranking doesn’t say that.  I’m number two.”

Michael Chang – 1972 – Athlete

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try, try, try again.”

Drew Barrymore – 1975 – Actress

“It’s only through listening that you learn, and I never want to stop learning.”


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