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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 24

on February 24, 2013
Vincent Voiture

Vincent Voiture (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vincent Voiture – 1597 = Poet

“Fortune is a great deceiver.  She sells very dear the things she seems to give us.”

Samuel Lover – 1797 – Artist

“Circumstances are the rules of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.”

George William Curtis  – 1824 – Author

“Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.”

Winslow Homer – 1836 – Artist

“The sun will not rise or set without my notice, and thanks.”

Chester W. Nimitz – 1885 – Admiral in United States Navy

“A ship is always referred to as ‘she’ because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.”

Mary Ellen Chase – 1887 – Educator

“Christmas, children, is not a date.  It is a state of mind.”

Zachary Scott – 1914 – Actor

“As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.”

Ralph Erskine – 1914 – Architect

“The job of buildings is to improve human relations:  architecture must ease them, not make them worse.”

Steven Hill – 1922 – Actor

“Every day I have a most embarrassing moment.”

Michael Harrington – 1928 – Writer

Chester W. Nimitz

Chester W. Nimitz (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Clothes make the poor invisible.  America has the best-dressed poverty the world has ever known.”

Philip Knight – 1938 – Businessman

“The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few.”

Terry Semel – 1943 – Businessman

“There is nothing to be embarrassed about being profitable.”

Jerry Nachman – 1946 – Journalist

“I didn’t miss the rat race, but I kinda missed the rats.”

Edward James Olmos – 1947 – Actor

“Education is the vaccine for violence.”

Sid Meier – 1954 – Scientist

“Our approach to making games is to find the fun first and then use the technology to enhance the fun.”

Steve Jobs – 1955 – Businessman

“Be a yardstick of quality.  Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

Paula Zahn – 1956 – TV New Anchor

“I’m a mother, I’m a journalist, I’m an American; I’m all of those things, and it really complicates your job when you have all these things come into play.”

Michelle Shocked – 1962 – Musician

“I’m a perfectionist, which I think is a mistake.”

Mitch Hedberg – 1968 – Comedian

“A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap.”


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