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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!

March 6

Francesco Guicciardini

Francesco Guicciardini (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Michelangelo – 1475 – Artist

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting out aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

Francesco Guicciardini – 1483 – Historian

“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.”

Cyrano de Bergerac – 1619 – Playwright

“I may climb perhaps to nn great heights, but I will climb alone.”

Elizabeth Barrett Browning – 1806 – Poet

“Light tomorrow  with today.”

Herbert Kaufman – 1878 – Writer

“Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition.  The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.”

Lou Costello – 1906 – Actor (Louis Francis Cristillo)

“A husband is what’s left of a sweetheart after the nerve has been killed.”

Stanislaw Lec – 1909 – Poet

“You can close your  eyes to reality but not to memories.”

Ed McMahon – 1923 – Entertainer

“Honesty is the most  single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.”

Sarah Caldwell – 1924 – Celebrity

“Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.”

Alan Greenspan – 1926 – Economist

“I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you’ve probably misunderstood what I’ve said.”

Gordon Cooper – 1927 – Astronaut

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, photographed Septe...

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, photographed September, 1859, by Macaire Havre, engraving by T. O. Barlow. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets.  Most astronauts were reluctant to discuss UFOs.”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez – 1927 – Novelist

“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”

Willie Mays – 1931 – Athlete

“Baseball is a game, yes.  It is also a business.  But what it is most truly is disguised combat.  For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps.”

Valentina Tereshkova – 1937 – Astronaut

“Anyone who has spent any time in space will love it for the rest of their lives.  I achieved my childhood dream of the sky.”

Adam Osborne – 1939 – Author

“People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They’re wrong.  With computers you make mistakes faster.”

Willie Stargell – 1940 – Athlete

“Life is one big transition.”

Rob Reiner – 1947 – Director

“Everybody talks about wanting to change things, and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself.  And that’s a lot.  Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect.”

John Stossel – 1947 – Journalist

“Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose.”

Dick Fosbury – 1947 – Athlete

“When you reach that elite level, 90 percent is mental and 10 percent is physical.  You are competing against yourself.  Not against other athletes.”

Stedman Graham – 1951 – Educator

“Everybody has 24 hours and the question is, what do you do with your 24 hours?  That’s what makes everybody equal.”

Tom Arnold – 1959 – Actor

“Environmentalists have a very conflicted relationship with their cars.”

D. L. Hughley – 1963 – Actor

“Everybody wants to be great at something.”

Shaquille O’Neal – 1972 – Athlete

“Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit.  You are what you repeatedly do.”

Daniel H. Wilson – 1978 – Author

“Change creates fear, and technology creates change.  Sadly, most people don’t behave very well when they are afraid.”

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