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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 16

on March 16, 2013
James Madison, Hamilton's major collaborator, ...

James Madison, Hamilton’s major collaborator, later President of the United States and “Father of the Constitution” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

James Madison – 1751 – 4th President of the United States

“Philosophy is common sense with big words.”

Maxim Gorky – 1868 – Novelist

“Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hand, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.”

Harry Banks – 1896 – Soldier

“If at first you don’t succeed – try to hide your astonishment.”

Henny Youngman – 1906 – Comedian

“The secret to a happy marriage remains a secret.”

Pat Nixon – 1912 – Wife of President Richard M. Nixon

“Being first lady is the hardest unpaid job in the world.  I have sacrificed everything in my life that I consider precious to advance the political career of my husband.”

Vernon Howard – 1918 – Author

“Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.”

Jerry Lewis – 1926 – Actor

“I get paid for what most kids get punished for.”

Daniel Patrick Moynihan – 1927 – Politician

“The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.”

Sanford I. Weill – 1933 – Businessman

Henny Youngman

Henny Youngman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Learn how to be a loser, because it’s important to be a loser to be a winner.”

Jerry Jeff Walker – 1942 – Musician

“I think it’s real easy to be famous these days; it’s not real easy to sustain success.”

Erik Estrada – 1949 – Actor

“My grandfather taught me generosity.  He sold snow cones in Harlem.  I went with him at 5 and he let me hand out the change and snow cones.  I learned a lot in the couple of years that we did that.”

Hollis Stacy – 1954 – Athlete

“Have a blast while you last.”

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