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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!

April 23

on April 23, 2013
English: Photograph of Chauncey Depew.

English: Photograph of Chauncey Depew. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

James Buchanan – 1791 – 15th President of the United States

“The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.”

Stephen Douglas – 1813 – Politician

“There are only two sides to this question.  Every man must be for the United States or against it.  There can be no neutrals in this war; only patriots and traitors.”

James Anthony Froude – 1818 – Historian

“Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.”

Chauncey Depew – 1834 – Politician

“The first steps towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”

Edwin Markham – 1852 – Poet

“A good action is never lost; it is a treasure laid up and guarded for the doer’s need.”

Max Planck – 1858 – Scientist

“An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents:  What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out.”

Warren Spahn – 1921 – Athlete

“Hitting is timing.  Pitching is upsetting timing.”

J. P. Donleavy – 1926 – Dramatist

English: GM Alexandra Kosteniuk

English: GM Alexandra Kosteniuk (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Writing is turning one’s worst moments into money.”

Shirley Temple – 1928 – Actress And Ambassador

“When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was and I’ve been getting younger ever since.”

George Steiner – 1929 – Critic

“The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand.  The man of genius casts light.”

Halston – 1932 – Designer (Roy Halston Frowick)

“Buzz and the right publicist are not only important but crucial in show business.”

Roy Orbison – 1936 – Musician

“I may be a living legend, but that sure don’t help when I’ve got to change a tire.”

Lee Majors – 1939 – Actor

“It’s being in the right place at the right time and taking advantage of your opportunities.”

Willie Herenton – 1940 – Politician

“If the news isn’t there, don’t create it.”

Barry Hannah – 1942 – Novelist

“A man’s got do to what a man’s got to do.  A woman must do what he can’t.”

Ken Auletta – 1942 – Journalist

“Always point your finger at the chest of the person with whom you are being photographed.  You will appear dynamic.  And no photo editor can crop you from the picture.”

Bernadette Devlin – 1947 – Politician

“Yesterday I dared to struggle.  Today I dare to win.”

George Lopez – 1961 – Comedian

“When things are bad, it’s the best time to reinvent yourself.”

Daniela Hantuchova – 1983 – Athlete

“I started when I was six years old.  My first coach was my granny, she was the best player in Slovakia.”

Alexandra Kosteniuk – 1984 – Chess Player

“It’s now possible to play and take lessons from any place in the world.  The concept of physical distance doesn’t exist in the online world, and that is so cool.”


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