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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 26

John James Audubon.

John James Audubon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marcus Aurelius – 121 – Roman Soldier

“To live happily is an inward power of the soul.”

William Shakespeare – 1564 – Dramatist

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

Thomas Reid – 1710 – Philosopher

“The rules of navigation never navigated a ship.  The rules of architecture never built a house.”

John James Audubon – 1785 – Scientist

“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.”

Eugene Delacroix – 1798 – Artist

“Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.”

Ludwig Wittgenstein – 1889 – Philosopher

“A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion.”

Anita Loos – 1893 – Writer

“Fate keeps on happening.”

Cass Canfield – 1897 – Publisher

“A publisher should always be on the receiving end.  He should take an interest in almost any subject and remain anonymous, letting the author take center stage.”

Jet Li - Annual Meeting of the New Champions T...

Jet Li – Annual Meeting of the New Champions Tianjin 2008 (Photo credit: World Economic Forum)

Vincente Aleixandre – 1898 – Poet

“Poetry is a succession of questions which the poet constantly poses.”

Charles Richter – 1900 – Scientist

“I was lucky because logarithm plots are a device of the devil.”

James Rouse – 1914 – Businessman

“Profit is not the legitimate purpose of business.  The legitimate purpose of business is to provide a product or service that people need and do it so well that it’s profitable.”

Bernard Malamud – 1914 – Novelist

“A writer is a spectator, looking at everything with a highly critical eye.”

Morris West – 1916 – Writer

“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.”

Dorothy Salisbury Davis – 1916 – Writer

“Don’t sell your soul to buy peanuts for the monkeys.”

Enos Slaughter – 1916 – Athlete

“I learned early on to never walk while I was on the ball field.  I ran everywhere I went.”

Fanny Blankers Koen – 1918 – Athlete

“All I’ve done is run fast.  I don’t see why people should make much fuss about that.”

Carol Burnett – 1933 – Actress

“Only I can change my life.  No one can do it for me.”

Arno Penzias – 1933 – Scientist

“Change is rarely comfortable.”

Koo Stark – 1956 – Actress

“Being happy in your skin that’s what it’s all about.”

Joan Chen – 1961 – Actress

“If you know how to do a job very well, you keep doing it.”

Jet Li – 1963 – Actor

“A weapon isn’t good or bad, depends on the person who uses it.”

Kevin James – 1965 – Actor

“There’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.”

Debra Wilson – 1970 – Comedian

“I face every project the same way – do it right and give 110%.  100% isn’t good enough.”

Marc Andreesen – 1971 – Businessman

“In the startup world, you’re either a genius or an idiot.  You’re never just an ordinary guy trying to get through the day.”

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