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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!

May 10

on May 10, 2013
Movie screenshot of Fred Astaire singing "...

Movie screenshot of Fred Astaire singing “Poor Mr. Chisholm” (lyrics by Johnny Mercer, music by Bernie Hanighen) from Second Chorus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

James Gordon Bennett – 1841 – Editor

“Many a good newspaper story has been ruined by over verification.”

Ariel Durant – 1898 – Author

“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.”

Fred Astaire – 1899 – Actor, Dancer, Singer (Frederic Austerlitz, Jr.)

“The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.”

Eric Berne – 1910 – Psychologist

“The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.”

T. Berry Brazelton – 1918 – Author

“Parents don’t make mistakes because they don’t care, but because they care so deeply.”

Daniel Bell – 1919- Sociologist

“Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.”

Jeff Cooper – 1920 – Celebrity

English: Dennis Bergkamp warming up for a Holl...

English: Dennis Bergkamp warming up for a Holland vs Scotland at Euro 96, Villa Park, England. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.”

Jean Houston – 1937 – Author

“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.”

Judith Jamison – 1943 – Dancer

“Dance is bigger than the physical body.  When you extend your arm, it doesn’t stop at the end of your fingers, because you’re dancing bigger than that; you’re dancing spirit.”

Caroline B. Cooney – 1947 – Writer

“My favorite book is always the one I’m working on at the moment.”

Andrew Card – 1947 – Politician

“Don’t believe everything that you read in the newspapers.”

Ellen Ochoa – 1958 – Astronaut

“I’ll tell you, being involved in human space flight, it is an emotional endeavor.  I think it brings in the highest highs and the lowest lows.”

Dennis Bergkamp – 1969 – Athlete

“I don’t want to lose myself in football and that’s what a coach has to do to be successful.”


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