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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 19


The philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte.

The philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Johann Gottlieb Fichte – 1762 – Philosopher

“A man can do what he ought to do; and when he says he cannot, it is because he will not.”

Nellie Melba – 1861 – Musician

“One of the drawbacks of fame is that one can never escape from it.”

Wilson Mizner – 1876 – Playwright and Entrepreneur

“The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.”

Nancy Astor – 1879 – Politician

“One reason why I don’t drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time.”

Ho Chi Minh – 1890 – Revolutionary

“Love other human beings as you would love yourself.”

Ida Pauline Rolf – 1896 – Scientist

“An effective human being is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Bert Hardy – 1913 – Photographer

“Everywhere I look and most of the time I look, I see photographs.”

Malcolm X – 1925 – African American Leader (Malcolm Little)

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett (Photo credit: Keith Allison)

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

Harvey Cox – 1929 – Theologian

“What we are seeking so frantically elsewhere may turn out to be the horse we have been riding all along.”

Lorraine Hansberry – 1930 – Playwright

“Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.”

Edward de Bono – 1933 – Psychologist

“A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.”

Jim Lehrer – 1934 – Journalist

“There’s always a germ of truth in just about everything.”

David Hartman – 1935 – Journalist

“Kids are capable of handling a lot more than you think if you are willing to commit some time.”

Nora Ephron – 1941 – Author

“Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.”

Grace Jones – 1948 – Model

“Use, don’t abuse.”

Joey Ramone – 1951 – Musician

“I enjoyed my life when I had nothing … and kinda like the idea of just being happy with me.”

Kevin Garnett – 1976 – Athlete

“I’m from the bottom, I understand what it’s like to have and to not have.  My perception on giving is to put yourself in those people’s shoes and go from there.  So that’s what I did.”

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