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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

on May 19, 2013


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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