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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 20

Dolley Madison, First Lady of the United States.

Dolley Madison, First Lady of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dolley Madison – 1768 – Wife of President James Madison

“There is one secret.  And that is the power we all have in forming our own destinies.”

Honore de Balzac – 1799 – Novelist

“A mother who is really a mother is never free.”

Mikhail Glinka – 1804 – Composer

“A nation creates music – the composer only arranges it.”

John Stuart Mill – 1806 – Philosopher

“He who knows only his side of the case knows little of that.”

Margery Allingham – 1889 – Writer

“If one cannot command attention by one’s admirable qualities one can at least be a nuisance.”

Jimmy Stewart – 1908 – Actor

“Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.”

George Gobel

George Gobel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Reddington Hewlett – 1913 – Businessman

“Men and women want to do a good job, and if they are provided the proper environment, they will do so.”

Moshe Dayan – 1915 – Soldier

“Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.”

George Gobel – 1919 – Comedian

“If you build a better mousetrap, you will catch better mice.”

Dieter Rams – 1932 – Designer

“Good design is making something intelligible and memorable.  Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.”

Sadaharu Oh – 1940 – Athlete

“The efforts you make will surely be rewarded.  If not, then you are simply not ready to call them effort.”

Stan Mikita – 1940 – Athlete

“If you plan to win as I do, the game never ends.”

Lynn Davies – 1942 – Athlete

“It’s perseverance that’s the key.  It’s persevering for long enough, to achieve your potential.”

Joe Cocker – 1944 – Musician

“I have always been a sucker for ballads, but you have to be careful these days, you can’t overload people.”

Cher – 1946 – Musician (Cherilyn Sarkisiam)

“If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.”

Ted Allen – 1965 – Entertainer

“I am much more interested in the process than results.”

Mindy Cohn – 1966 – Actress

“So that’s my philosophy:  If you believe in yourself, the chances and the opportunities will come around.”

Timothy Olyphant – 1968 – Actor

“I punch a lot guys on set.  It’s much easier than in real life as your hands don’t hurt afterwards.  The key is that you miss.”

Tony Stewart – 1971 – Race Car Driver

“When I go home, it’s an easy way to be grounded.  You learn to realize what truly matters.”

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