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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 23

on May 23, 2013
Botanist, physician and zoologist Carl Linnaeus

Botanist, physician and zoologist Carl Linnaeus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carolus Linnaeus – 1707 – Scientist

“A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell you by what marks he detects them.”

Thomas Hood – 1799 – Poet

“A moment’s thinking is an hour in words.”

Margaret Fuller – 1810 – Critic

“A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.”

John Buchanan Robinson – 1846 – Politician

“According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people; but it is always your own happiness you seek.”

Otto Lilienthal – 1848 – Aviator

“To invent an airplane is nothing.  To build one is something.  But to fly is everything.”

Alfred P. Sloan – 1875 – Businessman

“If you do it right 51 percent of the time you will end up a hero.”

James Gleason – 1882 – Actor

“It’s better to star in Oshkosh than to starve on Broadway.”

Herbert Marshall – 1890 – Actor

“There is nothing an economist should fear so mush as applause.”

John Bardeen – 1908 – Scientist

“Science is a field which grows continuously with ever expanding frontiers.”

Artie Shaw – 1910 – Musician

“Shoot for the moon – if you miss you’ll end up in the stars.”

James Blish – 1921 – Author

“Credit … is the only enduring testimonial to man’s confidence in man.”

Joshua Lederberg – 1925 – Scientist

“Everybody has to learn for the first time.”

Joan Collins – 1933 – Actress

“Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you somebody who has never achieved much.”

Robert Moog – 1934 – Inventor

“I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago.”

Johnny Ball – 1938 – Entertainer

“There isn’t a single windmill owner in Holland who doesn’t have a second job, for when there is no wind.”

Robert A. M. Stern – 1939 – Architect

“The dialogue between client and architect is about as intimate as any conversation you can have, because when you’re talking about building a home, you’re talking about dreams.”

Martin Puryear – 1941 – Sculptor

“Although idea and form are ultimately paramount in my work, so too are chance, accident, and rawness.”

John Newcombe – 1944 – Athlete

“So there was a fire inside me.  And that fire inside you, it can be turned into a negative form or a positive form.  And I gradually realized that I had this fire and that it had to be used in a positive way.”

Gary McCord – 1948 – Athlete

“I made nothing happen very slowly.

Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom (Photo credit: Fairfax Library Foundation)

Drew Carey – 1958 – Actor

“I’m competitive at everything.”

Mitch Albom – 1958 – Author and Journalist

“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it.  You’re just passing it on to somebody else.”

Karen Duffy – 1962 – Actress

“Concealing an illness is like keeping a beach ball under water.”

Ken Jennings – 1974 – Celebrity

“Being a nerd really pays off sometimes.”

Jayson Blair – 1976 – Journalist

“I fooled some of the most brilliant people in journalism.”

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