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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 27

on May 27, 2013
Julia Ward Howe, half-length portrait, facing ...

Julia Ward Howe, half-length portrait, facing front (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cornelius Vanderbilt – 1794 – Businessman

“I don’t care half so much about making money as I do about making my point, and coming out ahead.”

Julia Ward Howe – 1819 – Activist

“I shall stick to my resolution of writing always what I think no matter whom it offends.”

John Kendrick Bangs – 1862 – Author

“I can’t tell a lie – not even one I hear.”

Arnold Bennett – 1867 – Novelist

“A first-rate organizer is never in a hurry.  He is never late.  He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.”

Georges Rouault – 1871 – Artist

“For me, painting is a way to forget life.  It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.”

Frank Woolley – 1887 – Athlete

“I was not depressed when they got me out.  I have always taken my dismissals as part of the game.”

Louis-Ferdinand Celine – 1894 – Writer

“Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.”

Peter Marshall – 1902 – Clergyman

“It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.”

Frank S. Nugent – 1908 – Journalist

“Never apologize, mister.  It’s a sign of weakness.”

Hubert H. Humphrey – 1911 – Vice President of the United States

“Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.”

Vincent Price – 1911 – Actor

“A man who limits his interests, limits his life.”

Sam Snead – 1912 – Athlete

Henry Kissinger.

Henry Kissinger. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Correct one fault at a time.  Concentrate on the one fault you want to overcome.”

John Cheever – 1912 – Writer

“The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one’s life and discover one’s usefulness.”

Herman Wouk – 1915 – Novelist

“Write a page a day.  It will add up.”

Henry A. Kissinger – 1923 – Statesman

“A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.”

Tony Hillerman – 1925 – Author

“You write for two people, yourself and your audience, who are usually better educated and at least as smart.”

John Barth – 1930 – Novelist

“More history is made by secret hand shakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.”

Harlan Ellison – 1934 – Writer

“The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.”

Lee Meriwether – 1935 – Actress

“Basically, nice guys can finish last.”

Zahi Hawass – 1947 – Scientist

“Anyone can like their job … To love your job is not enough, you must give your passion to your job.”

Alma Guillermoprieto – 1949 – Journalist

“There is no point to samba if it doesn’t make you smile.”

Todd Bridges – 1965 – Actor

“No matter how well you do, no matter how successful you are, they’re always going to criticize you.”

Sean Kinney – 1966 – Musician

“There’s nothing worse than talking about yourself to find out that you’re not that interesting.”

Joseph Fiennes – 1970 – Actor

“I don’t know what my limitations are until I reach them.  I look for the challenges.”


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