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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!

August 4

on August 4, 2013

[Portrait of Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarde...

[Portrait of Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden, between 1938 and 1948] (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

John Harrington – 1561 – Writer

“Treason doth never prosper:  What’s the reason?  Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley – 1792 – Poet

“Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.”

Walter Pater – 1839 – Critic

“Art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass.”

William Henry Hudson – 1841 – Author

“You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.”

Harry Lauder – 1870 – Entertainer

“Aye, I’m tellin’ ye, happiness is one of the few things in this world that doubles every time you share it with someone else.”

Ezra Taft Benson – 1899 – Leader

“You cannot do wrong and feel right.  It is impossible.”

Louis Armstrong – 1901 – Jazz Trumpeter and Singer

“All music is folk music.  I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song.”

Helen Thomas – 1920 – Journalist

“We won’t really know what will happen until it happens.”

Klaus Schulze – 1947 – Composer

“Everything changes permanently.  How boring if it wouldn’t.”

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Billy Bob Thornton – 1955 – Actor

“I don’t have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing.”

Mary Decker – 1958 – Athlete

“I’ve always got such high expectations for myself.  I’m aware of them, but I can’t relax them.”

Barack Obama – 1961 – 44th President of the United States

“It’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you will realize your true potential.”

Daniel Dae Kim – 1968 – Actor

“There is as much wisdom in listening as there is in speaking – and that goes for all relationships, not just romantic ones.”

Jeff Gordon – 1971 – Race Car Driver

“I don’t feel I’m a step above anyone on this team.  I’m just another link in the chain.”


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