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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 15

Lillian Gordy Carter

Lillian Gordy Carter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Napoleon Bonaparte – 1769 – French Dictator

“Now we are in a fix.  Peace has been declared.”

Florence Harding – 1860 – Wife of President Warren Harding

“I have only one real hobby – my husband.”

Ethel Barrymore – 1879 – Actress

“The best time to make friends is before you need them.”

Edna Ferber – 1885 – Novelist

“A closed mind is a dying mind.”

Lillian Gordy Carter – 1898 – Mother of President Jimmy Carter

“If I had one wish for my children, it would be that each of them would reach for goals that have meaning for them as individuals.”

Julia Child – 1912 – Chef

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”

Paul Rand – 1914 – Designer

“Simplicity is not the goal.  It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.”

William J. Johnston – 1918 – United States Soldier

“A chrysanthemum by any other name would be easier to spell.”

Robert F. Goheen – 1919 – Educator

English: Robert F. Goheen when he first came t...

English: Robert F. Goheen when he first came to Princeton in 1936 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“If you feel you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you.”

Lukas Foss – 1922 – Composer

“Most people think an artist tries to be original, but originality is the last thing that develops in the artist.”

Phyllis Schlafly – 1924 – Activist

“Bite us once, shame on the dog; bite us repeatedly, shame on us for allowing it.”

Robert Bolt – 1924 – Playwright

“The law is not a ‘light’ for you or any man to see by; the law is not an instrument of any kind.  The law is a causeway upon which so long as he keeps to it a citizen may walk safely.”

Oscar Peterson – 1925 – Musician

“If you have something to say of any worth then people will listen to you.”

Nicolas Roeg – 1928 – Director

“In life, we all learn from everyone.”

Stanley Milgram – 1933 – Psychologist

“It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action.”

Vernon Jordan – 1935 – Businessman

“Every company, every boardroom in which I sit, has a plan, and they have objectives, goals, and a process.  And to make it work, the pressure and incentive have to come from the top.”

Jim Dale – 1935 – Musician

“There is no spray can called ‘Instant Stardom,’ only talent can keep you at the top.”

Judy Biggert – 1937 – Politician

“As children, many of us were taught never to talk to strangers.  As parents and grandparents, our message must change with technology to include strangers on the Internet.”

Stephen Breyer – 1938 – Judge

“Independence doesn’t mean you decide the way you want.”

Linda Ellerbee – 1944 – Journalist

“People are pretty much alike.  It’s only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities.”

Jimmy Webb – 1946 – Composer

“The creative processes are so mysterious.”

Andres Serrano – 1950 – Photographer

“An artist is nothing without his or her obsessions, and I have mine.”

Princess Anne – 1950 – British Royalty

“Golf seems to be an arduous way to go for a walk.  I prefer to take the dogs out.”

Debi Mazar – 1964 – Actress

“A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people.  A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares.”

Debra Messing – 11968 – Actress

“When you’re passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be.  But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection.”

Anthony Anderson – 1970 – Actor

“Be ready for when your time comes.  You will have that window of opportunity, so seize the moment and capitalize on it.”

Ben Affleck – 1972 – Actor

“All I do, really is go to work and try to be professional, be on time and be prepared.”

Kerri Walsh – 1978 – Athlete

“I think the Number 1 thing that helps me get through every single day is the support of my friends and my family.”

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