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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 19

on August 19, 2013
English: James Nasmyth, 1808 - 1890. Inventor ...

English: James Nasmyth, 1808 – 1890. Inventor of the steam hammer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Dryden – 1631 – Poet and Dramatist

“Words are but pictures of our thoughts.”

Samuel Richardson – 1689 – Novelist

“Calamity is the test of integrity.”

James Nasmyth – 1808 – Inventor

“Our history begins before we are born.  We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us.”

Bernard Baruch – 1870 – Economist and Advisor to Presidents

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.”

Orville Wright – 1871 – Printer, Publisher, and Airplane Inventor

“No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.”

Coco Chanel – 1883 – Fashion Designer

“Fashion changes.  Style remains.”

Leonid Kulik – 1883 – Mineralogist

“The results of even a cursory examination exceed all the tabs of eyewitnesses and my wildest expectations.”

Ogden Nash – 1902 – Author

“A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.”

Malcolm Forbes – 1919 – Publisher

“Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.”

Gene Roddenberry – 1921 – Screenwriter, Producer, and Aviator

“These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.  Its five year mission … to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

Willie Shoemaker – 1931 – Jockey

“Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete.”

Story Musgrave – 1935 – Physician and Astronaut (Franklin Story Musgrave)

“I had no books as a child.  I had real machines, and I went out to work in the fields.  I was driving farm machinery at five, and fixing it at age seven or eight.  It’s no accident that I worked on Hubble 50 to 60 years later.”

Jack Canfield – 1944 – Author

“Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things:  feeling lovable and feeling capable.”

English: Story Musgrave (M.D.), NASA Astronaut

English: Story Musgrave (M.D.), NASA Astronaut (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Clinton – 1946 – 42nd President of the United States

“We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons.”

Lee Ann Womack – 1966 – Musician

“I’ve learned the lesson that when you’re in the middle of something that seems overwhelming, or you’re in a bad situation and it seems like it’s the end of the world or whatever, then you learn that it’s not.”

Matthew Perry – 1969 – Actor

“After I got my first laugh on stage, I was hooked.”

Jase Robertson – 1969 – Celebrity

“You can talk any redneck into a challenge.  That’s why so many rednecks die in strange ways.”

Aarti Sequeira – 1978 – Chef

“So many of the recipes that I come up with have a story.  I’m a blogger.  It flowed very naturally out of me, but I also knew this was a way to set my recipes apart.  A, they are always using interesting ingredients but B, there is always a story behind it.”

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