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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 21

Melvin Van Peebles Shankbone NYC 2010

Melvin Van Peebles Shankbone NYC 2010 (Photo credit: david_shankbone)

Saint Francis de Sales – 1567 – Clergyman

“Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.”

Jules Michelet – 1798 – Historian

“You are one of the forces of nature.”

Count Basie – 1904 – Musician

“If you play a tune and a person doesn’t tap their feet, don’t play the tune.”

Jack Buck – 1924 – Celebrity

“You can’t get a job without experience and you can’t get experience until you have a job.  Once you solve that problem, you are home free.”

Thomas S. Monson – 1927 – Clergyman

“Work will win when wishy washy wishing won’t.”

Princess Margaret – 1930 – British Royalty

“I have always had a dread of becoming a passenger in life.”

Melvin Van Peebles – 1932 – Actor

“I make a film like I cook for friends.  I hope they like it, but if they don’t, I’m prepared to enjoy it all by myself.”

Wilt Chamberlain – 1936 – Athlete

“If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it?”

Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers (Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer)

Kenny Rogers – 1938 – Musician

“You gotta know when to hold ’em, know what to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run.”

Jackie DeShannon – 1944 – Musician

“Ignorance is a kind of bliss.”

Glenn Hughes – 1952 – Musician

“Listen to your inner-voice:  Surround yourself with loving, nurturing people.  Fall in love with your art and find yourself. Music is the great communicator.”

Kim Cattrall – 1956 – Actress

“Really rejoice in being yourself.  Have your own drumbeat.”

John Howe – 1957 – Artist

“Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor, and happiness.”

Jim McMahon – 1959 – Athlete

“Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone.  Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.”

Mohammed VI of Morocco – 1963 – Moroccan Royalty

“I may appear to be full of myself because I always want better.”

Serj Tankian – 1967 – Musician

“Pretending that we live doesn’t make us alive.”

Sergey Brin – 1973 – Businessman

“Solving big problems is easier than solving little problems.”

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