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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

on August 21, 2013
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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