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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 24

Bain News Service, publisher. Duke P. Kahanamoku

Bain News Service, publisher. Duke P. Kahanamoku (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Wilberforce – 1759 – Politician

“Let everyone regulate his conduct … by the golden rule of doing to others as in similar circumstances we would have them do to us, and the path of duty will be clear before him.”

Theodore Parker – 1810 – Theologian

“Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never.”

Max Beerbohm – 1872 – Actor

“To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.”

Earl Derr Biggers – 1884 – Novelist

“Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf.”

Duke Kahanamoku – 1890 – Athlete

“Don’t talk – keep it in your heart.”

Jean Rhys – 1894 – Novelist

“Reading makes immigrants of us all.  It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.”

Malcolm Cowley – 1898 – Critic

“Be kind and considerate with your criticism … It’s just as hard to write a bad book as it is to write a good book.”

Jorge Luis Borges – 1899 – Poet

“Life itself is a quotation.”

Robert G. Allen – 1902 – Politician

“Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist.”

Shirley Hufstedler – 1925 – Public Servant

“If you play it safe in life you’ve decided that you don’t want to grow any more.”

A. S. Byatt – 1936 – Novelist

“Human beings love stories because they safely show us beginnings, middles and ends.”

Kenny Guinn – 1936 – Politician

Jorge Luís Borges 1951

Jorge Luís Borges 1951 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“There is something permanent, and something extremely profound in owning a home.”

Mel Karmazin – 1943 – Businessman

“You may not like the humor, but that is why every radio has an on-off button.”

Vince McMahon – 1945 – Entertainer

“Sometimes you have to take a half step back to take two forward.”

Paulo Coelho – 1947 – Novelist

“Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.”

Orson Scott Card – 1951 – Writer

“Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.”

Hank Haney – 1955 – Athlete

“One of the things you realize with a lot of high achievers:  You have to figure out a way to make things their idea.”

Mike Huckabee – 1955 – Politician

“It’s when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.”

Steve Guttenberg – 1958 – Actor

“A career is a series of ups and downs, of comebacks.”

Dave Chappelle – 1973 – Comedian

“The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.”

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