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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 26

Tariq Ramadan

Tariq Ramadan (Photo credit: SFU Public Affairs and Media Relations)

Johann Heinrich Lambert – 1728 – Mathematician

“The first object of my endeavors was the means to become perfect and happy.”

Antoine Lavoisier – 1743 – Scientist

“I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are found.”

Charles Richet – 1850 – Scientist

“I never said it was possible.  I only said it was true.”

Aleksandr Kuprin – 1870 – Writer

“I am a wanderer passionately in love with life.”

Lee De Forest – 1873 – Inventor

“To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth – all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne.”

Zona Gale – 1874 – Playwright

“I don’t know a better preparation for life than a love of poetry and a good digestion.”

Guillaume Apollinaire – 1880 – Novelist

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”

Jules Romains – 1885 – Author

“Healthy people are invalids who don’t know it.”

Earl Long – 1895 – Politician

“Don’t write anything you can phone.  Don’t phone anything you can talk.  Don’t talk anything you can whisper.  Don’t whisper anything you can smile.  Don’t smile anything you can nod.  Don’t nod anything you can wink.”

Christopher Isherwood – 1904 – Author

“Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination.”

Macaulay Culkin at the Governor's Ball after t...

Macaulay Culkin at the Governor’s Ball after the Emmy Awards, 8/25/91 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mother Teresa – 1910 – Missionary (Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu)

“God doesn’t require us to succeed; He only requires that you try.”

Eileen Caddy – 1917 – Celebrity

“Expect your every need to be met.  Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level.”

Ben Bradlee – 1921 – Editor

“You never monkey with the truth.”

Geraldine Ferrero – 1935 – Politician

“You don’t have to have fought in a war to love peace.”

Barbara Ehrenreich – 1941 – Writer

“We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.”

Edward Witten – 1951 – Mathematician

“If you are a researcher, you are trying to figure out what the question is as well as what the answer is.”

Tariq Ramadan – 1962 – Writer

“Lack of consistency is a weakness shared by all nations.”

Chris Burke – 1965 – Actor

“It’s not our disabilities, it’s our abilities that count.”

Jason Kilar – 1971 – Businessman

“There’s nothing more intoxicating than doing big, bold things.”

Blake Mycoskie – 1976 – Businessman

“Life is more fun when you stop caring what other people think.”

Macaulay Culkin – 1980 – Actor

“Acting found me.  I thought maybe I should try to find it again.  We’ll see.”

Dylan O’Brien – 1991 – Actor

“Part of growing up is realizing you learn to love so many people.  It’s about forming those relationships and finding what will last forever.”

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