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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 27

English: The portrait of G.W.F. Hegel (1770-18...

English: The portrait of G.W.F. Hegel (1770-1831); Steel engraving by Lazarus Sichling after a lithograph by Julius L. Sebbers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Johann Georg Hamann – 1730 – Philosopher

“A writer who is in a hurry to be understood today or tomorrow runs the danger of being misunderstood the day after tomorrow.”

James Henry Breasted – 1865 – Historian

“Disapproval is a very important factor in all progress.  There has really never been any progress without it.”

Charles G. Dawes – 1865 – Vice President of the United States

“Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity.”

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel – 1870 – Philosopher

“An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking.  To generalize means to think.”

Lloyd C. Douglas – 1877 – Clergyman

“If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him a landlord to a ghost.”

Kenji Miyazawa – 1896 – Poet

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”

C. S. Forester – 1899 – Novelist (Cecil Louis Troughton Smith)

“There is no other way of writing a novel than to begin at the beginning and to continue to the end.”

Lyndon B. Johnson – 1908 – 36th President of the United States

“Only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy.  One is to let her think she is having her own way, and the other, to let her have it.”

Frank Leahy – 1908 – Coach

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

Frank Kelly Freas – 1922 – Writer

“We get too soon old and too late smart.”

William Least Heat-Moon – 1939 – Writer

“Be careful going in search of adventure – it’s ridiculously easy to find.”

Tuesday Weld – 1943 – Actress

“It seems the brighter you are, the deeper the hole you get into!”

Jeanette Winterson – 1959 – Novelist

“Writers have to have a knack for listening.  I need to be able to hear what is being said to me by the voices I create.”

United States Capitol

United States Capitol (Photo credit: Jack’s LOST FILM)

Dean Devin – 1962 – Director

“Filmmaking is a real democracy – it’s up to the audience to vote with their tickets.”

Chandra Wilson – 1969 – Actress

“Our happiness is certainly mixed in with the tragedies of life.  You have to find the lemonade.  You have to find the silver lining in the middle of everything that happens in life.”

Cesar Millan – 1969 – The Dog Whisperer

“Owners lavish love on their pets. which is why so many go from non-aggressive pups to being out of control when they’re older.  People just don’t realize their dog must respect them as leader of the pack.”

Christine O’Donnell – 1969 – Politician

“Americans want our leaders to defend our values, our culture, our legacy of liberty, and our way of life, not apologize.”

Jim Thome – 1970 – Athlete

“Charisma’s good every night.  Something special is always about to happen.  You’ve got to believe it.”

Mark Webber – 1976 – Driver

“Only one guy can be world champion, and so if everyone else thought they were failures you’d have no one left on the grid.”

Aaron Paul – 1979 – Actor

“I saw a lot of people have success handed to them and them exploited it.  They didn’t protect it or cherish it.”

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