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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 29

Charles Townsend, 2nd Viscount Townsend

Charles Townsend, 2nd Viscount Townsend (Photo credit: lisby1)

John Locke – 1632 – Philosopher

“As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.”

Charles Townshend – 1725 – British Politician

“I cannot go to the Opera, because I have forsworn all expense which does not end in pleasing me.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes – 1809 – Writer

“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.”

Henry Bergh – 1811 – Activist

“Mercy to animals means mercy to mankind.”

Edward Carpenter – 1844 – Activist

“Great success in examinations does naturally not as a rule go with originality of thought.”

Maurice Maeterlinck – 1862 – Dramatist

“We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.”

Charles Kettering – 1876 – Inventor

“People are very open-minded about new things – as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.”

Ingrid Bergman – 1915 – Actress

“Happiness is good health and a bad memory.”

George Montgomery – 1916 – Artist

“The toughest workout can never match the pain of being out of work.”

Anthony Crosland – 1918 – Politician

“What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity.”

Charlie Parker – 1920 – Musician

“Don’t play the saxophone.  Let it play you.”

Richard Attenborough – 1923 – Actor

“And I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.”

John McCain – 1936 – Politician

“We cannot forever hide the truth about ourselves, from ourselves.”

Elliott Gould – 1938 – Actor

“There’s nothing more arrogant or conceited than youth, and there’s nothing other then machinery that can replace youth.”

James Brady – 1940 – Activist

“When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.  I have several stands around here.”

Gordon Bethune – 1941 – Businessman

“You’re only as good as your dumbest competitor.”

Bob Beamon – 1946 – Athlete

“Whatever you do, don’t do it halfway.”

Humphrey Carpenter – 1946 – Author

[Portrait of Charlie Parker, Three Deuces, New...

[Portrait of Charlie Parker, Three Deuces, New York, N.Y., ca. Aug. 1947] (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

“Autobiography is probably the most respectable form of lying.”

Michael Jackson – 1958 – Musician

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”

Thomas Marshburn – 1960 – Astronaut

“The blackness of space was a big shock to me.  It is a deep, three-dimensional, oily blackness.  You can feel the distance.”

Todd English – 1960 – Chef

“I liked the energy of cooking, the action, the camaraderie.  I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach.  There are a lot of similarities to it.”

Brian Chesky – 1981 – Businessman

“The stuff that matters in life is no longer stuff.  It’s other people.  It’s relationships.  It’s experience.”

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