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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

on August 29, 2013
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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