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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 31

Italian educationist Maria Montessori (1870-1952)

Italian educationist Maria Montessori (1870-1952) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Herman von Helmholtz – 1821 – Physicist

“A moving body whose motion was not retarded by any resisting force would continue to move to all eternity.”

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps – 1844 – Writer

“Happiness must be cultivated.  It is like character.  It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds.”

Maria Montessori – 1870 – Educator

“The greatest sign of a success for a teacher … is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.'”

Edward Thorndike – 1874 – Psychologist

“Psychology helps to measure the probability that an aim is attainable.”

L. Wolfe Gilbert – 1886 – Poet

“Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.”

Charles Reznikoff – 1894 – Poet

“The fingers of your thoughts are molding your face ceaselessly.”

Fredric March – 1897 – Actor

“Keep interested in others; keep interested in the wide and wonderful world.  Then in a spiritual sense you will always be young.”

Arthur Godfrey – 1903 – Entertainer

“You know, it sounds corny, but I believe in myself.  And I work hard.”

Dore Schary – 1905 – Producer

“The true portrait of a man is fusion of what he thinks he is, what others think he is, what he really is and what he tries to be.”

William Shawn – 1907 – Editor

“Falling short of perfection is a process that just never stops.”

Daniel Schorr – 1916 – Journalist

“All news is an exaggeration of life.”

Alan Jay Lerner – 1918 – Dramatist

“You write a hit the same way you write a flop.”

George Sewell – 1924 – Actor

“Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.”

Buddy Hackett – 1924 – Comedian (Leonard Hacker)

“Don’t carry a grudge.  While you’re carrying the grudge, the other guy’s out dancing.”

James Coburn – 1928 – Actor

“The Magnificent Seven was really kind of a miraculous event that took place in my life.”

Roy Castle – 1932 – Musician

“Don’t whine – laugh.”

English: Queen Rania of Jordan, photographed b...

English: Queen Rania of Jordan, photographed by Studio Harcourt Paris Français : Rania de Jordanie photographiée par Studio Harcourt Paris Harcourt Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Frank Robinson – 1935 – Professional Baseball Player

“Close don’t count in baseball.  Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades.”

Eldridge Cleaver – 1935 – Activist

“You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.”

Itzhak Perlman – 1945 – Musician

“The most important thing to do is really listen.”

Van Morrison – 1945 – Musician

“Music is spiritual.  The music business is not.”

Richard Gere – 1949 – Actor

“Everyone responds to kindness.”

Robert Kocharian – 1954 – Armenian Statesman

“You can’t lose a game in which you’re not even competing.”

Edwin Moses – 1955 – Athlete

“Lots of people let it go by and never accomplish what they want.  I just wanted to see what I could do.”

Julie Brown – 1958 – Actress

“I don’t just want to be successful, I want to have fun.”

Queen Rania of Jordan – 1970 – Royalty

“Being popular comes when you have everything.  But to be liked, it means that you must be treating people with respect and you must be showing kindness toward them.”

Kris Carr – 1971 – Author

“Your self-worth has nothing to do with your craft or calling, and everything to do with how you treat yourself.”

Marc Webb – 1974 – Director

“When you don’t inherit an identity you have to define it on your own.”

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