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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!

September 1

Elizabeth Harrison Walker

Elizabeth Harrison Walker (Photo credit: Monroedb1)

William Cartwright – 1611 – Dramatist

“The fool inherits, but the wise must get.”

Marguerite Gardiner – 1789 – Writer

“Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.”

Lydia Sigourney – 1791 – Poet

“The strength of a nation, especially a republican nation, is in the intelligent and well ordered homes of the people.”

Elizabeth Harrison – 1849 – Educator

“Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.”

James J. Corbett – 1866 – Athlete

“Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skills to do difficult things easily.”

Kin Hubbord – 1868 – Journalist

“Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.”

Edgar Rice Burroughs – 1875 – Author

“Imagination is but another name for super intelligence.”

Andrei Platonov – 1899 – Writer

“What if we all suddenly get carried away thinking – who will be left to act?”

Walter Reuther – 1907 – Leader

“There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men.  There is no greater contribution than to help the weak.  There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.”

Jacob Bronowski – 1908 – Scientist

“Every animal leaves traces of what it was; man alone leaves traces of what he created.”

Liz Carpenter – 1920 – Writer

“A major advantage of age is learning to accept people without passing judgment.”

Vittorio Gassman – 1922 – Actor

“Acting is not that far from mental disease:  An actor works on splitting his character into others.  It is like a kind of schizophrenia.”

Rocky Marciano – 1923 – Professional Boxer (Rocco Francis Marchegiano)

“I don’t want to be remembered as a beaten champion.”

Conway Twitty – 1933 – Musician

“Listen to advice, but follow your heart.”

Ann Richards – 1933 – Politician and Former Governor of Texas

“Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.”

Lily Tomlin – 1939 – Actress

“The trouble with being in the rat-race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”

Barry Gibb – 1946 – Musician

“The secret is to make sure your family comes before anything else, because no matter what you do you’ve got to come home.”

Dr. Phil McGraw – 1950 – Psychologist

“My father used to say, ‘You would worry less about what people think if you knew how little they did.'”

Timothy Zahn – 1951 – Writer

“Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant and chased by the foolish.”

Gloria Estefan – 1957 – Singer

Indian model, actress, and cookbook author Pad...

Indian model, actress, and cookbook author Padma Lakshmi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The sad truth is that opportunity doesn’t knock twice.”

Dee Dee Myers – 1961 – Public Servant

“Having a sense of humor has served me more than it has hurt me – just in the sense that it has allowed me to keep my sanity.”

Grant-Lee Phillips – 1963 – Musician

“I’m always keen to head to where the greatest gravitation pull is tugging me.”

Padma Lakshmi – 1970 – Actress, Model, and Chef

“Jewelry should not upstage you.  I pick one hot point on my body that I’m going to highlight.  Let one area do the singing – you don’t want to hear three songs at once.”

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