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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 2

on September 2, 2013
Albert Spalding  (LOC)

Albert Spalding (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

Abraham Tucker – 1705 – Philosopher

“Dwell upon the brightest parts in every prospect … and strive to be pleased with the present circumstances.”

Henry George – 1839 – Economist

“What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power.”

George Robert Sims – 1847 – Journalist

“The way was long and weary, But gallantly they strode, A country lad and lassie, Along the heavy road.”

Al Spalding – 1850 – Athlete

“Two hours is about as long as any American can wait for the close of a baseball game, or anything else for that matter.”

Eugene Field – 1850 – Poet

“Here we have a baby.  It is composed of a bald head and a pair of lungs.”

Paul Bourget – 1852 – Novelist

“One must live the way one thinks or end up thinking the way one has lived.”

Hiram Johnson – 1866 – Politician

“The first casualty when war comes is truth.”

Bill Shankly – 1913 – Athlete

“Aim for the sky and you’ll reach the ceiling.  Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor.”

Tom Glazer – 1914 – Musician

“Participation, I think, is one of the best methods of educating.”

Cleveland Amory – 1917 – Historian

“I can’t take a well-tanned person seriously.”

Alan K. Simpson – 1931 – Politician

“If you have integrity, nothing else matters.  If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.”

Andy Grove – 1936 – Businessman

“Success breeds complacency.  Complacency breeds failure.  Only the paranoid survive.”

Peter Ueberroth – 1937 – Businessman

“The integrity of the game is everything.”

Lynn Samuels – 1942 – Entertainer

“People think they’re getting objective information, but they’re not.  They’re getting news wrapped up in opinion.”

Terry Bradshaw – 1948 – Professional Football Player and Broadcaster

“I’m against people reading statements.  When you read a statement, I automatically take it as though you can’t talk, and it’s not real.”

Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe

Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christa McAuliffe – 1948 – Teacher and Astronaut

“I touch the future.  I teach.”

Mark Harmon – 1951 – Actor

“How many times have you been on the freeway and had someone fly by you at 100 mph then end up two cars ahead of you at the off ramp?  What’s the point?”

Jimmy Connors – 1952 – Athlete

“Use it or lose it.”

Keanu Reeves – 1964 – Actor

“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.”

Salma Hayek – 1966 – Actress

“What is important is to believe in something so strongly that you’re never discouraged.”

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