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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 4

Daniel Burnham on the terrace of his Evanston,...

Daniel Burnham on the terrace of his Evanston, IL home. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Daniel Burnham – 1846 – Architect

“Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty.”

Mary Renault – 1905 – Novelist

“You can make an audience see nearly anything, if you yourself believe in it.”

Max Delbruck – 1906 – Scientist

“Any living cell carries with it the experience of a billion years of experimentation by its ancestors.”

Richard Wright – 1908 – Novelist

“Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.”

Paul Harvey – 1918 – Journalist

“In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.”

Craig Claiborne – 1920 – Editor

“Man is born to eat.”

Ivan Illich – 1926 – Sociologist

“We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.”

Dick York – 1928 – Actor

“Radio allowed people to act with their hearts and minds.”

Anthony de Mello – 1934 – Clergyman

“These things will destroy the human race:  politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness.”

Dawn Fraser – 1937 – Philosopher

“It’s a beautiful thing, diving into the cool crisp water and then just sort of being able to pull your body through the water and the water opening up for you.”

Ken Harrelson – 1941 – Athlete

“In baseball you hit your home run over the right-field fence, the left-field fence, the center-field fence.  Nobody cares.  In golf everything has got to be right over second base.”

Bob Filner – 1942 – Politician

“Rosa Parks’ courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later.”

English: US Rep. Bob Filner

English: US Rep. Bob Filner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ray Floyd – 1942 – Athlete

“They call it golf because all the other four-letter words were taken.”

Tom Watson – 1949 – Athlete

“No other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways.  A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer’s mind.”

Brian Schweitzer – 1955 – Politician

“I challenge you to be dreamers; I challenge you to be doers and let us make the greatest place in the world even better.”

Damon Wayans – 1960 – Comedian

“Nobody can stop you but you.  And shame on you if you’re the one who stops yourself.”

Beyoncé Knowles – 1981 – Musician

“I like to walk around with bare feet and I don’t like to comb my hair.”

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