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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 6

on September 6, 2013
English: Catharine Beecher Category:Beecher family

English: Catharine Beecher Category:Beecher family (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marquis de Lafayette – 1757 – Revolutionary

“Humanity has won its battle.  Liberty now has a country.”

John Dalton – 1766 – Scientist

“It’s the right idea, but not the right time.”

Francis Wright – 1795 – Activist

“The simplest principles become difficult of practice, when habits, formed in error, have been fixed by time, and the simplest truths hard to receive when prejudice has warped the mind.”

Catharine Beecher – 1800 – Educator

“The great want of our race is perfect educators to train new-born minds, who are infallible teachers of what is right and true.”

Jane Addams – 1860 – Social Reformer

“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.”

Henry Seidel Canby – 1878 – Critic

“Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism; the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.”

Joseph P. Kennedy – 1888 – Diplomat

“When you’re sitting across from some important person, always picture him sitting there in a suit of long red underwear.  That’s the way I always operated in business.”

Edward Appleton – 1892 – Scientist

“I don’t mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don’t understand.”

Billy Rose – 1899 – Entertainer

“It’s hard for a fellow to keep a chip on his shoulder if you allow him to take a bow.”

Julien Green – 1900 – Novelist

“The secret is to write just anything, to dare to write just anything, because when you write just anything, you begin to say what is important.”

Lawrence Clark Powell – 1906 – Critic

“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.”

Carmen Laforet – 1921 – Author

Jane Addams  (LOC)

Jane Addams (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

“I write short, my words tight to the thread of the narrative.”

Jimmy Reed – 1925 – Musician

“What you sees, is what you gets.”

Robert M. Pirsig – 1928 – Philosopher

“The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands.”

David Allan Coe – 1939 – Musician

“One thing is certain, you can’t shake hands with a fist.”

Swoosie Kurtz – 1944 – Actress

“It’s so funny whenever things come full circle.”

Carly Fiorina – 1954 – Businesswoman

“You have to master not only the art of listening to your head, you must also master listening to your heart and listening to your gut.”

Jeff Foxworthy – 1958 – Comedian

“Find something in life that you love doing.  If you make a lot of money, that’s a bonus, and if you don’t, you still won’t hate going to work.”

Michael Winslow – 1958 – Actor

“Keeping busy:  This is a problem that you’re glad to have.”

Naveen Jain – 1959 – Businessman

“Stay focused on the mission.”

Chris Christie – 1962 – Governor of New Jersey

“And the greatest lesson that Mom ever taught me though was this one.  She told me there would be times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected.  Now she said to always pick being respected.”

Alice Sebold – 1963 – Writer

“I like gardening – it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.”

Rosie Perez – 1964 – Actress

“I am a positive person.  I never think of the glass as half empty.   I just keep pushing forward.”

Dave Sitek – 1972 – Musician

“I believe in the power of song.  Under the spell of the right song, passion is within reach, love is close by, and you are not alone.”

China Mieville – 1972 – Writer

“Ever since I was two, I’ve loved octopuses, monsters, and abandoned buildings.”

Greg Rusedski – 1973 – Athlete

“It’s about you.  If you win, it’s you; if you lose, it’s you.  Black and white.  Nowhere to hide.”

Naomie Harris – 1976 – Actress

“At Cambridge, it was the weirdest culture.  Everyone pretended they didn’t do any work, yet it was so competitive.”

Pippa Middleton – 1983 – Celebrity

“When hosting a party, move any clutter from the space where you’re entertaining.”


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