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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 7

on September 7, 2013
English: John Pierpont Morgan, Jr., 1867-1943

English: John Pierpont Morgan, Jr., 1867-1943 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Queen Elizabeth I – 1523 – British Royalty

“A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.”

George-Louis Leclerc de Baffon – 1707 – Naturalist

“Writing well is at one and the same time good thinking, good feeling, and good expression; it is having wit, soul, taste, all together.”

Grandma Moses – 1860 – American Folk Artist (Anna Mary Robertson Moses)

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”

Tristan Bernard – 1866 – Playwright

“To live happily with other people, ask them only what they can give.”

John Pierpont Morgan, Jr. – 1867 – Industrialist and Philanthropist

“When you expect things to happen – strangely enough – they do happen.”

Edith Sitwell – 1887 – Poet

“I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.”

Taylor Caldwell – 1900 – Novelist

“It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.”

Paul Brown – 1908 – Coach

“When you win, say nothing.  When you lose, say less.”

Elia Kazan – 1909 – Director

“What’s called a difficult decision is a difficult decision because either way you go there are penalties.”

Todor Zhivkov – 1911 – Politician

“A good journalist is not the one that writes what people say, but the one that writes what he is supposed to write.”

David Packard – 1912 – Businessman

“Take risks.  Ask big questions.  Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; if you don’t make mistakes, you’re not reaching far enough.”

Anthony Quayle – 1913 – Actor

“To understand a man, you must know his memories.  The same is true of a nation.”

Jacob Lawrence – 1917 – Artist

“When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.”

Laura Ashley – 1925 – Fashion Designer

“We don’t want to push our ideas on to customers, we simply want to make what they want.”

Al McGuire – 1928 – Coach

“I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver.  Then they would really be educated.”

Paul Getty – 1932 – Businessman

“My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil.”

Malcolm Bradbury – 1932 – Novelist

“Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail.”

Buddy Holly – 1936 – Singer and Songwriter (Charles Hardin Holley)

Michael Feinstein and Marvin Hamlisch By Phil ...

Michael Feinstein and Marvin Hamlisch By Phil Konstantin (Photo credit: Officer Phil)

“If anyone asks you what kind of music you play, tell him ‘pop’.  Don’t tell him ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ or they won’t even let you in the hotel.”

Peter Storey – 1945 – Athlete

“Once a place becomes special, it’s no longer special.”

Joe Klein – 1946 – Journalist

“I think if you make a strong statement of principle, even if the folks disagree with you, people will respect you for it.”

Gloria Gaynor – 1949 – Musician

“Well, we all know that self-esteem comes from what you think of you, not what other people think of you.”

Peggy Noonan – 1950 – Columnist and Political Writer

“Candor is a compliment; it implies equality.  It’s how true friends talk.”

Michael Feinstein – 1956 – Musician

“The Gershwin legacy is extraordinary because George Gershwin died in 1937, but his music is as fresh and vital today as when he originally created it.”

Jennifer Egan – 1962 – Novelist

“If you don’t have people that the reader cares about and stories that are gripping, you’ve got nothing.”

Oliver Hudson – 1976 – Actor

“Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family, and similarly, family is about who you choose to make your life with.”

J. D. Pardo – 1980 – Actor (Jorge Daniel Pardo)

“It’s hard for the majority of people to accept what they don’t understand.”

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