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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 11

on September 11, 2013
O. Henry (real name William Sydney Porter) in ...

O. Henry (real name William Sydney Porter) in his thirties. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

James Thomson – 1700 – Musician

“Ingratitude is treason to mankind.”

Eduard Hanslick – 1825 – Writer

“Music has no subject beyond the combinations of notes we hear, for music speaks not only by means of sounds, it speaks nothing but sound.”

O’Henry – 1862 – Writer (William Sydney Porter)

“The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculated to meet and greet unknown fate.”

James Jeans – 1877 – Physicist

“Put three grains of sand inside a vast cathedral, and the cathedral will be more closely packed with sand than space is with stars.”

D. H. Lawrence – 1885 – Writer (David Herbert Lawrence)

“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.”

Vinoba Bhave – 1895 – Educator

“When a thing is true, there is no need to use any arguments to substantiate it.”

Jimmie Davis – 1899 – Politician

“A song is the most intangible thing in the world.”

Theodor Adorno – 1903 – Philosopher

“Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.”

Paul Goodman – 1911 – Writer

“Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.”

Paul “Bear” Bryant – 1913 – American College Football Coach

“Show class, have pride, and display character.  If you do, winning takes care of itself.”

Herbert Lom – 1917 – Actor

“You know, I always do my best, no matter the quality of the film.”

Ferdinand Marcos – 1917 – Filipino Statesman

“Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone.  And acting alone, accept everything alone.”

Jessica Mitford – 1917 – Journalist

“You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty.”

Charles Evers – 1922 – Activist

“I believe welfare makes you lazy and unproductive.”

Tom Landry – 1924 – Professional Football Coach

Capt. Robert Crippen, USN, STS-1 pilot, STS co...

Capt. Robert Crippen, USN, STS-1 pilot, STS commander (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react.  If you’re in control, they’re in control.”

David Broder – 1929 – Journalist

“Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he’ll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.”

Bob Packwood – 1932 – Politician

“Judgment comes from experience and great judgment comes from bad experience.”

Arvo Part – 1935 – Composer

“The human voice is the most perfect instrument of all.”

Robert Crippen – 1937 – Astronaut

“You’re going very fast when you’re on orbit, going around the world once every hour and a half.”

Tony Gilroy – 1956 – Writer

“I love the idea of spies in love.  How would it work between two people who were so programmed to lie and be suspicious, who have a whole life based on pretense?”

Brad Bird – 1957 – Cartoonist

“Animation is about creating the illusion of life.  And you can’t create it if you don’t have one.”

Maria Bartiromo – 1967 – Journalist

“I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work.  There really is no substitute for working hard.”

Charles Kelley – 1981 – Musician

“With anything you do in life, there are days where you’re worn out and you don’t want to do it for a second.”


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