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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 14

on September 14, 2013
English: Alice Stone Blackwell and suffragist ...

English: Alice Stone Blackwell and suffragist newspaper (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Gould – 1804 – Writer

“A lecture is an occasion when you numb one end to benefit the other.”

Ivan Pavlov – 1849 – Psychologist

“Perfect as the wing of a bird may be, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air.  Facts are the air of science.  Without them a man of science can never rise.”

Alice Stone Blackwell – 1857 – Journalist

“Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both.”

Hamlin Garland – 1860 – Novelist

“There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers’ wives.”

Jan Masaryk – 1886 – Diplomat

“Dictators are rulers who always look good until the last ten minutes.”

Peter Scott – 1909 – Artist

“I’ve always believed the greater danger is not aiming too high, but too low for a bogey rather than shooting for an eagle.”

Clayton Moore – 1914 – Actor “The Loner Ranger”

“I think you’re going to find out that westerns will be coming back.  It’s Americana, it’s part of our history, the cowboy, the cattle drive, the sheriff, the fight for law, order, and justice.  Justice will always prevail as far as I’m concerned.”

Robert McCloskey – 1914 – Author

“I get a lot of letters.  Not only from children but from adults, too.  Almost every week, every month, clippings come in from some part of the world where ducks are crossing the street.”

Eric Bentley – 1916 – Critic

“Ours is the age of substitutes:  instead of language, we have jargon; instead of principles, slogans; and instead of genuine ideas, bright ideas.”

Sydney Harris – 1917 – Journalist

“When I hear somebody say ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask ‘Compared to what?'”

Jerry Coleman – 1924 – Athlete

“You never ask why you’ve been fired because if you do, they’re liable to tell you.”

Clayton Moore

Clayton Moore (Photo credit: twm1340)

Allan Bloom – 1930 – Philosopher

“Education is the movement from darkness to light.”

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison – 1934 – Writer

“There are no original ideas.  There are only original people.”

Renzo Piano – 1937 – Architect

“A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head.”

Robert Herjavec – 1963 – Businessman

“Business is a sprint until you find an opportunity, then it’s the patience of a marathon runner.”

Tyler Perry – 1969 – Actor

“It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people.  But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.”

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