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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 16

on September 16, 2013
Cropped screenshot of Lauren Bacall and Humphr...

Cropped screenshot of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, from the trailer for the film To Have and Have Not. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Henry St. John – 1678 – Politician

“Truth lies within a little and certain compass, but error is immense.”

Nathan Meyer Rothschild – 1777 – Businessman

“We are like the mechanism of a watch:  each part is essential.”

James J. Hill – 1838 – Businessman

“Most men who have really lived have had, in some share, their great adventure.  This railway is mine.”

Ricardo Flores Magon – 1874 – Journalist

“We are free, truly free, when we don’t need to rent our arms to anybody in order to be able to lift a piece of bread to our mouths.”

Lewis Hine – 1874 – Photographer

“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.”

James Cash Penney – 1875 – Businessman

“Men are not great or small because of their material possessions.  They are great or small because of what they are.”

Alfred Noyes – 1880 – Poet

“The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.”

Clive Bell – 1881 – Critic

“Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class.”

Karen Horney – 1885 – Psychologist

“The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization.”

Nadia Boulanger – 1887 – Musician

“Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring our the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.”

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi – 1893 – Scientist

“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.”

Allen Funt – 1914- Celebrity

Ed Begley, Jr. at the 81st Academy Awards

Ed Begley, Jr. at the 81st Academy Awards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“When people are smiling they are most receptive to almost anything you want to teach them.”

Frank Butler – 1916 – Journalist

“A golf course is nothing but a pool room moved outdoors.”

Laurence J. Peter – 1919 – Scientist

“Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents’ shortcomings.”

Lauren Bacall – 1924 – Actress (Betty Jean Perske)

“Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.”

Charlie Byrd – 1925 – Musician

“A person should design the way he makes a living around how he wishes to make a life.”

B. B. King – 1925 – Musician (Riley B. King)

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”

Peter Falk – 1927 – Actor

“Usually, I get hired because I’m tall.”

George Chakiris – 1934 – Dancer

“No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.”

Elgin Baylor – 1934 – Athlete

“Coaching is easy.  Winning is the hard part.”

Ed Begley, Jr. – 1949 – Actor

“One of the regular intervals of meditation in my life, believe it or not, is in my car.”

David Copperfield – 1956 – Illusionist

“I’m just waiting for people to start asking me to make the rain disappear.”

Orel Hershiser – 1958 – Athlete

“No matter how noble and special people want to make the playoffs out to be . . . it’s a crapshoot.”

Trisha Yearwood – 1964 – Musician

“What’s meant to be will always find a way.”

Marc Anthony – 1969 – Musician

“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

Kristy Coventry – 1983 – Athlete

“It is much harder to retain your position at the top than to get to the top.”


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