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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 19

Photo of Lajos Kossuth (1802 -1891)

Photo of Lajos Kossuth (1802 -1891) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lajos Kossuth – 1802 – Lawyer

“The unspoken word never does harm.”

George Cadbury – 1839 – Businessman

“But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings – then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.”

Rachel Field – 1894 – Novelist

“Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware.  Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it.”

Mika Waltari – 1908 – Author

“A decision once taken brings peace to a man’s mind and eases his soul.”

William Golding – 1911 – Novelist

“Childhood is a disease – a sickness that you grow out of.”

Frances Farmer – 1913 – Actress

“If a person is treated like a patient, they are apt to act like one.”

Emil Zatopek – 1922 – Athlete

“An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets.  He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.”

James Lipton – 1926 – Educator

“The definition of genius, really, should be that that person can do what the rest of us have to learn how to do.”

Adam West – 1928 – Actor

“I’ve always tried to fit what I do professionally into my family, rather than the other way around.”

David McCallum – 1933 – Actor

“I think your life is governed not by the bricks or mortar around you, it’s governed by who holds your hand and who spits in your eye.”

Al Oerter – 1936 – Athlete

“To exercise at or near capacity is the best way I know of reaching a true introspective state.  If you do it right, it can open all kinds of inner doors.”

Cass Elliot – 1941 – Musician

English: Emil Zatopek

English: Emil Zatopek (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Honest is all you need.”

Joe Morgan – 1943 – Athlete

“I believe you learn social skills by mixing with people.”

Kate Adie – 1945 – Journalist

“I’ve never been one to sit around and eat my heart out.  Life’s too short.”

Tanith Lee – 1947 – Writer

“No one is ever ordinary.”

Joan Lunden – 1950 – Celebrity

“Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth.  Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.”

Nile Rodgers – 1952 – Musician

“I think the hardest thing to overcome is judging yourself and being your own worst critic so to speak.”

Michael Symon – 1969 – Chef

“Sitting down for dinner not only helps you learn, but also teaches you how to listen – which I feel is the most important skill to have.  I remember as a kid going around the table listening to everyone’s day.  It was hard to have the manners not to interrupt back then.”

Jimmy Fallon – 1974 – Comedian

“Everyone looks so much better when they smile.”

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