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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 28

on September 28, 2013
Frances Willard was an American teacher, suffr...

Frances Willard was an American teacher, suffragette, feminists, reformer and co-founder of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in 1874 and their president from 1879 on. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Henry Fox – 1705 – British Statesman

“If Mr. Selwyn calls again, show him up; if I am alive I shall be delighted to see him; and if I am dead he would like to see me.”

Frances E. Willard – 1839 – Activist

“The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.”

Georges Clemenceau – 1841 – French Leader

“A man’s life is interesting primarily when he has failed – I well know.  For it’s a sign that he tried to surpass himself.”

Florent Schmitt – 1870 – Composer

“When I don’t like a piece of music, I make a point of listening to it more closely.”

Avery Brundage – 1887 – Athlete

“As soon as you take money for playing sport, it isn’t sport, it’s work.”

William S. Paley – 1901 – Businessman

“White lies always introduce others of a darker complexion.”

Ed Sullivan – 1901 – Television Show Host

“If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure.  It transcends all barriers.”

Stephen Spender – 1909 – Poet

“Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do.”

Al Capp – 1909 – Cartoonist

“My work is being destroyed almost as soon as it is printed.  One day it is being read; the next day someone’s wrapping fish in it.”

Ellis Peters – 1913 – Author

“Truth can be costly, but in the end it never falls short of value for the price paid.”

Marcello Mastroianni – 1924 – Actor

“Woman is the sun, an extraordinary creature, one that makes the imagination gallop.”

Georges Clemenceau

Georges Clemenceau (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Seymour Cray – 1925 – Businessman

“The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it’s too late.”

Madeleine M. Kunin – 1933 – Diplomat

“A skilled worker, regardless of the job description, remains a treasure.”

Brigitte Bardot – 1934 – Actress

“Only idiots refuse to change their minds.”

Ben E. King – 1938 – Musician

“I still think my whole career was accidental.  I didn’t pursue it.  I feel like I’m cheating sometimes.”

Bruce Froemming – 1939 – Athlete

“Dieting is murder on the road.  Show me a man who travels and I’ll show you one who eats.”

Sylvia Kristel – 1952 – Actress

“I’m very glad to have something to be passionate about.  I can’t imagine a life without passion.”

Scott Adams – 1957 – Cartoonist

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

Naomi Watts – 1968 – Actress

“You have to make peace with yourself.  The key is to find the harmony in what you have.”

Hilary Duff – 1987 – Actress

“My mom always says, ‘If you don’t believe in something, you’ll lose yourself completely.'”


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