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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!

October 5

on October 5, 2013
English: Chester A. Arthur, President of the U...

English: Chester A. Arthur, President of the United States, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Denis Diderot – 1713 – Editor

“You have to make it happen.”

Chester Arthur 1830 – 21st President of the United States

“The extravagant expenditures of public money is an evil not to be measured by the value of that money to the people who are taxed for it.”

John Erskine – 1879 – Educator and Author

“In simplest terms, a leader is one who knows where he wants to go, gets up, and goes.”

Raymond Kroc – 1902 – Businessman and Founder of McDonalds

“The two most important requirements for major success are:  First, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.”

Bil Keane – 1922 – Cartoonist

“A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.”

Glynis Johns – 1923 – Actress

“You see, money isn’t everything – I know it sounds corny but I really mean it – success means a lot more.”

Bob Thaves – 1924 – Cartoonist

“It’s not that Good doesn’t triumph over Evil, it’s that the point spread is too small.”

Bill Dana – 1924 – Comedian

“I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult.  It’s not.  Mine had me trained in two days.”

Bill Dixon – 1925 – Musician

“While everyone has a right to his or her opinion, the people who are informed have more of a right.”

Barry Switzer – 1937 – Coach

“Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.”

Michael Morpurgo – 1943 – Author

“Admitting failure is quite cleaning, but never – pleasurable.”

Brian Johnson – 1947 – Musician

English: Bil Keane at work in his studio in 1990

English: Bil Keane at work in his studio in 1990 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“People are famous for being famous and for nothing else.  And good luck to them, because it lasts about a year and then they’re nothing again.”

Bill James – 1949 – Writer

“Famous crime stories almost always lead to the passing of new laws.”

Karen Allen – 1951 – Actress

“I’ve always done things the hard way.  I was born like a piece of tangled yarn.  The job is trying to untangle it, and I’ll probably go on doing it for the rest of my life.”

Alan Cohen – 1954 – Businessman

“You are in integrity when the life you are living on the outside matches who you are on the inside.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson – 1958 – Scientist

“Somehow it’s O.K. for people to chuckle about not being good at math.  Yet if I ever said, ‘I never learned to read,’ they’d say I was an illiterate dolt.”

Bernie Mac – 1958 – Actor

“Whatever success I’ve had, I always like to top it.”

Maya Lin – 1959 – Architect

“For the most part things never get built the way they were drawn.”

David Kirk – 1961 – Athlete

“You can’t just carry everyone else’s hopes and fears around in your backpack and expect to stand up straight.”

Mario Lemieux – 1965 – Athlete

“All I can say to the young players is, enjoy every moment of it.  Just enjoy every moment of it.  Your career goes by very quickly.”

Kate Winslet – 1975 – Actress

“I do think it’s important for young women to know that magazine covers are retouched.  People don’t really look like that.”

Jesse Eisenberg – 1983 – Actor

“I feel equal parts lucky and scared anytime I get a job.”

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