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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 8

English: Photograph of American poet/critic Ed...

English: Photograph of American poet/critic Edmund Clarence Stedman, published in Life and Letters of Edmund Clarence Stedman edited by Laura Stedman and George M. Gould, MD. New York: Moffat, Yard, and Company, 1910. Volume II, after page 422. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jonathan Mayhew – 1720 – Clergyman

“There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism.”

Edmund Clarence Stedman – 1833 – Poet

“Yes, there’s a luck in most things; and in none more than being born at the right time.”

John Hay – 1838 – Writer

“Friends are the sunshine of life.”

Edgar Saltus – 1855 – Writer

“A really plain woman is one who, however beautiful, neglects to charm.”

Eddie Rickenbacker – 1890 – Aviator

“The four cornerstone of character on which the structure of this nation was built are:  Initiative, Imagination, Individuality, and Independence.”

Rouben Mamoulian – 1897 – Director

“You must trust your instinct, intuition, and judgment.”

Mark Oliphant – 1901 – Scientist

“Going after the unknown is always fascinating, I think.  It becomes part of your life, this desire to know.”

John W. Gardner – 1912 – Educator

“True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.”

Bill Vaughan – 1915 – Journalist

“A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.”

Walter Lord – 1917 – Author

“You have to study the people and the ones that measure up are not always the ones you expect.”

Frank Herbert – 1920 – Writer

“Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens.  The sleeper must awaken.”

Jim Elliot – 1927 – Clergyman

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”

M Russell Ballard – 1928 – Clergyman

“It may not always be easy, convenient, or politically correct to stand for truth and right, but it is the right thing to do.  Always.”

Toru Takemitsu – 1930 – Composer

“Music is a form of prayer.”

Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert (Photo credit: hackbarth)

Rona Barrett – 1936 – Journalist

“The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it.  Whether he’s got an abscess on his knee or in his soul.”

David Carradine – 1936 – Actor

“If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.”

Harvey Pekar – 1939 – Writer

“I think you can find all the elements that you can find in great literature in mundane experiences.”

Paul Hogan – 1939 – Actor

“The secret to my success is that I bit off more than I could chew and chewed as fast as I could.”

Jesse Jackson – 1941 – Activist

“If you fall behind, run faster.  Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.”

Chevy Chase – 1943 – Comedian (Cornelius Crane Chase)

“I was always the guy getting kicked out of my classes at school for having an attitude problem.”

R. L. Stine – 1943 – Writer (Robert Lawrence Stine)

“I used to get a haircut every Saturday so I would never miss any of the comic books.  I had practically no hair when I was a kid!”

John T. Walton – 1946 – Businessman

“I figured if you’re going to do something, you should do it the best you can.”

Sigourney Weaver – 1949 – Actress

“It’s rare when you have everything going perfectly all at the same time.”

Terry Gou – 1950 – Businessman

“Quality is easy to talk but hard to make.”

Stephanie Zimbalist – 1956 – Actress

“If I’ve learned one thing in life, it’s you can never go back.”

Matt Damon – 1970 – Actor

“It’s just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants.”

Molly Quinn – 1993 – Actress

“One thing about me is that I don’t like being told I can’t do something.”

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