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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 18

on October 18, 2013
Helen Hunt Jackson

Helen Hunt Jackson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew Henry – 1662 – Clergyman

“None so deaf as those that will not hear.  None so blind as those that will not see.”

Thomas Love Peacock – 1785 – Author

“A book that furnishes no quotations is no book – it is a plaything.”

Henry Taylor – 1800 – Dramatist

“He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.”

Helen Hunt Jackson – 1831 – Writer

“When love is at its best, one loves so much that he cannot forget.”

Thomas Reed – 1839 – Politician

“It is a very lonely life that a man leads, who becomes aware of truths before their times.”

Henri Bergson – 1859 – Philosopher

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”

Logan Pearsall Smith – 1865 – Essayist

“There are two things to aim at in this life:  first to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it.  Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.”

James Truslow Adams – 1878 – Historian

“There are obviously two educations.  One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.”

Fannie Hurst – 1885 – Writer

“Some people think they are worth a lot of money just because they have it.”

A. J. Liebling – 1904 – Journalist

“People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.”

Pierre Trudeau – 1919 – Canadian Prime Minister

“The essential ingredient of politics is timing.”

Jesse Helms – 1921 – Politician

Alumnus Mike Ditka is a Hall of Fame tight end...

Alumnus Mike Ditka is a Hall of Fame tight end, coach and well known broadcaster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The challenge is always before us.  Whenever we lose sight of the principles that mattered to our founders we run into trouble.”

Chuck Berry – 1926 – Musician

“You don’t let the same dog bite you twice.”

Klaus Kinski – 1926 – Actor

“People who do not see the terrible things therefore do not see the beautiful things, either.”

George C. Scott – 1927 – Actor

“There is no question you get pumped up by the recognition.  Then a self-loathing sets in when you realize you’re enjoying it.”

Peter Boyle – 1935 – Actor

“I don’t think I would be an actor if I was that intelligent.”

Mike Ditka – 1939 – Coach

“Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank.  Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.”

Cynthia Weil – 1940 – Musician

“Sharing a triumph with someone you love is an incredible high.”

Wendy Wasserstein – 1950 – Playwright

“Don’t live down to expectations.  Go out there and do something remarkable.”

Martina Navratilova – 1956 – Tennis Player

“Disability is matter of perception.  If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone.”

Jean-Claude Van Damme – 1960 – Actor

“Because no matter what you say in life, the truth will always be the truth.  You know when someone is telling the truth, you look in the eyes.  I have a tendency to believe people.”

Erin Moran – 1961 – Actress

“Well, it is certainly not by choice at this time you don’t see or hear about me.  This business is very unpredictable.  A lot of it is luck and being in the right place at the right time.”

Zac Efron – 1987 – Actor

“I’m very competitive by nature.  And I like to be the underdog – It’s the best way to win.  To come from behind and win is a great feeling.”

Bristol Palin – 1990 – Author

“Never lie to your mother.  That’s like the biggest lesson that I learned, learned throughout my life, you know.”


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