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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!

November 3

on November 3, 2013
Shirley Chisholm, future member of the U.S. Ho...

Shirley Chisholm, future member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-NY), announcing her candidacy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William C. Bryant – 1794 – Poet

“Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything in second place.”

Andre Malraux – 1901 – Author

“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.”

Walker Evans – 1903 – Photographer

“Stare, pry, eavesdrop.  Die knowing something.  You are not here long.”

James Reston – 1909 – Journalist

“A government is the only vessel that leaks from the top.”

Edith Schaeffer – 1914 – Author

“People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it.”

Bob Feller – 1918 – Athlete

“Life comes down to honesty and doing what’s right.  That’s what’s most important.”

Russell B. Long – 1918 – Politician

“A tax loophole is something that benefits the other guy.  If it benefits you, it is tax reform.”

Charles Bronson – 1920 – Actor

“I guess I look like a rock quarry that someone has dynamited.”

Shirley Chisholm – 1924 – Politician

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering, and complaining.  You make progress by implementing ideas.”

Phil Crane – 1930 – Politician

“As my dad said, you have an obligation to leave the world better than how you found it.  And he also reminds us to be givers in this life, and not takers.”

Drew Lewis – 1931 – Businessman

“Saying sulfates do not cause acid rain is the same as saying that smoking does not cause lung cancer.”

Albert Reynolds – 1932 – Politician

“I am convinced that nobody should be afraid of peace.”

Anna Wintour – 1949 – Editor

Dennis Miller

Dennis Miller (Photo credit: texas_mustang)

“I surround myself with a talented group of people that are opinionated and interesting.  I try to remain very open to what others have to say.”

Roseanne Barr – 1952 – Actress

“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power.  You just take it.”

Dennis Miller – 1953 – Comedian

“You know there is a problem with the education system when you realize that out of the 3 R’s only one begins with an R.”

Phil Katz – 1962 – Scientist

“It was just a hobby.  I didn’t expect it to turn into a business.”

Jamie Zawinski – 1968 – Scientist

“My one purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.”

Gemma Ward – 1987 – Actress

“I realize you can’t please everyone.”

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