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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 5

on November 5, 2013
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaac de Benserade – 1613 – Poet

“The shameful never have dear friends.”

Washington Allston – 1779 – Artist

“The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself.”

Ella Wheeler Wilcox – 1850 – Writer

“There is no chance,  no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”

Eugene V. Debs – 1855 – Politician

“It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don’t want and get it.”

Ida Tarbell – 1857 – Journalist and Social Reformer

“Imagination is the only key to the future.  Without it none exists – with it all things are possible.”

Will Durant – 1885 – Historian

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”

John B. S. Haldane – 1892 – Scientist

“A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.”

Joel McCrea – 1905 – Actor

“After 87 pictures in 47 years, I knew when to quit.”

Lord Patrick Devlin – 1905 – Lawyer

“The most important thing for a judge is – curiously enough – judgment.”

Roy Rogers – 1911 – Actor (Leonard Franklin Slye)

“Today they’re making pictures that I wouldn’t want Trigger to see.”

Vivian Leigh – 1913 – Actress

“Life is too short to work so hard.”

Eugene V. Debs photo portrait, half, facing right.

Eugene V. Debs photo portrait, half, facing right. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

George A. Sheehan – 1918 – Writer

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.”

Paul Desmond – 1924 – Musician

“Writing is like jazz.  It can be learned, but it can’t be taught.”

John Berger – 1926 – Artist

“What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.”

Frank Adams – 1930 – Mathematician

“What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.”

Ike Turner – 1931 – Musician

“I believe I was ahead of my time.”

Art Garfunkel – 1941 – Musician

“I did have a lucky thing going on there in my throat.”

Loleatta Holloway – 1946 – Singer and Musician

“I never thought of myself as a good singer.”

Bob Barr – 1948 – Politician and Lawyer

“It’s not a gun control problem; it’s a cultural control problem.”

Daniel Gilbert – 1957 – Playwright

“The secret of happiness is variety, but the secret of variety, like the secret of all spices, is knowing when to use it.”

Tilda Swinton – 1960 – Actress (Katherine Mitilda Swinton)

“Faith is in the eye of the beholder.”

Tatum O’Neal – 1963 – Actress

“I felt privileged to be a facet of such a jewel in the crown of American cinema.”

James Collins – 1973 – Athlete

“And an integrated life is one where you’re able to fit the different pieces of your life together in seamless fashion.”


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