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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 8

on November 8, 2013
William Wirt (November 8, 1772 – February 18, ...

William Wirt (November 8, 1772 – February 18, 1834) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sarah Fielding – 1710 – Author

“The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.”

Richard Cecil – 1748 – Clergyman

“The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant.”

William Wirt – 1772 – Statesman

“Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.”

Bram Stoker – 1847 – Writer

“How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.”

Dorothy Day – 1897 – Activist

“Food for the body is not enough.  There must be food for the soul.”

Margaret Mitchell – 1900 – Novelist

“The world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business.”

Martha Gellhorn – 1908 – Journalist

“Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.”

Robert Strauss – 1913 – Actor

“It’s a little like wrestling a gorilla.  You don’t quit when you’re tired – you quit when the gorilla is tired.”

June Havoc – 1916 – Actress

“You are all you will ever have for certain.”

Frank McGuire – 1916 – Coach

“In this country, when you finish second, no one knows your name.”

Peter Weiss – 1916 – Writer

“We’re all so clogged with dead ideas passed from generation to generation that even the best of us don’t know the way out.”

Jerome Hines – 1921 – Musician

“Happy is the person who cherishes the precious lessons of the past and lives vigorously in the present.”

English: Gordon Ramsay portrait

English: Gordon Ramsay portrait (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christiaan Barnard – 1922 – Scientist

“On Saturday, I was a surgeon in South Africa, very little known.  On Monday, I was world renowned.”

Patti Page – 1927 – Singer

“I can tell it all in song:  pathos, gladness, love, joy, unhappiness.”

Bobby Bowden – 1929 – Coach

“Don’t go to the grave with life unused.”

Morley Safer – 1931 – Journalist

“You can never have enough garlic.  With enough garlic, you can eat The New York Times.”

Bonnie Raitt – 1949 – Musician

“I would rather feel things in extreme than not at all.”

Kazuo Ishiguro – 1954 – Author

“When you become a parent, or a teacher, you turn into a manager of this whole system.  You become the person controlling the bubble of innocence around a child, regulating it.”

Leif Garrett – 1961 – Musician

“Stay on top of your finances.  Don’t leave that up to others.”

Gordon Ramsay – 1966 – Chef

“The minute you start compromising for the sake of massaging somebody’s ego, that’s it, game over.”

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