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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 19

on November 19, 2013
English: James Garfield, 20 th President of th...

English: James Garfield, 20 th President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

James A. Garfield – 1831 – 20th President of the United States

“A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.”

Billy Sunday – 1862 – Clergyman

“Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.”

Peter Drucker – 1909 – Businessman

“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”

Indira Gandhi – 1917 – Prime Minister of India

“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people:  those who do the work and those who take the credit.  He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.”

Gene Tierney – 1920 – Actress

“Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.”

Roy Campanella – 1921 – Professional Baseball Player

“You have to have a lot of little boy in you to play baseball for a living.”

Larry King – 1933 – Entertainer

“I remind myself every morning:  Nothing I say this day will teach me anything.  So if I’m going to learn, I must do the listening.”

Jack Welch – 1935 – Businessman

“Change before you have to.”

Dick Cavett – 1936 – Entertainer

Cropped screenshot of Gene Tierney from the tr...

Cropped screenshot of Gene Tierney from the trailer for the film Laura. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“It’s a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn’t want to hear.”

Penelope Leach – 1937 – Psychologist

“Loving a baby is a circular business, a kind of feedback loop.  The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving.”

Ted Turner – 1938 – Businessman

“My son is now an ‘entrepreneur.’  That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job.”

Calvin Klein – 1942 – Fashion Designer

“Make-up is what it takes to look natural.”

Ann Curry – 1956 – Journalist

“When you treat yourself right, you run better and more efficiently.  Which means you don’t have to go 100 miles an hour to get everything done.”

Meg Ryan – 1961 – Actress

“People are always telling me that change is good.  But all that means is that something you didn’t want to happen has happened.”

Jodie Foster – 1962 – Actress

“Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.”

Jason Scott Lee – 1966 – Actor

“I always thought success was from inside, so it was how diversified you were as a person and how cultivated or how much you cultivated yourself.”

Rocco DiSpirito – 1966 – Chef

“As a restaurateur, my job is to basically control the chaos and the drama.  There’s always going to be chaos in the restaurant business.”

Gail Devers – 1966 – Athlete

“Keep your dreams alive.  Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication.  Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”


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