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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 24

on November 24, 2013
Photo of Carlo Collodi.

Photo of Carlo Collodi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Baruch Spinoza – 1632 – Philosopher

“All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.”

Junipero Serra – 1713 – Clergyman

“We found on our journey as well as in the place where we stopped, that they treated us with as much confidence and good-will as if they had known us all their lives.”

Laurence Sterne – 1713 – Novelist

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.”

John Bacon – 1740 – Sculptor

“It comes down to the way you treat people.  When you treat people with dignity and respect all the time, you can work through anything.”

Zachary Taylor – 1784 – 12th President of the United States

“It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.”

Alphonse Karr – 1808 – Critic

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.”

English: Frances Hodgson Burnett

English: Frances Hodgson Burnett (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carlo Collodi – 1826 – Author of Pinocchio

“When poverty shows itself, even mischievous boys understand what it means.”

Frances Hodgson Burnett – 1849 – Playwright

“I am writing in the garden.  To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden.”

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec – 1864 – Artist

“Of course one should not drink much, but often.”

Alben W. Barkley – 1877 – Vice President of the United States

“The best audience is intelligent, well-educated and a little drunk.”

Anna Louise Strong – 1885 – Journalist

“To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough.  But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.”

Margaret Anderson – 1886 – Editor

“Self-preservation is the first responsibility.”

Dale Carnegie – 1888 – Writer and Public Speaker

“Develop success from failures.  Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”

Garson Kanin – 1912 – Playwright

“Amateurs hope, professionals work.”

John Lindsay – 1921 – Politician

“Not only is New York City the nation’s melting pot, it is also the casserole, the chafing dish and the charcoal grill.”

William F. Buckley, Jr. – 1925 – Journalist

“Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.”

Billy Connolly – 1942 – Comedian

“My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.”

Denise Crosby – 1957 – Actress

“The Crosby family is sort of legendary for all of its traumas and familial problems, even though it has this appearance of being this perfect world.  It had quite a dark side to it.”

Shirley Henderson – 1965 – Actress

“There is such pressure on kids these days to be the best at everything.”

Colin Hanks – 1977 – Actor

“I don’t need to know how they make Coca-Cola.  I think it tastes just fine not knowing what the ingredients are.  I think there are some things that should be kept secret.”


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