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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 29

on November 29, 2013
English: Reproduced image of American Transcen...

English: Reproduced image of American Transcendentalist Amos Bronson Alcott, standing with coat and top hat. Printed in Christmas Bookshelf. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Jay – 1627 – Environmentalist

“Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.”

Amos Bronson Alcott – 1799 – Educator

“Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.”

Louisa May Alcott – 1832 – Author

“Never use a long word when a short one will do.”

Cass Gilbert – 1859 – Architect

“It is only the young and callow and ignorant that admire rashness.  Think before you speak.  Know your subject.”

C. S. Lewis – 1898 – Author (Clive Staples Lewis)

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”

Harry Essex – 1910 – Writer

“Somebody ought to tell him his ambition is showing.”

John Templeton – 1912 – Businessman

“It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”

Taisen Deshimaru – 1914 – Philosopher

“Time is not a line, but a series of now-points.”

Billy Strayhorn – 1915 – Composer

“Ever up and onward.”

Merle Travis – 1917 – Musician

“The saddest songs are written when a person is happy.”

Madeleine L’Engle – 1918 – Author (Madeleine Camp)

English: Portrait drawing of author Louisa May...

English: Portrait drawing of author Louisa May Alcott. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”

John D. Barrow – 1952 – Scientist

“There was no ‘before’ the beginning of our universe, because once upon a time there was no time.”

Howie Mandel – 1955 – Comedian

“People who annoy people are the luckiest people in the world.”

Cathy Moriarty – 1960 – Actress

“Robert De Niro taught me how to listen, and how to be part of the conversation.  It’s not just about reading your lines and saying what’s in the script; you have to understand your character, along with the other characters so that you can always respond.”

Martha Beck – 1962 – Author

“Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone.”

Jonathan Knight – 1968 – Musician

“My belief is that you live your life by example, and not by a caption on a magazine!”

Sheena Iyengar – 1969 – Educator

“Balancing hopes, desires and an appreciation of the possibilities with a clear-eyed assessment of the limitations:  that is the art of choosing.”

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