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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 30

on November 30, 2013
Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the Unite...

Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. Deutsch: Winston Churchill, 1940 bis 1945 sowie 1951 bis 1955 Premier des Vereinigten Königreichs und Literaturnobelpreisträger des Jahres 1953. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jonathan Swift – 1667 – Writer

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”

Mark Twain – 1835 – Author (Samuel Clemmons)

“It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have honors and not deserve them.”

Ernest Newman – 1868 – Critic

“The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.”

Winston Churchill – 1874 – British Prime Minister

“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.”

L.M. Montgomery – 1874 – Author (Lucy  Maud Montgomery)

“Proverbs are all very fine when there’s nothing to worry you, but when you’re in real trouble, they’re not a bit of help.”

Millicent Carey McIntosh – 1898 – Educator

“The most important phase of living with a person is respect for that person as an individual.”

Jacques Barzun –  1907 – Educator

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.”

Gordon Parks – 1912 – Photographer

“The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.”

Henry Taube – 1915 – Scientist

“This joy of discovery is real, and it is one of our rewards.  So too is the approval of our work by our peers.”

Allan Sherman – 1924 – Musician

“Grandma cheated whenever she could.  She cheated because it was a much more scientific and surer way to winning than trusting to luck.”

G. Gordon Liddy – 1929 – Entertainer

“If I can go from burglar for the government to talk show host, you can go from entertainer to congressman.”

Jerry Hunt – 1943 – Composer

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English: Cropped version of File:Lucy_Maud_Montgomery.JPG Français : Version rognée de File:Lucy_Maud_Montgomery.JPG (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“My mother says I was vaccinated with a phonograph needle.  I love to talk.  I just love to talk.”

Marina Abramovic – 1946 – Artist

“Your ego can become an obstacle to your work.  If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.”

David Mamet – 1947 – Dramatist

“People may or may not say what they mean . . . but they always say something designed to get what they want.”

Paul Westphal – 1950 – Athlete

“The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.”

Lawrence Summers – 1954 – Economist

“In the history of the world, no one has ever washed a rented car.”

Kevin Conroy – 1955 – Actor

“Everyone is handed adversity in life.  No one’s journey is easy.  It’s how they handle it that makes people unique.”

Billy Idol – 1955 – Musician

“I  love it when someone insults me.  That means that I don’t have to be nice anymore.”

Bo Jackson – 1962 – Athlete

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.”

Ben Stiller – 1965 – Comedian

“I’m always willing to endure humiliation on behalf of my characters.”

David  Nichols – 1966 – Novelist

“As a novelist, I’m incredibly lucky to make a living, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t lie awake at four o’clock in the morning, worrying.”

Clay Aiken – 1978 – Musician

“It doesn’t matter to me how I make a difference, I just wanna make sure that I do.”

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