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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!

December 4

on December 4, 2013
Edith Cavell

Edith Cavell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Cotton – 1585 – Clergyman

“If you pinch the sea of its liberty, though it be walls of stone or brass, it will beat them down.”

Thomas Carlyle – 1795 – Philosopher

“A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.”

Samuel Butler – 1835 – Poet

“Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.”

Lillian Russell – 1860 – Actress

“Learn to take responsibility for emotions, and to manage energies, always working within present resources.”

Edith Cavell – 1865 – Public Servant

“I realize that patriotism is not enough.  I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.”

Wassily Kandinsky – 1866 – Artist

Anonymous. Wassily Kandinsky. c 1913. From Was...

Anonymous. Wassily Kandinsky. c 1913. From Wassily Kandinsky (1913). Rückblicke. Berlin: Sturm Verlag. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.”

Rainer Maria Rilke – 1875 – Poet

“The only journey is the journey within.”

Alex North – 1910 – Composer

“Fear is a problem with film music and films; people want to be conventional, and there’s more commercialism today.  If you are not daring in your art, you’re bankrupt.”

Charles Keating – 1923- Lawyer

“Computers rather frighten me, because I never did learn to type, so the whole thing seems extraordinarily complicated to me.”

John Portman – 1924 – Architect

“Buildings should serve people, not the other way around.”

Albert Bandura – 1925 – Psychologist

“People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.”

William Labov – 1927 – Writer

“We focus upon pairs of words very often which are the same in some areas and different in other areas.”

Ronnie Corbett – 1930 – Comedian

“Have you ever noticed?  Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac.”

Barbara Amiel – 1940 – Journalist

“Our society is not perfect and this will come as no surprise to many of you.”

Dennis Wilson – 1944 – Musician

“The Beach Boys are not a superstar group.  The music is the superstar of the group.”

Jeff Bridges – 1949 – Actor

“A large part of acting is just pretending.  You get to work with these other great make-believers, all making believe as hard as they can.”

Tyre Banks – 1973 – Model

“Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self.  It’s about accepting all of yourself.”


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