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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 5

on December 5, 2013
English: Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782—Ju...

English: Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782—July 24, 1862), the 8th President of the United States, 8th Vice President of the United States, 10th United States Secretary of State, and 9th Governor of New York Español: Martin Van Buren (5 de deciembre de 1782— 24 de julio de 1862), el 8 o Presidente de los Estados Unidos, 8 o Vicepresidente de los Estados Unidos, 10 o Secretario de Estado de los Estados Unidos, y 9 o Gobernador de Nueva York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Martin Van Buren – 1782 – 8th President of the United States

“The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.”

Christina Rossetti – 1830 – Poet

“For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.”

George Armstrong Custer  1839 – United States Army Officer

“I appeal to you as a soldier to spare me the humiliation of seeing my regiment march to meet the enemy and I not share its dangers.”

Rose Wilder Lane – 1886 – Journalist

“Making the best of things is . . . a damn poor way of dealing with them.  My whole life has been a series of escapes from that quicksand.”

Milton H. Erickson – 1901 – Psychologist

“A goal without a date is just a dream.”

Werner Heisenberg – 1901 – Physicist

“What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.”

Walt Disney – 1901 – Film Animator

“The things we have in common outnumber and outweigh those that divide us.”

Strom Thurmond – 1902 – Politician

“I don’t think it’s a question of age as much as it’s a question of what kind of shape you’re in.”

Cecil Frank Powell – 1903 – Physicist

“Any device in science is a window on to nature, and each new window contributes to the breadth of our view.”

Rose Wilder Lane, journalist and writer, daugh...

Rose Wilder Lane, journalist and writer, daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder of Little House on the Prairie (See revision notes below.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abraham Polonsky – 1910 – Writer

“A man could spend the rest of his life trying to remember what he shouldn’t have said.”

Joan Didion – 1934 – Author

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.”

Calvin Trillin – 1935 – Journalist

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers.  The original meal has never been found.”

Dave Hickey – 1940 – Critic

“I hate all that woozy political and psychotherapeutic crap applied to books and art.”

Sean Quinn – 1947 – Businessman

“I suppose I was always very greedy.  I was never happy with what we had, and I was always looking for new opportunities.”

Jim Messina – 1947 – Musician

“I realized how quickly you could eat up a lot of time and money if you weren’t prepared.”

Morgan Brittany – 1951 – Actress

“Drugs won’t enhance your performance.”

Gary Allan – 1967 – Musician

“You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.”

Jimmy Cannon – 1973 – Journalist

“I can’t remember ever staying for the end of a movie in which the actors wore togas.”

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