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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 14

on December 14, 2013
植芝盛平(Ueshiba Morihei, 1883 - 1969)

植芝盛平(Ueshiba Morihei, 1883 – 1969) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tycho Brahe – 1546 – Scientist

“When, according to habit, I was contemplating the stars in a clear sky, I noticed a new and unusual star, surpassing the other stars in brilliancy.  There had never before been any star in that place in the sky.”

Morihei Ueshiba – 1883 – Athlete

“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.”

Paul Eluard – 1895 – Poet

“Hope raises no dust.”

King George VI – 1895 – British Royalty

“The highest of distinctions is service to others.”

Jimmy Doolittle – 1896 – Aviator

“If we should have to fight, we should be prepared to do so from the neck up instead of from the neck down.”

Morey Amsterdam – 1908 – Actor

“Even the police have an unlisted number.”

Shirley Jackson – 1919 – Novelist

“I delight in what I fear.”

Stewart Brand – 1938 – Author

“Once  a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.”

Jimmy Doolittle and Franklin Roosevelt
Jimmy Doolittle and Franklin Roosevelt (Photo credit: San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives)

Stanley Crouch – 1945 – Critic

“All of us are made up of the stories that we listen to, the ones we disagree with and the ones that we agree with.”

Michael Ovitz – 1946 – Businessman

“I’m not good at being static.  I have to be climbing a mountain.”

Patty Duke – 1946 – Actress

“I tell people to monitor their self-pity.  Self-pity is very unattractive.”

Stan Smith – 1946 – Athlete

“Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.”

Lester Bangs – 1948 – Critic

“Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.”

Amy Hempel – 1951 – Writer

“I do feel that if you can write one good sentence and then another good sentence and then another, you end up with a good story.”

Wade Davis – 1953 – Scientist

“Heroes are never perfect, but they’re brave, they’re authentic, they’re courageous, determined, discreet, and they’ve got grit.”

Vanessa Hudgens – 1988 – Actress

“Being cool is being your own self, not doing something that someone else is telling you to do.”

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