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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 20

on December 20, 2013

John Fletcher – 1579 – Dramatist

“He never is alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts.”

Elsie de Wolfe – 1865 – Actress

“It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses.  Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there.”

Harvey S. Firestone – 1868 – Businessman

“The secret of my success if a two word answer:  Know people.”

Ramana Maharshi – 1879 – Philosopher

“No one succeeds without effort . . .  Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.”

Branch Rickey – 1881 – Athlete

“Never surrender opportunity for security.”

Susanne Langer – 1895 – Philosopher

“If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.”

Irene Dunne – 1898 – Actress

“I always believed in my characters.  I lived them.”

Sidney Hook – 1902 – Philosopher

“Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques.  The teacher is the heart of the educational system.”

Max Lerner – 1902 – Journalist

“When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.”

Morrie Schwartz – 1916 – Educator

“So many people walk around with a meaningless life.  They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important.  This is because they’re chasing the wrong things.”

David Bohm – 1917 – Scientist

“The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained.”

Charles E. Young – 1931 – Educator

“Standing up and teaching is grueling, but grueling fun.”

William Julius Wilson – 1935 – Sociologist

“But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best lawyer or the best businessman.  These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.”

Sandra Cisneros – 1954 – Author

“I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library.  I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog.”

Bill Walsh – 1961 – Editor

“Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.”

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