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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 21

on December 21, 2013

Leopold Von Ranke – 1795 – Historian

“He who overcomes himself is divine.  Most see their ruin before their eyes; but they go on into it.”

Benjamin Disraeli – 1804 – British Statesman

“Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety we endure, and generally create ourselves.”

Thomas Couture – 1815 – Artist

“Knowing how to paint and to use one’s colors rightly has not any connection with originality.  This originality consists in properly expressing your own impressions.”

James Lane Allen – 1849 – Author

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct results of his own thoughts.”

Frances Goodrich – 1890 – Dramatist

“Every time you hear a bell ring, it means that some angel just got his wings.”

Walter Hagen – 1892 – Athlete

“Make the hard ones look easy and the easy ones look hard.”

Rebecca West – 1892 – Author

“The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots.”

Eric Johnston – 1896 – Businessman

“The dinosaur’s eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better.”

Anthony Powell – 1905 – Novelist

“Growing old’s like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed.”

Joe Paterno – 1924 – Coach

“Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good.”

Paul Kurtz – 1925 – Philosopher

“The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.”

Edward Hoagland – 1932 – Author

“In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human.  The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.”

Phil Donahue – 1935 – Television Show Host

“In reality, the most important things happen when you don’t look for them.”

Jane Fonda – 1937 – Actress

“The people who did you wrong or who didn’t quite know how to show up, you forgive them.  And forgiving them allows you to forgive yourself too.”

Frank Zappa – 1940 – Musician

“Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.”

Chris Evert – 1954 – Professional Tennis Player

“If you’re a champion, you have to have it in your heart.”

Jane Kaczmarek – 1955 – Actress

“I think it’s a pretty good day if I can get through it without lifting a finger.”

Ray Romano – 1957 – Actor

“I have this mistress:  show business.”

Florence Griffith Joyner – 1959 – Athlete

“A muscle is like a car.  If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up.”

Andy Van Slyke – 1960 – Athlete

“Every season has its peaks and valleys.  What you have to try to do is eliminate the Grand Canyon.”

Kiefer Sutherland – 1966 – Actor

“I think the most attractive thing is a sense of humour.  If someone can make you laugh, you’ve gotten a lot out of the way.”


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