BIRTHDAYS & QUOTATIONS

Happy Birthday To . . . Anna & Tara

May 17, 1794 Anna Jameson "In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil." May 17, 1953 Tara Brach "Feeling compassion for...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Richard & Florence

May 11, 1918 Richard P. Feynman "The most interesting phenomena are, of course, in the new places, the places where the rules do not work - not the places where they do work! That is the way in which we discover new rules." May 12, 1820 Florence Nightingale "So never...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Jacob & Pete

May 3, 1849 Jacob Riis "I'd look at one of my stonecutters hammering away at the rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred and first blow it would split in two, and I knew it was not that blow that did it, but all that...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Nell & Terry

April 28, 1926 Nell Harper Lee "Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what." April 28, 1948 Terry Pratchett "It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone,...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Ludwig & Carol

April 26, 1889 Ludwig Wittgenstein "A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push." April 26, 1933 Carol Burnett "You have to go through the falling down in order to learn...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Rollo & Helen

April 21, 1909 Rollo May "Freedom is the capacity to pause in the face of stimuli from many directions at once and, in this pause, to throw one’s weight toward this response rather than that one....The pause is especially important for the freedom of being, what I...

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Happy Birthday To … Charlie & Wendell

April 16, 1889 Charlie Chaplin "We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.” April 16, 1906 Wendell Johnson...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Sam & Sam

April 13, 1840 Samuel Ullman "Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." April 13, 1906 Samuel Beckett "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try...

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Happy Birthday to . . . Marjory & Billie

April 7, 1890 Marjory Stoneman Douglas "You can't conserve what you haven't got." April 7, 1915 Billie Holliday "You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Washington & Tony

April 3, 1783 Washington Irving "There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love." April...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Maimonides & Anna

March 30, 1135 BCE Maimonides "Anticipate charity by preventing poverty." March 30, 1820 Anna Sewell "My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt."

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Happy Birthday To … Alan & Mary

March 25, 1906 A.J.P. Taylor "There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishment—and nothing more corrupting." March 25, 1925 Flannery O'Connor "Conviction without experience makes for harshness."

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Happy Birthday To . . Anne & Henrik

March 20, 1612 Anne Bradstreet "Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish." March 20, 1828 Henrik Ibsen "Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Sully & Jorge

March 16, 1839 René François Armand Prudhomme "The great are only great because we are on our knees. Let us rise up." March 16, 1958 Jorge Ramos "Neutrality is for referees in a football game. You have to take a stand. The really, really good journalists always take a...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Torquato & Douglas

March 11, 1544 Torquato Tasso "The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe." March 11, 1952 Douglas Adams "If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Michelangelo & Elizabeth

March 6, 1475 Michelangelo "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." March 6, 1806 Elizabeth Barrett Browning "An ignorance of means may minister to greatness,...

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Happy Birthday To . . . William & Jackie

March 3, 1756 William Godwin "Innocence is not virtue. Virtue demands the active employment of an ardent mind in the promotion of the general good. No man can be eminently virtuous who is not accustomed to an extensive range of reflection." March 3, 1962 Jackie...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Ralph & Robert

March 1, 1914 Ralph Ellison "Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values." March 1, 1917 Robert Lowell "If we see light at the end of the tunnel, it the...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Carmen & Victor

February 25, 1963 Carmen Yulin Cruz "You cannot make life better if you are in a helicopter. You can't make life better for them if you can't touch them." February 26, 1802 Victor Hugo "He who opens a school door, closes a prison."

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Happy Birthday To . . W.H. & Barbara

February 21, 1907 W.H. Auden "Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good." February 21, 1936 Barbara Jordan "What a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Nikos & Toni

February 18, 1883 Nikos Kazantzakis "True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own." February 18, 1931 Toni Morrison...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Elihu & Matt

February 15, 1845 Elihu Root "The wolf always charges the lamb with muddying the stream." February 15, 1954 Matt Groening "If you don't want your kids to be like Bart Simpson, don't act like Homer Simpson."

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Happy Birthday To . . Pico & Sheryl

February 11, 1957 Pico Iyer "It's no coincidence that the word 'holiday' suggests a holy day, or that the longest book in the Torah concerns the Sabbath. If you wish to advance in any sphere, the best way is to take a retreat." February 11, 1962 Sheryl Crowe "No...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Laura & Eubie

February 7, 1867 Laura Ingalls Wilder "Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go and on and on, and sooner or later something dreadful happens." February 7, 1887 Eubie Blake "Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind - listen to the birds. And don't hate...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Judith & Tommy

February 2, 1932 Judith Viorst "Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands—and then eat just one of the pieces." February 2, 1937 Tom Smothers "Freedom of expression and freedom of speech aren't really important unless...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Frederico & Clarissa

January 27, 1934 Federico Mayor Zaragoza "We must construct a new set of values and attitudes to replace the culture of war which, for centuries, has been influencing the course of civilization. Winning peace means the triumph of our pledge to establish, on a...

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Happy Birthday To . . Potter & Derek

January 23, 1915 Potter Stewart "Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do." January 23, 1930 Derek Walcott "Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Catherine & David

January 17, 1829 Catherine Booth "If we are to better the future we must disturb the present." January 17, 1863 David Lloyd George "Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Emily & Carl

January 8, 1867 Emily Greene Balch "Nothing can be woven out of threads that all run the same way." January 8, 1902 Carl Rogers "In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Douglas & JRR

January 3, 1803 Douglas William Jerrold "A conservative is a man who will not look at the new moon out of respect for that 'ancient institution' the old one." January 3, 1892 JRR Tolkien "It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near...

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Happy Birthday To . . Simon & Junot

December 31, 1908 Simon Wiesenthal "For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing." December 31, 1968 Junot Díaz "You can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Carlos & Jean

December 25, 1931 Carlos Castenada "We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." December 26, 1894 Jean Toomer "We learn the rope of life by untying its knots."

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Happy Birthday To . . Rebecca & Samuel

December 21, 1892 Rebecca West "Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats." December 21, 1948 Samuel L. Jackson "People know about the Klan and the overt racism, but the killing of one's...

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Happy Birthday to . . Margaret & Arthur

December 16, 1901 Margaret Mead "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." December 16, 1917 Arthur C. Clarke "It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Mary Catherine & Bill

December 8, 1939 Mary Catherine Bateson "Sharing is sometimes more demanding than giving." December 8, 1960 Bill McKibben "Community is as endangered by surplus as it is by deficit. If there is too much money floating around it enables people to have no need of each...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Sojourner & Nicholas

December 1, 1797 Sojourner Truth "They are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other." December 1, 1948 N.T. Wright...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Jonathan & Sam

November 30, 1667 Jonathan Swift "We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another." November 30, 1835 Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) "The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Rita Mae & Jon

November 28, 1944 Rita Mae Brown "The only queer people are those who don't love anybody." November 28, 1962 Jon Stewart "If you don't stick to your values when they're being tested, they're not values: they're hobbies."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Charles & Adolpho

November 26, 1922 Charles Schulz “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” November 26, 1931 Adolfo Perez Esquivel "We know we cannot plant seeds with closed fists. To sow, we must open our hands."

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