BIRTHDAYS & QUOTATIONS

Happy Birthday To . . . Paulo & Mike

Happy Birthday To . . . Paulo & Mike

September 19, 1921 Paulo Freire "Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferals of information." September 19, 1932 Mike Royko "It's much harder to be a liberal than a conservative. Why? Because it is easier to give someone the finger than a...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Daniel & Marie

Happy Birthday To . . . Daniel & Marie

September 13, 1660 Daniel Defoe "Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination." September 13, 1830 Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach "Those who understand only what can be explained understand very little."

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Happy Birthday To … The Swami & Ruby

Happy Birthday To … The Swami & Ruby

September 8, 1887 Swami Sivananda "A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Arthur & Werner

Happy Birthday To . . . Arthur & Werner

September 5, 1905 Arthur Koestler "Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears." September 5, 1935 Werner Erhard "The problems we have now in communities and societies are going to be resolved only when we are brought together by a common sense...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Johann & Rita

Happy Birthday To . . . Johann & Rita

August 28, 1749 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." August 28, 1952 Rita Dove "One definition of eternity is that we are not alone on this planet, that there are those who've gone before and...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Jorge & Howard

Happy Birthday To . . Jorge & Howard

August 24, 1899 Jorge Luis Borges "Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone." August 24, 1922 Howard Zinn "There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."

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Happy Birthday To . . . John & Gene

Happy Birthday To . . . John & Gene

August 19, 1631 John Dryden "The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves." August 19, 1921 Gene Roddenberry "The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Alex & Charles

Happy Birthday To . . Alex & Charles

August 11, 1921 Alex Haley "Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help." August 11, 1970 Charles M. Blow "America is a living idea. It isn't only the tenets of its founding, but also the terms of its future. Every day, we make...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Dan & Al

Happy Birthday To . . Dan & Al

August 6, 1775 Daniel O'Connell "Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong." August 6, 1808 Alfred, Lord Tennyson "Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Robert & Barack

Happy Birthday To . . . Robert & Barack

August 4, 1810 Robert Purvis "It is the safeguard of the strongest that he lives under a government which is obliged to respect the voice of the weakest." August 4, 1961 Barack Obama "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Karl & Anne

Happy Birthday To . . . Karl & Anne

July 28, 1902 Karl Popper "We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant." July 28, 1924 Anne Braden "Either you find a way to oppose the evil, or the evil becomes part of you and you are a part of it, and it winds...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Simon & Bella

Happy Birthday To . . Simon & Bella

July 24, 1783 Simon Bolivar "Judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment." July 24, 1920 Bella Abzug "Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Stephen & Jessamyn

Happy Birthday To . . . Stephen & Jessamyn

July 17, 1937 Stephen Levine "If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?" July 18, 1902 Jessamyn West "It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Henry and Oscar

Happy Birthday To . . Henry and Oscar

July 12, 1817 Henry David Thoreau "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." July 12, 1895 Oscar Hammerstein "You've got to be taught...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Dorothy & Myles

Happy Birthday To . . Dorothy & Myles

July 9, 1893 Dorothy Thompson "The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness." July 9, 1905 Myles Horton “Nothing will change until we change — until we throw off our dependence and act for ourselves.”

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Happy Birthday To . . . Satchel & David

Happy Birthday To . . . Satchel & David

July 7, 1906 Leroy Satchel Paige "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you." July 7, 1933 David McCullough "History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are."

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Happy Birthday To . .  Abby & Ann

Happy Birthday To . . Abby & Ann

July 4, 1918 Abigail Van Buren "People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes." July 4, 1918 Ann Landers "Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good."

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Happy Birthday To . .  David & Diana

Happy Birthday To . . David & Diana

July 1, 1912 David Brower "When people say, 'You're not being realistic,' they're just trying to tag some thoughts that they can't otherwise handle." July 1, 1961 Princess Diana "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge...

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Happy Birthday To . . . John & Jean-Jacques

Happy Birthday To . . . John & Jean-Jacques

June 28, 1703 John Wesley "I deny that villainy is ever necessary. It is impossible that it should ever be necessary for any reasonable creature to violate all the laws of justice, mercy, and truth. No circumstances can make it necessary for a man to burst in sunder...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Octavia & Elizabeth

Happy Birthday To . . . Octavia & Elizabeth

June 22, 1947 Octavia E. Butler "Simple peck-order bullying is only the beginning of the kind of hierarchical behavior that can lead to racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, classism, and all the other 'isms' that cause so much suffering in the world." June 22, 1949...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Mo & Ice

Happy Birthday To . . Mo & Ice

June 15, 1922 Mo Udall "Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them." June 15, 1969 Ice Cube "It's funny how people who ain't never been down there can think that America is so fair and that we should be...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Bertha and Kiran

Happy Birthday To . . . Bertha and Kiran

June 9, 1843 Bertha Von Suttner "How can justice be attained when, in the expiation of an old wrong, another wrong is to be committed? No reasonable creature would conceive of the idea of obliterating ink stains with ink, or spots of oil with oil. Only blood must be...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Frederico & Bill

Happy Birthday To . . . Frederico & Bill

June 5, 1898 Federico García Lorca "I will always be on the side of those who have nothing and who are not even allowed to enjoy the nothing they have in peace.” June 5, 1934 Bill Moyers "What's right and good doesn't come naturally. You have to stand up and fight for...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Julia & Hubert

Happy Birthday To . . Julia & Hubert

May 27, 1819 Julia Ward Howe "Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build." May 27, 1911 Hubert Humphrey "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism."

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Happy Birthday To . .  Arthur & Harvey

Happy Birthday To . . Arthur & Harvey

May 22, 1859 Arthur Conan Doyle "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." May 22, 1930 Harvey Milk "The fact is that more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason....

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Happy Birthday To . . . Anna & Tara

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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