BIRTHDAYS & QUOTATIONS

Happy Birthday To . . . George & Edward

Happy Birthday To . . . George & Edward

April 3, 1593 George Herbert "Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." April 3, 1822 Edward Everett Hale "Wrong fails because it...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Nikolai & Unita

Happy Birthday To . . . Nikolai & Unita

March 18, 1874 Nikolai Berdyaev "Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one." March 18, 1933 Unita Blackwell "This is what I know about courage: You don't have to think about courage to have it. You don't have to feel courageous...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Herb & Naomi

Happy Birthday To . . . Herb & Naomi

March 12, 1931 Herb Kelleher "It is my practice to try to understand how valuable something is by trying to imagine myself without it." March 12, 1952 Naomi Shihab Nye "The real heroes of race and culture would always be the people who stepped out of their own line to...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Alexander & Ira

Happy Birthday To . . . Alexander & Ira

March 3, 1847 Alexander Graham Bell "Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus." March 3, 1959 Ira Glass "The story is a machine for empathy. In contrast to logic or reason, a story is about emotion that...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Rudolph & Ralph

Happy Birthday To . . . Rudolph & Ralph

February 27, 1861 Rudolf Steiner "A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living." February 27, 1934 Ralph Nader "A society that has...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Ramakrishna & Audre

Happy Birthday To . . Ramakrishna & Audre

February 18, 1836 Ramakrishna "When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited." February 18, 1934 Audre Lorde "When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak."

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Happy Birthday To . .  Tom & Hélder

Happy Birthday To . . Tom & Hélder

February 7, 1478 Thomas More "And it will fall out as in a complication of diseases, that by applying a remedy to one sore, you will provoke another; and that which removes the one ill symptom produces others." February 7, 1909 Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara "When I feed...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Edward & Germaine

Happy Birthday To . . . Edward & Germaine

January 29, 1927 Edward Abbey "Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top." January 29, 1939 Germaine Greer "One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night."

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Happy Birthday To . .  Francis & George

Happy Birthday To . . Francis & George

January 22, 1561 Francis Bacon "Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out." January 22, 1788 George Gordon, Lord Byron "Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who...

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Happy Birthday to . . . Philip & Martin

Happy Birthday to . . . Philip & Martin

January 15, 1889 A. Philip Randolph "A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess." January 15, 1929 Martin Luther King, Jr "Darkness cannot...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Sam & Kahlil

Happy Birthday To . . . Sam & Kahlil

January 6, 1882 Sam Rayburn "Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one." January 6, 1883 Kahlil Gibran "When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Woodrow & Denzel

Happy Birthday To . . . Woodrow & Denzel

December 28, 1856 Woodrow Wilson "In the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach." December 28, 1954 Denzel Washington "You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Robert & Margaret

Happy Birthday To . . . Robert & Margaret

December 23, 1926 Robert Bly "It’s all right if you grow your wings on the way down." December 23, 1943 Margaret MacMillan "An apology offered and, equally important, received is a step towards reconciliation and, sometimes, recompense. Without that process, hurts can...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Morihei & Margaret

Happy Birthday To . . . Morihei & Margaret

December 14, 1883 Morihei Ueshiba "As soon as you concern yourself with the 'good' and 'bad' of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you." December 14, 1897...

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Happy Birthday To . . . John & Tip

Happy Birthday To . . . John & Tip

December 9, 1608 John Milton "He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well." December 9, 1912 Tip O'Neill "All politics is local."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Abbie & David

Happy Birthday To . . . Abbie & David

November 30, 1936 Abbie Hoffman "You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists." November 30, 1947 David Mamet "Every reiteration of the idea that nothing matters debases the human...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Dale & Bruce

Happy Birthday To . . Dale & Bruce

November, 24 1888 Dale Carnagie "If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive." November 24, 1946 Bruce Bueno de Mesquita "There is an interesting interplay between power corrupting and corruption empowering. The causality does not go one way."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Indira & Zygmunt

Happy Birthday To . . . Indira & Zygmunt

November 19, 1917 Indira Gandhi "You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist." November 19, 1925 Zygmunt Bauman "Power, in a nutshell, is the ability to get things done, and politics is the ability to decide which things need to be done."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Oliver & Vachel

Happy Birthday To . . . Oliver & Vachel

November 10, 1730 Oliver Goldsmith "You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips." November 10, 1879 Vachel Lindsay "You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Eugene & Will

Happy Birthday To . . . Eugene & Will

November 5, 1855 Eugene V. Debs "While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free." November 5, 1885 Will Durant "Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Ivan & Jonas

Happy Birthday To . . Ivan & Jonas

October 28, 1818 Ivan Turgenev "Most people can't understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do." October 28, 1914 Jonas Salk "Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality."

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Happy Birthday to Ignatius & Anita

Happy Birthday to Ignatius & Anita

October 23, 1491 St. Ignatius of Loyola "Be slow to speak, and only after having first listened quietly, so that you may understand the meaning, leanings, and wishes of those who do speak. Thus you will better know when to speak and when to be silent." October 23,...

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Happy Birthday To . . .  AJ & Martina

Happy Birthday To . . . AJ & Martina

October 18, 1904 AJ Liebling "Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one." October 18, 1956 Martina Navratilova "The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Albert & Charlotte

Happy Birthday To . . . Albert & Charlotte

October 13, 1870 Albert J. Nock "The mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put into it that counts, but how much it digests." October 13, 1944 Charlotte Bunch "There is no private domain of a person's life that is not political, and there is no political...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Robert & Bernice

Happy Birthday To . . Robert & Bernice

October 4, 1542 St. Robert Bellermine "Peace and union are the most necessary of all things for men who live in common, and nothing serves so well to establish and maintain these as the forbearing charity whereby we put up with one another's defects." October 4, 1942...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Frances & Madeleine

Happy Birthday To . . . Frances & Madeleine

September 28, 1839 Frances E. Willard "This seems to be the law of progress in everything we do; it moves along a spiral rather than a perpendicular; we seem to be actually going out of the way, and yet it turns out that we were really moving upward all the time."...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Horace & John

Happy Birthday To . . . Horace & John

September 24, 1717 Horace Walpole "Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others, and justice renders that due. Injustice is acting a lie." September 24, 1775 John Marshall "To listen well is as powerful a means...

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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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