BIRTHDAYS & QUOTATIONS

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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Happy Birthday To . . . George & Andre

November 22, 1857 George Gissing "It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness that mankind moves so slowly; it is because individuals have a capacity for better things that it moves at all." November 22, 1869 Andre Gide "One does not discover new lands...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Howard & Margaret

November 18, 1900 Howard Thurman "If a man knows precisely what he can do to you or what epithet he can hurl against you in order to make you lose your temper, your equilibrium, then he can always keep you under subjection." November 18, 1939 Margaret Atwood "Nothing...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Nye & Theodore

November 15, 1897 Aneurin Bevan "You can't have the crown of thorns and the thirty pieces of silver." November 15, 1933 Theodore Roszak "People try nonviolence for a week, and when it 'doesn't work' they go back to violence, which hasn't worked for centuries."

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Happy Birthday To . . Kurt & Kim

November 11, 1922 Kurt Vonnegut "There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia." November 11, 1968 Kim...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Richard & Dorothy

November 8, 1748 Richard Cecil "Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false." November 8, 1897 Dorothy Day “We have all known the...

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Happy Birthday To . . Albert & Billy

November 7, 1913 Albert Camus "In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm…In the midst of...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Stephen & Shirley

November 2, 1773 Stephen Grellet "I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." November 3, 1924...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Emily & John

October 27, 1872 Emily Post "Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use." October 27, 1939 John Cleese "The really good idea is always traceable back quite a long way,...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Paula & Suheir

October 24, 1939 Paula Gunn Allen “I have noticed that as soon as you have soldiers the story is called history. Before their arrival it is called myth, folktale, legend, fairy tale, oral poetry, ethnography. After the soldiers arrive, it is called history.” October...

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Happy Birthday To . . . AJ & Ntozake

October 18, 1904 AJ Liebling "Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one." October 18, 1948 Ntozake Shange “Language and how we use language determines how we act, and how we act then determines our lives and other people's lives.”

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Happy Birthday To . . . Billy & Hannah

October 14, 1644 William Penn "Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God." October 14, 1906 Johanna "Hannah" Arendt "The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil."

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Happy Birthday To . . Eleanor & Thich Nhat Hanh

October 11, 1884 Eleanor Roosevelt "When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?" October 11, 1926 Thich Nhat Hanh "To meditate means to go home to yourself. Then you know how to take care of the things that...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Jesse & Hanan

October 8, 1941 Jesse Jackson "Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change." October 8, 1946 Hanan Ashrawi "We cannot rely upon the silenced to tell us they are suffering."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Philip & Neil

October 5, 1923 Philip Berrigan "The poor tell us who we are, The prophets tell us who we could be, So we hide the poor, And kill the prophets." October 5, 1958 Neil de Grasse Tyson "Humans aren't as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Annie & Mohandas

October 1, 1847 Annie Besant "Not out of right practice comes right thinking, but out of right thinking comes right practice. It matters enormously what you think. If you think falsely, you will act mistakenly; if you think basely, your conduct will suit your...

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Feliz cumpleaños a . . . Miguel y Miguel

September 29, 1547 Miguel de Cervantes "In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd." September 29, 1864 Miguel de Unamuno "My aim is to agitate and disturb people. I'm not selling bread; I'm selling yeast."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Bill & Miroslav

September 25, 1897 William Faulkner "Man . . . is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance." September 25, 1956 Miroslav Volf "Prejudice is a form...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Upton & Shiram

September 20, 1878 Upton Sinclair "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." September 20, 1911 Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya "God has himself given eyes, ears, hands, feet and nostrils in pairs, but...

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Happy Birthday to . . . Julián & Joaquin

September 16, 1974 Julián Castro "In the end, the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don't always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor."...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Claude & Leo

September 8, 1900 Claude Pepper "If more politicians in this country were thinking about the next generation instead of the next election, it might be better for the United States and the world." September 9, 1828 Leo Tolstoy "All violence consists in some people...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Josué & John

September 5, 1908 Josué de Castro "Hunger is the biological expression for sociological evils." September 5, 1912 John Cage "I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Caryl & Malcolm

September 3, 1938 Caryl Churchill "We've got ninety-nine per cent the same genes as any other person. We've got ninety per cent the same as a chimpanzee. We've got thirty percent the same as a lettuce. Does that cheer you up at all? I love about the lettuce. It makes...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Marguerite & Fethullah

September 1, 1789 Marguerite Gardiner "The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for error; and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes." September 1, 1945 Fethullah Gulen "Compassion is the beginning of being; without it everything is chaos. Everything has come...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Maria & Eldridge

August 31, 1870 Maria Montessori "Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war." August 31, 1935 Eldridge Cleaver "You're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Oliver & Michael

August 29, 1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. "Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer." August 29, 1958 Michael Jackson "If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you...

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Happy Birthday to Georg & Teresa

August 27, 1770 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel "Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights." August 27, 1910 Mother Teresa "We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless....

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Happy Birthday To . . . William & Paulo

August 24, 1759 William Wilberforce "You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know." August 24, 1947 Paulo Coelho "You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Rosalynn & Roberto

August 18, 1927 Rosalynn Carter "You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied that you've tried. If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Russell & Oscar

August 14, 1925 Russell Baker "Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things." August 15, 1917 Oscar Romero "Do you want to know if your Christianity is genuine? Here is the...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Robert & Carl

August 11, 1833 Robert Green Ingersoll "Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself." August 11, 1925 Carl T. Rowan "It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from...

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Happy Birthday To . . Neil & Wendell

August 5, 1930 Neil Armstrong "It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small." August 5, 1934 Wendell Berry...

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Happy Birthday To . . . James & Maggie

August 2, 1924 James Baldwin "I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain." August 3, 1905 Maggie Kuhn "Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind -...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Deval & Ingrid

July 31, 1956 Deval Patrick "In times like these we should turn to each other, not on each other." July 31, 1957 Ingrid Washinawatok el-Issa "The current economic order-based upon an ideology that does not recognize the wealth of the natural order, that cannot place...

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Happy Birthday To . . . George & Antonio

July 26, 1856 George Bernard Shaw "You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'" July 26, 1875 Antonio Machado "Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking." "Caminante no hay camino, se hace camino al...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Emma & Karl

July 22, 1849 Emma Lazarus "Until we are all free, we are none of us free." July 22, 1893 Karl A. Menninger "Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us,...

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