BIRTHDAYS & QUOTATIONS

Happy Birthday To . .  Eleanor & Thich Nhat Hanh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Happy Birthday To . . . Nelson & George

Happy Birthday To . . . Nelson & George

July 18, 1918 Nelson Mandela "Our human compassion binds us the one to the other—not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future." July 19, 1922 George McGovern "The highest patriotism is not...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Woody & Pema

Happy Birthday To . . . Woody & Pema

July 14, 1912 Woody Guthrie "This land is your land, this land is my land, From California to the New York Island. From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me." July 14, 1936 Pema Chodron "Compassionate action starts with seeing...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Bucky & Malala

Happy Birthday To . . . Bucky & Malala

July 12, 1895 Buckminster Fuller "We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody." July 12, 1997 Malala Yousafzai "Let us...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Peter & Mavis

Happy Birthday To . . . Peter & Mavis

July 10, 1867 Peter Finley Dunne "A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case." July 10, 1939 Mavis Staples "If you don't get out among the people, how are you going to know what they need to hear about?"

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Happy Birthday To . . . Inayat & Henry

Happy Birthday To . . . Inayat & Henry

July 5, 1882 Hazrat Inayat Khan "A person however learned and qualified in his life's work in whom gratitude is absent, is devoid of that beauty of character which makes personality fragrant." July 5, 1902 Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. "It has been well said that a hungry...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Charlotte & Ramón

Happy Birthday To . . . Charlotte & Ramón

July 3, 1860 Charlotte Perkins Gilman "To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind." July 3, 1888 Ramón Gómez de la Serna "History is something that never happened told by someone who wasn't...

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Happy Birthday to . . . Antoine & Czeslaw

Happy Birthday to . . . Antoine & Czeslaw

June 29, 1900 Antoine de Saint-Exupery "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." June 30, 1911 Czeslaw Milosz "Not that I want to be a...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Emma & Bob

Happy Birthday To . . . Emma & Bob

June 27, 1869 Emma Goldman "Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another." June 27, 1927 Bob Keeshan "It requires more strength to be gentle, so it's the everyday encounters of life that I think we've prepared children for and prepared them to...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Henry & Norman

Happy Birthday To . . . Henry & Norman

June 24, 1814 Henry Ward Beecher "Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation." June 24, 1915 Norman Cousins "The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Julian & Erich

Happy Birthday To . . . Julian & Erich

June 22, 1887 Julian Huxley "To speculate without facts is to attempt to enter a house of which one has not the key, by wandering aimlessly round and round, searching the walls and now and then peeping through the windows. Facts are the key." June 22, 1896 Erich Maria...

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Happy Birthday To . . .Paul & Blaise

Happy Birthday To . . .Paul & Blaise

June 18, 1942 Paul McCartney "In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make." June 19, 1623 Blaise Pascal "Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Geronimo & John

Happy Birthday To . . . Geronimo & John

June 16, 1829 Geronimo "I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say." June 16, 1931 John...

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Happy Birthday To. . . Harriet & Anne

Happy Birthday To. . . Harriet & Anne

June 12, 1802 Harriett Martineau "You better live your best and act your best and think your best today; for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow." June 12, 1929 Anne Frank "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Eric and Gustavo

Happy Birthday To . . . Eric and Gustavo

June 8, 1917 Eric Hobsbawm "Utopianism is probably a necessary social device for generating the superhuman efforts without which no major revolution is achieved." June 8, 1928 Gustavo Gutiérrez "So you say you love the poor? Name them."

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Happy Birthday To . . .Thomas & Cornel

Happy Birthday To . . .Thomas & Cornel

June 2, 1840 Thomas Hardy "A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible." June 2, 1953 Cornel West "You've got to be a thermostat rather than a thermometer. A thermostat shapes the climate of opinion;...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Walt & Norm

Happy Birthday To . . Walt & Norm

May 31, 1819 Walt Whitman "The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people."...

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Happy Birthday To . . . William & Barry

Happy Birthday To . . . William & Barry

May 28, 1759 William Pitt the Younger "Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; where law ends, tyranny begins." May 28, 1917 Barry Commoner "If you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, you are looking the wrong way."

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