BIRTHDAYS & QUOTATIONS

Happy Birthday To . . . Charles & Adolpho

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 . . . Henry & Pope John

Happy Birthday To . . . Henry & Pope John

November 25, 1812 Henry Mayhew "It is easy enough to be moral after a good dinner beside a snug coal fire, and with our hearts well warmed with fine old port." November 25, 1881 Pope John XXIII "Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about...

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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 . . . George & Andre

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 . . . François-Marie & Marlo

Happy Birthday To . . . François-Marie & Marlo

November 21, 1694 Voltaire "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." November 21, 1937 Marlo Thomas "My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep...

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Happy Birthday to . . . Alistair & Bobby

Happy Birthday to . . . Alistair & Bobby

November 20, 1908 Alistair Cooke "Curiosity endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will." November 20, 1925 Robert Kennedy "Each...

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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 . . . Howard & Margaret

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 . .  José & Chinua

Happy Birthday To . . José & Chinua

November 16, 1922 José Saramago "What kind of world is this that can send machines to Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being?" November 16, 1930 Chinua Achebe "The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Nye & Theodore

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 . . . Jawaharlal & Karen

Happy Birthday To . . . Jawaharlal & Karen

November 14, 1889 Jawaharlal Nehru "Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people." November 14,...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Louis & Whoopi

Happy Birthday To . . Louis & Whoopi

November 13, 1856 Louis D. Brandeis "Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears." November 13, 1955 Whoopi...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Elizabeth & Harry

Happy Birthday To . . Elizabeth & Harry

November 12, 1815 Elizabeth Cady Stanton "The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls."...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Kurt & Kim

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 . . . 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 . . . Richard & Dorothy

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

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 . .  Richard & Gene

Happy Birthday to . . Richard & Gene

November 6, 1848 Richard Jefferies "Science, as illustrated by the printing press, the telegraph, the railway, is a double-edged sword. At the same moment that it puts an enormous power in the hands of the good man, it also offers an equal advantage to the evil...

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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 . . . Walter & Matthew

Happy Birthday To . . . Walter & Matthew

November 4, 1916 Walter Cronkite "America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system." November 4, 1969 Matthew McConaughey "There's two sorts of fear: one you embrace and one you should listen to and turn the other way."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Stephen & Shirley

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 . .  Carlos & Kinky

Happy Birthday To . . Carlos & Kinky

November 1, 1878 Carlos Saavedra Lamas "Unemployment is a great tragedy. The man who goes about hopelessly seeking work in order to earn bread for his children is a living reproach to civilization." November 1, 1944 Kinky Friedman Money can buy you a fine dog, but...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Daisy & Dan

Happy Birthday To . . Daisy & Dan

October 31, 1860 Juliette Gordon Low "Right is right, even if no one else does it." October 31, 1931 Dan Rather "A free and truly independent press - fiercely independent when necessary - is the red beating heart of freedom and democracy."

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Happy Birthday to . .  John & Robert

Happy Birthday to . . John & Robert

October 30, 1735 John Adams "I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy." October 30, 1935 Robert Caro "In a democracy, supposedly we hold power by what we do at the ballot box, so therefore the more we know about...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Bob & Frans

Happy Birthday To . . . Bob & Frans

October 29, 1942 Bob Ross "There are no mistakes, only happy accidents." Frans de Waal "Our brains have been designed to blur the line between self and other. It is an ancient neural circuitry that marks every mammal, from mouse to elephant."

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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 . . . Emily & John

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 . . . Belva & Paula

Happy Birthday To . . . Belva & Paula

October 24, 1830 Belva Lockwood If nations could only depend upon fair and impartial judgments in a world court of law, they would abandon the senseless, savage practice of war. October 24, 1939 Paula Gunn Allen “I have noticed that as soon as you have soldiers the...

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Poem: “The History Teacher,” by Billy Collins

Poem: “The History Teacher,” by Billy Collins

The History Teacher Trying to protect his students’ innocence he told them the Ice Age was really just the Chilly Age, a period of a million years when everyone had to wear sweaters. And the Stone Age became the Gravel Age, named after the long driveways of the time....

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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 . . . Sarah & Bobby

Happy Birthday to . . . Sarah & Bobby

October 22, 1845 Sarah Bernhardt "Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich." October 22, 1936 Bobby Seale "You don't fight racism with racism, the best way to fight racism is with solidarity."

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Happy Birthday To . . . John & Joyce

Happy Birthday To . . . John & Joyce

October 20, 1859 John Dewey "Anyone who has begun to think, places some portion of the world in jeopardy." October 20, 1927 Joyce Brothers "Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Lewis & Phillip

Happy Birthday To . . . Lewis & Phillip

October 19, 1895 Lewis Mumford "War vies with magic in its efforts to get something for nothing." October 19, 1946 Phillip Pullman "We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten,...

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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 . .  Shinichi & Mae

Happy Birthday To . . Shinichi & Mae

October 17, 1898 Shinichi Suzuki "Art exists for the human species. I think that all of the people who love art, those who teach art, and all of you should burn with the obligation to save the world." October 17, 1956 Mae Jemison "The difference between science and...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Günter & Mary

Happy Birthday To . . . Günter & Mary

October 16, 1927 Gunter Grass "The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open." October 16, 1928 Mary Daly "Patriarchy appears to be everywhere. Even outer space and the future have been colonized. As a rule, even the more imaginative science-fiction writers...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Mikhail & Friedrich

Happy Birthday To . . . Mikhail & Friedrich

October 15, 1814 Mikhail Lermontov "Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea." October 15, 1844 Friedrich Nietzsche "Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster....

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Happy Birthday To . . . Billy & Hannah

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 . . . 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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