BIRTHDAYS & QUOTATIONS

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 . . . Marcus & Vidiadhar

Happy Birthday To . . . Marcus & Vidiadhar

August 17, 1887 Marcus Garvey "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." August 17, 1932 V. S. Naipaul "One of the greatest honors we can confer on other people is to see them as they are, to recognize not...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Fritz & Menachem

Happy Birthday To . . . Fritz & Menachem

August 16, 1911 E. F. Schumacher "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." August 16, 1913 Menachem Begin "Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Jeremy & Linda

Happy Birthday To . . . Jeremy & Linda

August 15, 1613 Jeremy Taylor "If anger proceeds from a great cause, it turns to fury; if from a small cause, it is peevishness; and so is always either terrible or ridiculous." August 15, 1944 Linda Ellerbee "I think laughter may be a form of courage. As humans we...

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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 . . . Lucy & Joycelyn

Happy Birthday To . . . Lucy & Joycelyn

August 13, 1818 Lucy Stone "It is very little to me to have the right to vote, to own property, etc., if I may not keep my body, and its uses, in my absolute right." August 13, 1933 Joycelyn Elders "We really need to get over this love affair with the fetus and start...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Robert & Sue

Happy Birthday To . . . Robert & Sue

August 12, 1774 Robert Southey "Never let a man imagine that he can pursue a good end by evil means, without sinning against his own soul. The evil effect on himself is certain." August 12, 1948 Sue Monk Kidd "There's a gap somehow between empathy and activism. Rev....

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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 . . . 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 . . . Camillo & Anna

Happy Birthday To . . . Camillo & Anna

August 10, 1810 Camillo di Cavour "The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them." August 10, 1858 Anna Julia Cooper "The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Izaak & Jean

Happy Birthday To . . . Izaak & Jean

August 9, 1593 Izaak Walton "That which is everybody's business is nobody's business." August 9, 1896 Jean Piaget "The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who...

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Happy Birthday To . . .  Dominic & Francis

Happy Birthday To . . . Dominic & Francis

January 8, 1170 St. Dominic de Guzman "It is better to be the hammer than the anvil." August 8, 1694 Francis Hutcheson "That Action is best, which procures the greatest Happiness for the greatest Numbers; and that worst, which, in like manner, occasions Misery."...

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Happy Birthday To: Powell & Ellie

Happy Birthday To: Powell & Ellie

August 7, 1833 Powell Clayton "Let's trace the birth of an idea. It's born as rampant radicalism, then it becomes progressivism, then liberalism, then it becomes moderated conservative, outmoded, and gone." August 7, 1933 Elinor Ostrum “There is no reason to believe...

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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 . .  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 . . . 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 . . . Paul & Phyllis

Happy Birthday To . . . Paul & Phyllis

August 3, 1858 Paul Sabatier "Theories cannot claim to be indestructible. They are only the plough which the ploughman uses to draw his furrow and which he has every right to discard for another one, of improved design, after the harvest." August 3, 1920 P.D. James...

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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 . . . Maria & Herman

Happy Birthday To . . . Maria & Herman

August 1, 1818 Maria Mitchell "We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own." August 1, 1819 Herman Melville...

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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 . . . Smedley & Pat

Happy Birthday To . . . Smedley & Pat

July 30, 1881 Smedley Butler "War is a racket. It always has been... A few profit - and the many pay. But there is a way to stop it. You can't end it by disarmament conferences. You can't eliminate it by peace parleys at Geneva. Well-meaning but impractical groups...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Don & Dag

Happy Birthday To . . . Don & Dag

July 29, 1878 Don Marquis "When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'" July 29, 1905 Dag Hammarskjold "Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Karl & Manu

Happy Birthday To . . . Karl & Manu

July 28, 1902 Karl Popper "There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world." July 28, 1977 Manu Ginobili "If you...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Hilaire & Leo

Happy Birthday To . . . Hilaire & Leo

July 27, 1870 Hilaire Belloc "Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun." July 27, 1905 Leo Durocher "You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain."

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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 . . . Morris & Eric

Happy Birthday To . . . Morris & Eric

July 25, 1880 Morris Raphael Cohen "If religion cannot restrain evil, it cannot claim effective power for good." July 25, 1898 Eric Hoffer "In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that...

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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 . . . Haile & Raphael

Happy Birthday To . . . Haile & Raphael

July 23, 1892 Haile Selassie "It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked." July 23, 1969 Raphael Warnock "When you're accustomed to privilege, parity and equity and equality may feel like oppression."

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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 . . . Petrarch & Sandra

Happy Birthday to . . . Petrarch & Sandra

July 20, 1304 Petrarch "Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good." July 20, 1971 Sandra...

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Happy Birthday To . . . George & Harsha

Happy Birthday To . . . George & Harsha

July 19, 1922 George McGovern "I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in." July 19, 1961 Harsha Bhogle "Sports teaches you there is always a second innings in life. If you fail today, there's a second innings maybe two days later....

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Happy Birthday To . . . Nelson & William

Happy Birthday To . . . Nelson & William

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 18, 1811 William Makepeace Thackeray "Whatever you are,...

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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 . . . Ida & Dean

Happy Birthday To . . . Ida & Dean

July 16, 1862 Ida B. Wells "The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press." July 16, 1953 Dean Ornish "The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food.

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Happy Birthday To : Emmeline & Arianna

Happy Birthday To : Emmeline & Arianna

July 15, 1858 Emmeline Pankhurst "If it is right for men to fight for their freedom, and God knows what the human race would be like today if men had not, since time began, fought for their freedom, then it is right for women to fight for their freedom and the freedom...

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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 . . . John & Wole

Happy Birthday To . . . John & Wole

July 13, 1793 John Clare "The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one, for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing." July 13, 1934 Wole Soyinka "A tiger does not shout its tigritude, it acts."

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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 . . . 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 . . . E.B. & Fred

Happy Birthday To . . . E.B. & Fred

July 11, 1899 E.B. White "I have yet to see a piece of writing, political or non-political, that doesn't have a slant. All writing slants the way a writer leans, and no man is born perpendicular, although many men are born upright." July 11, 1926 Frederick Buechner...

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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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