BIRTHDAYS & QUOTATIONS

Happy Birthday To . . . Guru Das and Søren

Happy Birthday To . . . Guru Das and Søren

May 5, 1479 Guru Amar Das “They who quarrel with others, instead of quarrelling with their own hearts, waste their lives.” May 5, 1813 Søren Kierkegaard "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Horace & Jane

Happy Birthday To . . . Horace & Jane

May 4, 1796 Horace Mann "Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge." May 4, 1916 Jane Jacobs "Advanced cultures are usually sophisticated enough, or have been sophisticated enough at some point in their pasts, to realize that foxes...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Jacob & Pete

Happy Birthday To . . . Jacob & Pete

May 3, 1849 Jacob Riis "I'd look at one of my stonecutters hammering away at the rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred and first blow it would split in two, and I knew it was not that blow that did it, but all that...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Mary & Pierre

Happy Birthday To . . . Mary & Pierre

May 1, 1837 “Mother” Jones "My business is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." May 1, 1881 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin "Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Nell & Terry

Happy Birthday To . . . Nell & Terry

April 28, 1926 Nell Harper Lee "Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what." April 28, 1948 Terry Pratchett "It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone,...

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Happy Birthday To  . . . Bill & Ludwig

Happy Birthday To . . . Bill & Ludwig

April 26, 1564 William Shakespeare "In time we hate that which we often fear." April 26, 1889 Ludwig Wittgenstein "A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Immanuel & Edwin

Happy Birthday To . . . Immanuel & Edwin

April 22, 1724 Immanuel Kant "So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world." April 23, 1852 Edwin Markham "When you are the anvil, bear - when you are the hammer, strike."

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Happy Birthday To . . . James & Clarence

Happy Birthday To . . . James & Clarence

April 18, 1813 James McCune Smith "Freedom and Liberty are not synonyms. Freedom is an essence; Liberty, an accident. Freedom is born with a man; Liberty may be conferred upon him… Freedom is the gift of God; Liberty, the creature of society. Liberty may be taken away...

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Happy Birthday To … Charlie & Wendell

Happy Birthday To … Charlie & Wendell

April 16, 1889 Charlie Chaplin "We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.” April 16, 1906 Wendell Johnson...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Anatole & Madanjeet

Happy Birthday To . . . Anatole & Madanjeet

April 16, 1844 Anatole France "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread." April 16, 1924 Madanjeet Singh “Ideas have never succeeded in isolation unless they translated...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Philip & Tom

Happy Birthday To . . . Philip & Tom

April 15, 1889 A. Philip Randolph "Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Sam & Sam

Happy Birthday To . . . Sam & Sam

April 13, 1840 Samuel Ullman "Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." April 13, 1906 Samuel Beckett "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Dolores & Annie

Happy Birthday To . . . Dolores & Annie

April 10, 1930 Dolores Huerta "If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?" April 10, 1954 Annie Lamott "The opposite of faith is not doubt: It is certainty. It is madness. You can tell you have created God in your own image when it turns...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Bill & Joyce

Happy Birthday To . . . Bill & Joyce

April 9, 1905 J. William Fullbright "The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute." April 9, 1929 Joyce Appleby "Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity depends upon our remembering. But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being,...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Buddha & Kofi

Happy Birthday To . . . Buddha & Kofi

April 8, 563 Buddha "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." April 8, 1938 Kofi Annan "To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for,...

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Happy Birthday to . . . Marjory & Billie

Happy Birthday to . . . Marjory & Billie

April 7, 1890 Marjory Stoneman Douglas "You can't conserve what you haven't got." April 7, 1915 Billie Holliday "You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave."

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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 . . . Emile & Edward

Happy Birthday To . . . Emile & Edward

April 2, 1840 Emile Zola "If you shut up truth, and bury it underground, it will but grow." April 3, 1822 Edward Everett Hale "I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Milan & Wangari

Happy Birthday To . . . Milan & Wangari

April 1, 1929 Milan Kundera "The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history ... The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting." April 1, 1940 Wangari Muta Maathai "We owe it...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Pearl & Countee

Happy Birthday To . . . Pearl & Countee

March 29, 1918 Pearl Bailey "Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence." March 30, 1903 Countee Cullen "For we must be one thing or the other, an asset or a liability, the sinew in your wing to help you soar, or the chain...

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Happy Birthday To … Alan & Mary

Happy Birthday To … Alan & Mary

March 25, 1906 A.J.P. Taylor "There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishment—and nothing more corrupting." March 25, 1925 Flannery O'Connor "Conviction without experience makes for harshness."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Wilhelm & David

Happy Birthday To . . . Wilhelm & David

March 24, 1897 Wilhelm Reich "Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness." March 24, 1936 David Suzuki "We're in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone's arguing over where they're...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Benito & Derek

Happy Birthday To . . . Benito & Derek

March 21, 1806 Benito Juarez "Peace is the respect for the rights of others." ("El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz.") March 22, 1930 Derek Bok "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."

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Happy Birthday To . .  Anne & Henrik

Happy Birthday To . . Anne & Henrik

March 20, 1612 Anne Bradstreet "Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish." March 20, 1828 Henrik Ibsen "Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth."

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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 . . . Sully & Jorge

Happy Birthday To . . . Sully & Jorge

March 16, 1839 René François Armand Prudhomme "The great are only great because we are on our knees. Let us rise up." March 16, 1958 Jorge Ramos "Neutrality is for referees in a football game. You have to take a stand. The really, really good journalists always take a...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Ruth & Will

Happy Birthday To . . . Ruth & Will

March 15, 1933 Ruth Bader Ginsburg "If you're going to change things, you have to be with the people who hold the levers." March 15, 1975 will.i.am (William James Adams) "I don't want to hope anymore. I don't think we should hope anymore. We hoped enough. Now we have...

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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 . . . Torquato & Douglas

Happy Birthday To . . . Torquato & Douglas

March 11, 1544 Torquato Tasso "The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe." March 11, 1952 Douglas Adams "If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Washington & Tony

Happy Birthday To . . . Washington & Tony

April 3, 1783 Washington Irving "There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love." April...

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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 . . .  Cyril & Czeslaw

Happy Birthday To . . . Cyril & Czeslaw

June 30, 1909 C. Northcote Parkinson "The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take." June 30, 1911 Czeslaw Milosz "Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Armistead & Stevie

Happy Birthday To . . Armistead & Stevie

May 13, 1944 Armistead Maupin "The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives." May 13, 1950 Stevie Wonder "If you don't ask, you don't get."

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Happy Birthday To . .  Francis & Naomi

Happy Birthday To . . Francis & Naomi

May 8, 1592 Francis Quarles "Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation; and honor the reward of action." May 8, 1970 Naomi Klein "Politics hates a vacuum. If it isn't filled with hope, someone will fill it with fear."

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Happy Birthday To . . . May & Pete

Happy Birthday To . . . May & Pete

May 3, 1912 May Sarton "One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being." May 3, 1919 Pete Seeger "Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't."

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Happy Birthday to Karl & Nelle

Happy Birthday to Karl & Nelle

April 28, 1874 Karl Kraus "There are people who can never forgive a beggar for their not having given him anything." April 28, 1926 Harper Lee "Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what."

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Happy Birthday To . . .   Corrie & Tom

Happy Birthday To . . . Corrie & Tom

April 15, 1892 Corrie Ten Boom "Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength." April 15, 1920 Thomas Szasz "The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget."

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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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