BIRTHDAYS & QUOTATIONS

Happy Birthday To . .  Julia & Hubert

Happy Birthday To . . Julia & Hubert

May 27, 1819 Julia Ward Howe "Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build." May 27, 1911 Hubert Humphrey "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Ralph & Ted

Happy Birthday To . . . Ralph & Ted

May 25, 1803 Ralph Waldo Emerson "The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself." May 25, 1908 Theodore Roethke "Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley."...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Harry & Roger

Happy Birthday To . . Harry & Roger

May 24, 1878 Harry Emerson Fosdick "He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end." May 24, 1928 Roger Caras "There are only three sins - causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish."

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Happy Birthday to . . . Tom & Margaret

Happy Birthday to . . . Tom & Margaret

May 23, 1799 Thomas Hood "Some minds improve by travel, others, rather, resemble copper wire, or brass, which get the narrower by going farther." May 23, 1810 Margaret Fuller "If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it."

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Happy Birthday To . .  Betty & Coleman

Happy Birthday To . . Betty & Coleman

May 22, 1943 Betty Williams "We believe in taking down the barriers, but we also believe in the most energetic reconciliation among peoples by getting them to know each other, talk each other's languages, understand each other's fears and beliefs, getting to know each...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Arthur & Harvey

Happy Birthday To . . Arthur & Harvey

May 22, 1859 Arthur Conan Doyle "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." May 22, 1930 Harvey Milk "The fact is that more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason....

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Happy Birthday To . . . John & Margery

Happy Birthday To . . . John & Margery

May 20, 1806 John Stuart Mill "The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people." May 20, 1889 Margery Allingham "If one cannot command attention by one's admirable qualities one can at least be a...

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Happy Birthday To . .  . Shunryu & Pope John Paul II

Happy Birthday To . . . Shunryu & Pope John Paul II

May 18, 1904 Shunryu Suzuki "If your mind is empty, it is ready for anything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few." May 18, 1920 Pope John Paul II "Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Anna & Tara

Happy Birthday To . . . Anna & Tara

May 17, 1794 Anna Jameson "In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil." May 17, 1953 Tara Brach "Feeling compassion for...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Frank & Bruce

Happy Birthday To . . . Frank & Bruce

May 15, 1856 L. Frank Baum "There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid." May 15, 1935 Utah (Bruce) Phillips "The Earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Jiddu & Armistead

Happy Birthday To . . . Jiddu & Armistead

May 12, 1895 Jiddu Krishnamurti "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." May 13, 1944 Armistead Maupin "The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives."

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Happy Birthday To . . . Richard & Florence

Happy Birthday To . . . Richard & Florence

May 11, 1918 Richard P. Feynman "The most interesting phenomena are, of course, in the new places, the places where the rules do not work - not the places where they do work! That is the way in which we discover new rules." May 12, 1820 Florence Nightingale "So never...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Rick & Bono

Happy Birthday To . . . Rick & Bono

May 10, 1955 Rick Steves "Fear is for people who don't get out very much." May 10, 1960 Paul David Hewson, KBE "Idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Dan & Willie

Happy Birthday To . . . Dan & Willie

May 9, 1921 Daniel Berrigan "There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake." May 9, 1944 William (Willie) C....

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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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