To touch and be touched in return. That’s my magic. That’s what I enjoy. – Sir Howard Morrison who was born on this day in 1935.
It’s very attractive to people to be a victim. Instead of having to think out the whole situation, about history and your group and what you are doing… if you begin from the point of view of being a victim, you’ve got it half-made. I mean intellectually. – V.S. Naipaul who celebrates his 85th birthday today.
I think that we have a responsibility to make certain that we are fiscally responsible in order to assure, frankly, future generations don’t have to pay our bills. – Carol Moseley Braun who celebrates her 70th birthday today.
If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped. – Melinda Gates who celebrates her 53rd birthday today.
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem. – John Galsworthy who was born on this day in 1867.
You’re trying to escape from your difficulties, and there never is any escape from difficulties, never. They have to be faced and fought. – Enid Blyton who was born on this day in 1897.
We are living in a time of trouble and bewilderment, in a time when none of us can foresee or foretell the future. But surely it is in times like these, when so much that we cherish is threatened or in jeopardy, that we are impelled all the more to strengthen our inner resources, to turn to the things that have no news value because they will be the same to-morrow that they were to-day and yesterday — the things that last, the things that the wisest, the most farseeing of our race and kind have been inspired to utter in forms that can inspire ourselves in turn.– Laurence Binyon who was born on this day in 1869.