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Iconic Birthday Quotes From The Famous And Infamous Born On This Day In History

Everyone was born with something to say, here's a list of the best and most memorable quotes made by famous people born on this day in history

"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion"

Alexander the Great
King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon
Born on: 20th July 356BC

"I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity"

Alexander the Great
King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon
Born on: 20th July 356BC

"Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together"

Petrarch
Italian poet and philosopher
Born on: 20th July 1304

"Suspicion is the cancer of friendship"

Petrarch
Italian poet and philosopher
Born on: 20th July 1304

"Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure"

Petrarch
Italian poet and philosopher
Born on: 20th July 1304

"But now having seen him which is invisible I fear not what man can do unto me"

Anne Hutchinson
Puritan spiritual adviser
Born on: 20th July 1591

"I've never really learned how to live and I've discovered too late that life is for living"

John Reith
First director general of the BBC
Born on: 20th July 1889

"The illiterate of the future will be the person ignorant of the use of the camera as well as the pen"

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
Artist
Born on: 20th July 1895

"Every period has its own optical focus"

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
Artist
Born on: 20th July 1895

"Life's a bit like mountaineering - never look down"

Edmund Hillary
First man to climb Everest
Born on: 20th July 1919

"People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things"

Edmund Hillary
Mountaineer
Born on: 20th July 1919

"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves"

Edmund Hillary
First man to climb Everest
Born on: 20th July 1919

"No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other"

Thomas Berger
Novelist
Born on: 20th July 1920

"You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from"

Cormac McCarthy
Author and playwright
Born on: 20th July 1933

"If a man holds a door open for me or pulls back a chair so that this old bag can sit down, I'm delighted. Women who moan and carp about that sort of thing are stupid"

Diana Rigg
Actress
Born on: 20th July 1938

"The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby"

Natalie Wood
Actress
Born on: 20th July 1938

"Do I even think about myself as a woman when I go to make art? Of course not"

Judy Chicago
Artistic activist
Born on: 20th July 1939

"One day there will be no borders, no boundaries, no flags and no countries and the only passport will be the heart"

Carlos Santana
Singer, songwriter and musician
Born on: 20th July 1947

"Happiness is not a destination or an experience. It's a decision"

Carlos Santana
Singer
Born on: 20th July 1947

"People are flowers. Music is water. Musicians are the hose"

Carlos Santana
Santana lead singer
Born on: 20th July 1947

"Music rearranges your molecular structure"

Carlos Santana
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 20th July 1947

"Life's a pitch, then you buy"

Billy Mays
Television personality
Born on: 20th July 1958

"The words you say never live up to the words in your head"

Chris Cornell
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 20th July 1964

"The only way you find what your limits are is by pushing them"

Terri Irwin
Naturalist
Born on: 20th July 1964

"Behind every crime is a story of sadness"

Enrique Pena Nieto
Mexican president
Born on: 20th July 1966

"I grew up on a dirt road with brothers"

Josh Holloway
Actor
Born on: 20th July 1969

"I'm not a slave to fashion; I'm into exercising my individuality"

Sandra Oh
Actress
Born on: 20th July 1971

"I think all women should learn how to strip. It's a really healthy, extremely challenging thing to do"

Sandra Oh
Actress
Born on: 20th July 1971

"Writing is the beast unto itself"

Omar Epps
Actor
Born on: 20th July 1973

"People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty"

Tim Ferriss
Journalist
Born on: 20th July 1977

"Most people are fast to stop you before you get started but hesitate to get in the way if you’re moving"

Tim Ferriss
Journalist
Born on: 20th July 1977

"The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become"

Gisele Bundchen
Model
Born on: 20th July 1980