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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

"By measurement to knowledge"

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
Physicist
Born on: 21st September 1853

"Our true nationality is mankind"

H. G. Wells
Author and novelist
Born on: 21st September 1866

"The man who raises a fist has run out of ideas"

H. G. Wells
Author and novelist
Born on: 21st September 1866

"Advertising is legalized lying"

H. G. Wells
Author and novelist
Born on: 21st September 1866

"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo"

H. G. Wells
Author and novelist
Born on: 21st September 1866

"What really matters is what you do with what you have"

H. G. Wells
Author and novelist
Born on: 21st September 1866

"If we don't end war, war will end us"

H. G. Wells
Author and novelist
Born on: 21st September 1866

"Those who would judge us merely by the heights we have achieved would do well to remember the depths from which we started"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"We were engaged in a kind of war, a war against poverty and disease, against ignorance, against tribalism and disunity. We needed to secure the conditions which could allow us to pursue our policy of reconstruction and development"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"We believe in the rights of all peoples to govern themselves. We affirm the right of all colonial peoples to control their own destiny. All colonies must be free from foreign imperialist control, whether political or economic"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"We have a duty to prove to the world that Africans can conduct their own affairs with efficiency and tolerance and through the exercise of democracy. We must set an example to all Africa"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"As I pointed out, that also entails hard work. That new Africa is ready to fight his own battles and show that after all the black man is capable of managing his own affairs"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"Capitalism is a development by refinement from feudalism just as feudalism is a development by refinement from slavery. Capitalism is but the gentleman's method of slavery"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"We in Ghana, are committed to the building of an industrialised socialist society. We cannot afford to sit still and be mere passive onlookers"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"We are going to demonstrate to the world, to the other nations, that we are prepared to lay our foundation – our own African personality"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"Freedom brings responsibilities, and our experience can be enriched only by the acceptance of these responsibilities"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"The difference between myself and Castro is that I am not aligned and he is; I am a socialist and he is a communist"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"Capitalism is too complicated a system for a newly independent nation. Hence the need for a socialistic society"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"Our armed struggle for freedom is neither moral nor immoral, it is a scientific historically-determined necessity"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"We have awakened. We will not sleep anymore. Today, from now one, there is a new African in the world"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"Never in the history of the world has an alien ruler granted self-rule to a people on a silver platter"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"African unity gives an indispensable continental dimension to the concept of the African nation"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"The independence of Ghana is meaningless until it is linked to the total liberation of Africa"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"Seek ye first the political kingdom and all things shall be added unto you"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"Action without thought is empty. Thought without action is blind"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"The only colonialist or imperialist I trust is a dead one"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"We have won the battle and again rededicate ourselves"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"Neo-colonialism can only flourish in a client state"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"Always be the servant of the people"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"The guerrilla is the masses in arms"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"Forward ever, backward never"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"Ghana will be free forever"

Kwame Nkrumah
First prime minister and president of Ghana
Born on: 21st September 1909

"Animation isn't the illusion of life; it is life"

Chuck Jones
Animator
Born on: 21st September 1912

"An animator is an actor with a pencil"

Chuck Jones
Animator
Born on: 21st September 1912

"Bugs is who we want to be. Daffy is who we are"

Chuck Jones
Animator
Born on: 21st September 1912

"There are very little things in this life I cannot afford and patience is one of them"

Larry Hagman
Actor
Born on: 21st September 1931

"I drank my liver out"

Larry Hagman
Actor
Born on: 21st September 1931

"My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car"

Larry Hagman
Actor
Born on: 21st September 1931

"I don't like anything that eats while I sleep"

Larry Hagman
Actor
Born on: 21st September 1931

"Live your life as if it's real....a thousand kisses deep"

Leonard Cohen
Singer, songwriter and poet
Born on: 21st September 1934

"In the broken places, the light shines through"

Leonard Cohen
Singer, songwriter and poet
Born on: 21st September 1934

"A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh"

Leonard Cohen
Singer, songwriter and poet
Born on: 21st September 1934

"Why die on Mars when you can live in South Dakota?"

Bill Kurtis
Journalist and TV producer
Born on: 21st September 1940

"Because you can't do anything halfway, you've got to go all the way in anything you do"

Jerry Bruckheimer
TV producer
Born on: 21st September 1943

"We are in the transport business. We transport audiences from one place to another"

Jerry Bruckheimer
TV producer
Born on: 21st September 1943

"People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad"

Stephen King
Author and horror writer
Born on: 21st September 1947

"The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there... and still on your feet"

Stephen King
Author and horror writer
Born on: 21st September 1947

"Might as well try to drink the ocean with a spoon as argue with a lover"

Stephen King
Author and horror writer
Born on: 21st September 1947

"To write is human, to edit is divine"

Stephen King
Author and horror writer
Born on: 21st September 1947

"People are like music, some speak the truth and others are just noise"

Bill Murray
Actor and comedian
Born on: 21st September 1950

"I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I trust a dog when it doesn't like a person"

Bill Murray
Actor and comedian
Born on: 21st September 1950

"I base all my election promises and policies on opinion polls"

Kevin Rudd
Former Australian prime minister
Born on: 21st September 1957

"You talk about either the score or source music over a particular scene, what might work. You just throw a piece of music over the scene, and we both listen to it"

Ethan Coen
Screenwriter and director
Born on: 21st September 1957

"To me, in my little fat skull, the laugh is just the widest demographic you can get"

Dave Coulier
Actor and comedian
Born on: 21st September 1959

"I'd like to think that the notion of inspiration will transcend cultural things that are going on"

Rob Morrow
Actor
Born on: 21st September 1962

"They think it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission"

Cheryl Hines
Actress
Born on: 21st September 1965

"I love that you can just look into someone's eyes and lie - and it's perfectly acceptable"

Cheryl Hines
Actress
Born on: 21st September 1965

"Girls, what are you doing? Those legs are about as straight as Elton John"

Abby Lee Miller
Choreographer
Born on: 21st September 1966

"I don’t sweat…I glisten"

Abby Lee Miller
Choreographer
Born on: 21st September 1966

"Nashville is one of the greatest places for the best songwriters in the world. It's been fantastic to live there and to raise our family there"

Faith Hill
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 21st September 1966

"Being memorable is more important than winning"

Ricki Lake
Talk show host
Born on: 21st September 1968

"Jeans don't lie, and I am just happy!"

Ricki Lake
Talk show host
Born on: 21st September 1968

"Do men have a biological clock? I feel like I do. Something is definitely ticking!"

Luke Wilson
Actor and comedian
Born on: 21st September 1971

"It's hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it"

Nicole Richie
Fashion designer
Born on: 21st September 1981

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