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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

"Hereditary wealth is in reality a premium paid to idleness"

William Godwin
British philosopher, novelist and journalist
Born on: 3rd March 1756

"He that loves reading has everything within his reach"

William Godwin
British philosopher, novelist and journalist
Born on: 3rd March 1756

"Books are the depositary of everything that is most honourable to man"

William Godwin
British philosopher, novelist and journalist
Born on: 3rd March 1756

"Power is not happiness. Security and peace are more to be desired than a man at which nations tremble"

William Godwin
British philosopher, novelist and journalist
Born on: 3rd March 1756

"No usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion"

William Godwin
British philosopher, novelist and journalist
Born on: 3rd March 1756

"Revolutions are the produce of passion, not of sober and tranquil reason"

William Godwin
British philosopher, novelist and journalist
Born on: 3rd March 1756

"Revolution is engendered by an indignation with tyranny, yet is itself pregnant with tyranny"

William Godwin
British philosopher, novelist and journalist
Born on: 3rd March 1756

"The wise man is satisfied with nothing"

William Godwin
British philosopher, novelist and journalist
Born on: 3rd March 1756

"Justice is the sum of all moral duty"

William Godwin
British philosopher, novelist and journalist
Born on: 3rd March 1756

"We read the future by the past"

Alexander Crummell
Theologian and educator
Born on: 3rd March 1819

"Strive to make something of yourself, then strive to make the most of yourself"

Alexander Crummell
Theologian and educator
Born on: 3rd March 1819

"Colour is nothing, anywhere. Civilized condition differences men, all over the globe"

Alexander Crummell
Theologian and educator
Born on: 3rd March 1819

"Let our posterity know that we their ancestors, uncultured and unlearned, amid all trials and temptations, were men of integrity"

Alexander Crummell
Theologian and educator
Born on: 3rd March 1819

"Labour is the fruit of civilization, not the basis of it"

Alexander Crummell
Theologian and educator
Born on: 3rd March 1819

"These things cannot be written with a quiet hand or dry eyes"

Nelly Ternan
Actress and mistress of Charles Dickens
Born on: 3rd March 1839

"We do not want churches because they will teach us to quarrel about God"

Chief Joseph
Leader of the indigenous Nez Perce tribe in Oregon
Born on: 3rd March 1840

"We may quarrel with men sometimes about things on this earth, but we never quarrel about the Great Spirit"

Chief Joseph
Leader of the indigenous Nez Perce tribe in Oregon
Born on: 3rd March 1840

"Treat all men alike. Give them all the same law. Give them all an even chance to live and grow"

Chief Joseph
Leader of the indigenous Nez Perce tribe in Oregon
Born on: 3rd March 1840

"I claim a right to live on my land and accord you the privilege to live on yours"

Chief Joseph
Leader of the indigenous Nez Perce tribe in Oregon
Born on: 3rd March 1840

"There has been too much talking by men who had no right to talk. It does not require many words to speak the truth"

Chief Joseph
Leader of the indigenous Nez Perce tribe in Oregon
Born on: 3rd March 1840

"It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and all the broken promises"

Chief Joseph
Leader of the indigenous Nez Perce tribe in Oregon
Born on: 3rd March 1840

"I do not believe that the Great Spirit Chief gave one kind of men the right to tell another kind of men what they must do"

Chief Joseph
Leader of the indigenous Nez Perce tribe in Oregon
Born on: 3rd March 1840

"We soon found that the white men were growing rich very fast, and were greedy"

Chief Joseph
Leader of the indigenous Nez Perce tribe in Oregon
Born on: 3rd March 1840

"The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it"

Chief Joseph
Leader of the indigenous Nez Perce tribe in Oregon
Born on: 3rd March 1840

"You cannot force ideas. Successful ideas are the result of slow growth"

Alexander Graham Bell
One of the main inventors of the telephone
Born on: 3rd March 1847

"Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds"

Alexander Graham Bell
One of the main inventors of the telephone
Born on: 3rd March 1847

"Mr. Watson - Come here - I want to see you"

Alexander Graham Bell
The first words spoken on the telephone
Born on: 3rd March 1847

"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success"

Alexander Graham Bell
One of the main inventors of the telephone
Born on: 3rd March 1847

"When a man gives his order to produce a definite result and stands by that order it seems to have the effect of giving him what might be termed a second sight which enables him to see right through ordinary problems"

Alexander Graham Bell
One of the main inventors of the telephone
Born on: 3rd March 1847

"I am a believer in unconscious cerebration"

Alexander Graham Bell
One of the main inventors of the telephone
Born on: 3rd March 1847

"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand"

Alexander Graham Bell
One of the main inventors of the telephone
Born on: 3rd March 1847

"A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himself"

Alexander Graham Bell
One of the main inventors of the telephone
Born on: 3rd March 1847

"The brain is working all the time, though we do not know it. At night it follows up what we think in the daytime"

Alexander Graham Bell
One of the main inventors of the telephone
Born on: 3rd March 1847

"Man is the result of slow growth; That is why he occupies the position he does in animal life"

Alexander Graham Bell
One of the main inventors of the telephone
Born on: 3rd March 1847

"America is a country of great inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men"

Alexander Graham Bell
One of the main inventors of the telephone
Born on: 3rd March 1847

"I landed in this country with $2.50 in cash and $1 million in hopes, and those hopes never left me"

Charles Ponzi
Italian swindler and con artist
Born on: 3rd March 1882

"I guess the only news about me that most people want to hear is my death"

Charles Ponzi
Italian swindler and con artist
Born on: 3rd March 1882

"Every morning I am a beginner"

Hanya Holm
German dancer and choreographer
Born on: 3rd March 1893

"Dances without purpose have false starts and stops"

Hanya Holm
German dancer and choreographer
Born on: 3rd March 1893

"Writers are engineers of human souls"

Yury Olesha
Ukrainian novelist
Born on: 3rd March 1899

"Men like me because I don't wear a brassiere. Women like me because I don't look like a girl who would steal a husband. At least not for long"

Jean Harlow
Actress
Born on: 3rd March 1911

"To me, love has always meant friendship"

Jean Harlow
Actress
Born on: 3rd March 1911

"Must I always wear a low cut dress to be important?"

Jean Harlow
Actress
Born on: 3rd March 1911

"Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable?"

Jean Harlow
Actress
Born on: 3rd March 1911

"When you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas"

Jean Harlow
Actress
Born on: 3rd March 1911

"I like Captain Kirk, but I can't say that I'm very fond of Bill Shatner"

James Doohan
Actor
Born on: 3rd March 1920

"I really didn't have to work, shall we say, with Star Trek. It was a natural. When I opened my mouth, there was Scotty"

James Doohan
Actor
Born on: 3rd March 1920

"I tell people what you see in Scotty is 99% James Doohan and 1% accent"

James Doohan
Actor
Born on: 3rd March 1920

"Scotty is the closest to Jimmy Doohan that I've ever done"

James Doohan
Actor
Born on: 3rd March 1920

"That's the responsibility of all actors; To keep your character as vibrant as possible"

James Doohan
Actor
Born on: 3rd March 1920

"I'm one of the working people, just like you, and everybody else. I don't fit the part of a celebrity"

Doc Watson
Blind bluegrass and country singer and guitarist
Born on: 3rd March 1923

"I'd think learning to play the guitar would be very confusing for sighted people"

Doc Watson
Blind bluegrass and country singer and guitarist
Born on: 3rd March 1923

"I think fashion dies when it is taken too seriously"

Perry Ellis
Fashion designer
Born on: 3rd March 1940

"Great stories happen to those who can tell them"

Ira Glass
TV and radio host and producer
Born on: 3rd March 1959

"It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions"

Ira Glass
TV and radio host and producer
Born on: 3rd March 1959

"Not enough gets said about the importance of abandoning crap"

Ira Glass
TV and radio host and producer
Born on: 3rd March 1959

"Everything is more compelling when you talk like a human being, when you talk like yourself"

Ira Glass
TV and radio host and producer
Born on: 3rd March 1959

"You'll hit gold more often if you simply try out a lot of things"

Ira Glass
TV and radio host and producer
Born on: 3rd March 1959

"The greatest finish line for me was finishing college"

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Olympic gold medal winner in both the Heptathlon and the long jump
Born on: 3rd March 1962

"It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret"

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Olympic gold medal winner in both the Heptathlon and the long jump
Born on: 3rd March 1962

"The glory of sport comes from dedication, determination and desire"

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Olympic gold medal winner in both the Heptathlon and the long jump
Born on: 3rd March 1962

"Don't follow in any footprints, make your own prints. Because, you are the future of tomorrow"

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Olympic gold medal winner in both the Heptathlon and the long jump
Born on: 3rd March 1962

"Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind"

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Olympic gold medal winner in both the Heptathlon and the long jump
Born on: 3rd March 1962

"The only person who can stop you from reaching your goals is you"

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Olympic gold medal winner in both the Heptathlon and the long jump
Born on: 3rd March 1962

"I'm on a strict gossip diet. No gossip websites, no gossip magazines. Otherwise, I find it paralyzing to exist"

Julie Bowen
Actress
Born on: 3rd March 1970

"As I have gotten older, I've discovered the joys of being lazy"

Julie Bowen
Actress
Born on: 3rd March 1970

"Apparently I'm dating Bill Clinton, which makes me nervous. I didn't know, though"

Julie Bowen
Actress
Born on: 3rd March 1970

"Children are like crazy, drunken small people in your house"

Julie Bowen
Actress
Born on: 3rd March 1970

"I will choose a night with Somerset Maugham or Russell Banks over a crowded bar any day"

Julie Bowen
Actress
Born on: 3rd March 1970

"Success is getting up one more time than you fall down"

Julie Bowen
Actress
Born on: 3rd March 1970

"Everything I know about cooking is self-schooled"

Tyler Florence
Celebrity chef
Born on: 3rd March 1971

"The concept of being a 'locavore' ... whenever possible ... is of great importance"

Tyler Florence
Celebrity chef
Born on: 3rd March 1971

"It doesn't take money to have style, it just takes a really good eye"

Tyler Florence
Celebrity chef
Born on: 3rd March 1971

"The kids all know where the junk-food shelf is. Make the fruit that easy to get to. Put a big huge bowl of fruit on the counter"

Tyler Florence
Celebrity chef
Born on: 3rd March 1971

"It's very hip and acceptable for new chefs to open a food truck first"

Tyler Florence
Celebrity chef
Born on: 3rd March 1971

"Man the lifeboats. The idiots are winning"

Charlie Brooker
English satirist and broadcaster
Born on: 3rd March 1971

"Many people find bald, unvarnished truths so disturbing, they prefer to ram their heads in the sand and start dreaming at the first sign of scientific reality"

Charlie Brooker
English satirist and broadcaster
Born on: 3rd March 1971

"Proper work usually involves performing a task you hate on behalf of people you'd gleefully club to death with a bull's knee if only it were legal to do so"

Charlie Brooker
English satirist and broadcaster
Born on: 3rd March 1971

"People gravitate towards their own era, nostalgia therapy is a real thing"

Charlie Brooker
English satirist and broadcaster
Born on: 3rd March 1971

"Being slagged off is good for you. It thickens the skin and strengthens the backbone"

Charlie Brooker
English satirist and broadcaster
Born on: 3rd March 1971

"There's something I find very satisfying about a nice ironic twist"

Charlie Brooker
English satirist and broadcaster
Born on: 3rd March 1971

"Being willing to suffer often brings great rewards"

Jessica Biel
Actress
Born on: 3rd March 1982

"Being Sexiest Woman Alive definitely didn't just open all the doors for me, which I thought it would"

Jessica Biel
Actress
Born on: 3rd March 1982

"You've got to love this business. You have to be able to take rejection"

Jessica Biel
Actress
Born on: 3rd March 1982

"Can’t throw it to myself and catch it. Otherwise, I would"

Santonio Holmes
American footballer
Born on: 3rd March 1984

"It is sad I had to leave the Steelers not under my own will"

Santonio Holmes
American footballer
Born on: 3rd March 1984

"I'm just waiting for that call"

Santonio Holmes
American footballer
Born on: 3rd March 1984

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