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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 found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble"

Augustus
The first Roman emperor, who defeated Caesar's assassins and brought stability to the Roman empire
Born on: September 23rd 63BC

"One can conquer the empire on horseback, but one cannot govern it on horseback"

Kublai Khan
The fifth Khagan of the Mongol Empire
Born on: 23rd September 1215

"From all these extracts from the Bible I make no apology"

William Holmes McGuffey
Academic and educator
Born on: 23rd September 1800

"The places that once knew Marie Antoinette now know her forever"

Grace Greenwood
Poet, author and journalist
Born on: 23rd September 1823

"I endeavor to make the most of everything"

Victoria Woodhull
Womens rights activist
Born on: 23rd September 1838

"My judges preach against free love openly, practice it secretly"

Victoria Woodhull
Womens rights activist
Born on: 23rd September 1838

"So after all I am a very promiscuous free lover. I want the love of you all, promiscuously"

Victoria Woodhull
Womens rights activist
Born on: 23rd September 1838

"There is something wrong with a government that makes women the legal property of their husbands. The whole system needs changing, but men will never make the changes. They have too much to lose"

Victoria Woodhull
Womens rights activist
Born on: 23rd September 1838

"The only weapon with which the unconscious patient can immediately retaliate upon the incompetent surgeon is haemorrhage"

William Stewart Halsted
Scientist and surgeon
Born on: 23rd September 1852

"While most girls run away from home to marry, I ran away to teach"

Mary Church Terrell
Civil rights activist and educator
Born on: 23rd September 1863

"A white woman has only one handicap to overcome - that of sex. I have two - both sex and race. ... Coloured men have only one - that of race"

Mary Church Terrell
Civil rights activist and educator
Born on: 23rd September 1863

"Coloured women are the only group in this country who have two heavy handicaps to overcome, that of race as well as that of sex"

Mary Church Terrell
Civil rights activist and educator
Born on: 23rd September 1863

"A request spoken softly usually brings results and demands rarely do"

Walter Pidgeon
Actor
Born on: 23rd September 1897

"I was like a kept woman during my twenty-one years at MGM"

Walter Pidgeon
Actor
Born on: 23rd September 1897

"True strength is delicate"

Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
Artist and sculptor
Born on: 23rd September 1899

"I never liked the middle ground-the most boring place in the world"

Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
Artist and sculptor
Born on: 23rd September 1899

"In the relationship between man and religion, the state is firmly committed to a position of neutrality"

Tom C. Clark
US Supreme court of justice
Born on: 23rd September 1899

"Don't retire - inspire"

Mickey Rooney
Actor
Born on: 23rd September 1920

"You always pass failure on the way to success"

Mickey Rooney
Actor
Born on: 23rd September 1920

"I tried. That's what this game of life is all about. Trying. There's the tryers, the criers, and the liars"

Mickey Rooney
Actor
Born on: 23rd September 1920

"I buy women shoes and they use them to walk away from me"

Mickey Rooney
Actor
Born on: 23rd September 1920

"One positive thought produces millions of positive vibrations"

John Coltrane
Saxophonist
Born on: 23rd September 1926

"You can play a shoestring if you're sincere"

John Coltrane
Saxophonist
Born on: 23rd September 1926

"Don't go backwards - you've already been there"

Ray Charles
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 23rd September 1930

"I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great"

Ray Charles
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 23rd September 1930

"Let's show up, on time, behave, and do our job"

Hilly Kristal
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 23rd September 1931

"I always felt I never chose music, it chose me"

Ben E. King
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 23rd September 1938

"I do like what Alicia Keys and John Legend are doing. With their music, you keep your clothes on"

Ben E. King
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 23rd September 1938

"Love is like wine. To sip is fine, but to empty the bottle is a headache"

Julio Iglesias
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 23rd September 1943

"Passion has been in my DNA for generations"

Julio Iglesias
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 23rd September 1943

"If I was gay, I would be the best gay of all history"

Julio Iglesias
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 23rd September 1943

"Talk about a dream, try to make it real"

Bruce Springsteen
Singer, songwriter and musician
Born on: 23rd September 1949

"It's not the time in your life, it's the life in your time"

Bruce Springsteen
Singer, songwriter and musician
Born on: 23rd September 1949

"More than rich, more than famous, more than happy...I wanted to be great"

Bruce Springsteen
Singer, songwriter and musician
Born on: 23rd September 1949

"Television, in particular, doesn't look for talent; it looks for personas. You have a great persona? You can be a TV star"

Jason Alexander
Actor
Born on: 23rd September 1959

"When they're applauding, stop"

Jason Alexander
Actor
Born on: 23rd September 1959

"Discipline is not a light switch. Discipline is a way of life"

John Harbaugh
American football coach
Born on: 23rd September 1962

"Too much is how I love you, but too well is how I know you"

Ani DiFranco
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 23rd September 1970

"I walk like I'm on a mission 'cause that's the way I groove. I got more and more to do and less and less to prove"

Ani DiFranco
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 23rd September 1970

"I have a big nose, that's the problem... It's just bleeding, I don't know why"

Juan Martin del Potro
Argentinian tennis player
Born on: 23rd September 1988

"A lot of the media and stuff, you don’t realize how much more it is than just playing tennis"

Melanie Oudin
Tennis player
Born on: 23rd September 1991