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July 4th

“I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.”
Wendell L. Wilkie

“My favorite thing about the United States? Lots of Americans, one America.”
Val Saintsburt

“My father described this tall lady who stands in the middle of the New York harbour, holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America. I instantly fell in love.”
Yakov Smirnoff

International Left-Hander’s Day – August 13

“My high-school coach Tony Reginelli was kind of famous for ‘Reggie-isms,’ kind of like ‘Yogi-isms.’ He always said if you want to be a good quarterback, when sprinting left you want to be amphibious and throw left-handed. I told him, ‘You mean ambidextrous, coach?’”
Peyton Manning

“If the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body, then only the left-handed people are in their right minds.”

“Life without left-handed people wouldn’t be right!”
C.R. Manske

Mosquito Day – Aug 20

“When you really want to slap someone, do it and say, “Mosquito!”

“If only mosquitos sucked fat instead of blood.”

“Mosquitos remind us that we are not as high up on the food chain as we think.”
Tom Wilson

“I was named ‘Skeeter’ in Little League because I was small and fast, like a mosquito flying across the outfield.”
Skeet Ulrich

Be An Angel Day – Aug. 22

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
Anne Frank

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
John Holmes

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
Steve Maraboli

“We only have what we give.”
Isabel Allende

“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.”
Mandy Hale

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
Ronald Reagan

“Success has nothing to do with what you gain or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.” Danny Thomas “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.”
Mandy Hale

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
Albert Pine

“The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.”
Albert Schweitzer

Women’s Equality Day (signing of 19th Amendment) – August 26

“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”
–  Jane Austen

“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”
Timothy Leary

“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?”
Mahatma Gandhi

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