„There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.“

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William Barclay1
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„There are two most powerful days in your life: the day you're born, and the day you discover why.“

—  Boniface Mwangi Kenyan photojournalist 1983

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Kontext: There are two most powerful days in your life: the day you're born, and the day you discover why. That day standing up in that stadium shouting at the President, I discovered why I was truly born, that I would no longer be silent in the face of injustice.

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„The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

This appears on the opening placard of the film The Equalizer, attributing it to Twain, but there is no evidence that Twain wrote it. A precursor is found in Taylor Hartman's self-help book The Character Code (first published 1991), where it is not attributed to Twain: "The three most significant days in your life are: 1. The day you were born. 2. The day you find out why you were born. 3. The day you discover how to contribute the gift you were born to give" ( Google Books link https://books.google.com/books?id=gIKCxWxNmeMC&pg=PA147&dq=%22day+you+find+out+why%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwijrJzc84vLAhUJzGMKHajvADEQ6AEIIjAB#v=onepage&q=%22day%20you%20find%20out%20why%22&f=false)
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„A day is only a day. But a life is only a life.“

—  James Richardson American poet 1950

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„Life is the lust of a lamp for the light that is dark till the dawn of the day that we die.“

—  Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909

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„We all do that. In every day life it’s called making excuses.“

—  Glen Cook, The Black Company

True, raw motives are too rough to swallow. By the time most people reach my age, they have glossed their motives so often and so well they fall completely out of touch with them.
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„We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten“

—  Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950

This Business of Living (1935-1950)
Varianta: The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.
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„One day I could play and three days later I couldn't move. Our relationship was shaky because if one day you can play and the next day you can't, a person has to wonder if there's not something wrong in your head. But we straightened it out.“

—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972

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