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Wise and Insightful Quotes From People Born in December

The month of December is the grand finale of the year. Several celebrations, including Christmas and Hanukkah, give the season a festive flourish, and with a new year on the horizon, the electrifying promise of new beginnings is in the air.

People born in December have the added joy of celebrating their birthday during this month: Sagittarians, born roughly between November 22 and December 21, are known for their adventurous spirit, optimism, and love of new experiences. Meanwhile, Capricorns, born roughly between December 22 and January 19, are generally defined by their pragmatism, ambition, and disciplined approach to achieving their goals.

It should come as no surprise, then, that those with birthdays in December are often a source of both strength and smarts. From the sage intellect of Joan Didion to the seasoned reserve of Denzel Washington to the wondrous mind of Walt Disney, people born in December have offered us plenty of insightful wisdom to ponder.

As much as December is a time of celebration, it's also a time for stillness, retreat, and reflection — in other words, it’s the perfect time to sit and contemplate these quotes from people born in December.

Be careful what you ask for because when you pray for rain, you have to deal with the mud as well.
Denzel Washington (born December 28, 1954)

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The only words you'll regret more than the ones left unsaid are the ones you use to intentionally hurt someone.
Taylor Swift (born December 13, 1989)

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Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
Annie Lennox (born December 25, 1954)

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Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.
Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934)

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We turn not older with years, but newer every day.
Emily Dickinson (born December 10, 1830)

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The way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.
Jay-Z (born December 4, 1969)

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Things evolve into other things. Emotions do the same. Forever. Your best ally in all of these shifting seas is your faith in the fact that you are exactly where you are supposed to be.
Sara Bareilles (born December 7, 1979)

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One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
Henry Miller (born December 26, 1891)

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Find your light. They can't love you if they don't see you.
Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945)

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Hard days are the best because that's where champions are made, so if you push through the hard days you can get through anything.
Gabby Douglas (born December 31, 1995)

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Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows … The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil.
Walt Disney (born December 5, 1901)

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You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.
Sammy Davis Jr. (born December 8, 1925)

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There are flowers everywhere for those who want to see them.
Henri Matisse (born December 31, 1869)

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You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Woodrow Wilson (born December 28, 1856)

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