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May 3 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on May 2, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on May 3.

James Brown, singer (May 3, 1933–December 25, 2006)

“If I could dance any place in the world, that would be the White House. I’d like to play for Mr. and Mrs. Reagan, just before he leaves. I wish he could go four more years. I think he’ll be very lonely. I want to be with him. I want to be involved with Mr. Reagan, whatever he’s into, entertainment, pictures, whatever.” —James Brown
SPIN Staff. “James Brown: Our 1988 Interview.” Spin, October 5, 2019, https://www.spin.com/2019/10/james-brown-june-1988-interview/.

Golda Meir, former prime minister of Israel (May 3, 1898–December 8, 1978)

“The history of Europe and the history of the Jewish people are intertwined. We have together known many hours of sorrow and distress and we, the Jewish people, will never forget that it was on this continent that we first enjoyed equality, freedom and possibilities of normal, free existence.” —Golda Meir
Meir, Golda. “Speech Made to the Assembly, Monday, 1 October 1973.” Parliamentary Assembly, October 1, 1973, http://www.assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/Speeches/Speech-XML2HTML-EN.asp?SpeechID=146.

“We do not wish our young generation to grow up with a feeling that at any time in our rather tragic history everybody was against us. We always try to point out to them that at every dark period in the life of the Jewish people, no matter how terrible, there were always some – at various periods few, at various periods many – who were with us to the very sacrifice of their lives.” —Golda Meir
Meir, Golda. “Speech Made to the Assembly, Monday, 1 October 1973.” Parliamentary Assembly, October 1, 1973, http://www.assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/Speeches/Speech-XML2HTML-EN.asp?SpeechID=146.

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