Quote Queen

Who Shares Your Day and What Did They Say? This is a collection of thought-provoking quotations for each day of the year by people who share YOUR birthday!

January 11

Alexander Hamilton – 1755 – Statesman

“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”

Ezra Cornell – 1807 – Businessman

“Idleness is to the human mind is like rust is to iron.”

John McDonald – 1815 – Leader

“To enjoy enduring success we should travel a little in advance of the world.”

William James – 1842 – Philosopher

“Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.”

Dwight Morrow – 1873 – Businessman

“The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit.  Try, if you can, to belong to the first class.  There’s far less competition.”

Alice Paul – 1885 – Activist

“When you put your hand to the plow, you can’t put it down until you get to the end of the row.”

Aldo Leopard – 1887 – Environmentalist

“Conservation is a state of harmony between man and land.”

Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bernard DeVoto – 1897 – Writer

“Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.”

Alan Paton – 1903 – Novelist

“When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.”

Abraham Joshua Heschel – 1907 – Educator

“Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.”

Lionel Stander – 1908 – Actor

“Anyone who lives within his means suffers from a lack of imagination.”

Sir Edmund Hillary – 1919 – Explorer

“Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.  Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.”

Grant Tinker – 1925 – Musician

“First be best, then be first.”

Clarence Clemons – 1942 – Musician

“I wanted an electric train for Christmas but I got the saxophone instead.”

Ben Crenshaw

Ben Crenshaw (Photo credit: Keith Allison)

Jim Hightower – 1943 – Activist

“Even the smallest dog can lift its leg on the tallest building.”

Naomi Judd – 1946 – Singer and Songwriter

“When things are bad and getting worse, keep a cookie in your purse.”

Ben Crenshaw – 1952 – Golfer

“The game embarrasses you until you feel inadequate.”

Tom Ward – 1971 – Actor

“Hockey is the original extreme sport.”

Amanda Peet – 1972 – Actress

“Beauty is only skin deep.  If you go after someone just because she’s beautiful but you don’t have anything to talk about, it’s going to get boring fast.”

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