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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!

April 18

on April 18, 2013
English: American writer Richard Harding Davis...

English: American writer Richard Harding Davis in 1890 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thomas Middleton – 1580 – Poet

“When affection only speaks, truth is not always there.”

George Henry Lewes – 1817 – Philosopher

“In all sincere speech there is power, not necessarily great power, but as much as the speaker is capable of.”

Clarence Darrow – 1857 – Lawyer

“The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.”

Richard Harding Davis – 1864 – Journalist

“The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way.”

Leopold Stokowski – 1882 – Conductor

“A painter paints his pictures on canvas.  But musicians paint their pictures on silence.  We provide the music, and you provide the silence.”

Wynn Bullock – 1902 – Photographer

“I didn’t want to tell the tree or weed what it was.  I wanted it to tell me something and through me express its meaning in nature.”

Nigel Kneale – 1922 – Writer

“All stories should have some honesty and truth in them, otherwise you’re just playing about.”

Henry Hyde – 1924 – Politician

“There are so many women on the floor of Congress, it looks like a mall.”

Samuel P. Huntington – 1927 – Sociologist

“Partial truths or half-truths are often more insidious than total falsehoods.”

Michael D. Higgins – 1941 – Politician

“Every age, after all, must have its own asking and dream of a better, kinder, happier, shared world.”

Mike Murdock – 1946 – Clergyman

“Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.”

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Leopold Stokowski LOC 35520u (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

James Woods – 1947 – Actor

“No matter what it is, if you get 10 people in the business talking about something, you get 10 different opinions, but you know, they’re amazingly well informed.”

Eric Roberts – 1956 – Actor

“The earth is a great big orphanage for most animals.”

Conan O’Brien – 1963 – Comedian

“A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men.  I just want to say to the authors of that study: ‘Duh.'”

Christian Slater – 1968 – Actor

“Good judgment comes from experience.  Sometimes, experience comes from bad judgment.”

Haile Gebrselassie – 1973 – Athlete

“I will always listen to my coaches.  But first I listen to my body.  If what they tell me suits my body, great.  If my body doesn’t feel good with what they say, then always my body comes first.”

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