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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!

May 12

Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986)

Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Florence Nightengale – 1820 – Philosopher of Modern Nursing

“I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti – 1828 – Poet

“Conception, my boy, fundamental brain work, is what makes all the difference in art.”

Henry Cabot Lodge – 1850 – Politician

“Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.”

Lincoln Ellsworth – 1880 – Explorer

“Not until, years later, I found my true interest in life did I discover that I could master a subject, no matter how difficult, if it helped me in what I wanted to do.”

Theodor Reik – 1888 – Psychologist

“Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti – 1895 – Philosopher

“Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.”

Paul Tournier – 1898 – Author

“Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.”

Indra Devi – 1899 – Celebrity

“Laughter drives shouting away.”

Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Philip Wylie – 1902 – Writer

“One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.”

Katharine Hepburn – 1907 – Actress

“Enemies are so stimulating.”

Mary Kay Ash – 1918 – Business Leader

“What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”

Joseph Beuys – 1921 – Artist

“Every man is an artist.”

Yogi Berra – 1925 – Athlete

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”

James S. Coleman – 1926 – Sociologist

“Children from a given family background, when put in schools of different social compositions, will achieve at quite different levels.”

Burt Bacharach – 1928- Composer

“A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the word you first thought of.”

Frank Stella – 1936 – Artist

“I don’t like to say I have given my life to art.  I prefer to say art has given me my life.”

Tom Snyder – 1936 – Celebrity

“When everything is coming your way, you’re probably in the wrong lane.”

Susan Hampshire – 1937 – Actress

“Some people can only be happy being a star.  What happens if and when the work dries up?”

George Carlin – 1937 – Comedian

“The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.”

Chris Patten – 1944 – Politician

“I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other.”

L. Neil Smith – 1946 – Writer

“City governments ought to be abolished, if only as a public health measure.”

Daniel Libeskind – 1946 – Architect

“Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.”

Bruce Boxleitner – 1950 – Actor

“I think every leading man wants to be a character actor, and every character actor wants to be a leading man. ”

Ving Rhames – 1959 – Actor

“I like to say that I didn’t choose acting – acting chose me.”

Emilio Estevez – 1962 – Actor

“Film is an illusion.  Fame is ephemeral. Faith and family are what endure.”

Malin Akerman – 1978 – Actress

“I can’t walk by chocolate without eating it.”

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