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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!

June 1

on June 1, 2013
English: John Marshall Harlan, 1833-1911, Unit...

English: John Marshall Harlan, 1833-1911, United States Supreme Court Justice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Brigham Young – 1801 – Religious Leader and Founder of Utah

“It is wise for us to forget our troubles, there are always new ones to replace them.”

John Marshall Harlan – 1833 – Judge

“Our constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.”

John Masefield – 1878 – Poet

“Poetry is a mixture of common sense, which not all have, with an uncommon sense, which very few have.”

John Drinkwater – 1882 – Poet

“Poetry is the communication through words of certain experiences that can be communicated in no other way.”

Henry Beston – 1888 – Writer

“The seas are the heart’s blood of the earth.”

Frank Morgan – 1890 – Actor

“A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.”

Walter Legge – 1906 Businessman

“I am convinced that in the arts, committees are useless.”

Bob Monkhouse (a)Live on the Tube

Bob Monkhouse (a)Live on the Tube (Photo credit: Annie Mole)

Frank Whittle – 1907 – Inventor

“A nation’s ability to fight a modern war is as good as its technological ability.”

Bart Howard – 1915 – Composer

“I’ve always said it took me 20 years to find out how to write a song in 20 minutes.”

Bob Monkhouse – 1928 – Comedian

“Silence is not only golden, it is seldom misquoted.”

Marilyn Monroe – 1929 – (Norma Jeane Mortenson) Actress

“I don’t want to make money.  I just want to be wonderful.”

Cropped screenshot of Marilyn Monroe from the ...

Cropped screenshot of Marilyn Monroe from the trailer for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Morgan Freeman – 1937 – Actor

“As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less.”

Colleen McCullough – 1937 – Author

“It’s a dead giveaway of an inexperienced writer if every character speaks with the same voice.”

Robert Powell – 1944 – Actor

“There is no teaching to compare with example.”

Tony Snow – 1955 – Journalist

“Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source:  our ability to give thanks.”

Jeff Hawkins – 1957 – Inventor

“Whatever the difference between brilliant and average brains, we are all creative.  And through practice and study we can enhance our skills and talents.”

Paul Coffey – 1961 – Athlete

“Nobody’s a natural.  You work hard to get good and then work to get better.  It’s hard to stay on top.”

Alan Lewis – 1964 – Athlete

“If at first you don’t succeed, get a bigger hammer.”

Heidi Klum – 1973 – Model

“I like to dream, but I like to make things happen.”


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