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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 12

Harriet Martineau, by Richard Evans (died 1871...

Harriet Martineau, by Richard Evans (died 1871). See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch have been confirmed as author died before 1939 according to the official death date listed by the NPG. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Harriet Martineau – 1802 – Writer

“You had better live your best and act your best and think your best today; for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow.”

Charles Kingsley – 1819 – Clergyman

“All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”

Anthony Eden – 1897 – Politician

“This is a good question for you to ask, not a wise question for me to answer.”

Norman Hartnell – 1901 – Designer

“I despise simplicity. It is the negation of all that is beautiful.”

Uta Hagen – 1919- Actress

“We must overcome the notion that we must be regular…it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to mediocre.”

James Houston – 1921 – Artist

“Words are the basic tools, if you are a writer.”

George Herbert Walker Bush – 1924 – 41st President of the United States

“We are a nation of communities…a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.”

Richard M. Sherman – 1928 – Musician

Uta Hagen

Uta Hagen (Photo credit: hat-archive)


“Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.”

Anne Frank – 1929 – Author

“I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains.”

Len Wein – 1948 – Cartoonist

“A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.”

Marvin Olasky – 1950 – Educator

“On sensitive issues, talk isn’t cheap – it takes real courage to pry open topics nailed shut.”

Walter Russell Mead – 1952 – Educator

“Life isn’t easy, and leadership is harder still.”

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