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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!

July 8

on July 8, 2013
John D. Rockefeller ca. 1875 Español: John D. ...

John D. Rockefeller ca. 1875 Español: John D. Rockefeller Français : John D. Rockefeller vers 1875 日本語: John D. Rockefeller ca. 1875 Polski: John D. Rockefeller ok. 1870 Русский: Джон Рокфеллер в 1875 году (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jean de La Fontaine – 1621 – Poet

“Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.”

Joseph Chamberlain – 1836 – Politician

“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities – because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”

John D. Rockefeller, Sr. – 1839 – Oil Magnate and Philanthropist

“Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.”

Kathe Kollwitz – 1867 – Artist

“Look at life with the eyes of a child.”

Vincent McNabb – 1868 – Clergyman

“Sometimes it is a great joy just to listen to someone we love talking.”

Philip Johnson – 1906 – Architect

“All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.”

Nelson A. Rockefeller – 1908 – United States Vice President

“The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything.”

Walter Kerr – 1913 – Critic

“Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them.”

Elisabeth Kubler – Ross – 1926 – Psychologist

“People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

Jerry Vale – 1932 – Musician

English: Nelson A. Rockefeller.

English: Nelson A. Rockefeller. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won’t cure a cold.”

Marty Feldman – 1933 – Comedian

“The pen is mightier than the sword, and is considerably easier to write with.”

Phil Gramm – 1942 – Politician

“The genius of the American system is that through freedom we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.”

Faye Wattleton – 1943 – Sociologist

“The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.”

Wolfgang Puck – 1949 – Chef

“A good chef has to be a manager, a businessman, and a great cook.  To marry all three together is sometimes difficult.”

Anjelica Huston – 1951 – Actress

“Where there is age there is evolution, where there is life there is growth.”

Tony Kaye – 1952 – Director

“Everything that happens is meant to be.  It’s meant to happen like that.  But sometimes you don’t know at the time that it’s meant to be disaster.”

Marianne Williamson – 1952 – Author

“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”

Anna Quindlen – 1953 – Journalist

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”

Kevin Bacon – 1958 – Actor

“Things could be worse.  You remember that, and you go on with your life.”

Allison McGhee – 1960 – Author

“Walk slowly; all you can ever come to is yourself.”

Toby Keith – 1961 – Musician

“Don’t compromise even if it hurts to be yourself.”

Milo Ventimiglia – 1977 – Actor

“Enjoy every moment.”

Sophia Bush – 1982 – Actress

“When you realize who the good people are in your life, you’re so lucky.”


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