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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 11

John Quincy Adams portrait. "John Quincy ...

John Quincy Adams portrait. “John Quincy Adams”. Metropolitan Museum of Art . . Retrieved September 4, 2009 . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Quincy Adams – 1767 – 6th President of the United States

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Wanamaker – 1838 – Businessman

“People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.”

E. B. White – 1899 – Author (Elwyn Brooks White)

“Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half the people are right more than half the time.”

Harry von Zell – 1906 – Actor

“Radio is the most intimate and socially personal medium in the world.”

Yul Brynner – 1915- Actor (Yuliy Borisovich Briner)

“Now that I’m gone, I tell you, don’t smoke.”

Brett Somers – 1924 – Actress

“I had to give up martinis – I enjoyed them too much.”

Frederick Buechner – 1926 – Clergyman

“You can’t be too careful what you tell a child because you never know what he’ll take hold of and spend the rest of his life remembering you by.”

Tab Hunter – 1931 – Actor (Arthur Andrew Kelm)

“People believe what they want to believe.”

Giorgio Armani – 1934 – Designer

“To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.”

Cropped screenshot of Yul Brynner as Ramses fr...

Cropped screenshot of Yul Brynner as Ramses from the trailer for the film The Ten Commandments. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Howard Gardner – 1943 – Psychologist

“Stories are the single most powerful tool in a leader’s toolkit.”

Ed Markey – 1946 – Politician

“Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future.”

Leon Spinks – 1953 – Athlete

“Opportunity knocks only once.  You never know if you’ll get another opportunity.”

Johann Lamont – 1957 – Politician

“Schools are not exam factories for the rat race.”

Jhumpa Lahiri – 1967 – Author

“The first sentence of a book is a handshake, perhaps an embrace.”

Michael Rosenbaum – 1972 – Actor

“With all the horror in the world and all the crap that’s going on, for an hour and a half you go eat some popcorn and laugh with you friends.  That’s what a movie is all about!”

Kevin Powers – 1980 – Writer

“I’m always most interested in writing about things that I don’t understand.”

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