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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 13

on July 13, 2013
English: John Clare (1793-1864), Poet.

English: John Clare (1793-1864), Poet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Clare – 1793 – Poet

“The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one, for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing.”

Isaac Babel – 1894 – Journalist

“No iron can pierce the heart with such force as a period put just at the right place.”

Charles Scribner, Jr. – 1921 – Publisher

“Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind; it forces you to stretch your own.”

Simone Veil – 1927 – Lawyer

“Pain is the root of knowledge.”

David Storey – 1933 – Novelist

“Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.”

Wole Soyinka – 1934 – Dramatist

“And I believe the best learning process of any kind of craft is just to look at the work of others.”

Jack Kemp – 1935 – Politician

“Winning is like shaving – you do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum.”

Paul Prudhomme – 1940 – Chef

“Have fun.  Do something nobody else had done before, or has done since.”

Sir Patrick Stewart – 1940 – Actor and Writer

“I would like to see us get this place right first before we have the arrogance to put significantly flawed civilizations out onto other planets, even though they may be utterly uninhabited.”

Chef Paul Prudhomme

Chef Paul Prudhomme (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Robert Forester – 1941 – Actor

“If you deliver excellence right now, that gives you the best shot at the best future you’ve got coming.”

Harrison Ford – 1942 – Actor

“I’m like old shoes.  I’ve never been hip.  I think the reason I’m still here is that I was never enough in fashion that I had to be replaced by something new.”

Erno Rubik – 1944 – Inventor

“Our whole life is solving puzzles.”

Cheech Marin – 1946 – Comedian

“The reason we’re so dangerous is because we’re totally harmless.”

Ian Hislop – 1960 – Editor

“I get paid to do what I enjoy, not that common a condition.”

Tom Kenny – 1962 – Actor

“You have to remember we’re just performers, that we seldom have any kind of grasp on real life.”

Jose Andres Puerta – 1969 – Chef

“Simple ingredients, treated with respect … put them together and you will always have a great dish.”

Carolyn Mackler – 1973 – Author

“Everything you do to other people affects them, and how you treat people affects them.”

Liu Xiang – 1983 – Athlete

“Challenges are meant to be met and overcome.”

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