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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 18

on July 18, 2013
William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

George Savile – 1726 – Politician

“A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.”

William Makepeace Thackeray – 1811 – Novelist

“Life is a mirror:  if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.”

Charles Erwin Wilson – 1890 – Businessman

“A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.”

Jessamyn West – 1902 – Author

“A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.”

Harriet Nelson – 1909 – Actress (Peggy Lou Snyder)

“Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.”

Hume Cronyn – 1911 – Actor

“I find it very difficult just to sit.  I would love to learn how to do that with contentment.”

Red Skelton – 1913 – Comedian (Richard Bernard Skelton)

“Live by this credo:  have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness.  Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.”

Gallery ~ Harriet Hilliard Nelson

Gallery ~ Harriet Hilliard Nelson (Photo credit: e r j k p r u n c z y k)

Phil Graham – 1915 – Businessman

“News is the first rough draft of history.”

Nelson Mandela – 1918 – South African President

“With freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.”

John Glenn – 1921 – Astronaut

“There is still no cure for the common birthday.”

Elizabeth Jennings – 1926 – Poet

“For me, poetry is always a search for order.”

Margaret Laurence – 1926 – Novelist

“When I say ‘work’ I only mean writing.  Everything else is just odd jobs.”

Kurt Masur – 1927 – Musician

“You have to change your mind with every orchestra because every orchestra has a different character.”

Yevgeny Yevtushenko – 1933 – Poet

“Envy is an insult to oneself.”

Joe Torre – 1940 – Athlete

“You’re always in the storm’s eye, so to speak, when you’re with the Yankees.”

Martha Reeves – 1941 – Musician

“A song has to become as much a part of you as a tailored suit.”

Steve Forbes – 1947 – Businessman

“A promise made should be a promise kept.”

Richard Branson – 1950 – Businessman

“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”

Ricky Skaggs – 1954 – Musician

“Great music is great music, period.”

Vin Diesel – 1968 – Actor

“It’s insecurity that is always chasing you and standing in the way of your dreams.”

Chace Crawford – 1985 – Actor

“Doubt your doubts before you doubt your beliefs.”


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