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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 19

on July 19, 2013
English: "Self Portrait," by the Fre...

English: “Self Portrait,” by the French artist Edgar Degas, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gottfried Keller – 1819 – Writer

“A human life is a schooling for eternity.”

Victor Cherbuliez – 1829 – Novelist

“What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunity, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one’s ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.”

Edgar Degas – 1834 – Artist

“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.”

Anatole Broyard – 1920 – Critic

“The more I like a book, the more slowly I read.  This spontaneous talking back to a book is one of the things that makes reading so valuable.”

Rosalyn S. Yalow – 1921 – Scientist

“The excitement of learning separates youth from old age.  As long as you’re learning you’re not old.”

George McGovern – 1922 – Politician

“Empathy is born out of the old biblical injunction “Love the neighbor as thyself.'”

Jan Myrdal – 1927 – Author

“There is a third dimension to traveling, the longing for what is beyond.”

Thomas J. Sargent – 1943 – Economist

English: Original description: Dr. Rosalyn Yal...

English: Original description: Dr. Rosalyn Yalow at her Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital, October 13, 1977, after learning she was one of three American doctors awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine that year. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“What I really don’t like is oversimplification.”

Ilie Nastas – 1946 – Athlete

“I haven’t reported my missing credit card to the police because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife.”

Brian May – 1947 – Musician

“Astronomy’s much more fun when you’re not an astronomer.”

Howard Schultz – 1953 – Businessman

“Expect more than others think possible.”

Kathleen Turner – 1954 – Actress

“The big gap between the ability of actors is confidence.”

Campbell Scott – 1961 – Actor

“Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great, but failed potential is the worst.”

Evelyn Glennie – 1965 – Musician

“I hope the seeds I have sown will be taken up by those who will follow me because the journey I have begun cannot be undertaken in isolation.”


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