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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 28

English: Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942)

English: Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Beatrix Potter – 1866 – Author

“Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.”

Alice Duer Miller – 1874 – Poet

“Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one’s own despised and unwanted feelings.”

John Ashbery – 1927 – Poet

“The poem is sad because it wants to be yours, and cannot be.”

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy – 1929 – Author and Wife of President John Kennedy

“It takes an awful lot of effort to make everything look effortless.”

Robert Hughes – 1938 – Critic

“A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.”

Judy Martz – 1943 – Politician

“If you can’t do it and do it well, you can’t do it, period.”

Bill Bradley – 1943 – Athlete and Politician

“Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.”

Jacqueline Bouvier by David Berne in the John ...

Jacqueline Bouvier by David Berne in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jim Davis – 1945 – Cartoonist

“Vegetables are a must on a diet.  I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”

Vida Blue – 1949 – Baseball Player

“Sometimes in this game it’s as good to be lucky as it is to be good.”

Terry Fox – 1958 – Athlete

“I bet some of you feel sorry for me.  Well don’t.  Having an artificial leg has its advantages.  I’ve broken my right knee many times and it doesn’t hurt a bit.”

Kevin Thomas – 1978 – Athlete

“As a leader, you’re supposed to be above reproach, and what that means is you can’t even give the appearance that you’re going to do something wrong.”

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