Quote Queen

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!

August 1

Francis Scott Key

Francis Scott Key (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Francis Scott Key – 1779 – Author

“Then, in that hour of deliverance, my heart spoke.  Does not such a country, and such defenders of their country, deserve a song?”

Maria Mitchell – 1818 – Scientist

“Do not look at stars as bright spots only.  Try to take in the vastness of the universe.”

Herman Melville – 1819 – Author

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

Mary Harris Jonas – 1837 – Activist

“In Georgia where children work day and night in the cotton mills, they have just passed a bill to protect song birds.  What about the little children from whom all song is gone?”

Rose Macaulay – 1881 – Novelist

“Love’s a disease.  But curable.”

Benjamin E. Mays – 1895 – Educator

“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching  your goal.  The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”

Marvin Bower – 1903 – Businessman

“People should be judged on the basis of their performance, not nationality, personality, education, or personal traits and skills.”

Pam Gems – 1925 – Playwright

Maria Mitchell

Maria Mitchell (Photo credit: nha.library)

“Olivier said that drama is an affair of the heart, or it’s nothing, and he was right.”

Geoffrey Holder – 1930 – Actor

“Education begins at home.  You can’t blame the school for not putting into your child what you don’t put into him.”

Dom DeLuise – 1933 – Actor

“The joys of my life are my granddaughters.  They are beautiful.  You don’t have to believe me.  You can ask my wife.  She’ll tell you.”

Sheldon Adelson – 1933 – Businessman

“I look at every business and ask, How long can this last?  How can I identify the status quo and change it?”

Yves Saint Laurent – 1936 – Designer

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”

Robert James Waller – 1939 – Writer

“Life is never easy for those who dream.”

Jerry Garcia – 1942 – Musician

“Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”

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