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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!

August 12

on August 12, 2013
English: Edith Hamilton

English: Edith Hamilton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Robert Southey – 1774 – Poet

“It is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.”

Katharine Lee Bates – 1859 – Author

“Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.”

Julius Rosenwald – 1862 – Businessman

“Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is rich he is necessarily smart.  There is ample proof to the contrary.”

Edith Hamilton – 1867 – Writer

“Faith is not belief.  Belief is passive.  Faith is active.”

Christy Mathewson – 1880 – Athlete

“You can learn little from victory.  You can learn everything from defeat.”

Radclyffe Hall – 1880 – Poet

“You’re neither unnatural, nor abominable, nor mad; you’re as much a part of what people call nature as anyone else.”

Cecil B. DeMille – 1881 – Producer

“The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly.  That is dedication.”

Mathewson in NY Giants uniform

Mathewson in NY Giants uniform (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

George Soros – 1930 – Businessman

“I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society.”

Jean Nouvel – 1945 – Architect

“Each new situation requires a new architecture.”

Dominique Swain – 1980 – Actress

“Things that bring out your emotions are what should be in the theaters and in books.  That’s what art is.  It makes you feel things.”


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