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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!

September 12

H. L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken (Photo credit: Union-Square)

Anselm Feuerbach – 1829 – Artist

“If someone gives you so-called good advice, do the opposite; you can be sure it will be the right thing nine out of 10 times.”

Charles Dudley Warner – 1829 – Journalist

“Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.”

H. L. Mencken – 1880 – Writer (Henry Louis Mencken)

“Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.”

Maurice Chevalier – 1888 – Actor

“If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive.  Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.”

Arthur Hays Sulzberger – 1891 – Publisher

“I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.”

Alfred A. Knopf – 1892 – Publisher

“The writer who can’t do his job looks to his editor to do it for him, though he won’t dream of sharing his royalties with that editor.”

Lewis B. Hershey – 1893 – Soldier

“A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does.”

Jesse Owens – 1913 – Olympic Athlete

“Find the good.  It’s all around you.  Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing in it.”

Mary Stewart – 1916 – Novelist

“The best way of forgetting how you think you feel is to concentrate on what you know you know.”

Eric Butterworth – 1916 – Educator

English: Alfred A. Knopf photo taken by Carl V...

English: Alfred A. Knopf photo taken by Carl Van Vechten (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Don’t go through life, grow through life.”

Han Suyin – 1917 – Writer

“There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.”

Stanislaw Lem – 1921 – Writer

“Where do consequences lead?  Depends on the escort.”

Adrian Rogers – 1931 – Clergyman

“A church is an incubator, a nursery, a grade school.  You start where people are and move them to where they need to be.”

Kristin Hunter – 1931 – Writer

“Every one of us is a wonder.  Every one of us has a story.”

Ian Holm – 1931 – Actor

“The most important thing in the face is the eyes, and if you can make the eyes talk, you’re halfway there.”

Linda Gray – 1942 – Actress

“You make a mistake, you keep going.”

Michael Ondaatje – 1943 – Author

“It’s why you create characters:  so you can argue with yourself.”

Stephen Sprouse – 1953 – Designer

“I guess you just fall into things when you’re supposed to.”

Rachel Ward – 1957 – Actress

“All anything takes, really, is confidence.”

Ruben Studdord – 1978 – Singer

“My mother always taught me, even my dad, just never let other people’s opinions of you shape your opinion of yourself.  And I never have and I never will.”

Jennifer Hudson – 1981 – Singer

“Don’t block your blessings.  Don’t let doubt stop you from getting where you want to be.”

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