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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!

December 12

on December 12, 2013
Gustave flaubert

Gustave flaubert (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mary Astell – 1666 – Writer

“Every Body has so good an Opinion of their own Understanding as to think their own way the best.”

Erasmus Darwin – 1731 – Scientist

“A fool is a man who never tried an experiment in his life.”

John Jay – 1745 – Judge

“No power on earth has a right to take out property from us without our consent.”

Anna Seward – 1747 – Writer

“Let me be content with being happy, without sighing that I am not distinguished.”

Henry Wells – 1805 – Businessman

“Westward, ever westward.”

William Lloyd Garrison – 1805 – Journalist

“I will be as harsh as truth, and uncompromising as justice . . . I am in earnest, I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard.”

Gustave Flaubert – 1821 – Novelist

“Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.”

Frederick Sawyer – 1822 – Senator

“A diplomat is a man who thinks twice before he says nothing.”

Edward G. Robinson – 1893 – Actor

“I know I’m not much on face value, but when it comes to stage value, I’ll deliver for you.”

Lillian Smith – 1897 – Novelist

“Faith and doubt both are needed – not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.”

Howard E. Koch – 1901 – Playwright

“You can be a good neighbor only if you have good neighbors.”

Frank Sinatra – 1915 – Singer

“The best revenge is massive success.”

Dan DeCarlo – 1919 – Cartoonist

“What made me want to go into doing comics was I was working as a laborer with my father, a gardener.”

Bob Barker – 1923 – Entertainer

“Many people have the idea that game shows are easy to come up with.  And nothing could be further from the truth.”

Ed Koch – 1924 – Politician

“If I traveled to the end of the rainbow as Dame Fortune did intend, Murphy would be there to tell me the pot’s at the other end.”

English: Publicity still of actor Edward G. Ro...
English: Publicity still of actor Edward G. Robinson. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Helen Frankenthaler – 1928 – Artist

“One really beautiful wrist motion, that is synchronized with your head and heart, and you have it.  It looks as if it were born in a minute.”

John Osborne – 1929 – Playwright

“Don’t clap too hard – it’s a very old building.”

Dionne Warwick – 1940 – Singer

“Crying is cleansing.  There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.”

Tracy Kidder – 1945 – Author

“You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad.  The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness.”

Emerson Fittipaldi – 1946 – Race Car Driver

“You are going in one second the length of a football field.  That means your brain is receiving information from your body what the car is doing physically, bumping, balance, performance.”

Tom Wilkinson – 1948 – Actor

“All good actors are easy to work with.  It’s the once that aren’t very good who tend to be very difficult.”

Cathy Rigby – 1952 – Athlete and Entertainer

“An athlete learns how to hold her breath, but that doesn’t work in singing.  You have to learn to relax.”

Will Carling – 1965 – Athlete

“Success in management and success in sport are derived from the same basic principles.”

Jennifer Connelly – 1970 – Actress

“I don’t always like my own behavior.  I haven’t known anyone who is perfect all the time.”


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