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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 13

on December 13, 2013


Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln. Th...

Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln. Three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


William Drummond – 1585 – Poet


“He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.”


Heinrich Heine – 1797 – Poet


“Experience is a good school.  But the fees are high.”


Mary Todd Lincoln – 1818 – First Lady, Wife of President Abraham Lincoln


“If there is safety in numbers, we have every reason to feel secure.”


John Atkinson – 1844 – Judge


“If you don’t run your own life, somebody else will.”


John Henry Patterson – 1844 – Businessman


“Before you try to convince anyone else, be sure you are convinced, and if you cannot convince yourself, drop the subject.”


Emily Carr – 1871 – Artist


“I think one’s art is a growth inside one.  I do not think one can explain growth.  It is silent and subtle.  One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows.”


Eleanor Robson Belmont – 1879 – Actress


“Never be afraid to meet to the hilt the demand of either work, or friendship – two of life’s major assets.”


Ella Baker – 1903 – Activist


“Give light and people will find the way.”


Mel Torme – 1925 – Singer

Eleanor Robson Belmont (1879 – 1979), a Britis...
Eleanor Robson Belmont (1879 – 1979), a British-born American actress (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


“Talking money is crass; so I’m not going to tell you what I made last year.”


Dick Van Dyke – 1925 – Actor


“I’m always announcing my retirement.  I’m still not retired.”


Christopher Plummer – 1929 – Actor


“I’m too old-fashioned to use a computer.  I’m too old-fashioned to use a quill.


Ferguson Jenkins – 1943 – Athlete


“Mental attitude and concentration are the keys to pitching.”


Herman Cain – 1945 – Businessman


“It is not someone’s fault if they succeed, it is someone’s fault if they failed.”


Ted Nugent – 1948 – Musician


“I surround myself with positive, productive people of good will and decency.”


Tamora Pierce – 1953 – Writer


“Anyone who tells you they don’t need to rewrite, they’re usually the once who need it worst.”


Emma Bull – 1954 – Writer


“Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys.”


Jamie Foxx – 1967 – Actor


“And perfect happiness?  Man, that’s a . . . the pool is about 92 degrees, the Jacuzzi is about 102 and an avocado farm.”


James Murdoch – 1971 – Businessman


“Here’s the thing about me:  I have a job to do and I do it.”


Taylor Swift – 1989 – Musician


“If you’re yelling you’re the one who’s lost control of the conversation.”


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