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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 16

on December 16, 2013


Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead (Photo credit: D Services)


John Seldon – 1584 – British Statesman


“Of all actions of a man’s life, his marriage does least concern other people, yet of all actions of our life tis most meddled with by other people.”


George Whitefield – 1714 – Clergyman


“Press forward.  Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.”


Elizabeth Carter – 1717 – Poet


“Remember that not to be happy is not to be grateful.”


Jane Austen – 1775 – Writer


“Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.”


Edward B. Butler – 1853 – Businessman


“One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.”


Edward E. Barnard – 1857 – Scientist


“Man is too quick at forming conclusions.”


George Santayana – 1863 – Philosopher


“A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.”


Zoltan Kodaly – 1882 – Composer

Murray Kempton, American journalist
Murray Kempton, American journalist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


“Let us take out children seriously!  Everything else follows from this . . . only the best is good enough for a child.”


Noel Coward – 1899 – Playwright


“It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few are by deceit.”


Margaret Mead – 1901 – Anthropologist


“Always remember that you are unique.  Just like everyone else.”


O. Winston Link – 1914 – Photographer


“I was one man and I tackled a big railroad.  I did the best I could.”


Murray Kempton – 1917 – Journalist


“The beauty of a strong, lasting commitment is often best understood by men incapable of it.”


Arthur C. Clarke – 1917 – Writer


“The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.”


Quentin Blake – 1932 – Cartoonist


“Inspiration is some mysterious blessing which happens when the wheels are turning smoothly.”


Liv Ullmann – 1938 – Actress


“The best thing that can come with success is the knowledge that it is nothing to long for.”


Frank Deford – 1938 – Writer


“You can tell all you need to about a society from how it treats animals and beaches.”


Robert Urich – 1946 – Actor


“A healthy outside starts from the inside.”


Rene Redzepi – 1977 – Chef


“There is no conflict between a better meal and a better world.”


Marc Forgione – 1978 – Chef


“The kitchen is a sacred place.”


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