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Frances Burney D'Arblay "But if the young are never tired of erring in conduct, neither are the older in erring of judgment."

Fanny Burney
(06/13/1752 – 01/06/1840)
English writer
"A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road."

Alexander Smith
(12/31/1830 – 01/06/1867)
Scottish writer (died near his birthday)
Carl Sandburg "I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth."

Carl Sandburg
(01/06/1878 – 07/22/1967)
US writer
"Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not."

Elias Root Beadle
(10/13/1812 – 01/06/1879)
US minister
Sam Rayburn "A damn independent boy; independent as a hog on ice."

Sam Rayburn
(01/06/1882 – 11/16/1961)
US Rep (TX) , on Lyndon B. Johnson
Kahlil Gibran "I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers."

Kahlil Gibran
(01/06/1883 – 04/10/1931)
Lebanese philosopher poet
Joseph Abramowitz "A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing."

Joey Adams
(01/06/1911 – 12/02/1999)
US comic, actor
Gretchen Young "Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners."

Loretta Young
(01/06/1913 – 08/12/2000)
US actor
Amos Muzyad Jahoob "Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others."

Danny Thomas
(01/06/1914 – 02/06/1991)
US actor (father of Marlo Thomas)
Alan Watts "Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth."

Alan Watts
(01/06/1916 – 11/16/1973)
English writer
Earl Scruggs "[The Japanese] are extremely good imitators—and so polite they even copy the mistakes."

Earl Scruggs
(01/06/1924 – )
US bluegrass great
Edgar Lawrence Doctorow "Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."

E. L. Doctorow
(01/06/1931 – )
US writer
"The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood."

Lou Holtz
(01/06/1937 – )
US football coach
"Of course there's a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates."

Dr. Abbott Lawrence Lowell
(12/13/1865 – 01/06/1943)
US educator, lawyer (grandfather of Amy Lowell)
Rowan Atkinson "Quite a nasty piece of work. Not the sort of person you'd want to have dinner with."

Rowan Atkinson
(01/06/1955 – )
English actor , on his character "Mr. Bean"
Emperor Showa "We have resolved to endure the unendurable and suffer what is insufferable."

Emperor Hirohito
(04/29/1901 – 01/06/1989)
Japanese leader
Rudolph Nureyev "My leg, make it more beautiful."

Rudolf Nureyev
(03/17/1938 – 01/06/1993)
Russian dancer, choreographer
John Birks Gillespie "Ideas, ideas, backward and forward. His influence is layers and layers of spirit."

Dizzy Gillespie
(10/21/1917 – 01/06/1993)
US trumpeter , on Charlie Parker