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Alexander Hamilton
"I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect men."

Alexander Hamilton
(01/11/1755 – 07/11/1804)
US founding father (Image from Bridgeman Art Library)
William James "How pleasant is the day when we give up striving to be young—or slender."

William James
(01/11/1842 – 08/26/1910)
US writer, psychologist
George Nathaniel Curzon "Dear me, I never knew that the lower classes had such white skins."

Lord Curzon
(01/11/1859 – 03/20/1925)
English statesman
"Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought."

Dwight Morrow
(01/11/1873 – 10/05/1931)
US statesman
Alice Paul "Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end."

Alice Paul
(01/11/1885 – 07/09/1977)
US lawyer, suffragist
Aldo Leopold "One swallow does not make a summer,
but one skein of geese,
cleaving the murk of March thaw,
is the Spring."

Aldo Leopold
(01/11/1887 – 04/21/1948)
US conservationist
"I have one great fear in my heart, that one day when they (the whites of South Africa) have turned to loving, they will find we (the blacks) are turned to hating."

Alan Paton
(01/11/1903 – 04/12/1988)
S. African writer
"The two women exchanged the kind of glance women use when no knife is handy."

Manfred Lee
(01/11/1905 – 04/03/1971)
US mystery writer (as "Ellery Queen," with Frederick Dannay)
Thomas Hardy "That man's silence is wonderful to listen to."

Thomas Hardy
(06/02/1840 – 01/11/1928)
English writer
"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies."

C. A. R. Hoare
(01/11/1934 – )
Sri Lankan computer scientist
Jean Chrétien "A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof. And when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven."

Jean Chrétien
(01/11/1934 – )
Canadian PM
Jim Hightower "Reagan promised everyone a seven-course dinner. Ours turned out to be a possum and a six-pack."

Jim Hightower
(01/11/1943 – )
US agriculture commissioner
Diana Ellen Judd "A dead end street is a good place to turn around."

Naomi Judd
(01/11/1946 – )
US singer (mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd)
Richmal Crompton "I'll thcream and thcream and thcream till I'm thick."

Richmal Crompton
(11/15/1890 – 01/11/1969)
English writer
Naomi Margaret Haldane "After you've written about something once, though, it's very dangerous to try and do it again. The original story was very good indeed, but the more he wrote the less good it became."

Naomi Mitchison
(11/01/1897 – 01/11/1999)
Scottish writer (sister of J. B. S. Haldane)
Edmund Hillary "It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."

Sir Edmund Hillary
(07/20/1919 – 01/11/2008)
New Zealander explorer