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Charles de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu "Vitam Impendere Vero (I consecrate my life to truth)."

Baron de Montesquieu
(01/18/1689 – 02/10/1755)
French writer
Daniel Webster "Every man's life, liberty, and property are in danger when the Legislature is in session."

Daniel Webster
(01/18/1782 – 10/24/1852)
US writer
Austin Dobson "Time goes, you say? Ah, no!
Alas, Time stays, we go."

Austin Dobson
(01/18/1840 – 09/02/1921)
English writer
John Tyler "The United States have adventured upon a great and noble experiment, which is believed to have been hazarded in the absence of all previous precedent—that of total separation of Church and State. No religious establishment by law exists among us. The conscience is left free from all restraint and each is permitted to worship his Maker after his own judgement. The offices of the Government are open alike to all. No tithes are levied to support an established Hierarchy, nor is the fallible judgement of man set up as the sure and infallible creed of faith. The Mahommedan, if he will to come among us would have the privilege guaranteed to him by the constitution to worship according to the Koran; and the East Indian might erect a shrine to Brahma if it so pleased him. Such is the spirit of toleration inculcated by our political Institutions.... The Hebrew persecuted and down trodden in other regions takes up his abode among us with none to make him afraid.... and the Aegis of the Government is over him to defend and protect him. Such is the great experiment which we have tried, and such are the happy fruits which have resulted from it; our system of free government would be imperfect without it."

John Tyler
(03/29/1790 – 01/18/1862)
US President (10), VP (10) (see all US Presidents, VPs)
"Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle at the onset."

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(05/25/1803 – 01/18/1873)
English writer
"No, I don't understand my husband's theory of relativity, but I know my husband, and I know he can be trusted."

Elsa Einstein
(01/18/1876 – 12/20/1936)
German scientist's cousin and wife (married to Albert Einstein)
Alan Alexander Milne "The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief—call it what you will—than all of the counterattractions of cinema, motor bicycle, and golf course."

A. A. Milne
(01/18/1882 – 01/31/1956)
English writer (Winnie the Pooh, etc.)
Sylvia Pankhurst "The emancipation of today displays itself mainly in cigarettes and shorts."

Sylvia Pankhurst
(01/18/1882 – 09/27/1960)
English suffragist
Oliver Hardy "The world is full of Laurel and Hardys. I saw them all the time as a boy at my mother's hotel. There's always the dumb, dumb guy, who never has anything bad happen to him, and the smart guy who's even dumber than the dumb guy, only he doesn't know it."

Oliver Hardy
(01/18/1882 – 08/07/1957)
US actor (also see Stan Laurel)
Archibald Alec Leach "I think that making love is the best form of exercise."

Cary Grant
(01/18/1904 – 11/29/1986)
US actor (was married to Dyan Cannon)
"A book should be luminous, not voluminous."

Christian Nestell Bovee
(02/22/1820 – 01/18/1904)
US writer
"The world is made up of people who never quite get into the first team, and who just miss the prizes at the flower show."

Jacob Bronowski
(01/18/1908 – 08/22/1974)
Polish-English mathematician
David Daniel Kaminsky "Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."

Danny Kaye
(01/18/1913 – 03/03/1987)
US actor
Rudyard Kipling "Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors."

Rudyard Kipling
(12/30/1865 – 01/18/1936)
English writer
"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up."

Paul Keating
(01/18/1944 – )
Australian PM , on Australian Liberal leader John Hewson
Jerome Horvitz "Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk!"

Jerome "Curly" Howard
(10/22/1903 – 01/18/1952)
US stooge (Also see Moe Howard, Larry Fine)
Kevin Costner "In my young days, I used to pick up sluts, and I don't mean that nastily. It's more a term of endearment, really, for girls who know how to speak their minds."

Kevin Costner
(01/18/1955 – )
US actor
Jane Horrocks "If you're still acting when you're old, there's something wrong with you."

Jane Horrocks
(01/18/1964 –)
English actor and singer
Dave Attell "You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when they're both on fire—they're exactly alike."

Dave Attell
(01/18/1965 – )
US comic
"Life is easier than you'd think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable."

Kathleen Norris
(07/16/1880 – 01/18/1966)
US writer
Cecil Beaton "Mrs. Woolf's complaint should be addressed to her creator, who made her, rather than me."

Sir Cecil Beaton
(01/14/1904 – 01/18/1980)
English photographer, fashion designer (died near his birthday) , on Virginia Woolf's dislike of his drawing of her
"That's a good question. Let me try to evade you."

Paul Tsongas
(02/14/1941 – 01/18/1997)
US senator (MA), presidential candidate
"People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater, and even a newspaperman, but if a man does not drive, there is something wrong with him."

Art Buchwald
(10/20/1925 – 01/18/2007)
US journalist