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"Yea, marry, now it is somewhat, for now it is rhyme; before, it was neither rhyme nor reason."

Sir Thomas More
(02/07/1478 – 07/06/1535)
English writer
Charles Dickens "He had but one eye, and the popular prejudice runs in favour of two."

Charles Dickens
(02/07/1812 – 06/09/1870)
English writer
Frederick Douglass "Men may not get all they pay for in this world, but they must certainly pay for all they get."

Frederick Douglass
(02/07/1817 – 02/20/1895)
US abolitionist, writer
Laura Ingalls Wilder "Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go on and on, and sooner or later something dreadful happens."

Laura Ingalls Wilder
(02/07/1867 – 02/10/1957)
US writer (Little House on the Prairie)
Godfrey Harold Hardy "Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics."

Godfrey Harold Hardy
(02/07/1877 – 12/01/1947)
English mathematician
Alfred Adler "We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority."

Alfred Adler
(02/07/1880 – 05/28/1937)
Austrian psychologist
"Down South where I come from you don't go around hitting too many white keys."

Eubie Blake
(02/07/1883 – 02/12/1983)
US songwriter , on why his songs contained so many sharps and flats.
"The cowboys have a way of trussing up a steer or a pugnacious bronco which fixes the brute so that it can neither move nor think. This is the hog-tie, and it is what Euclid did to geometry."

Eric Temple Bell
(02/07/1883 – 12/21/1960)
Scottish-US mathematician
Sinclair Lewis "The office was his pirate ship but the car his perilous excursion ashore."

Sinclair Lewis
(02/07/1885 – 01/10/1951)
US writer
"I founded Wang Laboratories to show that Chinese could excel at things other than running laundries and restaurants."

An Wang
(02/07/1920 – 03/24/1990)
Chinese electronic engineer
"I used to have a speech impediment, but we got divorced."

Bill Hoest
(02/07/1926 – 11/07/1988)
US cartoonist (The Lockhorns)
Gay Talese "The real problem is what to do with problem solvers after the problem is solved."

Gay Talese
(02/07/1932 – )
US writer
Earl King "Most people say, 'Well, Earl, you sing the blues,' or however they want to categorize it. I just sing songs. I'm a writer, so whatever gymnastics jump through my head, I write about it."

Earl King
(02/07/1934 – 04/17/2003)
US singer, songwriter (Come On)
Elihu Root "I observe that there are two entirely different theories according to which individual men seek to get on in the world. One theory leads a man to pull down everybody around him in order to climb up on them to a higher place. The other leads a man to help everybody around him in order that he may go up with them."

Elihu Root
(02/15/1845 – 02/07/1937)
US lawyer, statesman
Dan Quisenberry "The future is much like the present, only longer."

Dan Quisenberry
(02/07/1953 – 09/30/1998)
US baseball player
Phil Soltanec "I'm a great lover, I'll bet."

Emo Philips
(02/07/1956 – )
US comic
James Spader "If I don't need the money, I don't work."

James Spader
(02/07/1960 – )
US actor
Eddie Izzard "Guns don't kill people, people kill people, and monkeys do too (if they have a gun)."

Eddie Izzard
(02/07/1962 – )
Yemen-born English comic
Troyal Garth Brooks "I just wake up and say, 'You're a bum, go do something worthwhile today.'"

Garth Brooks
(02/07/1962 – )
US singer
Anthony Consani "The goal of a tick is NOT to become a dog."

Anthony Consani
(02/07/1963 – )
US friend of quotekeeper , on corporate takeovers
Chris Rock "Do you know what the good side of crack is? If you're up at the right hour, you can get a VCR for $1.50. You can furnish your whole house for $10.95."

Chris Rock
(02/07/1966 – )
US comic, actor (SNL)
Ashton Kutcher "I don't believe that old cliche that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can't sit still."

Ashton Kutcher
(02/07/1978 – )
US actor (married to Demi Moore)
Dave Peverett "It was nice to go through that and survive it. I think we were pretty levelheaded compared to some people."

"Lonesome" Dave Peverett
(04/16/1943 – 02/07/2000)
English bassist , on success with Foghat
Doug Henning "The only thing a magician ever really does is to ask one question: 'What's real and what's illusion?'"

Doug Henning
(05/03/1947 – 02/07/2000)
Canadian magician
Anne Morrow Lindbergh "The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere."

Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(06/22/1906 – 02/07/2001)
US writer, aviator (was married to Charles Lindbergh)