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"Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow."

Thomas Campion
(02/12/1567 – 03/01/1620)
English writer, composer, physician
Immanuel Kant "Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved."

Immanuel Kant
(04/22/1724 – 02/12/1804)
German philosopher
Abraham Lincoln "The trouble with Hooker is that he's got his headquarters where his hindquarters ought to be."

Abraham Lincoln
(02/12/1809 – 04/15/1865)
US President (12) (was married to Mary Todd Lincoln; see all US Presidents) , on a general reporting from 'Headquarters in the Saddle'
George Meredith "Kissing don't last: cookery do!"

George Meredith
(02/12/1809 – 05/18/1909)
English writer
Charles Darwin "An American Monkey after getting drunk on Brandy would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men."

Charles Darwin
(02/12/1809 – 04/19/1882)
English scientist
Alice Roosevelt Longworth "If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me."

Alice Roosevelt Longworth
(02/12/1884 – 02/20/1980)
US royalty (daughter of Theodore Roosevelt)
General Omar Bradley "I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit and to mothball his opinions."

General Omar Bradley
(02/12/1893 – 04/08/1981)
US military
Richard Buckminster Fuller "Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering."

R. Buckminster Fuller
(02/12/1895 – 07/01/1983)
US engineer, architect (great-nephew of Margaret)
"Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it."

J. Russell Lynes
(02/12/1910 – 09/14/1991)
US writer
"I know a baseball star who wouldn't report the theft of his wife's credit cards because the thief spends less than she does."

Joe Garagiola
(02/12/1926 – )
US baseball player
Bill Russell "Most people have a harder time letting themselves love than finding someone to love them."

Bill Russell
(02/12/1934 – )
US basketball player
Grant Wood "All the good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow."

Grant Wood
(02/13/1892 – 02/12/1942)
US artist (died near his birthday)
"There are two ways to achieve happiness: one is to play the fool, the other is to be a fool."

Enrique Jardiel Poncela
(10/15/1901 – 02/12/1952)
Spanish writer
"Hollywood is the only place where you can wake up in the morning and hear the birds coughing in the trees."

Joe Frisco
(11/04/1889 – 02/12/1958)
US actor
Sal Mineo "I lost because I had appeared in a pro-Jewish picture, played a sympathetic Jewish boy, and shot four Arabs."

Sal Mineo
(01/10/1939 – 02/12/1976)
US actor , on why he lost a role in Lawrence of Arabia after working in Exodus
Jean Renoir "My dream is of a craftsman's cinema in which the author can express himself as directly as the painter in his paintings or the writer in his books."

Jean Renoir
(09/15/1894 – 02/12/1979)
French filmmaker (son of Pierre Auguste)
Christina Ricci "I certainly hope I'm not still answering child-star questions by the time I reach menopause."

Christina Ricci
(02/12/1980 – )
US actor
Muriel Rukeyser "Our poems will have failed if our readers are not brought by them beyond the poems."

Muriel Rukeyser
(12/15/1913 – 02/12/1980)
US writer
"Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind—listen to the birds. And don't hate nobody."

Eubie Blake
(02/07/1883 – 02/12/1983)
US songwriter
"I have reiterated over again what I have said before."

Robert F. Wagner, Jr.
(04/20/1910 – 02/12/1991)
US mayor (NYC)
Tom Landry "Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable."

Tom Landry
(09/11/1924 – 02/12/2000)
US football coach
Charles Monroe Schulz "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."

Charles M. Schulz
(11/26/1922 – 02/12/2000)
US comic artist (Peanuts)