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Samuel Pepys "Strange to say what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition."

Samuel Pepys
(02/23/1633 – 05/26/1703)
English writer
Joshua Reynolds "Few have been taught to any purpose who have not been their own teachers."

Sir Joshua Reynolds
(07/16/1723 – 02/23/1792)
English artist
John Keats "I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters."

John Keats
(10/31/1795 – 02/23/1821)
English writer
John Quincy Adams "Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."

John Quincy Adams
(07/11/1767 – 02/23/1848)
US President (6) (son of John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams, father of Charles Francis Adams; see all US Presidents)
Carl Friedrich Gauss "Mathematics is the queen of sciences and arithmetic is the queen of mathematics."

Carl Friedrich Gauss
(04/30/1777 – 02/23/1855)
German mathematician
William Edward Burghardt du Bois "To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships."

W. E. B. du Bois
(02/23/1868 – 08/27/1963)
US sociologist
Mabel Normand "Say anything you like, but don't say that I 'like' to work. That sounds like Mary Pickford, that prissy bitch. Just say I like to pinch babies and twist their legs. And get drunk."

Mabel Normand
(11/16/1894 – 02/23/1930)
US actor
Nellie Melba "One of the drawbacks of fame is that one can never escape from it."

Dame Nellie Melba
(05/19/1861 – 02/23/1931)
Australian opera singer
Peter Fonda "Her heart was in the right place, but her head wasn't."

Peter Fonda
(02/23/1939 – )
US actor (son of Henry, brother of Jane, father of Bridget) , on Jane's controversial trip to North Vietnam
John Dawson Winter III "I'm not good enough to be playin' much acoustic guitar onstage. Man, you gotta get so right; I mean, the tones, the feel, the sound. Plus, acoustic blues guitar is just that much harder on the fingers. I really appreciate when someone can blow me away with live acoustic blues."

Johnny Winter
(02/23/1944 – )
US guitarist
Paul Claudel "Intelligence is nothing without delight."

Paul Claudel
(08/06/1868 – 02/23/1955)
French writer
Veronica Webb "When my Azzedine jacket from 1987 died, I wrapped it up in a box, attached a note saying where it came from and took it to the Salvation Army. It was a big loss."

Veronica Webb
(02/23/1965 – )
US supermodel
Arthur Stanley Jefferson "If any of you cry at my funeral, I'll never speak to you again!"

Stan Laurel
(06/16/1890 – 02/23/1965)
English comic, actor (also see Oliver Hardy)
Fannie Hurst "Some people think they are worth a lot of money just because they have it."

Fannie Hurst
(10/18/1889 – 02/23/1968)
US writer
Jessamyn West
"A rattlesnake that doesn't bite teaches you nothing."

Jessamyn West
(07/18/1902 – 02/23/1984)
US writer (Thanks to the other Jessamyn for the photo)
James Alfred Wight "If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot
(03/10/1916 – 02/23/1995)
Scottish veterinarian, writer
"Murder is a crime. Describing murder is not. Sex is not a crime. Describing sex is."

Gershon Legman
(11/02/1917 – 02/23/1999)
US sexologist