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Camille Desmoulins "Clemency is also a revolutionary measure."

Camille Desmoulins
(03/02/1760 – 04/05/1794)
French journalist, politician
John Wesley "Once in seven years I burn all my sermons; for it is a shame if I cannot write better sermons now than I did seven years ago."

John Wesley
(06/28/1703 – 03/02/1791)
English religious leader
Sam Houston "A victim of the use of water as a beverage."

Sam Houston
(03/02/1793 – 07/26/1863)
US senator , on US President James K. Polk
Horace Walpole "This world is a comedy for those who think, but a tragedy for those who feel."

Horace Walpole
(09/24/1717 – 03/02/1797)
English writer
Gioacchino Vincenzo Raffaele Luigi "It is quite unlawful to demand, defend, or to grant unconditional freedom of thought, or speech, of writing or worship, as if these were so many rights given by nature to man."

Pope Leo XIII
(03/02/1810 – 07/20/1903)
Italian religious leader
"You can get assent to almost any proposition so long as you are not going to do anything about it."

John Jay Chapman
(03/02/1862 – 11/04/1933)
US writer
Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Eugenio Pacelli "One Galileo in two thousand years is enough."

Pope Pius XII
(03/02/1876 – 10/09/1958)
Italian religious leader
Theodore Geisel "You make 'em, I amuse 'em."

Dr. Seuss
(03/02/1904 – 09/24/1991)
US writer-illustrator , on children
"A critic is one who goes along for deride."

Leonard Louis Levinson
(03/02/1904 – 01/30/1974)
US writer
Maurice+J.+Edelman "I dislike censorship. Like an appendix it is useless when inert and dangerous when active."

Maurice Edelman
(03/02/1911 – 12/14/1975)
British politician
"Woman played her part in early California by reason of her absence."

Hubert Howe Bancroft
(05/05/1832 – 03/02/1918)
US historian
Phyllis Flora Isley "If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor."

Jennifer Jones
(03/02/1919 – 12/17/2009)
US actor (was married to Robert Walker, David O. Selznick, and Norton Simon)
David Herbert Lawrence "Some things can't be ravished. You can't ravish a tin of sardines."

D. H. Lawrence
(09/11/1895 – 03/02/1930)
English writer
Mikhail Gorbachev "America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard."

Mikhail Gorbachev
(03/02/1931 – )
Russian Secretary General
Tom Wolfe "A cult is a religion with no political power."

Tom Wolfe
(03/02/1931 – )
US writer
"Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties."

John Irving
(03/02/1942 – )
US writer
Lou Reed "I like to think of us as Clearasil on the face of the nation. Jim Morrison would have said that if he was smart, but he's dead."

Lou Reed
(03/02/1944 – )
US singer, songwriter
Emily Carr "It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash."

Emily Carr
(12/13/1871 – 03/02/1945)
Canadian artist, writer
"A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent."

Logan Pearsall Smith
(10/18/1865 – 03/02/1946)
English-US writer
Rory Gallagher "I try to sit down and write a Rory Gallagher song, which generally happens to be quite bluesy. I try to find different issues, different themes and different topics that haven't been covered before...I've done songs in all the different styles...train blues, drinking blues, economic blues. But I try to find a slightly different angle on all these things. The music can be very traditional, but you can sort of creep into the future with the lyrics.."

Rory Gallagher
(03/02/1948 – 06/14/1995)
Irish guitarist
"If only Bapu [Gandhi] knew the cost of setting him up in poverty."

Sarojini Naidu
(02/13/1879 – 03/02/1949)
Indian activist
Karen Carpenter "The image we have would be impossible for Mickey Mouse to maintain. We're just... normal people."

Karen Carpenter
(03/02/1950 – 02/04/1983)
US singer
John Bongiovi "If you wanted to torture me, you'd tie me down and force me to watch our first five videos."

Jon Bon Jovi
(03/02/1962 – )
US singer, actor
Bryce Dallas Howard "My parents are both redheads, so they knew I was going to be a redhead. They just thought Bryce Canyon was very strong and it was red. And they thought it was beautiful. So they named me Bryce. And Dallas is where I was conceived. My parents are hippies."

Bryce Dallas Howard
(03/02/1981 – )
US actor (daughter of Ron Howard)
"Reality is that which refuses to go away when I stop believing in it."

Phillip K. Dick
(12/16/1928 – 03/02/1982)
US writer
Serge Gainsbourg "Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts."

Serge Gainsbourg
(04/02/1928 – 03/02/1991)
French singer
Henry Steele Commager "Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive."

Henry Steele Commager
(10/25/1902 – 03/02/1998)
US historian
Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien "I have tried sex with both men and women. I found I liked it."

Dusty Springfield
(04/16/1939 – 03/02/1999)
English singer
Hank Ballard "I've always been a kind person—but you know—it's very seldom a day pass when I don't cry about something. I tell you—I'm a news freak—but watching the news'll bring tears to your eyes. All the conflict out there. The whole world is bleeding. Somebody need to put a bandaid—some way to stop the blood."

Hank Ballard
(11/18/1927 – 03/02/2003)
US singer, songwriter, Twister
Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge "A mean, tipsy, powerful, rotten-egg lady."

Mercedes McCambridge
(03/16/1916 – 03/02/2004)
US actor , on Joan Crawford