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James Madison "The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted."

James Madison
(03/16/1751 – 06/28/1836)
US President (4) (was married to Dolley Madison; see all US Presidents)
"It is better to be killed than frightened to death."

R. S. Surtees
(05/17/1803 – 03/16/1864)
English writer
Mike Mansfield "I was not able to stop or slow down the Vietnam War."

Mike Mansfield
(03/16/1903 – 10/05/2001)
US senator (MT) , on his greatest disappointment in 34 years as Senate majority leader
Thelma Catherine Ryan Nixon "I'll have to have a room of my own. Nobody could sleep with Dick. He wakes up during the night, switches on the lights, speaks into his tape recorder."

Pat Nixon
(03/16/1912 – 06/22/1993)
US First Lady (38) (wife of Richard Nixon; see other US First Ladies)
Louis Terkel "I was walking downstairs carrying a drink in one hand and a book in the other. Don't try that after 90."

Studs Terkel
(03/16/1912 – 10/31/2008)
US writer , on breaking his hip
John Murray "A dose of poison can do its work only once, but a bad book can go on poisoning people's minds for any length of time."

Sir John Murray
(03/03/1841 – 03/16/1914)
Canadian scientist
Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge "A mean, tipsy, powerful, rotten-egg lady."

Mercedes McCambridge
(03/16/1916 – 03/02/2004)
US actor , on Joan Crawford
Joseph Levitch "People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius."

Jerry Lewis
(03/16/1926 – )
US comic actor
Daniel Moynihan "The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare."

Daniel Moynihan
(03/16/1927 – 03/26/2003)
US politician
"'Hello,' he lied."

Don Carpenter
(03/16/1931 – 07/28/1995)
US writer , on the sincerity of Hollywood agents
"Whenever there is a simple error that most laymen fall for, there is always a slightly more sophisticated version of the same problem that experts fall for."

Amos Tversky
(03/16/1937 – 06/02/1996)
Israeli-US cognitive psychologist
"A guy called me smarmy one time. I had to call him up and ask him what it meant."

Chuck Woolery
(03/16/1941 – )
US game-show host
Isabelle Huppert "Acting is a way of living out one's insanity."

Isabelle Huppert
(03/16/1953 – )
French actor
William Henry Beveridge "The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man."

William Henry Beveridge
(03/05/1879 – 03/16/1963)
India-born English economist
"The more one has seen of the good, the more one asks for the better."

John Mason Brown
(07/03/1900 – 03/16/1969)
US critic
"The law is bigger than money—but only if the law works hard enough."

Thomas E. Dewey
(03/24/1902 – 03/16/1971)
US governor (NY)
Arthur Godfrey "The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life."

Arthur Godfrey
(08/31/1903 – 03/16/1983)
US actor
"You can pitch a gem and lose, but you can't lose when you win. Wait, don't quote me on that. I sound like Yogi Berra."

Eric Show
(05/19/1956 – 03/16/1994)
US baseball player