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Laurence Sterne "Learning is the dictionary, but sense the grammar, of science."

Laurence Sterne
(11/24/1713 – 03/18/1768)
Irish-English writer
Grover Cleveland "No man has ever yet been hanged for breaking the spirit of a law."

Grover Cleveland
(03/18/1837 – 06/24/1908)
US President (22, 24) (see all US Presidents)
"There once was an old man of Lyme
who married three wives at a time
when asked, 'Why a third?'
he replied 'One's absurd!
and bigamy, sir, is a crime!'"

William Cosmo Monkhouse
(03/18/1840 – 07/02/1901)
English writer
Arthur Neville Chamberlain "How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing."

Neville Chamberlain
(03/18/1869 – 11/09/1940)
British PM (40) (see other British PMs)
"I was x years old in the year x^2."

Augustus de Morgan
(06/27/1806 – 03/18/1871)
English mathematician , when asked his age
Edgar Cayce "You can never lose anything that really belongs to you, and you can't keep that which belongs to someone else."

Edgar Cayce
(03/18/1877 – 01/03/1945)
US psychic
Wilfred Owen "A few, a few, too few for drums and yells,
May creep back, silent, to still village wells
Up half-known roads."

Wilfred Owen
(03/18/1893 – 11/04/1918)
English soldier, writer
Manly Palmer Hall "A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world."

Manly Hall
(03/18/1901 – 08/29/1990)
Canadian writer
George Plimpton "I don't think I'd ever get anything more than a very small role. 'The Prince of the Cameos,' they might call me."

George Plimpton
(03/18/1901 – 09/26/2003)
English actor
John Updike "A healthy adult male bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience."

John Updike
(03/18/1932 – 01/27/2009)
US writer
Michael Reagan "Dad sometimes patted me on the knee and called me his Little Schmuck."

Michael Reagan
(03/18/1945 – )
US first family (son of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman; brother of Maureen Reagan; step-daughter of Nancy Reagan)
Will Durst "If God has cable, we are the 24-hour doofus network."

Will Durst
(03/18/1952 – )
US comic
Dane Cook "You know you're drunk when you think that the cab fare is the time."

Dane Cook
(03/18/1972 – )
US comic
Faith Baldwin "Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness."

Faith Baldwin
(10/01/1893 – 03/18/1978)
US writer
Erich Fromm "Modern man thinks he loses something—time—when he does not do things quickly; yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains—except kill it."

Erich Fromm
(03/23/1900 – 03/18/1980)
German psychoanalyst (died near his birthday)
"One's fantasy goes for a walk and returns with a bride."

Bernard Malamud
(04/26/1914 – 03/18/1986)
US writer
Papa John Phillips "If I told you the tragedy parts, we'd all sit here and cry."

John Phillips
(08/30/1935 – 03/18/2001)
US singer, songwriter , on his band, the Mamas and the Papas