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Queen Elizabeth I "I have known many persons who turned their gold into smoke, but you are the first to turn smoke into gold."

Queen Elizabeth I
(09/07/1533 – 03/24/1603)
English royalty , to Sir Walter Raleigh
Lord Phillip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield "Sex... the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable."

Lord Phillip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
(09/22/1694 – 03/24/1773)
English statesman
William Morris "Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung."

William Morris
(03/24/1834 – 10/03/1896)
English writer
Olive Schreiner "Everything has two sides—the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn."

Olive Schreiner
(03/24/1855 – 12/10/1920)
South African writer
Andrew Mellon "A nation is not in danger of financial disaster merely because it owes itself money."

Andrew Mellon
(03/24/1855 – 08/26/1937)
US lawyer, judge, banker, Secretary of Treasury
Ehrich Weisz "The greatest escape I ever made was when I left Appleton, Wisconsin."

Harry Houdini
(03/24/1874 – 10/31/1926)
US magician
Walter Bagehot "Writers, like teeth, are divided into incisors and grinders."

Walter Bagehot
(02/03/1826 – 03/24/1877)
English economist
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow "Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(02/27/1807 – 03/24/1882)
US writer
Wilhelm Reich "Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena."

Wilhelm Reich
(03/24/1897 – 11/03/1957)
Austrian psychologist
"No man should be in public office who can't make more money in private life."

Thomas E. Dewey
(03/24/1902 – 03/16/1971)
US governor (NY)
Malcolm Muggeridge "He was not only a bore; he bored for England."

Malcolm Muggeridge
(03/24/1903 – 11/14/1990)
English writer , on Anthony Eden
Jules Verne "I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through."

Jules Verne
(02/08/1828 – 03/24/1905)
French writer
"'A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drownded,' he said, 'for he will be going out on a day he shouldn't. But we do be afraid of the sea, and we do only be drownded now and again.'"

John Millington Synge
(04/16/1871 – 03/24/1909)
Irish writer
"The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."

Dorothy Nevill
(??/??/1826 – 03/24/1913)
English writer
Steve McQueen "I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth."

Steve McQueen
(03/24/1930 – 11/07/1980)
US actor
David Suzuki "Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism."

David Suzuki
(03/24/1936 – )
Canadian scientist
"If at first you do succeed, try to remember how."

Dennis McClain
(03/24/1944 – )
US? comic?
Nick Lowe "She's like somebody's mom who'd a few too many drinks at a cocktail party."

Nick Lowe
(03/24/1949 – )
English singer-bassist-songwriter-producer , on Grace Slick
"The reminiscences of Mrs. Humphrey Ward ... convinced me that autobiography is a sin."

Harold Laski
(06/30/1893 – 03/24/1950)
English politician
Louie Anderson "My first words were 'Seconds, please.' Most kids in kindergarten napped on a little rug. I had a braided 9 x 12."

Louie Anderson
(03/24/1953 – )
US comic
"So that's what hay looks like."

Queen Mary
(05/26/1867 – 03/24/1953)
English royalty , on evacuation from the palace during WWII
Lara Flynn Boyle "He's the chief [Jack Nicholson], right? What else is there to say? It's not bad sleeping with Einstein."

Lara Flynn Boyle
(03/24/1970 – )
US actor
Alyson Hannigan "It's like walking around a history book. You have all these beautiful buildings that were built before 1980."

Alyson Hannigan
(03/24/1974 – )
US actor , on London
"As God once said, and I think rightly..."

Bernard Law Montgomery
(11/17/1887 – 03/24/1976)
English military
"No matter how complicated a problem is, it usually can be reduced to a simple, comprehensible form which is often the best solution."

An Wang
(02/07/1920 – 03/24/1990)
Chinese electronic engineer