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"The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision."

Moses ben Maimon
(03/30/1135 – 12/13/1204)
Spanish philosopher
"Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries."

Sir Henry Wotton
(03/30/1568 – 12/??/1639)
English writer
"Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it."

Anna Sewell
(03/30/1820 – 04/25/1878)
English writer (Black Beauty)
Paul Verlaine "Take eloquence and wring its neck."

Paul Verlaine
(03/30/1844 – 01/08/1896)
French writer
Vincent van Gogh "The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others."

Vincent van Gogh
(03/30/1853 – 07/29/1890)
Dutch artist
"There is only one absinthe drinker, and that's the man who painted this idiotic picture."

Thomas Couture
(12/21/1815 – 03/30/1879)
French artist , on Manet's "Absinthe Drinker"
Seán O'Casey "All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed."

Seán O'Casey
(03/30/1880 – 09/18/1964)
Irish writer
"They are so afraid we shall break down, and you know the reputation of the college is at stake, for the question is, can girls get a college degree without injuring their health."

Ellen Swallow Richards
(12/03/1842 – 03/30/1911)
US chemist, first woman admitted to MIT
"It contains a misleading impression, not a lie. It was being economical with the truth."

Sir Robert Armstrong
(03/30/1927 – )
English peer and civil servant
Tom Sharpe "There's nothing worse than an introspective drunk."

Tom Sharpe
(03/30/1928 – )
English writer
Name "I figure I basically am a ghost. I think we all are."

John Astin
(03/30/1930 – )
US actor (was married to Patty Duke; father with her of Sean Astin)
Eric Clapton "Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest."

Eric Clapton
(03/30/1945 – )
English guitarist
"The art of Biography
is different from Geography.
Geography is about Maps
but Biography is about Chaps."

Edmund Clerihew Bentley
(07/10/1875 – 03/30/1956)
English writer
John Ciardi "Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor."

John Ciardi
(06/24/1916 – 03/30/1986)
US writer
Mitch Hedberg "I used to do drugs. I still do drugs. But I used to, too."

Mitch Hedberg
(02/24/1968 – 03/30/2005)
US comic