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Jean Racine "Extreme justice is often injustice."

Jean Racine
(12/22/1639 – 04/21/1699)
French writer
Charlotte Brontë "Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed; but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition."

Charlotte Brontë
(04/21/1816 – 03/31/1855)
English writer , sister of Anne and Emily Brontë
Henry Wheeler Shaw "There is only one good substitute for the endearments of a sister, and that is the endearments of some other fellow's sister."

Josh Billings
(04/21/1818 – 10/14/1885)
US writer
Hippolyte-Adolphe Taine "There are four varieties in society; the lovers, the ambitious, observers, and fools. The fools are the happiest."

Hippolyte Taine
(04/21/1828 – 03/05/1893)
French historian
John Muir "And surely all God's people, however serious and savage, great or small, like to play. Whales and elephants, dancing, humming gnats, and invisibly small mischievous microbes, all are warm with divine radium and must have lots of fun in them."

John Muir
(04/21/1838 – 12/24/1914)
Scottish naturalist
Rollo May "If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself. Also, you will have betrayed your community in failing to make your contribution."

Rollo May
(04/21/1909 – 10/22/1994)
US psychologist
Samuel Langhorne Clemens "Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough."

Mark Twain
(11/30/1835 – 04/21/1910)
US writer
John Clifford Mortimer "The officers of the branch of the Force (the Obscene Publications Squad) have a discouraging club tie, on which a book is depicted being cut in half by a larger pair of scissors."

Sir John Mortimer
(04/21/1923 – )
English barrister, writer
Eleonora Duse "When we grow old, there can only be one regret—not to have given enough of ourselves."

Eleonora Duse
(10/03/1858 – 04/21/1924)
Italian actor
Marie Corelli "I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night."

Marie Corelli
(05/01/1855 – 04/21/1924)
English writer
Queen Elizabeth II "They are not royal. They just happen to have me as their aunt."

Queen Elizabeth II
(04/21/1926 – )
English royalty , on Princess Margaret's children
"Olivier's idea of introspection was to hood his eyes, dentalize his consonants and let the camera circle his blondined head like a sparrow looking for a place to deposit its droppings."

Robert Brustein
(04/21/1927 – )
US educator, critic
"For beauty being the best of all we know
Sums up the unsearchable and secret aims
Of nature."

Robert Bridges
(10/23/1844 – 04/21/1930)
English writer
John Maynard Keynes "Education is the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent."

John Maynard Keynes
(06/05/1883 – 04/21/1946)
English mathematician, economist
James Newell Osterberg, Jr. "Onstage I've been hit by a grapefruit, beercans, eggs, spit, money, cigarette butts, Mandies, Quaaludes, joints, bras, panties, and a fist."

Iggy Pop
(04/21/1947 – )
US singer
Aldo Leopold "We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see the land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

Aldo Leopold
(01/11/1887 – 04/21/1948)
US conservationist
"The drivers have one foot on the brake, one on the clutch, and one on the throttle."

Bob Varsha
(04/21/1951 – )
US sports commentator , on Formula One racers
Rosalie Anderson MacDowell "In my next life, I'd like to come back five foot, two inches, with the best ass and tits you've ever seen."

Andie MacDowell
(04/21/1958 – )
US actor
Edward Victor Appleton "I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand."

Sir Edward Appleton
(09/06/1892 – 04/21/1965)
English physicist
"My childhood was held together with Araldite."

Tamsin Bowles
(04/21/1968 – )
English Weatherpixie-maker and friend of the quotekeeper
Elizabeth Tilberis "Once you've had chemotherapy, there's no such thing as a bad-hair day."

Elizabeth Tilberis
(09/07/1947 – 04/21/1999)
US editor (Harper's Bazaar)
Eunice Kathleen Waymon "Music is a gift and a burden I've had since I can remember who I was."

Nina Simone
(02/21/1933 – 04/21/2003)
US singer
"He looks like a boy who has had a letter sent home from school about him and come back with his elders to get things straightened out."

Mary McGrory
(08/22/1919 – 04/21/2004)
US journalist , on Joseph McCarthy's HUAC assistant Roy Cohn