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Diane de Poitiers "To have a good enemy, choose a friend; he knows where to strike."

Diane de Poitiers
(09/03/1499 – 04/22/1566)
French mistress (of George II)
Henry Fielding "A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not."

Henry Fielding
(04/22/1707 – 10/08/1754)
English writer
Immanuel Kant "Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."

Immanuel Kant
(04/22/1724 – 02/12/1804)
German philosopher
Anna Louise Germaine de Stael "The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man."

Germaine de Stael
(04/22/1766 – 07/17/1817)
French writer
Philip James Bailey "The worst men often give the best advice."

Philip James Bailey
(04/22/1816 – 09/06/1902)
English writer
"I'm saddest when I sing."

T. H. Bayly
(10/13/1797 – 04/22/1839)
English writer
Vladimir Ilich Lenin "Any cook should be able to run the country."

Vladimir Ilich Lenin
(04/22/1870 – 01/21/1924)
Russian political leader
Ellen Glasgow "To teach one's self is to be forced to learn twice."

Ellen Glasgow
(04/22/1874 – 11/21/1945)
US writer
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov "You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style."

Vladimir Nabokov
(04/22/1899 – 07/02/1977)
Russian writer
J. Robert Oppenheimer "Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man."

J. Robert Oppenheimer
(04/22/1904 – 02/18/1967)
US physicist , on Albert Einstein
Charles Mingus "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."

Charles Mingus
(04/22/1922 – 01/05/1979)
US bassist, composer
Jack Nicholson "Wrong verb."

Jack Nicholson
(04/22/1937 – )
US actor , on being asked if he'd like to dance
Kathe Schmidt Kollwitz "To this day I do not know whether the power which has inspired my works is something related to religion, or is indeed religion itself."

Kathe Kollwitz
(07/08/1867 – 04/22/1945)
German artist
John Waters "I wish something on T.V. would trouble me. Then maybe I would watch it."

John Waters
(04/22/1946 – )
US director
Ansel Adams "There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer."

Ansel Adams
(02/20/1902 – 04/22/1984)
US photographer
Richard Milhouse Nixon "Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too."

Richard M. Nixon
(01/09/1913 – 04/22/1994)
US President (37), VP (36) , (was married to Pat Nixon; see all US Presidents, VPs)
Maggie Kuhn "The ultimate indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name."

Maggie Kuhn
(08/03/1905 – 04/22/1995)
US Gray Panther
Erma Fiste "It is fast approaching the point where I don't want to elect anyone stupid enough to want the job."

Erma Bombeck
(02/21/1927 – 04/22/1996)
US humorist , on the US presidency
Linda Boreman "When I was with David (Winters), I had an awesome time. I met a lot of people and had a lot of fun at that point. I went to see my first play. I saw Richard Chamberlain in 'Cyrano De Bergerac,' I saw 'Grease' in Manhattan. I saw the Alvin Ailey Dancers. I became cultured, I guess. I'd never been cultured."

Linda Lovelace
(01/10/1939 – 04/22/2002)
US porn star ("Deep Throat") turned antiporn crusader
Martha Edna Wright Griffiths "My grandmother wanted to live long enough to vote for a woman president. I'll be satisfied if I live to see a woman go before the Supreme Court and hear the justices acknowledge, 'Gentlemen, she's human. She deserves the protection of our laws.'"

Martha Wright Griffiths
(01/29/1912 – 04/22/2003)
US congress (MI)