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"Do not trust the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you or I were going to be hanged."
Lord Oliver Cromwell
English Lord Protector
"Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more."
"A collision has its good points as well as its bad onesit indicates there is something moving on the railroad."
John Frank Stevens
US engineer on the Panama Canal
"Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it."
English writer (Black Beauty)
"Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar."
Edward R. Murrow
US broadcast journalist
(died near his birthday)
"The only thing better than singing is more singing."
"At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses."
"When I was a young kid, and you were going into acting, you weren't supposed to have a vowel at the end of your name."
"It opens your eyes in this town, it's amazing. It's taught me who I don't want to be."
, on Hollywood
"My mother told me I was dancing before I was born. She could feel my toes tapping wildly inside her for months."
US actor, dancer
"After being in the business for such a long time, I've done everything but rodeo and porno."