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Lord Oliver Cromwell "Do not trust the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you or I were going to be hanged."

Lord Oliver Cromwell
(04/25/1599 – 09/03/1658)
English Lord Protector
William Cowper "Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more."

William Cowper
(11/15/1731 – 04/25/1800)
English writer
John Frank Stevens "A collision has its good points as well as its bad ones—it indicates there is something moving on the railroad."

John Frank Stevens
(04/25/1853 – 06/11/1943)
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."

Anna Sewell
(03/30/1820 – 04/25/1878)
English writer (Black Beauty)
"Law cannot stand aside from the social changes around it."

William J. Brennan, Jr.
(04/25/1906 – 07/24/1997)
US Supreme Court (see other Supreme Court justices)
Egbert Roscoe Murrow "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
(04/25/1908 – 04/27/1965)
US broadcast journalist (died near his birthday)
Ella Fitzgerald "The only thing better than singing is more singing."

Ella Fitzgerald
(04/25/1917 – 06/15/1996)
US singer
Ellen Karolina Sofia Key "At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses."

Ellen Key
(12/11/1849 – 04/25/1926)
Swedish writer
Al Pacino "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."

Al Pacino
(04/25/1940 – )
US actor
Renée Zellweger "It opens your eyes in this town, it's amazing. It's taught me who I don't want to be."

Renée Zellweger
(04/25/1969 – )
US actor , on Hollywood
Virginia Katherine McMath "My mother told me I was dancing before I was born. She could feel my toes tapping wildly inside her for months."

Ginger Rogers
(07/16/1911 – 04/25/1995)
US actor, dancer
Bernice Frankel "After being in the business for such a long time, I've done everything but rodeo and porno."

Beatrice Arthur
(05/13/1922 – 04/25/2009)
US actor