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Joseph Addison "'We are always doing', says he, 'something for Posterity, but I would fain see Posterity do something for us.'"

Joseph Addison
(05/01/1672 – 06/17/1719)
English writer
John Dryden "But far more numerous was the herd of such,
Who think too little and who talk too much."

John Dryden
(08/09/1631 – 05/01/1700)
English writer
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, etc.
"To define it rudely but not ineptly, engineering is the art of doing that well with one dollar, which any bungler can do with two after a fashion."

Arthur Wellesley
(05/01/1769 – 09/14/1852)
Duke of Wellington, English army commander, PM (21) (see other British PMs; image courtesy of the Bridgeman Art Library)
Marie Corelli "What a fool cannot learn he laughs at, thinking that by his laughter he shows superiority instead of latent idiocy."

Marie Corelli
(05/01/1855 – 04/21/1924)
English writer
"If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all."

Dr. David Livingstone
(03/19/1813 – 05/01/1873)
Scottish missionary, explorer
"A proof tells us where to concentrate our doubts."

Morris Kline
(05/01/1908 – 06/10/1992)
US mathematician
Jack Paar "Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery."

Jack Paar
(05/01/1918 – 01/27/2004)
US comic, TV host (Tonight Show) (also see Allen, Carson, and Leno)
Joseph Heller "Good God, how much reverence can you have for a Supreme Being who finds it necessary to include such phenomena as phlegm and tooth-decay in His divine system of creation?"

Joseph Heller
(05/01/1923 – 12/12/1999)
US writer (Catch-22)
Judy Collins "I don't know where my songs come from . . . If I knew, I'd know too much, more than we are allowed on this plane."

Judy Collins
(05/01/1939 – )
US singer
Paul Joseph Goebbels "Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character."

Paul Joseph Goebbels
(10/29/1897 – 05/01/1945)
German propagandist
Joanna Lumley "To be a judge you don't have to know about books, you have to be skilled at picking shrapnel out of your head."

Joanna Lumley
(05/01/1946 – )
English model, actor, writer
D'Arcy Wretzky "[Being in the band is] like being married with four people you never even wanted to date."

D'Arcy Wretzky
(05/01/1968 – )
US bassist, singer (Smashing Pumpkins) (also see Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlain, Melissa auf der Maur, and Courtney Love)
"Yes, we have two sons."

Harold Nicolson
(11/21/1886 – 05/01/1968)
Iran-born English writer (husband of Vita Sackville-West, father of Nigel Nicolson), on whether he and his wife had ever collaborated on anything
"I see the mind of a 5-year-old as a volcano with two vents: destructiveness and creativeness."

Sylvia Townsend Ashton-Warner
(12/06/1893 – 05/01/1978)
English writer
Eldridge Cleaver "The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less."

Eldridge Cleaver
(08/31/1935 – 05/01/1998)
US activist