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Soren Kierkegaard "People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."

Soren Kierkegaard
(05/05/1813 – 11/11/1855)
Danish philosopher
Karl Marx "Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex."

Karl Marx
(05/05/1818 – 03/14/1883)
German philosopher (father of Eleanor Marx)
Napoleon Bonaparte "I am surrounded by priests who repeat incessantly that their kingdom is not of this world, and yet they lay their hands on everything they can get."

Napoleon Bonaparte
(08/15/1769 – 05/05/1821)
Corsican emperor
"Woman played her part in early California by reason of her absence."

Hubert Howe Bancroft
(05/05/1832 – 03/02/1918)
US historian
"There are those whose sole claim to profundity is the discovery of exceptions to the rules."

Paul Eldridge
(05/05/1888 – 07/26/1982)
US writer
Christopher Morley "Why do they put the Gideon bibles only in the bedrooms, where it's usually too late?"

Christopher Morley
(05/05/1890 – 03/28/1957)
US writer
James Beard "A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch."

James Beard
(05/05/1903 – 01/21/1985)
US chef
Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. "I've done an awful lot of stuff that's a monument to public patience."

Tyrone Power
(05/05/1914 – 11/15/1958)
US actor
Lance Henriksen "I'm pretty slapstick in my life but nobody sees that. You get typecast. I'm from New York and I have a sh*t-detector that's outspoken. I'm very streetwise and the producers detect that. So they get me on a movie and kill me. I go into their offices and I'm sure when I leave they say, 'You know, he'd be great to kill'. I've been killed every way you can imagine."

Lance Henriksen
(05/05/1940 – )
US actor
Virginia Wynette Pugh "I spent 15 minutes writing 'Stand by Your Man,' and a lifetime defending it."

Tammy Wynette
(05/05/1942 – 04/06/1998)
US singer, songwriter (was married to George Jones)
Michael Palin "He always regarded death as highly overrated and could never understand why anybody made such a fuss about it."

Michael Palin
(05/05/1943 – )
English comic, actor (Monty Python's Flying Circus) , on Graham Chapman
"While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of time, it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction."

James Branch Cabell
(04/14/1879 – 05/05/1958)
US writer