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King Charles II "You had better have one King than five hundred."

King Charles II
(05/29/1630 – 02/06/1685)
English royalty
Patrick Henry "If this be treason, make the most of it!"

Patrick Henry
(05/29/1736 – 06/06/1799)
US patriot
Humphrey Davy "The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures."

Sir Humphrey Davy
(12/17/1778 – 05/29/1829)
English chemist (discovered laughing gas)
General Winfield Scott "Quite ignorant for his rank, and quite bigoted in his ignorance."

General Winfield Scott
(06/13/1786 – 05/29/1866)
US civil war general , on Zachary Taylor
Gilbert Keith Chesterton "Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."

G. K. Chesterton
(05/29/1874 – 06/14/1936)
English writer
"I maintain that today many an inventor, many a diplomat, many a financier is a sounder philosopher than all those who practice the dull craft of experimental psychology."

Oswald Spengler
(05/29/1880 – 05/08/1936)
German philosopher
Beatrice Lillie "Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'"

Beatrice Lillie
(05/29/1898 – 01/20/1989)
Canadian actor
Leslie Townes Hope "I must say the Senator's victory in Wisconsin was a triumph for democracy. It proves that a millionaire has just as good a chance as anyone else."

Bob Hope
(05/29/1903 – 07/27/2003)
English-born comic , on JFK's electoral victory
Terence Hanbury White "The Victorians had not been anxious to go away for the weekend. The Edwardians, on the contrary, were nomadic."

T. H. White
(05/29/1906 – 01/17/1964)
English writer
William Schwenck Gilbert "He is like a man who sits on a stove and then complains that his backside is burning."

W. S. Gilbert
(11/18/1836 – 05/29/1911)
English lyricist , on Sir Arthur Sullivan
Pamela Hansford Johnson "I hated the bangs in the war: I always felt a silent war would be more tolerable."

Pamela Hansford Johnson
(05/29/1912 – 06/18/1981)
US writer , engaged to Dylan Thomas, married to Gordon Stewart and then C. P. Snow
John Fitzgerald Kennedy "You know nothing for sure...except the fact that you know nothing for sure."

John F. Kennedy
(05/29/1917 – 11/22/1963)
US President (35) (son of Rose and Joseph P., was married to Jackie, brother of Robert and Teddy; see all US Presidents)
John Barrymore "Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him."

John Barrymore
(02/15/1882 – 05/29/1942)
US actor (brother of Ethel and Lionel, father of John Drew, grandfather of Drew) , last words?
Fania Borach "I never liked the men I loved, and never loved the men I liked."

Fanny Brice
(10/29/1891 – 05/29/1951)
US actor
Danny Elfman "For me, writing something in the spirit of Halloween is like Mother Teresa writing on charity and sacrifice. It's just second nature to me."

Danny Elfman
(05/29/1953 – )
US musician, composer (Oingo Boingo) married to Bridget Fonda November, 2003
Annette Bening "I am really looking forward as I get older and older, to being less and less nice."

Annette Bening
(05/29/1958 – )
US actor (married to Warren Beatty)
Melissa Etheridge "Love is never wrong."

Melissa Etheridge
(05/29/1961 – )
US singer, songwriter
Noel Gallagher "They should be shot."

Noel Gallagher
(05/29/1967 – )
English musician (Oasis) , on the Backstreet Boys
John Gunther "There are no generalizations in American politics that vested selfishness cannot cut through."

John Gunther
(08/30/1901 – 05/29/1970)
US writer
Gladys Louise Smith "This thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."

Mary Pickford
(04/08/1893 – 05/29/1979)
US actor (was married to Douglas Fairbanks)
Margaret Chase Smith "One of the basic causes for all the trouble in the world today is that people talk too much and think too little."

Margaret Chase Smith
(12/14/1897 – 05/29/1995)
US Rep and Senator (ME)
Coral Edith Brown "I married Vincent Price very late in both our lives. It was chiefly because, even if Vincent can be a bit moody and frightening at times, loneliness is even more frightful. Without a husband, even an actress doesn't get invited out much."

Coral Browne
(07/23/1913 – 05/29/1991)
Australian actor (was married to Vincent Price)
Barry Goldwater "I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it's somebody else's secretary, fine."

Barry Goldwater
(01/01/1909 – 05/29/1998)
US Senator (AZ)
Paula Gunn Allen "Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist."

Paula Gunn Allen
(10/24/1939 – 05/29/2008)
US native writer
Harvey Herschel Korman "Funny is when you're serious."

Harvey Korman
(02/15/1927 – 05/29/2008)
US comic, actor