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"Patience is the key to contentment."

(01/30/0570 – 06/08/0632)
Arabian religious leader
Thomas Paine "The United States of America will sound as pompously in the world or in history as The Kingdom of Great Britain."

Thomas Paine
(01/29/1737 – 06/08/1809)
US author, founding father, patriot
Robert Alexander Schumann "In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of."

Robert Schumann
(06/08/1810 – 07/29/1856)
German composer
"The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves."

Charles Reade
(06/08/1814 – 04/11/1884)
English writer
Sarah Kemble Siddons "I pant for retirement and leisure, but am doomed to inexpressible and almost unsupportable hurry."

Sarah Kemble Siddons
(07/05/1755 – 06/08/1831)
English actor
Andrew Jackson "I do not forget that I am a mechanic. I am proud to own it. Neither do I forget that the apostle Paul was a tentmaker; Socrates was a sculptor; and Archimedes was a mechanic."

Andrew Jackson
(03/15/1767 – 06/08/1845)
US President (7) (married to Rachel Donelson Jackson; see all US Presidents)
"Dogmatism is puppyism come to its full growth."

Douglas Jerrold
(01/03/1803 – 06/08/1857)
English writer
Frank Lloyd Wright "Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles."

Frank Lloyd Wright
(06/08/1867 – 04/09/1959)
US architect
Amandine-Aurore-Lucile Dudevant "Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius."

George Sand
(07/01/1804 – 06/08/1876)
French writer
"Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well."

James Freeman Clarke
(04/04/1810 – 06/08/1888)
US theologian
Marguerite Cleenewerck de Crayencour "A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print."

Marguerite Yourcenar
(06/08/1903 – 12/17/1987)
Belgian-US writer
John W. Campbell, Jr. "We presuppose two things: that there is yet to be learned infinitely more than is now known, and that man can learn it."

John W. Campbell, Jr.
(06/08/1910 – 07/11/1971)
US writer
Byron Raymond White "We're the only branch of government that explains itself in writing every time it makes a decision."

Byron R. White
(06/08/1917 – 04/15/2002)
US Supreme Court (see other Supreme Court justices)
Barbara Pierce Bush "As if we don't have enough violence on television."

Barbara Bush
(06/08/1925 – )
US first lady (41) (mother of dubya; see other US First Ladies) , on hubby George accidentally hitting two spectators with golf balls
Bliss Carman "The greatest joy in nature is the absence of man."

Bliss Carman
(04/15/1861 – 06/08/1929)
Canadian writer
Joan Sandra Molinsky "Is she fat? Her favorite food is seconds."

Joan Rivers
(06/08/1933 – )
Abrasive US comic , on Elizabeth Taylor
Scott Adams "There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot."

Scott Adams
(06/08/1957 – )
US cartoonist (Dilbert)
Nick Rhodes "Rock'n'roll all goes back to R & B, but to me it's not very relevant. Kraftwerk is much more relevant."

Nick Rhodes
(06/08/1962 – )
English keyboardist (Duran Duran)
Abraham Maslow "A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting."

Abraham Maslow
(04/01/1908 – 06/08/1970)
US psychologist
Leroy Robert Paige "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?"

Satchel Paige
(07/07/1906 – 06/08/1982)
US baseball player