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Harriet Martineau "Men who pass most comfortably through this world are those who possess good digestions and hard hearts."

Harriet Martineau
(06/12/1802 – 06/27/1876)
English journalist
Charles Kingsley "He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them."

Charles Kingsley
(06/12/1819 – 01/23/1875)
English clergy
Johanna Spyri "She knows what she sees. She has her eyes in the right place."

Johanna Spyri
(06/12/1827 – 07/07/1901)
Swiss writer (Heidi)
"Weep not that the world changes—did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep."

William C. Bryant
(11/03/1794 – 06/12/1878)
US writer
Djuna Barnes "I'm a fart in a gale of wind, a humble violet under a cow pat."

Djuna Barnes
(06/12/1892 – 06/18/1982)
US writer (died near her birthday)
Anthony Eden "If you've broken the eggs, you should make the omelette."

Anthony Eden
(06/12/1897 – 01/14/1977)
British Prime Minister (43) (see other British Prime Ministers)
Uta Hagen "More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic."

Uta Hagen
(06/12/1919 – 01/14/2004)
German actor (was married to Jose Ferrer)
George Herbert Walker Bush "When it comes to the minds and hairdos of our young people, something had to be done."

George Herbert Walker Bush
(06/12/1924 – )
US President (41), VP (43) ; (married to Barbara, father of dubya; see all US Presidents, VPs) , on a CIA investigation of the "highly suspect" number of British bands w/U.S. contracts
Anne Frank "Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction."

Anne Frank
(06/12/1929 – 03/??/1945)
Dutch diarist
"I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery. I insist on believing that some men are my equals."

Brigid Brophy
(06/12/1929 – 08/07/1995)
English writer
Jim Nabors "I never knifed anybody in the back. It was just not my nature at all and that is why I was so surprised that I made it in show business at all."

Jim Nabors
(06/12/1930 – )
US actor
"Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots."

Karl Kraus
(04/28/1874 – 06/12/1936)
Austrian writer
"Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have."

Saul Alinsky
(01/30/1909 – 06/12/1972)
US political activist
"There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income."

Edmund Wilson
(05/08/1895 – 06/12/1972)
US critic
Norma Shearer "An actress must never lose her ego—without it she has no talent."

Norma Shearer
(08/10/1902 – 06/12/1983)
Canadian actor , wife of Irving Thalberg
"Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong."

Leo Buscaglia
(03/31/1925 – 06/12/1998)
US writer, "Hug Doctor"
"Something about glamour interested me. All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces with a cocktail and a cigarette."

Bill Blass
(06/22/1922 – 06/12/2002)
US fashion designer