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"The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute."

Giambattista Vico
(06/23/1668 – 01/23/1744)
Italian philosopher
Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb "My God, I hope it's nothing trivial."

Irvin S. Cobb
(06/23/1876 – 03/10/1944)
US writer , on hearing his boss was sick
Alfred C. Kinsey "The only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform."

Alfred C. Kinsey
(06/23/1894 – 08/25/1956)
US researcher
"Saintliness is also a temptation."

Jean Anouilh
(06/23/1910 – 10/03/1987)
French playwright
"Develop your eccentricities while you are young. That way, when you get old, people won't think you're going gaga."

David Ogilvy
(06/23/1911 – 07/21/1999)
English chef, salesman, research poll assistant, secret service agent, gentleman farmer, and advertising guru
Art Modell "The pride and presence of a professional football team is far more important than 30 libraries."

Art Modell
(06/23/1925 – )
US football coach, far less important than one librarian
Bob Fosse "I thank God that I wasn't born perfect."

Bob Fosse
(06/23/1927 – 09/23/1987)
US choreographer, director (was married to Gwen Verdon)
Valerie June Carter "I have always enjoyed being a part of his life. I've always loved him, and he's always loved me."

June Carter Cash
(06/23/1929 – 05/15/2003)
US singer, songwriter (was married to Johnny Cash)
"Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't."

Richard Bach
(06/23/1936 – )
US writer
"We did consider the name 'Beetles,' but Jerry [Allison] said, 'Aw, that's just a bug you'd want to step on,' so we immediately dropped that."

Niki Sullivan
(06/23/1937 – 04/06/2004)
US guitarist (Crickets)
Wilma Rudolph "Sometimes it takes years to really grasp what has happened to your life."

Wilma Rudolph
(06/23/1940 – 11/12/1994)
US Olympic sprinter
"If we hadn't given them those first four touchdowns, it might have been different."

H. K. "Cootie" Reeves
(06/23/1944 – )
US football coach , on losing a game 53-0
Clarence Thomas "Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot."

Clarence Thomas
(06/23/1948 – )
US Supreme Court (see other Supreme Court justices)
Frances McDormand "The fact that I'm sleeping with the director may have something to do with it."

Frances McDormand
(06/23/1957 – )
US actor (married to Joel Coen), on getting the role that won her an Oscar in "Fargo"
Joseph Hill Whedon "Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck."

Joss Whedon
(06/23/1964 – )
US writer, producer, director
Selma Blair Beitner "My first crush was Spock. I thought it didn't get any better than Spock."

Selma Blair
(06/23/1972 – )
US actor
Jonas Salk "Nothing happens quite by chance. It's a question of accretion of information and experience."

Jonas Salk
(10/28/1914 – 06/23/1995)
US microbiologist
Maureen O'Sullivan "It's nice to be immortal. Film has given us immortality. Now my children are going to appreciate Tarzan."

Maureen O'Sullivan
(05/17/1911 – 06/23/1998)
Irish actor (was married to John Farrow; mother of Mia Farrow)
"When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband!"

Shana Alexander
(10/06/1925 – 06/23/2005)
US writer