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Thomas Middleton "There's no hate lost between us."

Thomas Middleton
(04/18/1580 – 07/04/1627)
English writer
Samuel Richardson "For the human mind is seldom at stay: If you do not grow better, you will most undoubtedly grow worse."

Samuel Richardson
(08/19/1689 – 07/04/1761)
English writer
Nathaniel Hawthorne "We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death."

Nathaniel Hawthorne
(07/04/1804 – 05/18/1864)
US writer
John Adams "The four most miserable years of my life."

John Adams
(10/30/1735 – 07/04/1826)
US President (2), VP (1) (was married to Abigail Smith Adams, father of John Quincy Adams, grandfather of Charles Francis Adams; see all US Presidents, VPs) , on the presidency
Thomas Jefferson "God forbid we should ever be twenty years without a rebellion."

Thomas Jefferson
(04/13/1743 – 07/04/1826)
US President (3), VP (2) (see all US Presidents, VPs)
James Monroe "Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will."

James Monroe
(04/28/1758 – 07/04/1831)
US President (5) (see all US Presidents)
Francois Rene de Chateaubriand "An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate."

Francois Rene de Chateaubriand
(09/04/1776 – 07/04/1848)
French writer
Calvin Coolidge Woman: "I've made a bet with a friend that I can get you to say at least three words this evening. What do you say to that?"
Calvin Coolidge: "You lose."
(07/04/1872 – 01/05/1933)
US President (30) (see all US Presidents)
George Murphy "How can you practice dancing in an airplane? There's a law against it."

George Murphy
(07/04/1902 – 05/03/1992)
US dancer, actor, Senator (CA)
"The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong."

Swami Vivekananda
(01/12/1863 – 07/04/1902)
Indian spiritual leader
"The immature artist imitates. Mature artists steal."

Lionel Trilling
(07/04/1905 – 11/05/1975)
US writer
"It's not music, it's a disease."

Mitch Miller
(07/04/1911 – 07/31/2010)
US bandleader, A&R director , on rock'n'roll
Esther Lederer "The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead."

Ann Landers
(07/04/1918 – 06/22/2002)
US advice columnist (sister of Abigail van Buren)
Pauline Phillips "It is true that I was born in Iowa, but I can't speak for my twin sister."

Abigail van Buren
(07/04/1918 – )
US advice columnist
"I think it will always be popular. It's like the cycle of life. It grows, breaks up, falls down, and then starts all over again."

Edward Craven Walker
(07/04/1918 – 08/15/2000)
US nudist, inventor , on his invention, the Lava Lamp
Leona Helmsley "Only the little people pay taxes."

Leona Helmsley
(07/04/1920 – 08/20/2007)
US real estate salesperson, heiress, felon
Marvin Neil Simon "It looks different when you're sober. I thought I had twice as much furniture."

Neil Simon
(07/04/1927 – )
US playwright
Gina Lollobrigida "Sophia Loren plays peasants. I play ladies."

Gina Lollobrigida
(07/04/1928 – )
Italian actor
Marie Curie "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."

Marie Curie
(11/07/1867 – 07/04/1934)
French scientist
Geraldo Rivera "Never take a job where winter winds can blow up your pants."

Geraldo Rivera
(07/04/1943 – )
US TV person
"I expect to pass through this world but once and therefore if there is anybody I want to kick in the crotch I had better kick them in the crotch now, for I do not expect to pass this way again."

Sir Cecil Maurice Bowra
(04/08/1898 – 07/04/1971)
China-born English writer
Eva Gabor "I was the first actress in the family, and I am still the only actress in the family. I shouldn't be saying it, but it slipped out!"

Eva Gabor
(02/11/1921 – 07/04/1995)
Hungarian actor (sister of Zsa Zsa)
Charles Kuralt "The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines."

Charles Kuralt
(09/10/1934 – 07/04/1997)
US telejournalist
Barrence Eugene Carter "I'm very fortunate to have a career that has lasted as long as it has. Did I think it would last this long? No way!"

Barry White
(09/12/1944 – 07/04/2003)
US singer
"I've lived a charmed life. I married the only girl I ever loved and did the only job I ever loved."

Hank Stram
(01/03/1923 – 07/04/2005)
US football coach
Jesse Helms
"My legacy will be up to others to describe."

Jesse Helms
(10/18/1921 – 07/04/2008)
US senator (NC) , legacy of racism, intolerance, thickheadedness (Jesse's the older boy on the left)
Evelyn Keyes "I have often wondered what my life would have been like if I had needed a size thirty-eight bra instead of a modest thirty-four."

Evelyn Keyes
(11/20/1919 – 07/04/2008)
US actor (was married to Charles Vidor, John Huston, and Artie Shaw)