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Henry Fielding "Every physician almost hath his favorite disease."

Henry Fielding
(04/22/1707 – 10/08/1754)
English writer
Franklin Pierce "There's nothing left . . . but to get drunk."

Franklin Pierce
(11/23/1804 - 10/08/1869)
US President (14) (see all US Presidents) , on what a president should do upon leaving office
John Hancock "I shall look forward to a pleasant time."

John Hancock
(01/23/1737 – 10/08/1793)
US founding father , last words
"To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air."

Richard Whately
(02/01/1787 – 10/08/1863)
English archbishop
"If I met Picasso in the street I would kick him in the pants."

Sir Alfred Munnings
(10/08/1878 – 07/17/1959)
English artist
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker "Aviation is proof that, given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible."

Edward V. Rickenbacker
(10/08/1890 – 07/23/1973)
US aviator
John W. Gardner "All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species."

John W. Gardner
(10/08/1912 – 02/16/2002)
US writer, political theorist
William E. Vaughan "Perhaps the crime situation would be improved if we could get more cops off television and onto the streets."

Bill Vaughan
(10/08/1915 – 02/25/1977)
US writer
Frank Herbert "When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way."

Frank Herbert
(10/08/1920 – 02/11/1986)
US writer
Claus Gunther Nakszynski "One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real."

Klaus Kinski
(10/08/1926 – 11/23/1991)
German actor (father of Nastassja Kinski)
Jim Elliot "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."

Jim Elliot
(10/08/1927 – 01/08/1956)
US missionary
Rona Barrett "Pick your enemies carefully or you'll never make it in Los Angeles."

Rona Barrett
(10/08/1936 – )
US gossip columnist
"Hunter turned out to be a real weenie and a stone f890ing coward . . . He was a total fake."

Sonny Barger
(10/08/1938 – )
US Hell's Angel
Jesse Jackson "I hear that melting pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted."

Reverend Jesse Jackson
(10/08/1941 – )
US religious leader, perennial presidential candidate
Cornelius Crane Chase "I was so angry I didn't cry for five years."

Chevy Chase
(10/08/1943 – )
US comic actor (SNL) , on the death of John Belushi
Wendell Willkie "A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years."

Wendell Willkie
(02/18/1892 – 10/08/1944)
US Presidential candidate
Susan Alexandra Weaver "The movie business divides women into ice queens and sluts, and there have been times I wanted to be a slut more than anything."

Sigourney Weaver
(10/08/1949 – )
US actor
Nigel Bruce "That's a lot to see buggers jump."

Nigel Bruce
(02/04/1895 – 10/08/1953)
English actor , on the cost of ballet tickets (the Trocs are worth it)
"The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days."

Clement Atlee
(01/03/1883 – 10/08/1967)
British PM (42) (see other British PMs)
Kristanna Loken "When I got the job, my manager said, 'Kristanna, just enjoy this last year of anonymity, because afterward you're not going to be able to pump your own gas.' I feel ready. Why not?"

Kristanna Loken
(10/08/1979 – )
US model, actor , on her role in Terminator 3
Fernando Lamas "Being married to Arlene Dahl was very nice at nighttime. But in the daytime, it was like being married to Elizabeth Arden."

Fernando Lamas
(01/09/1915 – 10/08/1982)
Argentine actor (In six years of marriage to Dahl, Lamas claims he never saw her without makeup)