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James Ramsay MacDonald "We hear war called murder. It is not: it is suicide."

Ramsay MacDonald
(10/12/1866 – 11/09/1937)
English Prime Minister (39) (see other British PMs)
Robert E. Lee "The education of a man is never completed until he dies."

Robert E. Lee
(01/19/1807 – 10/12/1870)
US general
"No, it's a B-flat. It looks wrong and it sounds wrong, but it's right."

Ralph Vaughan Williams
(10/12/1872 – 08/26/1958)
English composer
"Keep what is worth keeping
And with the breath of kindness
Blow the rest away."

Dinah Mulock Craik
(04/20/1826 – 10/12/1887)
English writer
Jane and Goodman Ace "Well, time wounds all heels."

Jane Sherwood Ace
(10/12/1900 – 11/11/1974)
US radio comic (was married to Goodman Ace)
Paul Engle "Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise."

Paul Engle
(10/12/1908 – 03/??/1991)
US writer
"Some feminists feel that a woman should never be wrong. We have a right to be wrong."

Alice Childress
(10/12/1920 – 08/14/1994)
US writer
Philander C. Knox "Oh, Mr. President, do not let so great an achievement suffer from any taint of legality."

Philander C. Knox
(05/06/1853 – 10/12/1921)
US senator (PA) , on the acquisition of the Panama Canal
Anatole France "When you want to make men good and wise, free, moderate, generous, you are led inevitably to the desire of killing them all."

Anatole France
(04/16/1844 – 10/12/1924)
French writer
"I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into our neighborhood after dark."

Dick Gregory
(10/12/1932 – )
US comic, activist
Luciano Pavarotti "You don't need any brains to listen to music."

Luciano Pavarotti
(10/12/1935 – 09/06/2007)
Italian singer
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of its behind."

General Joseph W. Stilwell
(03/19/1883 – 10/12/1946)
US military
Sonja Henie "Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles."

Sonja Henie
(04/08/1912 – 10/12/1969)
Norwegian skater, actress
Dean Acheson "A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer."

Dean Acheson
(04/11/1893 – 10/12/1971)
US Secretary of State
Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. "Many things made me become a vegetarian, among them, the higher food yield as a solution to world hunger."

John Denver
(12/31/1943 – 10/12/1997)
US singer, songwriter