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Desiderius Erasmus "In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."

Desiderius Erasmus
(10/26/1466 – 07/12/1536)
Dutch writer
Georges Jacques Danton "In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels."

Georges Jacques Danton
(10/26/1759 – 04/05/1794)
French revolutionary
William Hogarth "All the world is competent to judge my pictures except those who are of my profession."

William Hogarth
(11/10/1697 – 10/26/1764)
English artist
Leon Trotsky "You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you."

Leon Trotsky
(10/26/1879 – 08/20/1940)
Russian revolutionary
"I have not placed reading before praying because I regard it more important, but because, in order to pray aright, we must understand what we are praying for."

Angelina Grimke
(02/20/1805 – 10/26/1879)
US abolitionist, suffragist, writer
"I think if women would indulge more freely in vituperation, they would enjoy ten times the health they do. It seems to me they are suffering from repression."

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(11/12/1815 – 10/26/1902)
US feminist
Mahalia Jackson "Someday the sun is going to shine down on me in some faraway place."

Mahalia Jackson
(10/26/1911 – 01/27/1972)
US gospel singer
Francois Mitterand "The eyes of Stalin, the voice of Marilyn Monroe."

Francois Mitterand
(10/26/1916 – 01/08/1996)
French president , on Margaret Thatcher
Charles Proteus Steinmetz "I have succeeded in getting my actual work down to thirty minutes a day. That leaves me eighteen hours for engineering."

Charles Steinmetz
(04/09/1865 – 10/26/1923)
Prussian scientist
"Christianity is the most materialistic of all great religions."

Archbishop William Temple
(10/15/1881 – 10/26/1944)
English archbishop, writer
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton "Heavens, no! It could get subpoenaed. I can't write anything."

Hillary Clinton
(10/26/1947 – )
US first lady (43), Senator (NY) (see other US first ladies; married to Bill) , when asked if she kept a diary
Margarita Ibrahimoff "I've never wanted to be a big star. I just want to keep on working."

Rita Wilson
(10/26/1956 – )
US actor (married to Tom Hanks)
"A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free."

Nikos Kazantzakis
(12/02/1885 – 10/26/1957)
Greek writer
Mark Anthony McDermott "My theory about actors is we're all walking milk cartons. Expiration dates everywhere."

Dylan McDermott
(10/26/1961 – )
US actor
William S. Paley "White lies always introduce others of a darker complexion."

William S. Paley
(09/28/1901 – 10/26/1990)
US radio, TV magnate (founded CBS)