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Marcus Tullius Cicero "No sane man will dance."

Cicero
(01/03/0106 BC – 12/07/0043 BC)
Roman writer
Willa Cather "Where there is great love there are always miracles."

Willa Cather
(12/07/1873 – 04/24/1947)
US writer
"The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins."

Heywood C. Broun
(12/07/1888 – 12/18/1939)
US writer
"It is a tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know—the less a man knows, the more sure it is that he knows everything."

Joyce Cary
(12/07/1888 – 03/29/1957)
English writer
Thomas B. Reed "A statesman is a successful politician who is dead."

Thomas B. Reed
(10/18/1839 – 12/07/1902)
US Rep (ME)
"Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck."

Eli Wallach
(12/07/1915 – )
US actor
"In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running, if you stand still, they will swallow you."

Victor Kiam
(12/07/1926 – 05/27/2001)
US sports team owner (New England Patriots)
Noam Chomsky "The notion 'grammatical' cannot be identified with 'meaningful' or 'significant' in any semantic sense. Sentences (1) and (2) are equally nonsensical, but only the former is grammatical.
(1) Colourless green ideas sleep furiously.
(2) Furiously sleep ideas green colourless."

Noam Chomsky
(12/07/1928 – )
US educator
Edna Rae Gilhooley "What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be."

Ellen Burstyn
(12/07/1932 – )
US actor
Harry Chapin "I am a greedy, selfish bastard. I want the fact that I existed to mean something."

Harry Chapin
(12/07/1942 – 07/16/1981)
US singer, songwriter
Johnny Bench "I've seldom seen a horny player walk into a bar and not let out exactly what he did for a living."

Johnny Bench
(12/07/1947 – )
US baseball player
Nicholas Murray Butler "An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less."

Nicholas Murray Butler
(04/02/1862 – 12/07/1947)
US educator
Tom Waits "Champagne for my real friends, and real pain for my sham friends."

Tom Waits
(12/07/1949 – )
US singer, songwriter
Larry Bird "I don't know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody—somewhere—was practicing more than me."

Larry Bird
(12/07/1956 – )
US basketball player, coach
Terrell Eldorado Owens "I see my work like Picasso. He signed off on his work. I signed off on my work. I work hard during the week. I'm just trying to have fun."

Terrell Owens
(12/07/1973 – )
US football player
Thornton Wilder "I do borrow from other writers, shamelessly! I can only say in my defense, like the woman brought before the judge on a charge of kleptomania, 'I do steal, but, your Honor, only from the very best stores.'"

Thornton Wilder
(04/17/1897 – 12/07/1975)
US writer
Robert Graves "I believe that every English poet should read the English classics, master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them, travel abroad, experience the horror of sordid passion and—if he is lucky enough—know the love of an honest woman."

Robert Graves
(07/26/1895 – 12/07/1985)
English writer
"Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime."

Potter Stewart
(01/13/1915 – 12/07/1985)
US Supreme Court (see other Supreme Court justices)
Joan Bennett "I feel positively like a Beatle."

Joan Bennett
(02/27/1910 – 12/07/1990)
US actor (sister of Constance Bennett) , on the success of the soap "Dark Shadows"
"Society has never barred women from bread-winning roles, but only from economic roles that are profitable and respectable."

Jeanne Kirkpatrick
(11/19/1926 – 12/07/2006)
US diplomat