Marcus Tullius Cicero "There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it."

(01/03/0106 BC – 12/07/0043 BC)
Roman writer ("De Oratore")
James Harrington "Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion."

James Harrington
(01/03/1611 – 09/11/1677)
English philosopher ("The Commonwealth of Oceana")
Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi "High birth is an accident, not a virtue."

Pietro Metastasio
(01/03/1698 – 04/12/1782)
Italian writer ("La Passione di Gesu Cristo")
Lucretia Coffin Mott "The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source."

Lucretia Coffin Mott
(01/03/1793 – 11/11/1880)
US social reformer
"If I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment."

Douglas Jerrold
(01/03/1803 – 06/08/1857)
English writer ("Black-Eyed Susan")
Clement Richard Attlee "Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking."

Clement Attlee
(01/03/1883 – 10/08/1967)
British PM (42) ("As it Happened")
Marie Josephine Sherwood "Playing Shakespeare is very tiring. You never get to sit down unless you're a king." *

Josephine Hull
(01/03/1877 – 03/12/1957)
US actor ("Harvey")
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien "I am told that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it."

J. R. R. Tolkien
(01/03/1892 – 09/02/1973)
English writer ("The Lord of the Rings")
Marion Cecelia Douras "Al, why don't you get a haircut?"

Marion Davies
(01/03/1897 – 09/22/1961)
US actor ("Runaway Romany") , to Albert Einstein
(LTR with William Randolph Hearst)
Barbara Apollina Chalupiec "Love is disgusting when you no longer possess yourself."

Pola Negri
(01/03/1897 – 08/01/1987)
Polish actor ("A Woman Commands")
Eliza Susan Pitts "I was what they called a feature player, never a star. They say I was in 500 films, everything but the newsreels."

ZaSu Pitts
(01/03/1894 – 06/07/1963)
US actor ("Breakfast in Hollywood")
Børge Rosenbaum "The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer."

Victor Borge
(01/03/1909 – 12/23/2000)
Danish entertainer ("Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2")
"What would ye, ladies? It was ever thus.
Men are unwise and curiously planned."

James Elroy Flecker
(11/05/1884 – 01/03/1915)
English writer ("The Last Generation: A Story of the Future")
"Certain phrases stick in the throat, even if they offer nothing that is analytically improbable. 'A dashing Swiss officer' is one such. Another is 'the beautiful Law Courts.'"

John Russell
(01/03/1921 – 01/19/1991)
US actor ("Lawman")
"The receivers are an integral part of the passing game."

Hank Stram
(01/03/1923 – 07/04/2005)
US football coach
"That's all very well, but two blacks don't make a white."

Michael Barratt
(01/03/1928 – )
English television presenter
Edgar Cayce "Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions."

Edgar Cayce
(03/18/1877 – 01/03/1945)
US psychic
Stephen Stills "One thing the blues ain't, is funny."

Stephen Stills
(01/03/1945 – )
US singer-songwriter (Buffalo Springfield, CSNY)
John Richard Baldwin "Noone ever compared us to Black Sabbath after this record."

John Paul Jones
(01/03/1945 – )
English musician (Led Zeppelin) , on Led Zeppelin IV
Adair Lara "Women who buy perfume and flowers for themselves because their men won't do it are called 'self basting.'"

Adair Lara
(01/03/1952 – )
US writer
Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson "I mean, it's a great story. It's got some great things in it. I mean there's something like eight violent deaths."

Mel Gibson
(01/03/1956 – )
Australian actor ("Braveheart") , on reasons to like "Hamlet (1990)"
"As the funds you will expend have come from many places in the world, so let there be no territorial, religious, or color restrictions on your benefactions, but beware of organized, professional charities with high-salaried executives and a heavy ratio of expense."

Conrad Hilton
(12/25/1887 – 01/03/1979)
US Hotelier
(great-grandfather of Paris Hilton; was married to Zsa Zsa Gabor)
Will Eisner "It did not take a great genius to recognize that the discipline of comics with its intelligent arrangement of images and text was a language awaiting wider use."

Will Eisner
(03/06/1917 – 01/03/2005)
US sequential artist ("The Spirit")
Phil Everly "Harmony is the ultimate love."

Phil Everly
(01/19/1939 – 01/03/2014)
US singer ("Let It Be Me")
(brother of Don Everly)