Alexander Hamilton "I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect men."

Alexander Hamilton
(01/11/1755 – 07/12/1804)
US founding father ("The Federalist Papers")
William James "How pleasant is the day when we give up striving to be young—or slender."

William James
(01/11/1842 – 08/26/1910)
US writer, psychologist ("The Principles of Psychology")
(brother of Henry James)
George Nathaniel Curzon "Dear me, I never knew that the lower classes had such white skins."

Lord Curzon
(01/11/1859 – 03/20/1925)
English statesman ("Problems of the Far East")
"Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought."

Dwight Morrow
(01/11/1873 – 10/05/1931)
US ambassador, Senator (NJ)
(father of Anne Morrow Lindbergh)
Alice Paul "Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end."

Alice Paul
(01/11/1885 – 07/09/1977)
US lawyer, suffragist
Aldo Leopold "We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see the land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

Aldo Leopold
(01/11/1887 – 04/21/1948)
US conservationist ("A Sand County Almanac")
Bernard DeVoto "The mind has its own logic but does not often let others in on it."

Bernard DeVoto
(01/11/1897 – 11/13/1955)
US historian ("Across the Wide Missouri")
"I have one great fear in my heart, that one day when they (the whites of South Africa) have turned to loving, they will find we (the blacks) are turned to hating."

Alan Paton
(01/11/1903 – 04/12/1988)
S. African writer ("Cry, the Beloved Country")
Sgt. Thomas Velie: "We've had nothing but murders and robberies lately."
Ellery Queen: "Post-war prosperity, Velie."

Manfred Lee
(01/11/1905 – 04/03/1971)
US mystery writer ("The Greek Coffin Mystery")
(as "Ellery Queen," with Frederic Dannay)
Thomas Hardy "That man's silence is wonderful to listen to."

Thomas Hardy
(06/02/1840 – 01/11/1928)
English writer ("Far from the Madding Crowd")
"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies."

C. A. R. Hoare
(01/11/1934 – )
Sri Lankan computer scientist
Jean Chrétien "A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof. And when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven."

Jean Chrétien
(01/11/1934 – )
Canadian PM
Jim Hightower "Reagan promised everyone a seven-course dinner. Ours turned out to be a possum and a six-pack."

Jim Hightower
(01/11/1943 – )
US agriculture commissioner, activist, and author ("There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos")
Diana Ellen Judd "A dead end street is a good place to turn around."

Naomi Judd
(01/11/1946 – )
US singer ("Born to be Blue")
(mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd)
Richmal Crompton "I'll thcream and thcream and thcream till I'm thick."

Richmal Crompton
(11/15/1890 – 01/11/1969)
English writer ("Just William" books)
Naomi Margaret Haldane "After you've written about something once, though, it's very dangerous to try and do it again. The original story was very good indeed, but the more he wrote the less good it became."

Naomi Mitchison
(11/01/1897 – 01/11/1999)
Scottish writer ("Memoirs of a Spacewoman")
(sister of J. B. S. Haldane)
Spalding Gray "I refer to jet lag as 'jet-psychosis'—there's an old saying that the spirit cannot move faster than a camel."

Spalding Gray
(06/05/1941 – 01/11/2004)
US monologuist ("Swimming to Cambodia")
Edmund Hillary "It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."

Sir Edmund Hillary
(07/20/1919 – 01/11/2008)
New Zealander explorer