Edward Gibbon "Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself."

Edward Gibbon
(05/08/1737 – 01/16/1794)
English historian
Jenny Julia Eleanor Marx "By the time your life is finished, you will have learned just enough to begin it well." *

Eleanor Marx
(01/16/1855 – 03/31/1898)
English-born socialist, writer, philanthropist (daughter of Karl Marx)
"Right or wrong, the customer is always right."

Marshall Field
(08/18/1834 – 01/16/1906)
US businessman
Ethel Agnes Zimmermann "I remember Tallulah telling of going into a public ladies' room and discovering there was no toilet tissue. She looked underneath the booth and said to the lady in the next stall, 'I beg your pardon, do you happen to have any toilet tissue in there?' The lady said no. So Tallulah said, 'Well, then, dahling, do you have two fives for a ten?"

Ethel Merman
(01/16/1908 – 02/15/1984)
US singer
Jay Hanna Dean "The game was closer than the score indicated."

Dizzy Dean
(01/16/1910 – 07/17/1974)
US baseball player , on losing 1-0
Dian Fossey "The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people."

Dian Fossey
(01/16/1932 – c. 12/26/1985)
US zoologist
Susan Sontag "The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions."

Susan Sontag
(01/16/1933 – 12/28/2004)
US writer (was partner of Annie Leibovitz)
Marilyn Horne "The thing to do [for insomnia] is to get an opera score and read that. That will bore you to death."

Marilyn Horne
(01/16/1934 – )
US singer
Anthony Joseph Foyt "Every car has a lot of speed in it. The trick is getting the speed out of it."

A. J. Foyt
(01/16/1935 – )
US writer
Jane Alice Peters "Hollywood is where they write the alibis before they write the story."

Carole Lombard
(10/06/1908 – 01/16/1942)
US actor (was married to William Powell, Clark Gable)
Ronnie Milsap "Work for the fun of it, and the money will arrive someday."

Ronnie Milsap
(01/16/1943 – )
US singer
Laura Schlessinger "Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage."

Laura Schlessinger
(01/16/1947 – )
US entertainer, fake doctor
John Carpenter "In France, I'm an auteur; in Germany, a filmmaker; in Britain, a genre film director; and, in the USA, a bum."

John Carpenter
(01/16/1948 – )
US director
Robert Schimmel "I asked my wife to try anal sex. She said, 'Sure. You first.'"

Robert Schimmel
(01/16/1950 – 09/03/2010)
US comic
Arturo Toscanini "Assassins!"

Arturo Toscanini
(03/25/1867 – 01/16/1957)
Russian violinist, conductor, composer , to his orchestra
Katherine Ann Moss "It's a sin to be tired."

Kate Moss
(01/16/1974 – )
US supermodel
"An exhaustive study of police records shows that no woman has ever shot her husband while he was doing the dishes."

Earl Wilson
(05/03/1907 – 01/16/1987)
US columnist
John Clifford Mortimer "The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yoghurt."

Sir John Mortimer
(04/21/1923 – 01/16/2009)
English barrister, writer
Pauline Phillips "Women who miscalculate are called 'mothers.'"

Abigail van Buren
(07/04/1918 – 01/16/2013)
US advice columnist (sister of Ann Landers)