Galileo Galilei "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use."

Galileo Galilei
(02/15/1564 – 01/08/1642)
Italian scientist, astronomer ("Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems")
Jeremy Bentham "As to the evil which results from censorship, it is impossible to measure it, because it is impossible to tell where it ends."

Jeremy Bentham
(02/15/1748 – 06/06/1832)
English philosopher ("Short Review of the Declaration")
Gotthold Lessing "Ah! would that we could at once paint with the eyes! In the long way, from the eye, through the arm to the pencil, how much is lost!"

Gotthold Lessing
(01/22/1729 – 02/15/1781)
German dramatist ("Miss Sara Sampson")
Susan Bromwell Anthony "Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less."

Susan B. Anthony
(02/15/1820 – 03/13/1906)
US suffragist ("History of Woman Suffrage")
Elihu Root "Men do not fail; they give up trying."

Elihu Root
(02/15/1845 – 02/07/1937)
US Secretary of State, Secretary of War
Alfred North Whitehead "The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in literature."

Alfred North Whitehead
(02/15/1861 – 12/30/1947)
English mathematician, philosopher ("Process and Reality")
John Sidney Blyth

Katharine Hepburn: "Thank God I don't have to act with you anymore!"
John Barrymore: "I didn't realize you ever had, darling."
(02/15/1882 – 05/29/1942)
US actor ("Grand Hotel")
(brother of Ethel and Lionel, father of John Drew, grandfather of Drew; same dates as Harvey Korman)
"You don't develop good teeth by eating mush."

Earl "Red" Blaik
(02/15/1897 – 05/06/1989)
US football coach
Lew Wallace "As a rule, there is no surer way to the dislike of men than to behave well where they have behaved badly."

General Lew Wallace
(04/10/1827 – 02/15/1905)
US military ("Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ")
Cesar Julio Romero Jr. "I had to keep from laughing when a male relative of mine became concerned about how often I danced."

Cesar Romero
(02/15/1927 – 01/01/1994)
US actor ("15 Maiden Lane")
"English humor resembles the Loch Ness Monster in that both are famous but there is a strong suspicion that neither exists."

George Mikes
(02/15/1912 – 08/30/1987)
English writer ("How to be an Alien")
Harvey Herschel Korman "You have to have a certain persona to be a star, you know, and I don't have that. I'm a banana."

Harvey Korman
(02/15/1927 – 05/29/2008)
US comic, actor ("The Carol Burnett Show")
(same dates as John Barrymore)
Herbert Henry Asquith "Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life."

Herbert Henry Asquith
(09/12/1852 – 02/15/1928)
English Prime Minister (35)
(was married to Margot Tennant Asquith, father of Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco and Cyril Asquith, great-grandfather of Helena Bonham Carter)
Clare Short "Most of us women like men, you know; it's just that we find them a constant disappointment."

Clare Short
(02/15/1946 – )
English politician
"A viable alternative to Valium."

Ira Siff
(02/15/1946 – )
US opera director , on opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
"Samuel Beckett once said: 'Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.'On the other hand, he SAID it."

Art Spiegelman
(02/15/1948 – )
US cartoonist ("Maus")
Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg "Even though I make those movies, I find myself wishing that more of those magic moments could happen in real life."

Jane Seymour
(02/15/1951 – )
English actor ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman")
Matt Groening "I pledge impertinence to the flag waving, of the unindicted co-conspirators of America, and to the republicans for which I can't stand, one abomination, underhanded fraud, indefensible, with Liberty and Justice... Forget it."

Matt Groening
(02/15/1954 – )
US cartoonist ("Life in Hell")
Christopher Crosby Farley "In the land of the skunks, he who has half a nose is king."

Chris Farley
(02/15/1964 – 12/18/1997)
US comic, actor (SNL) , paraphrasing Erasmus
Nathaniel Adams Coles "Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark."

Nat "King" Cole
(03/17/1919 – 02/15/1965)
US singer ("Unforgettable") , on the cancellation of his TV show
Ilka Chase "It is usually when men are at their most religious that they behave with the least sense and the most cruelty."

Ilka Chase
(04/08/1905 – 02/15/1978)
US actor ("The Animal Kingdom")
Ethel Agnes Zimmermann "I can hold a note as long as the Chase Manhattan Bank."

Ethel Merman
(01/16/1908 – 02/15/1984)
US singer ("Anything Goes")
Richard P. Feynman "I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring."

Richard P. Feynman
(05/11/1918 – 02/15/1988)
US Nobelist physicist, teacher, storyteller, bongo player ("Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!") , last words
Burt Kennedy "You know what I say about modern westerns—they ruined everything but the horse."

Burt Kennedy
(09/03/1922 – 02/15/2001)
US screenwriter ("Support Your Local Gunfighter")
(shown with John Wayne)