Samuel Pepys "Strange to say what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition."

Samuel Pepys
(02/23/1633 – 05/26/1703)
English writer
Joshua Reynolds "Few have been taught to any purpose who have not been their own teachers."

Sir Joshua Reynolds
(07/16/1723 – 02/23/1792)
English artist
John Keats "I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters."

John Keats
(10/31/1795 – 02/23/1821)
English writer
John Quincy Adams "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."

John Quincy Adams
(07/11/1767 – 02/23/1848)
US President (6) (grandfather of Henry Brooks Adams, father of Charles Francis Adams, son of John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams)
Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss "Mathematics is the queen of sciences and arithmetic is the queen of mathematics."

Carl Friedrich Gauss
(04/30/1777 – 02/23/1855)
German mathematician
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois "To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships."

W. E. B. Du Bois
(02/23/1868 – 08/27/1963)
US sociologist
Amabel Ethelreid Normand "Say anything you like, but don't say that I 'like' to work. That sounds like Mary Pickford, that prissy bitch. Just say I like to pinch babies and twist their legs. And get drunk."

Mabel Normand
(11/09/1892 – 02/23/1930)
US actor
Helen Porter Mitchell "One of the drawbacks of fame is that one can never escape from it."

Dame Nellie Melba
(05/19/1861 – 02/23/1931)
Australian opera singer
Peter Henry Fonda "I don't trust anybody who didn't inhale."

Peter Fonda
(02/23/1940 – 08/16/2019)
US actor (son of Henry, brother of Jane, father of Bridget)
John Dawson Winter III "I'm not good enough to be playin' much acoustic guitar onstage. Man, you gotta get so right; I mean, the tones, the feel, the sound. Plus, acoustic blues guitar is just that much harder on the fingers. I really appreciate when someone can blow me away with live acoustic blues."

Johnny Winter
(02/23/1944 – 07/16/2014)
US guitarist
Brad Whitford "It's too easy to do something different, the challenge is to stay in your own space, and keep it good. That's the hard part."

Brad Whitford
(02/23/1952 – )
US guitarist (Aerosmith)
Paul Claudel "Intelligence is nothing without delight."

Paul Claudel
(08/06/1868 – 02/23/1955)
French writer
Arthur Stanley Jefferson "If any of you cry at my funeral, I'll never speak to you again!"

Stan Laurel
(06/16/1890 – 02/23/1965)
English comic, actor (also see Oliver Hardy)
Fannie Hurst "Some people think they are worth a lot of money just because they have it."

Fannie Hurst
(10/19/1885 – 02/23/1968)
US writer
Jessamyn West "A rattlesnake that doesn't bite teaches you nothing."

Jessamyn West
(07/18/1902 – 02/23/1984)
US writer (Thanks to the other Jessamyn for the photo)
James Alfred Wight "If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot
(10/03/1916 – 02/23/1995)
Scottish veterinarian, writer
"Murder is a crime. Describing murder is not. Sex is not a crime. Describing sex is."

Gershon Legman
(11/02/1917 – 02/23/1999)
US sexologist