"Garden as though you will live forever."

William Kent
(??/??/1685 – 04/12/1748)
English gardener
Henry Clay "Sir, I would rather be right than be President."

Henry Clay
(04/12/1777 – 06/29/1852)
US Secretary of State
Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi "Every noble acquisition is attended with its risks; he who fears to encounter the one must not expect to obtain the other."

Pietro Metastasio
(01/03/1698 – 04/12/1782)
Italian writer ("La Passione di Gesu Cristo")
Clarissa Barton "I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them."

Clara Barton
(12/25/1821 – 04/12/1912)
US humanitarian, Red Cross founder ("The Story of My Childhood")
Georges Franju "What pleases is what is terrible, gentle, and poetic."

Georges Franju
(04/12/1912 – 11/05/1987)
French filmmaker ("Eyes Without a Face")
Johnnie Lucille Collier "I have worked like a dog all my life, honey. Dancing, as Fred Astaire said, is next to ditch-digging. You sweat and you slave and the audience doesn't think you have a brain in your head."

Ann Miller
(04/12/1923 – 01/22/2004)
US actor, dancer, singer ("On the Town")
Herbert Buckingham Khaury "I'd love to see Christ come back to crush the spirit of hate and make men put down their guns. I'd also like just one more hit single."

Tiny Tim
(04/12/1932 – 11/30/1996)
US singer
Alan Ayckbourn "My mother used to say, Delia, if S-E-X ever rears its ugly head, close your eyes before you see the rest of it."

Alan Ayckbourn
(04/12/1939 – )
English writer ("Absurd Person Singular")
Franklin Delano Roosevelt "The ablest man I ever met is the man you think you are."

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
(01/30/1882 – 04/12/1945)
US President (32)
(cousin of Theodore Roosevelt; was married to Eleanor Roosevelt)
Tom Clancy "The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense."

Tom Clancy
(04/12/1947 – 10/01/2013)
US writer ("The Hunt for Red October")
David Letterman "There's no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting."

David Letterman
(04/12/1947 – )
US comic
David Cassidy "I read in one fan magazine that I was very self-centered. And I am."

David Cassidy
(04/12/1950 – 11/21/2017)
US actor, singer ("The Partridge Family")
(stepson of Shirley Jones)
Tama Janowitz "Long after the bomb falls and you and your good deeds are gone, cockroaches will still be here, prowling the streets like armored cars."

Tama Janowitz
(04/12/1957 – )
US writer ("Slaves of New York")
Vince Gill "Success is always temporary. When all is said and done, the only thing you'll have left is your character."

Vince Gill
(04/12/1957 – )
US singer, songwriter ("The Things That Matter")
(married to Amy Grant)
Josephine Baker "Beautiful? It's all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest... beautiful, no. Amusing, yes."

Josephine Baker
(06/03/1906 – 04/12/1975)
US entertainer ("Siren of the Tropics")
Joe Louis "Yeah, I'm scared. I'm scared I might kill Schmeling."

Joe Louis
(05/13/1914 – 04/12/1981)
US boxer
"If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues, it wouldn't be worth publishing."

Alan Paton
(01/11/1903 – 04/12/1988)
S. African writer ("Cry, the Beloved Country")
Abbott Hoffman "The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it."

Abbie Hoffman
(11/30/1936 – 04/12/1989)
US writer, '60s revolutionary ("Steal This Book")
Walker Smith Jr. "You always say 'I'll quit when I start to slide,' and then one morning you wake up and realize you done slid."

Sugar Ray Robinson
(05/03/1921 – 04/12/1989)
US boxer
Stirling Moss "Motion is tranquility."

Stirling Moss
(09/17/1929 – 04/12/2020)
English racing driver