"Believe, if thou wilt, that mountains change their place, but believe not that man changes his nature."

(04/22/0571 – 06/08/0632)
Arabian religious leader
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra "Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be!"

Miguel de Cervantes
(09/29/1547 – 04/22/1616)
Spanish writer
Henry Fielding "A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not."

Henry Fielding
(04/22/1707 – 10/08/1754)
English writer
Immanuel Kant "Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."

Immanuel Kant
(04/22/1724 – 02/12/1804)
German philosopher
Anne-Louise Germaine Necker "The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man."

Germaine de Stael
(04/22/1766 – 07/14/1817)
French writer
Philip James Bailey "The worst men often give the best advice."

Philip James Bailey
(04/22/1816 – 09/06/1902)
English writer
Thomas Haynes Bayly "I'm saddest when I sing."

T. H. Bayly
(10/13/1797 – 04/22/1839)
English writer
Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov "Any cook should be able to run the country."

Vladimir Ilich Lenin
(04/22/1870 – 01/21/1924)
Russian political leader
Ellen Glasgow "To teach one's self is to be forced to learn twice."

Ellen Glasgow
(04/22/1873 – 11/21/1945)
US writer
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov "You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style."

Vladimir Nabokov
(04/22/1899 – 07/02/1977)
Russian writer
J. Robert Oppenheimer "Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man."

J. Robert Oppenheimer
(04/22/1904 – 02/18/1967)
US physicist , on Albert Einstein
Charles Mingus "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."

Charles Mingus
(04/22/1922 – 01/05/1979)
US bassist, composer
Aaron Spelling "It's OK to do cute little things like kissing a turtle, but you can't kiss another person because he's a different color? Give me a break."

Aaron Spelling
(04/22/1923 – 06/23/2006)
US TV producer (father of Tori Spelling)
Lucy Caroline Lyttelton "I saw his face, pale, sorrow-stricken, but like a prophet's in its look of faith and strength."

Lady Frederick Cavendish
(09/05/1841 – 04/22/1925)
English educator, diarist (daughter of George Lyttelton) , on Gladstone, immediately after he learned of her husband's death
John Joseph Nicholson "Wrong verb."

Jack Nicholson
(04/22/1937 – )
US actor (dated Lara Flynn Boyle, Anjelica Huston) , on being asked if he'd like to dance
Kathe Schmidt Kollwitz "To this day I do not know whether the power which has inspired my works is something related to religion, or is indeed religion itself."

Kathe Kollwitz
(07/08/1867 – 04/22/1945)
German artist
Harlan Fiske Stone "The law itself is on trial quite as much as the cause which is to be decided."

Harlan F. Stone
(10/11/1872 – 04/22/1946)
US lawyer, Supreme Court Chief Justice (12)
John Waters "I wish something on TV would trouble me. Then maybe I would watch it."

John Waters
(04/22/1946 – )
US director
Ryan Stiles "You know, I've got a confession to make myself. I'm not really a priest, I've just got my shirt on backwards."

Ryan Stiles
(04/22/1959 – )
Canadian comic
Ansel Adams "There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer."

Ansel Adams
(02/20/1902 – 04/22/1984)
US photographer
Amber Heard "I love fast cars, loud guns, and classic rock 'n' roll, but I'd never do any of it in flats. I love me a nice, big uncomfortable pair of heels and some big hair! Maybe it's a Southern thing, but I love dressing up. It's everything I can do not to leave the house in a goddamn prom dress every day."

Amber Heard
(04/22/1986 – )
US actor (was married to Johnny Depp)
Richard Milhous Nixon "Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too."

Richard M. Nixon
(01/09/1913 – 04/22/1994)
US President (37), VP (36) (was married to Pat Nixon)
Maggie Kuhn "The ultimate indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name."

Maggie Kuhn
(08/03/1905 – 04/22/1995)
US Gray Panther
Erma Fiste "It is fast approaching the point where I don't want to elect anyone stupid enough to want the job."

Erma Bombeck
(02/21/1927 – 04/22/1996)
US humorist , on the US presidency
Linda Boreman "When I was with David (Winters), I had an awesome time. I met a lot of people and had a lot of fun at that point. I went to see my first play. I saw Richard Chamberlain in 'Cyrano De Bergerac,' I saw 'Grease' in Manhattan. I saw the Alvin Ailey Dancers. I became cultured, I guess. I'd never been cultured."

Linda Lovelace
(01/10/1949 – 04/22/2002)
US porn star ("Deep Throat") turned antiporn crusader
Martha Edna Wright Griffiths "My grandmother wanted to live long enough to vote for a woman president. I'll be satisfied if I live to see a woman go before the Supreme Court and hear the justices acknowledge, 'Gentlemen, she's human. She deserves the protection of our laws.'"

Martha Wright Griffiths
(01/29/1912 – 04/22/2003)
US congress (MI)