"To have a good enemy, choose a friend; he knows where to strike."
Diane de Poitiers
"Do not trust the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you or I were going to be hanged."
Lord Oliver Cromwell
English Lord Protector
"Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more."
"I am never afraid of what I know."
English writer (Black Beauty)
"This isn't right. This isn't even wrong."
, on a paper submitted by a colleague
"Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar."
Edward R. Murrow
US broadcast journalist
(died near his birthday)
"The only thing better than singing is more singing."
"At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses."
"I always tell the truth. Even when I lie."
"Part of the joy of dancing is conversation. Trouble is, some men can't talk and dance at the same time."
US actor, dancer
"After being in the business for such a long time, I've done everything but rodeo and porno."