"A jury is a group of twelve people of average ignorance."

Herbert Spencer
(04/27/1820 – 12/08/1903)
English philosopher
Hiram Ulysses Grant "I only know two tunes. One is 'Yankee Doodle,' and the other isn't."

General Ulysses S. Grant
(04/27/1822 – 07/23/1885)
US President (18)
Ralph Waldo Emerson "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
(05/25/1803 – 04/27/1882)
US writer
Rogers Hornsby "I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it."

Rogers Hornsby
(04/27/1896 – 01/05/1963)
US baseball player
Coretta Scott "Struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation. That is what we have not taught young people, or older ones for that matter. You do not finally win a state of freedom that is protected forever. It doesn't work that way."

Coretta Scott King
(04/27/1927 – 01/30/2006)
US civil rights leader (was married to Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Nicole Françoise Florence Dreyfus "You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older."

Anouk Aimée
(04/27/1932 – )
French actor (was married to Albert Finney)
"Most of my cliches aren't original."

Chuck Knox
(04/27/1932 – 05/12/2018)
US football coach
August Wilson "I might be a different kind of fool, but I ain't gonna be the same fool twice."

August Wilson
(04/27/1945 – 10/02/2005)
US playwright
Maud Gonne "Poets should never marry. The world should thank me for not marrying you."

Maud Gonne
(12/21/1866 – 04/27/1953)
Irish actor, patriot, feminist (muse of William Butler Yeats) , on refusing Yeats' repeated proposals of marriage
Egbert Roscoe Murrow "Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions."

Edward R. Murrow
(04/25/1908 – 04/27/1965)
US broadcast journalist (died near his birthday)
"A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting."

Carlos Castaneda
(12/25/1925 – 04/27/1998)
US anthropologist, writer