James Monroe "A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue."

James Monroe
(04/28/1758 – 07/04/1831)
US President (5)
"True friendship is like sound health. The value of it is seldom known until it be lost."

Charles Caleb Colton
(12/11/1777 – 04/28/1832)
English writer
"The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people worse than they are."

Karl Kraus
(04/28/1874 – 06/12/1936)
Austrian writer
Lionel Barrymore "I've got a lot of ham in me."

Lionel Barrymore
(04/28/1878 – 11/15/1954)
US actor (brother of Ethel and John, uncle of John Drew, great-uncle of Drew)
Nelle Harper Lee "Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."

Harper Lee
(04/28/1926 – 02/19/2016)
US writer
James Baker "He's the only man I know who could look at the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated and complain because the bathing suits weren't flame retardant."

James Baker
(04/28/1930 – )
US politician , on Michael Dukakis
Diane Lain "Men are generally more law-abiding than women. Women have the feeling that since they didn't make the rules, the rules have nothing to do with them."

Diane Johnson
(04/28/1934 – )
US writer
"My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it."

John G. Pollard
(08/04/1871 – 04/28/1937)
US Governor (VA)
Saddam Hussein "You Americans, you treat the Third World the way an Iraqi peasant treats his new bride. Three days of honeymoon, and then it's off to the fields."

Saddam Hussein
(04/28/1937 – 12/30/2006)
Iraqi despot
Benito Mussolini "Every anarchist is a baffled dictator."

Benito Mussolini
(07/29/1883 – 04/28/1945)
Italian dictator
Terence David John Pratchett "A key to the understanding of all religion is that a god's idea of amusement is 'Snakes and Ladders' with greased rungs."

Terry Pratchett
(04/28/1948 – 03/12/2015)
English writer
James Douglas Muir Leno "Say what you will, when Dan Quayle was in the National Guard, not one Viet Cong got past Muncie, Indiana."

Jay Leno
(04/28/1950 – )
US comic, Tonight Show host
Penelope Cruz Sanchez "My ambition is to be happy."

Penelope Cruz
(04/28/1974 – )
Spanish actor (married to Javier Bardem)
"Nature is as wasteful of promising young men as she is of fish spawn."

Richard Hughes
(04/19/1900 – 04/28/1976)
English writer
Jessica Alba "Thank you to the fans. I do movies for you. Practice safe sex and drive hybrids if you can."

Jessica Alba
(04/28/1981 – )
US actor
"Be a dreamer. If you don't know how to dream, you're dead."

Jim Valvano
(03/10/1946 – 04/28/1993)
US basketball coach