Leonardo da Vinci
"As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death."

Leonardo da Vinci
(04/15/1452 – 05/02/1519)
Italian artist, writer, inventor, philosopher... the Original Renaissance Man
Sophia Augusta Fredericka "You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings."

Catherine the Great
(05/02/1729 – 11/17/1796)
Russian leader
Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg "Love is the final end of the world's history, the Amen of the universe. "

Novalis
(05/02/1772 – 03/25/1801)
German writer
Alfred de Musset "Things they don't understand always cause a sensation among the English."

Alfred de Musset
(12/11/1810 – 05/02/1857)
French writer
Jerome Klapka Jerome "But there, everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses."

Jerome K. Jerome
(05/02/1859 – 06/14/1927)
English writer
"The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau."

James F. Byrnes
(05/02/1882 – 04/09/1972)
US Governor (SC)
Elda Furry
"You had to stand in line to hate him."

Hedda Hopper
(05/02/1885 – 02/01/1966)
US gossip (Hopper painting by Red Skelton) , on Harry Cohn
Benjamin Spock "In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering."

Dr. Benjamin Spock
(05/02/1903 – 03/15/1998)
US doctor, baby specialist
Thomas Aloysius Dorgan "Life is like eating artichokes, you have got to go through so much to get so little." *

Thomas Aloysius Dorgan
(04/29/1877 – 05/02/1929)
US cartoonist (died near his birthday)
Leah Garchik "We could have been millionaires; or milkmen; most probable of all, milers, generations of people who looked the enemy in the eye and ran like hell."

Leah Garchik
(05/02/1945 – )
US columnist , on her genealogy
Martin Bormann "The Fuhrer is always quite cheerful, cheerful with all his heart, when he is having tea with his friends during the night, or when he is training his dogs!"

Martin Bormann
(06/17/1900 – 05/02/1945)
German Nazi official , one of the dogs
Lesley Sue Goldstein "If I've learned anything in this business, how stupid would it be not to do 'It's My Party' when people come to hear it?"

Lesley Gore
(05/02/1946 – 02/16/2015)
US singer
"In violence, we forget who we are."

Joseph McCarthy
(11/14/1908 – 05/02/1957)
US Senator and Commie Hunter
"Longfellow is to poetry what the barrel-organ is to music."

Van Wyck Brooks
(02/16/1886 – 05/02/1963)
US historian, critic
Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor "I refuse to admit I'm more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate."

Lady Astor
(05/19/1879 – 05/02/1964)
US zillionaire; first woman to sit in Parliament
Naomi Campbell "The worst was when my skirt fell down to my ankles—but I had on thick tights underneath."

Naomi Campbell
(05/02/1970 – )
English supermodel , on tragedy
John Edgar Hoover "I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce."

J. Edgar Hoover
(01/01/1895 – 05/02/1972)
US FBI director
Marincsák György "The next one."

George Pal
(02/01/1908 – 05/02/1980)
Hungarian animator , on which of his films was his favorite
Marilyn Edwards "Not many men have both good fortune and good sense."

Marilyn French
(11/21/1929 – 05/02/2009)
US writer