Niccolo Machiavelli "It is the nature of men to be bound by the benefits they confer as much as by those they receive."

Niccolo Machiavelli
(05/03/1469 – 06/21/1527)
Italian writer (The Prince)
"Ben Battle was a soldier bold,
And used to war's alarms:
But a cannon-ball took off his legs,
So he laid down his arms!"

Thomas Hood
(05/23/1799 – 05/03/1845)
English writer
Edgar Watson Howe "Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them."

Edgar Watson Howe
(05/03/1853 – 10/03/1937)
US writer
Dorothy Gladys Smith "For though he had very little Latin beyond 'Cave canem,' he had, as a young dog, devoured Shakespeare (in a tasty leather binding)."

Dodie Smith
(05/03/1896 – 11/24/1990)
English writer (101 Dalmations)
Golda Mabovitch "Whether women are better than men I cannot say—but I can say they are certainly no worse."

Golda Meir
(05/03/1898 – 12/08/1978)
Russian Israeli leader
Harry Lillis Crosby "He never contributed a damn thing to music."

Bing Crosby
(05/03/1903 – 10/14/1977)
US singer, actor , on Elvis Presley
Lucile Vascincellos Langhanke "The way I heard it, when Pearl Harbor was attacked, Joan Crawford was on the set, in her chair, knitting. Someone rushed over to the set and yelled, 'The Japanese have destroyed Pearl Harbor!" Joan looked up and said, 'Oh, dear. Who was she?'"

Mary Astor
(05/03/1906 – 09/25/1987)
US actor (portrait by Polly Thayer Starr)
"Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure."

Earl Wilson
(05/03/1907 – 01/16/1987)
US columnist
Eleanore Marie Sarton "It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting."

May Sarton
(05/03/1912 – 07/16/1995)
US writer
Pete Seeger "In a world of private property, if something isn't owned by somebody, it's going to be misused by somebody else."

Pete Seeger
(05/03/1919 – 01/27/2014)
US singer/activist
Walker Smith Jr. "My business is hurting people."

Sugar Ray Robinson
(05/03/1921 – 04/12/1989)
US boxer
"The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent."

Mell Lazarus
(05/03/1927 – 05/24/2016)
US cartoonist ("Momma")
James Brown "Sometimes, you like to let the hair do the talking!"

James Brown
(05/03/1933 – 12/25/2006)
US singer
Pat Williams "He's so fat his bathtub has stretch marks."

Pat Williams
(05/03/1940 – )
President, Orlando Magic , on Charles Barkley
Doug Henning "The hard must become habit. The habit must become easy. The easy must become beautiful."

Doug Henning
(05/03/1947 – 02/07/2000)
Canadian magician
Józef Lewinkopf "The popular culture says... Do what you do, your life is predestined, like the installment plan on your house. There's not much you can do about it. Make your payments, live it, get sick, die, don't make any trouble. It is the Master Charge of destiny. Try to get your high credit rating."

Jerzy Kosinski
(06/14/1933 – 05/03/1991)
Polish writer
George Murphy "I'd like to make a movie pretty soon, so I could get a rest."

George Murphy
(07/04/1902 – 05/03/1992)
US dancer, actor, Senator (CA)