Socrates "Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel."

(06/04/0470 – 05/07/0399 BC)
Greek philosopher and scholar
David Hume "I have written on all sorts of subjects... yet I have no enemies; except indeed all the Whigs, all the Tories, and all the Christians."

David Hume
(05/07/1711 – 08/25/1776)
Scottish philosopher ("A Treatise of Human Nature")
"Misery is almost always the result of thinking."

Joseph Joubert
(05/07/1754 – 05/04/1824)
French writer ("Pensées (Thoughts)")
(died near his birthday)
Robert Browning "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"

Robert Browning
(05/07/1812 – 12/12/1889)
English writer ("Sordello")
(was married to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
Johannes Brahms "If there is anyone here whom I have not insulted, I beg his pardon."

Johannes Brahms
(05/07/1833 – 04/03/1897)
German composer ("Hungarian Dances")
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky "I sit down to the piano regularly at nine-o'clock in the morning and Mesdames les Muses have learned to be on time for that rendezvous."

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(05/07/1840 – 11/06/1893)
Russian composer ("Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor Op.23")
Rabindranath Tagore "We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us."

Rabindranath Tagore
(05/07/1861 – 08/07/1941)
Bengali writer ("Gitanjali")
Henry Peter Brougham "A lawyer is a learned gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it himself."

Henry Peter Brougham
(09/19/1778 – 05/07/1868)
English politician
Salmon Portland Chase "The way to resumption is to resume."

Salmon P. Chase
(01/13/1808 – 05/07/1873)
US politician, Supreme Court Chief Justice (6)
Archibald MacLeish "Poets are literal-minded men who will squeeze a word till it hurts."

Archibald MacLeish
(05/07/1892 – 04/20/1982)
US writer ("Panic")
Frank James Cooper "One nice thing about silence is that it can't be repeated."

Gary Cooper
(05/07/1901 – 05/13/1961)
US actor ("A Farewell to Arms")
(died near his birthday)
Elbert Hubbard "Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed."

Elbert Hubbard
(06/19/1856 – 05/07/1915)
US writer ("A Message to Garcia")
Eva (Evita) Peron "If I fall, look out for the crash. There won't be anyone left standing."

Eva Peron
(05/07/1919 – 07/26/1952)
Argentine royalty
Sophie Feldman "Shirley Temple had charisma as a child. But it cleared up as an adult."

Totie Fields
(05/07/1930 – 08/02/1978)
US actor
Jenny Joseph "The sun has burst the sky
Because I love you
And the river its banks."

Jenny Joseph
(05/07/1932 – 01/08/2018)
English writer ("Unlooked-for Season")
"There's a big difference between confidence and conceit."

John Unitas
(05/07/1933 – 09/11/2002)
US football quarterback
Angela Olive Stalker "If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink."

Angela Carter
(05/07/1940 – 02/16/1992)
English writer ("The Bloody Chamber")
James George Frazer "By religion, then, I understand a propitiation or conciliation of powers superior to man which are believed to direct and control the course of nature and of human life."

Sir James George Frazer
(01/01/1854 – 05/07/1941)
Scottish writer ("The Golden Bough")
Bill Kreutzmann "I am just a guy who plays drums."

Bill Kreutzmann
(05/07/1946 – )
US drummer (Grateful Dead)
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec "Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man. But they don't bite everybody."

Stanislaw Lec
(03/06/1909 – 05/07/1966)
Polish writer ("Z tysiaca jednej fraszki (From a Thousand and One Trifles)")
(Note: a different person from Stanislaw Lem)
Nora Louise Kuzma "He's the kind of guy that would be really sweet to a girl and bring her flowers, but still take a pee in the alley."

Traci Lords
(05/07/1968 – )
US actor ("Cry-Baby") , on pal Johnny Depp
Aidan Mackenzy Bryant "It feels very cool to be part of a girl gang."

Aidy Bryant
(05/07/1987 – )
US comic actor (SNL)
Douglas Elton Ulman Fairbanks "I suppose many people don't even know if I'm still alive—well, perhaps I'm not."

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
(12/09/1909 – 05/07/2000)
US actor ("The Prisoner of Zenda") , in 1990
(was married to Mary Pickford, Joan Crawford)
"Mike Andrews' limits are limitless."

Danny Ozark
(11/24/1923 – 05/07/2009)
US baseball coach
"If I leave the cabinet, I'll go with an arrow in my heart, not a bullet in my back."

Walter J. Hickel
(08/18/1919 – 05/07/2010)
US Governor (AK), Secretary of the Interior