Pierre Corneille "One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie."

Pierre Corneille
(06/06/1606 – 10/01/1684)
French writer
Patrick Henry "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."

Patrick Henry
(05/29/1736 – 06/06/1799)
US patriot
Jeremy Bentham "Every law is an infraction of liberty."

Jeremy Bentham
(02/15/1748 – 06/06/1832)
English philosopher
"Perhaps the most lasting pleasure in life is the pleasure of not going to church."

William Ralph Inge
(06/06/1860 – 02/26/1954)
English writer
Robert Falcon Scott "Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale."

Robert Falcon Scott
(06/06/1868 – 03/29/1912)
English explorer , on his doomed Antarctic expedition
Thomas Mann "A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth."

Thomas Mann
(06/06/1875 – 08/12/1955)
German writer
"‘Ow can I handcuff a bloomin’ shirt?"

R. C. Sherriff
(06/06/1896 – 11/13/1975)
English writer (The Invisible Man)
"Many are saved from sin by being so inept at it."

Mignon McLaughlin
(06/06/1913 – 12/20/1983)
US writer
Maria Africa Gracia Vidal "When I look at myself, I am so beautiful I scream with joy!"

Maria Montez
(06/06/1912 – 09/07/1951)
Dominican actor (was married to Jean-Pierre Aumont; mother with him of Tina Aumont)
Maxine Kumin "Cherish your wilderness."

Maxine Kumin
(06/06/1925 – 02/06/2014)
US writer
"Being considerate of others will take you and your children further in life than any college or professional degree."

Marian Wright Edelman
(06/06/1939 – )
US social reformer
"The travel writer seeks the world we have lost—the lost valleys of the imagination."

Alexander Cockburn
(06/06/1941 – 07/21/2012)
Scottish writer
"New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time."

James Agate
(09/09/1877 – 06/06/1947)
English writer
Harvey Fierstein "I guess a drag queen's like an oil painting: you gotta stand back from it to get the full effect."

Harvey Fierstein
(06/06/1954 – )
US actor, playwright
Sandra Bernhard "On one side you have book burners, Congressional wives and Pat Robertson. On the other side, you have vulgar comedians, foul-mouthed rap groups and Dennis Hopper—all your choices should be so easy."

Sandra Bernhard
(06/06/1955 – )
US comic, actor
Carl Jung "The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong."

Carl Jung
(07/26/1875 – 06/06/1961)
German psychoanalyst
Robert Francis Kennedy "Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live."

Robert F. Kennedy
(11/20/1925 – 06/06/1968)
US royalty (son of Rose and Joseph P., brother of John and Ted Kennedy)
"Oh f890, not another elf!’"

Hugo Dyson
(04/07/1896 – 06/06/1975)
English writer , on J.R.R. Tolkien reading a newly written passage from "Lord of the Rings"
"The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights."

J. Paul Getty
(12/15/1892 – 06/06/1976)
US zillionaire
Stanley Gayetski "My life is music, and in some vague, mysterious and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often—in fact, mostly—at the expense of everything else in my life."

Stan Getz
(02/02/1927 – 06/06/1991)
US saxophonist
Anna Maria Louise Italiano "The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it."

Anne Bancroft
(09/17/1931 – 06/06/2005)
US actor (was married to Mel Brooks)
Esther Williams "All they ever did for me at MGM was change my leading man and the water in my pool."

Esther Williams
(08/08/1921 – 06/06/2013)
US swimming actor (was married to Fernando Lamas)
Tom Sharpe "I don't consider myself bald, I'm just taller than my hair."

Tom Sharpe
(03/30/1928 – 06/06/2013)
English writer
Peter Shaffer "Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor. It cannot be created."

Peter Shaffer
(05/15/1926 – 06/06/2016)
English playwright
Malcolm John Michael Creaux Rebennack "You wanna do some livin' before you die. Do it down in New Orleans."

Dr. John
(11/21/1940 – 06/06/2019)
US pianist, "night tripper"