"None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself."

(04/22/0571 – 06/08/0632)
Arabian religious leader ("Quran")
Thomas Paine "The United States of America will sound as pompously in the world or in history as The Kingdom of Great Britain."

Thomas Paine
(02/09/1737 – 06/08/1809)
English-US author, founding father, patriot ("Common Sense")
Robert Alexander Schumann "In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of."

Robert Schumann
(06/08/1810 – 07/29/1856)
German composer ("Carnaval, Op. 9")
"The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves."

Charles Reade
(06/08/1814 – 04/11/1884)
English writer ("The Cloister and the Hearth")
Sarah Kemble Siddons "I pant for retirement and leisure, but am doomed to inexpressible and almost unsupportable hurry."

Sarah Kemble Siddons
(07/05/1755 – 06/08/1831)
English actor
Andrew Jackson "I do not forget that I am a mechanic. I am proud to own it. Neither do I forget that the apostle Paul was a tentmaker; Socrates was a sculptor; and Archimedes was a mechanic."

Andrew Jackson
(03/15/1767 – 06/08/1845)
US President (7)
(was married to Rachel Donelson Jackson)
"Dogmatism is puppyism come to its full growth."

Douglas Jerrold
(01/03/1803 – 06/08/1857)
English writer ("Black-Eyed Susan")
Frank Lloyd Wright "Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles."

Frank Lloyd Wright
(06/08/1867 – 04/09/1959)
US architect (Marin County Civic Center)
Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin "Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius."

George Sand
(07/01/1804 – 06/08/1876)
French writer ("Indiana")
(relationships with Alfred de Musset and Frederic Chopin)
"Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well."

James Freeman Clarke
(04/04/1810 – 06/08/1888)
US theologian ("Common Sense in Religion")
Marguerite Cleenewerck de Crayencour "A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print."

Marguerite Yourcenar
(06/08/1903 – 12/17/1987)
Belgian-US writer ("Mémoires d'Hadrien (Memoirs of Hadrian)")
John W. Campbell, Jr. "We presuppose two things: that there is yet to be learned infinitely more than is now known, and that man can learn it."

John W. Campbell, Jr.
(06/08/1910 – 07/11/1971)
US writer ("Who Goes There?")
Byron Raymond White "We're the only branch of government that explains itself in writing every time it makes a decision."

Byron R. White
(06/08/1917 – 04/15/2002)
US Supreme Court justice and professional football player
Barbara Pierce Bush "As if we don't have enough violence on television."

Barbara Bush
(06/08/1925 – 04/17/2018)
US first lady (48) , on hubby George accidentally hitting two spectators with golf balls
(wife of George Herbert Walker Bush, mother of dubya)
Gerald Isaac Stiller "Creative comedy is like growing geraniums in a mine field."

Jerry Stiller
(06/08/1927 – 05/11/2020)
US comic actor ("Seinfeld")
(was married to Anne Meara, father with her of Ben Stiller)
William Bliss Carman "The greatest joy in nature is the absence of man."

Bliss Carman
(04/15/1861 – 06/08/1929)
Canadian writer ("Vagabondia")
Joan Sandra Molinsky "Is she fat? Her favorite food is seconds."

Joan Rivers
(06/08/1933 – 09/04/2014)
US comic ("The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz") , on Elizabeth Taylor
William Royce Scaggs "I'm still trying to recreate a Ray Charles concert that I heard when I was fifteen years old, and all my nerve endings were fried and transformed, and electricity shot through me."

Boz Scaggs
(06/08/1944 – )
US singer, songwriter ("Lido Shuffle")
Scott Adams "There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot."

Scott Adams
(06/08/1957 – )
US cartoonist ("Dilbert")
Nicholas James Bates "Rock'n'roll all goes back to R & B, but to me it's not very relevant. Kraftwerk is much more relevant."

Nick Rhodes
(06/08/1962 – )
English keyboardist (Duran Duran)
Spangler Arlington Brugh "I'm an actor because I lucked into it. As a kid, I never knew what I wanted to be. About all I had proficiency for was playing the cello, and there are very few rich cello players around."

Robert Taylor
(08/05/1911 – 06/08/1969)
US actor ("Magnificent Obsession")
(was married to Barbara Stanwyck)
Abraham Maslow "A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting."

Abraham Maslow
(04/01/1908 – 06/08/1970)
US psychologist ("Motivation and Personality")
Kanye West "Everything I'm not makes me everything I am."

Kanye West
(06/08/1977 – )
US singer, songwriter
Leroy Robert Paige "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?"

Satchel Paige
(07/07/1906 – 06/08/1982)
US baseball player