Henry Ward Beecher "When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung."

Henry Ward Beecher
(06/24/1813 – 03/08/1887)
US writer (brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Rebecca Harding Davis "While the light burning within may have been divine, the outer case of the lamp was assuredly cheap enough. Whitman was, from first to last, a boorish, awkward poseur."

Rebecca Harding Davis
(06/24/1831 – 09/29/1910)
US writer (mother of Richard Harding Davis)
Ambrose Bierce "There are four kinds of homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy."

Ambrose Bierce
(06/24/1842 – ?/1914)
US writer
Robert Henri "There are mighty few people who think what they think they think."

Robert Henri
(06/24/1865 – 07/12/1929)
US artist
Jack Dempsey "Honey, I just forgot to duck."

Jack Dempsey
(06/24/1895 – 05/31/1983)
US boxer , to his wife, on losing the World Heavyweight title
Grover Cleveland "My father used to say it was wicked to go fishing on Sunday, but he never said anything about draw poker."

Grover Cleveland
(03/18/1837 – 06/24/1908)
US President (22, 24)
Theodora Sarah Orne Jewett "Love isn't blind; it's only love that sees!"

Sarah Orne Jewett
(09/03/1849 – 06/24/1909)
US writer
"It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete."

Norman Cousins
(06/24/1915 – 11/30/1990)
US writer
Fred Hoyle "Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards."

Sir Fred Hoyle
(06/24/1915 – 08/20/2001)
English astronomer
John Ciardi "The Constitution gives every American the right to make a damn fool of himself."

John Ciardi
(06/24/1916 – 03/30/1986)
US writer
Pete Hamill "There is something elegantly sinister about the Rolling Stones. They sit before you at a press conference like five unfolding switchblades; their faces set in rehearsed snarls; their hair studiously unkempt and matted; their clothes part of some private conceit; and the way they walk and talk and the songs they sing all become part of some long mean reach for the jugular."

Pete Hamill
(06/24/1935 – 08/05/2020)
US journalist
"In Washington, it's dog eat dog. In academia, it's exactly the opposite."

Robert Reich
(06/24/1946 – )
US writer, politician
Nancy Allen "There's nothing more uncomfortable than wearing black lingerie."

Nancy Allen
(06/24/1950 – )
US actor (was married to Brian De Palma) , on acting in "Dressed to Kill (1980)"
"I am a member of the rabble in good standing."

Westbrook Pegler
(08/02/1894 – 06/24/1969)
US writer
Molly Morris "I don't like animals on me, unless I specifically put them there."

Molly Morris Flasche
(06/24/1972 – )
US artist and friend of the quotekeeper (granddaughter of Mary McConnell Morris)
Herbert John Gleason "The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it."

Jackie Gleason
(02/26/1916 – 06/24/1987)
US actor, singer
Brian Keith "You don't get a helluva lot of character in series TV. They're more likely to star the car."

Brian Keith
(11/14/1921 – 06/24/1997)
US actor
Eli Wallach "When I saw the movie, I said, I wish I had heard the music. I would have ridden the horse differently."

Eli Wallach
(12/07/1915 – 06/24/2014)
US actor