John Wesley "Think and let think."

John Wesley
(06/28/1703 – 03/02/1791)
English religious leader
Jean-Jacques Rousseau "I hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about."

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(06/28/1712 – 07/02/1778)
French writer, philosopher, political theorist (died near his birthday)
James Madison "It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood."

James Madison
(03/16/1751 – 06/28/1836)
US President (4) (was married to Dolley Madison)
Luigi Pirandello "Drama is action, sir, action and not confounded philosophy."

Luigi Pirandello
(06/28/1867 – 12/10/1936)
Italian playwright
"Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind."

Alexis Carrel
(06/28/1873 – 11/05/1944)
French surgeon
Maria Mitchell "We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing."

Maria Mitchell
(08/01/1818 – 06/28/1889)
US astronomer
Richard Rodgers "What's wrong with sweetness and light? It's been around quite awhile."

Richard Rodgers
(06/28/1902 – 12/30/1979)
US composer (songwriting partner with Oscar Hammerstein)
Israel Ehrenberg "Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason."

Ashley Montagu
(06/28/1905 – 11/26/1999)
English anthropologist
"He is going around the country stirring up apathy."

Lord William Whitelaw
(06/28/1916 – 07/01/1999)
Scottish politician (died near his birthday) , on Harold Wilson
Mel Brooks "If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets."

Mel Brooks
(06/28/1926 – )
US actor, director (was married to Anne Bancroft)
Gilda Radner "I can always be distracted by love, but eventually I get horny for my creativity."

Gilda Radner
(06/28/1946 – 5/20/1989)
US comic actor (SNL; was married to Gene Wilder)
John Cusack "Celebrity is death... celebrity—that's the worst thing that can happen to an actor."

John Cusack
(06/28/1966 – )
US actor (brother of Joan Cusack)
"The scene changes but the aspirations of men of good will persist."

Vannevar Bush
(03/11/1890 – 06/28/1974)
US engineer
Rod Serling "The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices... And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone."

Rod Serling
(12/25/1924 – 06/28/1975)
US writer
Edrich Cruz "Women! They get too excited and they don't like comic books!"

Edrich Cruz
(06/28/1988 – )
US son of a friend , and long-time youngest person on this site
Kevin Michael Allin "They're gonna get me sooner or later, let's just hope it's later."

GG Allin
(08/29/1956 – 06/28/1993)
US performer
"Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of men."

Mortimer Adler
(12/28/1902 – 06/28/2001)
US educator, philosopher
Ben Wattenberg "The ability to assimilate immigrants quickly may be our greatest competitive advantage in the twenty-first century."

Ben Wattenberg
(08/26/1933 – 06/28/2015)
US columnist, commentator
Harlan Ellison "The trick is not becoming a writer. The trick is staying a writer."

Harlan Ellison
(05/27/1934 – 06/28/2018)
US writer