"We must remember that Satan has his miracles, too."

John Calvin
(07/10/1509 – 05/27/1564)
French theologian ("Institutes of the Christian Religion")
Aphra Johnson "Come away; poverty's catching."

Aphra Behn
(07/10/1640 – 04/16/1689)
English writer ("Oroonoko")
William Blackstone "It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer."

Sir William Blackstone
(07/10/1723 – 02/14/1780)
English jurist ("Commentaries on the Laws of England")
"Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind."

Robert Chambers
(07/10/1802 – 03/17/1871)
Scottish writer ("Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation")
"The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you to escape so much good advice."

Sir Arthur Helps
(07/10/1813 – 03/07/1875)
English writer ("Talk About Animals and Their Masters")
Nikola Tesla "I had a veritable mania for finishing whatever I began, which often got me into difficulties. On one occasion I started to read the works of Voltaire when I learned, to my dismay, that there were close on one hundred large volumes in small print which that monster had written while drinking seventy-two cups of black coffee per diem. It had to be done, but when I laid aside the last book I was very glad, and said, 'Never more!'"

Nikola Tesla
(07/10/1856 – 01/07/1943)
Serbian-US inventor ("My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla")
Finley Peter Dunne "Th newspaper does ivrything f'r us. It runs th' polis foorce an' th' banks, commands th' milishy, controls th' ligislachure, baptizes th' young, marries th' foolish, comforts th' afflicted, afflicts th' comfortable, buries th' dead an' roasts thim aftherward."

Finley Peter Dunne
(07/10/1867 – 04/24/1936)
US writer ("Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War")
Marcel Proust "A work in which there are theories is like an object which still has the ticket that shows its price."

Marcel Proust
(07/10/1871 – 11/18/1922)
French writer ("À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time)")
"John Stuart Mill
By a mighty effort of will
Overcame his natural bonhomie
And wrote 'Principles of Political Economy'."

Edmund Clerihew Bentley
(07/10/1875 – 03/30/1956)
English writer ("Trent's Last Case")
David Brinkley "The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were."

David Brinkley
(07/10/1920 – 06/11/2003)
US telejournalist
(co-anchor with Chet Huntley)
Giacobe LaMotta "The three toughest fighters I've ever been up against were Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Sugar Ray Robinson. I fought Sugar so many times, I'm surprised I'm not diabetic! But I did have him off the canvas once...when he stepped over my body to leave the ring."

Jake LaMotta
(07/10/1922 – 09/19/2017)
US boxer
Jean Collins Kerr "Even though a number of people have tried, no one has yet found a way to drink for a living."

Jean Kerr
(07/10/1922 – 01/05/2003)
US writer, humorist ("Please Don't Eat the Daisies")
David Dinkins "I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law."

David Dinkins
(07/10/1927 – 11/23/2020)
US mayor (NYC) , on accusations that he failed to pay taxes
Ferd Morton "My contributions were many: First clown director, with witty sayings and flashily dressed, now called master of ceremonies."

Jelly Roll Morton
(10/20/1890 – 07/10/1941)
US pianist ("Finger Breaker")
Arthur Ashe "From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."

Arthur Ashe
(07/10/1943 – 02/06/1993)
US tennis pro
Arlo Guthrie "You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in."

Arlo Guthrie
(07/10/1947 – )
US singer, songwriter ("Hobo's Lullaby")
(son of Woody)
"If I wasn't talking, I wouldn't know what to say."

Chico Resch
(07/10/1948 – )
US hockey player
Sholem Asch "To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are."

Sholem Asch
(11/01/1880 – 07/10/1957)
Polish-Yiddish writer ("Got fun Nekomeh (God of Vengeance)")
Jessica Simpson "I want to be a diva... like people-totally-respect-my-music diva, not diva like carry-my-diet-Coke-around."

Jessica Simpson
(07/10/1980 – )
US singer
(sister of Ashlee Simpson)
Melvin Jerome Blank "That's All Folks!"

Mel Blanc
(05/30/1908 – 07/10/1989)
US voice artist ("Bugs Bunny") , epitaph
Michel Dimitri Chalhoub "I donít think I could live without a deck of cards in my hands."

Omar Sharif
(04/10/1932 – 07/10/2015)
Egyptian actor, bridge player ("Doctor Zhivago")