Alexandre Dumas, Pere "How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it."

Alexandre Dumas Père
(07/24/1802 – 12/05/1870)
French writer (father of Alexandre Dumas Fils)
Martin Van Buren "It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't."

Martin Van Buren
(12/05/1782 – 07/24/1862)
US President (8), VP (8)
Edward Frederic Benson "Vermouth always makes me brilliant unless it makes me idiotic, but we'll hope for the best."

E. F. Benson
(07/24/1867 – 02/29/1940)
English writer (brother of A. C. Benson)
Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett "Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities."

Lord Dunsany
(07/24/1878 – 10/25/1957)
English writer
Robert Graves "The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good."

Robert Graves
(07/24/1895 – 12/07/1985)
English writer
Amelia Earhart "Adventure is worthwhile in itself."

Amelia Earhart
(07/24/1897 – 07/02/1937)
US pilot (went missing 07/02/1937; declared deceased 01/05/1939)
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald "Mr. Fitzgerald—I believe that is how he spells his name—seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home."

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald
(07/24/1900 – 03/10/1948)
US writer (was married to F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Bella Abzug "Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel."

Bella Abzug
(07/24/1920 – 03/31/1998)
US representative (NY)
Ruth Buzzi "With age comes wisdom which, by my best estimate, weighs at least 25 pounds."

Ruth Buzzi
(07/24/1936 – )
US comic actor
Leo Anthony Gallagher "I wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There's a knob called `brightness', but it doesn't work."

(07/24/1946 – )
US comic
Mary Eliza Church Terrell "While most girls run away from home to marry, I ran away to teach."

Mary Eliza Church Terrell
(09/23/1863 – 07/24/1954)
US writer, social reformer
Alexandre-Pierre Georges Guitry "The best way to turn a woman's head is to tell her she has a beautiful profile."

Sacha Guitry
(02/21/1885 – 07/24/1957)
French writer
Constance Bennett "I'm a lot more sartorial than thespian. They come to see me and go out humming the costumes."

Constance Bennett
(10/22/1904 – 07/24/1965)
US actor (sister of Joan Bennett)
Jennifer Lopez "I actually saved the newspaper to show my kids one day, but it's not true. Sorry."

Jennifer Lopez
(07/24/1969 – )
US singer, actor , on reports that she'd insured her body for one billion dollars
Richard Henry Sellers "I feel ghostly unreal until I become somebody else again on the screen."

Peter Sellers
(09/08/1925 – 07/24/1980)
English actor (was married to Britt Ekland)
Isaac Bashevis Singer "When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer."

Isaac Bashevis Singer
(11/21/1902 – 07/24/1991)
Polish writer
"It is difficult to understand precisely what the state hopes to achieve by promoting the creation and perpetuation of a subclass of illiterates within our boundaries, surely adding to the problems and costs of unemployment, welfare and crime."

William J. Brennan, Jr.
(04/25/1906 – 07/24/1997)
US Supreme Court justice , on schooling for illegal aliens