Charles Francis Adams "The American experiment is the most tremendous and far reaching engine of social change which has ever either blessed or cursed mankind."

Charles Francis Adams
(08/18/1807 – 11/21/1886)
US Representative (MA) (father of Henry Brooks Adams, son of John Quincy Adams, grandson of John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams)
"Good will is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy."

Marshall Field
(08/18/1834 – 01/16/1906)
US businessman
Honore de Balzac "Behind every great fortune there is a crime."

Honore de Balzac
(05/20/1799 – 08/18/1850)
French writer
"You can't just let nature run wild."

Walter J. Hickel
(08/18/1919 – 05/07/2010)
US Governor (AK), Secretary of the Interior , on why he wanted officials to kill hundreds of wolves
Shirley Schrift "I did a picture in England one winter and it was so cold, I almost got married."

Shelley Winters
(08/18/1920 – 01/14/2006)
US actor
Brian Aldiss "When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children; even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay."

Brian Aldiss
(08/18/1925 – 08/19/2017)
English writer (died near his birthday)
Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter "Don't worry about polls, but if you do, don't admit it."

Rosalynn Carter
(08/18/1927 – )
US First Lady (46) (wife of Jimmy Carter, mother of Amy)
Roman Polanski "When you are 12, you no longer need the parents."

Roman Polanski
(08/18/1933 – )
Polish director (was married to Sharon Tate)
Robert Redford "Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better."

Robert Redford
(08/18/1936 – )
US actor
"German is the most extravagantly ugly language—it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747." *

Willy Rushton
(08/18/1937 – 12/11/1996)
English comedian
Martin Mull "The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass."

Martin Mull
(08/18/1943 – )
US comic, actor
Carl Wayne "Stay away from our shows—or accept us for what we are."

Carl Wayne
(08/18/1943 – 08/31/2004)
English singer (the Move)
Elayne Boosler "Ever notice that Soup for One is eight aisles away from Party Mix?"

Elayne Boosler
(08/18/1952 – )
US comedian
Patrick Swayze "Good-looking people turn me off. Myself included."

Patrick Swayze
(08/18/1952 – 09/14/2009)
US actor
Denis Leary "I think we should take Iraq and Iran and combine them into one country and call it Irate. All the pissed off people live in one place and get it over with."

Denis Leary
(08/18/1957 – )
US comic actor
"If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice."

(Billings) Learned Hand
(01/27/1872 – 08/18/1961)
US federal judge
Doug Pappas "I start getting suspicious when a whole bunch of teams wise up all at once."

Doug Pappas
(08/18/1962 – 05/20/2004)
US lawyer, baseball statistician
Christian Slater "If I make a move, like raise my eyebrows, some critic says I'm doing Nicholson. What am I supposed to do, cut off my eyebrows?"

Christian Slater
(08/18/1969 – )
US actor
Edward Norton "Fame is very corrosive and you have to guard very strictly against it."

Edward Norton
(08/18/1969 – )
US actor
Corinne Anita Loos "So then Dr. Froyd said that all I needed was to cultivate a few inhibitions and get some sleep."

Anita Loos
(04/26/1889 – 08/18/1981)
US screenwriter
Burrhus Frederic Skinner "Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."

B. F. Skinner
(03/20/1904 – 08/18/1990)
US behaviorist
"Today you have something like A Film by Joe Harry. That is patently asinine and ridiculous."

Elmer Bernstein
(04/04/1922 – 08/18/2004)
US composer (not related to Leonard Bernstein)
Kofi Annan "It is impossible to realize our goals while discriminating against half the human race. As study after study has taught us, there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women."

Kofi Annan
(04/08/1938 – 08/18/2018)
Ghanaian diplomat