Jean-Baptiste Colbert "In politics nothing is contemptible."

Jean-Baptiste Colbert
(08/29/1619 – 09/06/1683)
French statesman
Gilbert du Montier "If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the clergy."

Marquis de Lafayette
(09/06/1757 – 05/20/1834)
French soldier, statesman
John Dalton "This paper will no doubt be found interesting by those who take an interest in it."

John Dalton
(09/06/1766 – 07/27/1844)
English scientist
Jane Addams "Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics."

Jane Addams
(09/06/1860 – 05/21/1935)
US social worker
William Norman Birkett "I do not object to people looking at their watches when I am speaking. But I strongly object when they start shaking them to make certain they are still going."

William Norman Birkett
(09/06/1883 – 02/10/1962)
US writer
Joseph P. Kennedy "Dear Jack. Don't buy a single vote more than necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide."

Joseph P. Kennedy
(09/06/1888 – 11/18/1969)
US royalty (was married to Rose, father of John, Robert, and Teddy Kennedy) , in a letter to JFK during the 1960 presidential campaign
Edward Victor Appleton "I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill."

Sir Edward Appleton
(09/06/1892 – 04/21/1965)
English physicist
William Samuel Rosenberg "Never invest in anything that eats or needs repairing."

Billy Rose
(09/06/1899 – 02/10/1966)
US composer, producer, entrepreneur
Philip James Bailey "Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is—it is her shadow."

Philip James Bailey
(04/22/1816 – 09/06/1902)
English writer
Jak Szold "If your library is not 'unsafe,' it probably isn't doing its job."

John Berry
(09/06/1917 – 11/29/1999)
US writer, director
"Very sorry can't come. Lie follows by post." *

Lord Charles Beresford
(02/10/1846 – 09/06/1919)
English admiral , Telegram to the Prince of Wales, declining a summons to dine
Roger Waters "For us the most important thing is to be visual, and for the cats watching us to have fun. This is all we want. We get very upset if people get bored when we're only half way through smashing the second set."

Roger Waters
(09/06/1943 – )
English bassist (Pink Floyd)
Swoosie Kurtz "Change it to what—Tiffany? It's been an advantage. It's unforgettable. I'm the only one."

Swoosie Kurtz
(09/06/1944 – )
US actor , on her name
Jeff Foxworthy "If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty.'"

Jeff Foxworthy
(09/06/1958 – )
US comic
Rosa Maria Perez "They're mine; they're big."

Rosie Perez
(09/06/1964 – )
US actor, choreographer
Margaret Louise Higgins "When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race."

Margaret Sanger
(09/14/1879 – 09/06/1966)
US nurse, founder of Planned Parenthood
John Edensor Littlewood "The infinitely competent can be uncreative."

J. E. Littlewood
(06/09/1885 – 09/06/1977)
English mathematician
Akira Kurosawa "In a mad world only the mad are sane."

Akira Kurosawa
(03/23/1910 – 09/06/1998)
Japanese director
Madeleine L'Engle Camp "The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been."

Madeleine L'Engle
(11/29/1918 – 09/06/2007)
US writer
Luciano Pavarotti "Am I afraid of high notes? Of course I am afraid! What sane man is not?"

Luciano Pavarotti
(10/12/1935 – 09/06/2007)
Italian singer
Art Modell "The quality of ownership is not what it was in yesteryear."

Art Modell
(06/23/1925 – 09/06/2012)
US football coach
Katherine Murray Millett "My sister said, 'you're making it hard for all us housewives in Nebraska'."

Kate Millett
(09/14/1934 – 09/06/2017)
US writer, educator, artist, activist
Burt Reynolds "Those who can't, teach. And those who can't do either, review."

Burt Reynolds
(02/11/1936 – 09/06/2018)
US actor (was married to Loni Anderson, Judy Carne; partners with Sally Field)
Lou Brock "Jim Crow was king—and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive."

Lou Brock
(06/18/1939 – 09/06/2020)
US baseball player