Dante Alighieri "There is no greater grief than to remember days of joy when misery is at hand."

Dante Alighieri
(05/21/1265 – 09/14/1321)
Italian writer
"Things were first made, then words."

Sir Thomas Overbury
(06/18/1581 – 09/14/1613)
English writer
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, etc.
"Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won."

Arthur Wellesley
(05/01/1769 – 09/14/1852)
Irish-born English army commander, Prime Minister (21)
Alice Stone Blackwell "Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both."

Alice Stone Blackwell
(09/14/1857 – 03/15/1950)
US suffragist
Margaret Louise Higgins "Diplomats make it their business to conceal the facts."

Margaret Sanger
(09/14/1879 – 09/06/1966)
US nurse, founder of Planned Parenthood
William McKinley "Our differences are politics, our agreements principles."

William McKinley
(01/29/1843 – 09/14/1901)
US President (25)
Jack Carlton Moore "Once I got the Lone Ranger role, I didn't want any other."

Clayton Moore
(09/14/1914 – 12/28/1999)
US actor
Sydney J. Harris "The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers."

Sydney J. Harris
(09/14/1917 – 12/08/1986)
English-born writer
Jerry Coleman "Winfield goes back to the wall. He hits his head on the wall and it rolls off! It's rolling all the way back to second base! This is a terrible thing for the Padres!"

Jerry Coleman
(09/14/1924 – 01/05/2014)
US sportscaster
Isadora Duncan "Farewell, my friends. I am going to glory."

Isadora Duncan
(05/27/1878 – 09/14/1927)
US dancer , parting words to her friends as she rode off wearing a too-long scarf that later tangled in the car's wheels and killed her
Katherine Murray Millett "Aren't women prudes if they don't and prostitutes if they do?"

Kate Millett
(09/14/1934 – 09/06/2017)
US writer, educator, artist, activist
Margaret Shafto Robertson "A great actress, from the waist down."

Dame Margaret Kendal
(03/15/1848 – 09/14/1935)
English actor , on Sarah Bernhardt
Irving Grant Thalberg "Novelty is always welcome but talking pictures are just a fad."

Irving Thalberg
(05/30/1899 – 09/14/1936)
US film director (was married to Norma Shearer [shown])
Nicol Williamson "The mome rath isn't born that could outgrabe me."

Nicol Williamson
(09/14/1936 – 12/16/2011)
Scottish actor (was married to Jill Townsend)
"Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat."

John Lehman
(09/14/1942 – )
US Secretary of Navy
"When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers."

Colleen C. Barrett
(09/14/1944 – )
US airline executive
Sam Neill "I'm playing a cat burglar. I've made it. This is the high point of my career. I'm really chuffed."

Sam Neill
(09/14/1947 – )
Irish-born New Zealand actor , on Simpsons episode 1F09
"Capital punishment is either an affront to humanity or a potential parking place."

Larry "Bubbles" Brown
(09/14/1952 – )
US comic
Louise Arner Boyd "I like the pleasant things most women enjoy, even if I do wear breeches and boots on an expedition, even sleep in them at times... but I powder my nose before going on deck, no matter how rough the sea is."

Louise Arner Boyd
(09/16/1887 – 09/14/1972)
US explorer (died near her birthday)
Grace Kelly "Hollywood amuses me. Holier-than-thou for the public and unholier-than-the-devil in reality."

Grace Kelly
(11/12/1929 – 09/14/1982)
US actor
"The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can't ignore it, top it; if you can't top it, laugh at it; if you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved."

J. Russell Lynes
(12/02/1910 – 09/14/1991)
US writer
Patrick Swayze "The way to screw up somebody's life is to give them what they want."

Patrick Swayze
(08/18/1952 – 09/14/2009)
US actor