James Ramsay MacDonald "We hear war called murder. It is not: it is suicide."

Ramsay MacDonald
(10/12/1866 – 11/09/1937)
British Prime Minister (39)
Robert E. Lee "The education of a man is never completed until he dies."

Robert E. Lee
(01/19/1807 – 10/12/1870)
Confederate general
"No, it's a B-flat. It looks wrong and it sounds wrong, but it's right."

Ralph Vaughan Williams
(10/12/1872 – 08/26/1958)
English composer
Dinah Mulock Craik "Keep what is worth keeping
And with the breath of kindness
Blow the rest away."

Dinah Mulock Craik
(04/20/1826 – 10/12/1887)
English writer ("John Halifax, Gentleman")
Goodman Aiskowitz and Jane Epstein "Well, time wounds all heels."

Jane Sherwood Ace
(10/12/1897 – 11/11/1974)
US radio comic ("Easy Aces")
(was married to Goodman Ace)
Paul Engle "Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise."

Paul Engle
(10/12/1908 – 03/22/1991)
US writer ("Worn Earth")
Alice Childress, by Alice Neel "Some feminists feel that a woman should never be wrong. We have a right to be wrong."

Alice Childress
(10/12/1916 – 08/14/1994)
US writer
Philander Chase Knox "There is no stock ticker in the Department of Justice."

Philander C. Knox
(05/06/1853 – 10/12/1921)
US senator (PA)
Anatole France "When you want to make men good and wise, free, moderate, generous, you are led inevitably to the desire of killing them all."

Anatole France
(04/16/1844 – 10/12/1924)
French writer ("L'Île des Pingouins (Penguin Island)")
Richard Claxton Gregory "I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into our neighborhood after dark."

Dick Gregory
(10/12/1932 – 08/19/2017)
US comic, activist
Luciano Pavarotti "You don't need any brains to listen to music."

Luciano Pavarotti
(10/12/1935 – 09/06/2007)
Italian singer
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of its behind."

General Joseph Stilwell
(03/19/1883 – 10/12/1946)
US military
Sonja Henie "All my life I have wanted to skate, and all my life I have skated."

Sonja Henie
(04/08/1912 – 10/12/1969)
Norwegian skater, actress ("Thin Ice")
Dean Acheson "A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer."

Dean Acheson
(04/11/1893 – 10/12/1971)
US Secretary of State ("Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department")
Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. "Many things made me become a vegetarian, among them, the higher food yield as a solution to world hunger."

John Denver
(12/31/1943 – 10/12/1997)
US singer, songwriter