"To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another."

G. Wilhelm Leibniz
(07/01/1646 – 11/14/1716)
German philosopher
"The American dream of rags to riches is a dream for a reason—it is hard to achieve; were everyone to do it, it wouldn't be a dream but would rather be reality."

Robert Fulton
(11/14/1765 – 02/25/1815)
US inventor
"Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out."

Jean Paul Richter
(03/21/1763 – 11/14/1825)
German writer
"Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession."

Charles J. C. Lyall
(11/14/1797 – 02/22/1875)
US accountant
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel "Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature."

Georg William Friedrich Hegel
(08/27/1770 – 11/14/1831)
German philosopher
Claude Monet "I would advise young artists... to paint as they can, as long as they can, without being afraid of painting badly... If their painting doesn't improve by itself, it means that nothing can be done—and I wouldn't do anything!"

Claude Monet
(11/14/1840 – 12/05/1926)
French painter (Manet is here)
"Most things, except agriculture, can wait."

Jawaharlal Nehru
(11/14/1889 – 05/27/1964)
Indian leader (father of Indira Gandhi)
Marie Geneva Doud "Ike runs the country, and I turn the pork chops."

Mamie Eisenhower
(11/14/1904 – 11/01/1979)
US first lady (41) (wife of Dwight David (Ike) Eisenhower)
"If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong."

Aaron Copland
(11/14/1900 – 12/02/1990)
US composer
Marya Mannes "People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are."

Marya Mannes
(11/14/1904 – 09/13/1990)
US writer
Richard Ewing Powell "My idea of a vacation is to rest quietly in the shade of a blond."

Dick Powell
(11/14/1904 – 01/02/1963)
US actor (was married to Joan Blondell, June Allyson)
Louise Brooks "A swaggering, tough little slut."

Louise Brooks
(11/14/1906 – 08/08/1985)
US actor , on Shirley Temple
Astrid Anna Emilia Ericsson "You know that the Germans are insane. For example, they have named about 70 schools after me."

Astrid Lindgren
(11/14/1907 – 01/28/2002)
Swedish writer (Pippi Longstocking)
"McCarthyism is Americanism with its sleeves rolled."

Joseph McCarthy
(11/14/1908 – 05/02/1957)
US Senator and Commie Hunter
Booker T. Washington "We shall prosper as we learn to do the common things of life in an uncommon way. Let down your buckets where you are."

Booker T. Washington
(04/05/1856 – 11/14/1915)
US writer
Hector Hugh Munro "'Waldo is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death,' said Clovis."

(12/18/1870 – 11/14/1916)
Scottish writer
Brian Keith "In other words... you can't be a misogynist and expect women to appreciate you."

Brian Keith
(11/14/1921 – 06/24/1997)
US actor
Constance Ockelman "I wasn't a sex symbol. I was a sex zombie."

Veronica Lake
(11/14/1922 – 07/07/1973)
US actor
"Nutrition makes me puke."

Jimmy Piersall
(11/14/1929 – 06/03/2017)
US baseball player
Patrick James O'Rourke "Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."

P. J. O'Rourke
(11/14/1947 – )
US writer
"The monarchy is the oldest profession in the world."

Prince Charles of Windsor
(11/14/1948 – )
Welsh royalty (was married to Diana)
Earl Stephen Bishop "I'm So Miserable Without You, It's Almost Like Having You Here."

Stephen Bishop
(11/14/1951 – )
US singer, songwriter , song title
"The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces."

Maureen Murphy
(11/14/1952 – 08/09/2008)
US representative (IL)
Robert Emmet Sherwood "To be able to write a play, a man must be sensitive, imaginative, naive, gullible, passionate; he must be something of an imbecile, something of a poet, something of a liar, something of a damn fool."

Robert E. Sherwood
(04/04/1896 – 11/14/1955)
US playwright
Daniel Bernard Sweeney "I thought I might meet some girls, to tell you the truth."

D. B. Sweeney
(11/14/1961 – )
US actor , on why he got into acting
Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge "An orgy looks particularly alluring seen through the mists of righteous indignation."

Malcolm Muggeridge
(03/24/1903 – 11/14/1990)
English writer (was married to Kitty Muggeridge)