"If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot."

John Bunyan
(11/28/1628 – 08/31/1688)
English writer, minister
The Pilgrim's Progress
"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought."

Basho
(?/1644 – 11/28/1694)
Japanese poet
William Blake, by Thomas Phillips "He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence."

William Blake
(11/28/1757 – 08/12/1827)
English writer
Friedrich Engels "Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal."

Friedrich Engels
(11/28/1820 – 08/05/1895)
German philosopher
Washington Irving "There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in travelling in a stage-coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place."

Washington Irving
(04/03/1783 – 11/28/1859)
US writer
"The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking."

Brooks Atkinson
(11/28/1894 – 01/14/1984)
US journalist, critic
Irwin Edman "Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine."

Irwin Edman
(11/28/1896 – 09/04/1954)
US philosopher, professor
Nancy Mitford "I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away."

Nancy Mitford
(11/28/1904 – 06/30/1973)
English writer (sister of Jessica)
"The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions."

Claude Levi-Strauss
(11/28/1908 – 10/30/2009)
French philosopher
Wesley Noreen Westrum "Baseball is like church. Many attend but few understand."

Wes Westrum
(11/28/1922 – 05/28/2002)
US baseball player, coach
Gloria Hallward "It wasn't the way I looked at a man, it was the thought behind it."

Gloria Grahame
(11/28/1923 – 10/05/1981)
US actor
Berry Gordy "We're labeling it 'soul bubblegum.'"

Berry Gordy
(11/28/1929 – )
US Motown Records founder , on the Jackson 5
"If you want the government off your back, get your hands out of its pockets."

Gary Hart
(11/28/1936 – )
US Senator (CO) and presidential candidate (1988)
Rita Mae Brown "If the world were a logical place, men would ride side-saddle."

Rita Mae Brown
(11/28/1944 – )
US writer
Paul Shaffer "I can't believe it's not air."

Paul Shaffer
(11/28/1949 – )
US bandleader, actor (SNL) , on Los Angeles
Enrico Fermi "There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery."

Enrico Fermi
(09/29/1901 – 11/28/1954)
Italian physicist
Richard Wright "Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread."

Richard Wright
(09/04/1908 – 11/28/1960)
US writer
Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz "The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom."

Jon Stewart
(11/28/1962 – )
US comic actor
Vickie Lynn Hogan "It's very expensive to be me. It's terrible the things I have to do to be me."

Anna Nicole Smith
(11/28/1967 – 02/08/2007)
US stripper, playmate, golddigger
Rosalind Russell "Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly."

Rosalind Russell
(06/04/1907 – 11/28/1976)
US actor
Leslie Nielsen "The reason they call it 'golf' is that all the other four-letter words were used up."

Leslie Nielsen
(02/11/1926 – 11/28/2010)
Canadian actor