"That which is not just is not law."

William Lloyd Garrison
(12/10/1805 – 05/24/1879)
US abolitionist, suffragist, and writer
Augusta Ada King "We may say most aptly that the Analytical Engine weaves algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves."

Ada Lovelace
(12/10/1815 – 11/27/1852)
English mathematician, writer (daughter of Lord Byron)
George MacDonald "A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it."

George MacDonald
(12/10/1824 – 09/18/1905)
Scottish writer, minister
Emily Dickinson "They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse."

Emily Dickinson
(12/10/1830 – 05/15/1886)
US poet
Alfred Bernhard Nobel "I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results."

Alfred Nobel
(10/21/1833 – 12/10/1896)
Swedish chemist
William Charles Franklyn Plomer "On a sofa upholstered in panther skin
Mona did researches in original sin."

William Plomer
(12/10/1903 – 09/21/1973)
S. African-English writer
Chet Huntley "I hesitate to get into the gutter with this guy."

Chet Huntley
(12/10/1911 – 03/20/1974)
US news anchor (co-anchor with David Brinkley) , on Spiro T. Agnew
Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton "I felt like a wonderful sandwich, a slice of white bread between two slices of ham."

Dorothy Lamour
(12/10/1914 – 09/22/1996)
US actor , just glamour without the 'g,' on working with Hope and Crosby in the "Road" movies
Carolyn Kizer "Happiness is a Chinese meal; sorrow is a nourishment forever."

Carolyn Kizer
(12/10/1925 – 10/09/2014)
US writer
Luigi Pirandello "We ride through life on the beast within us. Beat the animal, but you can't make it think."

Luigi Pirandello
(06/28/1867 – 12/10/1936)
Italian playwright
"One of these days in your travels, a guy is going to come up to you and show you a nice brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken, and this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the Jack of Spades jump out of the deck and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, do not bet this man, for as sure as you are standing there, you are going to end up with an earful of cider."

Damon Runyon
(10/04/1880 – 12/10/1946)
US writer
Kenneth Branagh "I'm just a foul-mouthed Brit."

Kenneth Branagh
(12/10/1960 – )
Irish actor
Joseph Mascis "It's not like being in a band is all that fun or anything."

J. Mascis
(12/10/1965 – )
US musician (Dinosaur, Jr.)
Otis Redding "Don't ever do a song as you heard somebody else do it."

Otis Redding
(09/09/1941 – 12/10/1967)
US singer, songwriter
Karl Barth "Men have never been good, they are not good, they never will be good."

Karl Barth
(05/10/1886 – 12/10/1968)
Swiss theologian
Thomas Merton "October is a fine and dangerous season in America... a wonderful time to begin anything at all. You go to college, and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful."

Thomas Merton
(01/31/1915 – 12/10/1968)
French monk
"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."

Mark Van Doren
(06/13/1894 – 12/10/1972)
US writer, educator (brother of Carl Van Doren)
Edward D. Wood, Jr. "My girlfriend still doesn't know why her sweaters are always stretched out."

Ed Wood
(10/10/1924 – 12/10/1978)
US director, writer
Jascha Heifetz "I occasionally play works by contemporary composers and for two reasons. First to discourage the composer from writing any more and secondly to remind myself how much I appreciate Beethoven."

Jascha Heifetz
(02/02/1901 – 12/10/1987)
Russia-born US violinist
Rick Danko "God don't like complaints."

Rick Danko
(12/29/1943 – 12/10/1999)
Canadian bassist (The Band)
Eugene McCarthy "Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and stupid enough to think it's important."

Eugene McCarthy
(03/29/1916 – 12/10/2005)
US senator (MN), presidential candidate
Richard Pryor "It's been a struggle for me because I had a chance to be white and refused."

Richard Pryor
(12/01/1940 – 12/10/2005)
US comic, actor
Augusto Pinochet "Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood."

Augusto Pinochet
(11/25/1915 – 12/10/2006)
Chilean dictator