"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

Martin Luther King, Jr.
(01/15/1929 – 04/04/1968)
US religious leader, civil rights activist

"Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible."

Edward Teller
(01/15/1908 – 09/09/2003)
US scientist
father of the hydrogen bomb

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"Familiarity breeds attempt."

Goodman Ace
(01/15/1899 – 03/25/1982)
US humorist (was married to Jane Ace)
("Easy Aces")

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"The beautiful heroine might be thinking, How long must I bury my face on this wretched man's shoulder? Such is not the always the case, but quite often it is."

Ivor Novello
(01/15/1893 – 03/06/1951)
Welsh actor

"Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army."

Edward Everett
(04/11/1794 – 01/15/1865)
US educator
hear hear

"The newspapers are the cemeteries of ideas."

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
(01/15/1809 – 01/19/1865)
French writer (died near his birthday)
("What is Property?")

Leaving the knots for now; messing with arcs of a 6” diameter circle.

"Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive."

Jean-Baptiste Moliere
(01/15/1622 – 02/17/1673)
French writer
("The Misanthrope, or the Cantankerous Lover")

"I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis."

Humphrey Bogart
(12/25/1899 – 01/14/1957)
US actor, alleged last words

"The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for."

Maureen Dowd
(01/14/1952 – )
US journalist (NY Times)
("Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide")

"Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done."

Andy Rooney
(01/14/1919 – 11/04/2011)
US TV commentator

"I recognize my limits but when I look around I realise I am not living exactly in a world of giants."

Giulio Andreotti
(01/14/1919 – 05/06/2013)
Italian Prime Minister

"If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work."

Thomas John Watson, Jr.
(01/14/1914 – 12/31/1993)
US businessman (IBM president)

"And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total?"

Tillie Olsen
(01/14/1912 – 01/01/2007)
US writer
("Tell Me a Riddle")

"Never in the history of fashion has so little material been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly."

Sir Cecil Beaton
(01/14/1904 – 01/18/1980)
English photographer, fashion designer on miniskirts
("The Book of Beauty")

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"That's the reason they're called lessons, because they lesson from day to day."

Lewis Carroll
(01/27/1832 – 01/14/1898)
English writer
("Alice's Adventures in Wonderland")

"If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works."

John Dos Passos
(01/14/1896 – 09/28/1970)
US writer
("U.S.A. trilogy")

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