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Iconic Birthday Quotes From The Famous And Infamous Born On This Day In History

Everyone was born with something to say, here's a list of the best and most memorable quotes made by famous people born on this day in history

"Every painter paints himself"

Cosimo de Medici
Florence based founder of the Medici dynasty
Born on: 27th September 1389

"There is in gardens a plant which one ought to leave dry, although most people water it. It is the weed called envy"

Cosimo de Medici
Florence based founder of the Medici dynasty
Born on: 27th September 1389

"I would love to see the grimace he (Marquis de Cinq-Mars) is now making on the scaffold"

Louis XIII
Former king of France
Born on: 27th September 1601

"It is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. For they cannot live in any country where virtue and knowledge prevail"

Samuel Adams
One of the Founding Fathers of the United States
Born on: 27th September 1722

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men"

Samuel Adams
One of the Founding Fathers of the United States
Born on: 27th September 1722

"Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason"

Samuel Adams
One of the Founding Fathers of the United States
Born on: 27th September 1722

"Oh what will become of my children?"

George Cruikshank
Caricaturist and book illustrator, these were his famous last words because he had a childless marriage but bore 11 secret illegitimate children from his mistress
Born on: 27th September 1792

"I got colored mechanics in the United States Navy Yard for the first time"

Hiram Rhodes Revels
First African American in the US senate
Born on: 27th September 1827

"I was imprisoned in Missouri in 1854 for preaching the gospel to Negroes"

Hiram Rhodes Revels
First African American in the US senate
Born on: 27th September 1827

"The study of history lies at the foundation of all sound military conclusions and practice"

Alfred Thayer Mahan
Military historian
Born on: 27th September 1840

"Force is never more operative than when it is known to exist but is not brandished"

Alfred Thayer Mahan
Military historian
Born on: 27th September 1840

"Boss Tweed, As long as I count the Votes, what are you going to do about it?"

Thomas Nast
Political cartoonist
Born on: 27th September 1840

"The personality must be bigger than the prop"

Harry Blackstone, Sr.
Magician
Born on: 27th September 1885

"I've always been worried about people who are willing to work for nothing. Sometimes that's all you get from them, nothing"

Sam Ervin
US politician involved in the Senate Watergate investigation
Born on: 27th September 1896

"I believe in a wall between church and state so high that no one can climb over it"

Sam Ervin
US politician involved in the Senate Watergate investigation
Born on: 27th September 1896

"Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft"

Sam Ervin
US politician involved in the Senate Watergate investigation
Born on: 27th September 1896

"The Supreme Court has made God unconstitutional"

Sam Ervin
US politician involved in the Senate Watergate investigation
Born on: 27th September 1896

"There are things that have to be forgotten if you want to go on living"

Jim Thompson
Writer and author
Born on: 27th September 1906

"I'd been chasing females all my life, not paying no mind to the fact that whatever's got tail at one end has teeth at the other, and now I was getting chomped"

Jim Thompson
Writer and author
Born on: 27th September 1906

"You've got forever; and it's a mile wide and an inch deep and full of alligators"

Jim Thompson
Writer and author
Born on: 27th September 1906

"They may kill me, but they cannot kill my ideas. They can crush my body, but they will not be able to crush my spirit"

Bhagat Singh
Indian political activist
Born on: 27th September 1907

"Lovers, Lunatics and poets are made of same stuff"

Bhagat Singh
Indian political activist
Born on: 27th September 1907

"People and things do not upset us. Rather, we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us"

Albert Ellis
Psychologist
Born on: 27th September 1913

"We each create the reality in which we live"

Albert Ellis
Psychologist
Born on: 27th September 1913

"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own"

Albert Ellis
Psychologist
Born on: 27th September 1913

"Neurosis is just a high-class word for whining"

Albert Ellis
Psychologist
Born on: 27th September 1913

"A neurotic can perfectly well be a literary genius, but his greatest danger is always that he will not recognize when he is dull"

Louis Auchincloss
Lawyer and writer
Born on: 27th September 1917

"We were not as rich as the Rockefellers or Mellons, but we were rich enough to know how rich they were"

Louis Auchincloss
Lawyer and writer
Born on: 27th September 1917

"The crowd has a way of being right"

Louis Auchincloss
Lawyer and writer
Born on: 27th September 1917

"Maybe when I'm dead, I'll be forgiven, but I'm afraid I'll also be forgotten"

Louis Auchincloss
Lawyer and writer
Born on: 27th September 1917

"There is only one secret. To love what you are doing"

Jayne Meadows
Actress
Born on: 27th September 1919

"I just loved and love life"

Jayne Meadows
Actress
Born on: 27th September 1919

"My father, from the time I was two years old, had been a motion picture exhibitor, and I suppose it never occurred to me to do anything else but be an actor"

William Conrad
Actor
Born on: 27th September 1920

"Directing always held a certain fascination for me and the thought of one day producing seemed like an impossible dream"

William Conrad
Actor
Born on: 27th September 1920

"Most of television is crap. Cannon was crap"

William Conrad
Actor
Born on: 27th September 1920

"Cliches and adjectives permeated my prose"

Dick Schaap
Author and sports journalist
Born on: 27th September 1934

"Golf is a bloodless sport-if you don't count ulcers"

Dick Schaap
Author and sports journalist
Born on: 27th September 1934

"I am driven by a wonderful muse called alimony"

Dick Schaap
Author and sports journalist
Born on: 27th September 1934

"When you come up with a good idea, you don't have to do a whole lot. The idea does it for you"

Don Cornelius
TV host and producer
Born on: 27th September 1936

"I never fit in. I am a true alternative. And I love being the outcast. That's my role in life, to be an outcast"

Meat Loaf
Singer, songwriter and musician
Born on: 27th September 1947

"The angels had guitars before they had wings"

Meat Loaf
Singer, songwriter and musician
Born on: 27th September 1947

"I don't have a rock voice. I have to force it. I am like an opera singer"

Meat Loaf
Singer, songwriter and musician
Born on: 27th September 1947

"I have no reflection. Every day, I paste a picture of someone else on the mirror"

Meat Loaf
Singer, songwriter and musician
Born on: 27th September 1947

"I go out there and I'm like the Energizer bunny"

Meat Loaf
Singer, songwriter and musician
Born on: 27th September 1947

"I had a kind of Dickensian childhood"

Shaun Cassidy
Actor, singer and TV producer
Born on: 27th September 1958

"I was a teen idol and that has a short shelf life"

Shaun Cassidy
Actor, singer and TV producer
Born on: 27th September 1958

"When I pass a flowering zucchini plant in a garden, my heart skips a beat"

Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress
Born on: 27th September 1972

"Religion is the cause of all the problems in the world. I don’t believe in organized religion at all. It’s what separates people"

Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress
Born on: 27th September 1972

"My playground was the theatre. I'd sit and watch my mother pretend for a living. As a young girl, that's pretty seductive"

Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress
Born on: 27th September 1972

"Throw dirt on my name, and I still come out clean"

Lil Wayne
Singer and rapper
Born on: 27th September 1982

"I don't need it to be easy. I just want it to be worth it"

Lil Wayne
Singer and rapper
Born on: 27th September 1982

"The only fear is fear itself, so get rid of it"

Avril Lavigne
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 27th September 1984

"When I'm with my girlfriends, I act like I'm 19"

Avril Lavigne
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 27th September 1984

"You can't see the world through a mirror"

Avril Lavigne
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 27th September 1984

"I think the key word for me here is joy"

Park Tae-Hwan
South Koreas first swimming gold medalist
Born on: 27th September 1989

"This is my fourth Olympics, I think I'd better make the most of my experience"

Park Tae-Hwan
South Koreas first swimming gold medalist
Born on: 27th September 1989

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