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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 man who has power is impelled to abuse it"

Baron de Montesquieu
French philosopher and author
Born on: 18th January 1689

"Solemnity is the shield of idiots"

Baron de Montesquieu
French philosopher and author
Born on: 18th January 1689

"A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century"

Baron de Montesquieu
French philosopher and author
Born on: 18th January 1689

"I like peasants - they are not sophisticated enough to reason speciously"

Baron de Montesquieu
French philosopher and author
Born on: 18th January 1689

"Power ought to serve as a check to power"

Baron de Montesquieu
French philosopher and author
Born on: 18th January 1689

"A really intelligent man feels what other men only know"

Baron de Montesquieu
French philosopher and author
Born on: 18th January 1689

"The less men think, the more they talk"

Baron de Montesquieu
French philosopher and author
Born on: 18th January 1689

"There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters"

Daniel Webster
Former US senator
Born on: 18th January 1782

"We are all agents of the same supreme power, the people"

Daniel Webster
Former US senator
Born on: 18th January 1782

"Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital"

Daniel Webster
Former US senator
Born on: 18th January 1782

"Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves"

Daniel Webster
Former US senator
Born on: 18th January 1782

"The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power"

Daniel Webster
Former US senator
Born on: 18th January 1782

"There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange"

Daniel Webster
Former US senator
Born on: 18th January 1782

"Any thing is possible When Its done In love And In everything You can do should be in love or it will fail"

Daniel Hale Williams
Surgeon
Born on: 18th January 1856

"The treacheries of ambition never cease"

Ruben Dario
Nicaraguan poet, author and diplomat
Born on: 18th January 1867

"I seek a form that my style cannot discover,a bud of thought that wants to be a rose"

Ruben Dario
Nicaraguan poet, author and diplomat
Born on: 18th January 1867

"Poetry will exist as long as there is a problem of life and death"

Ruben Dario
Nicaraguan poet, author and diplomat
Born on: 18th January 1867

"No, I don't understand my husband's theory of relativity, but I know my husband and I know he can be trusted"

Elsa Einstein
Second wife of Albert Einstein
Born on: 18th January 1876

"You cannot analyze him, otherwise you will misjudge him. Such a genius should be irreproachable in every respect"

Elsa Einstein
Second wife of Albert Einstein
Born on: 18th January 1876

"The things that make me different are the things that make me"

A. A. Milne
Author
Born on: 18th January 1882

"Rivers know this; There is no hurry. We shall get there some day"

A. A. Milne
Author
Born on: 18th January 1882

"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them"

A. A. Milne
Author
Born on: 18th January 1882

"Almost anyone can be an author; The business is to collect money and fame from this state of being"

A. A. Milne
Author
Born on: 18th January 1882

"Think it over, think it under"

A. A. Milne
Author
Born on: 18th January 1882

"If you must make a noise, make it quietly"

Oliver Hardy
Actor and comedian
Born on: 18th January 1892

"That's another fine mess you've gotten me into"

Oliver Hardy
Actor and comedian
Born on: 18th January 1892

"We never see ourselves as others see us"

Oliver Hardy
Actor and comedian
Born on: 18th January 1892

"I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me"

Cary Grant
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1904

"Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant"

Cary Grant
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1904

"I began by acting like the person I wanted to be, and eventually I became that person"

Cary Grant
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1904

"There's no point in being unhappy about growing older. Just think of the millions who have been denied the privilege"

Cary Grant
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1904

"To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you're impotent. She can't wait to disprove it"

Cary Grant
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1904

"Sometimes angels rush in where fools fear to tread"

Cary Grant
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1904

"I have about the same interest in jewelry as I have in politics, horse racing, modern poetry, and women who need weird excitement - none"

Cary Grant
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1904

"Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops"

Cary Grant
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1904

"Beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one's own past failings"

Cary Grant
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1904

"Divorce is a game played by lawyers"

Cary Grant
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1904

"It takes many steppingstones, you know, for a man to rise. None can do it unaided"

Joseph Bonanno
Mafioso and the boss of the Bonanno crime family
Born on: 18th January 1905

"All men have eyes, Machiavelli says, but few have the gift of penetration"

Joseph Bonanno
Mafioso and the boss of the Bonanno crime family
Born on: 18th January 1905

"Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can"

Danny Kaye
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1913

"To travel is to take a journey into yourself"

Danny Kaye
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1913

"All I want to be is funny. I never aspired to play Hamlet"

Danny Kaye
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1913

"An unemployed jester is nobody's fool"

Danny Kaye
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1913

"I am a wife-made man"

Danny Kaye
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1913

"All conflict is about difference; whether the difference is race religion, or nationality"

John Hume
Irish politician
Born on: 18th January 1937

"If the word 'No' was removed from the English language, Ian Paisley would be speechless"

John Hume
Irish politician
Born on: 18th January 1937

"Derry was the worst example of Northern Ireland's discrimination"

John Hume
Irish politician
Born on: 18th January 1937

"When people are divided, the only solution is agreement"

John Hume
Irish politician
Born on: 18th January 1937

"Difference is of the essence of humanity"

John Hume
Irish politician
Born on: 18th January 1937

"Sometimes an artist is lost and needs to find a new direction for himself or his music"

David Ruffin
Lead singer with The Temptations
Born on: 18th January 1941

"I knew I always wanted to sing"

David Ruffin
Lead singer with The Temptations
Born on: 18th January 1941

"When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment, or the moment defines you"

Kevin Costner
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1955

"Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you're not good at them"

Kevin Costner
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1955

"You have to decide if you're going to wilt like a daisy or if you're just going to go forward and live the life that you've been granted"

Kevin Costner
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1955

"Failure doesn't kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen"

Kevin Costner
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1955

"I've never had that fear of going against the grain"

Kevin Costner
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1955

"Actors never say they're poor. They're always broke. It's always just temporary. Broke is poor with hope"

Alison Arngrim
Actress
Born on: 18th January 1962

"The closest we came to stunts was dancing on a table"

Jesse L. Martin
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1969

"I have plenty of law and order on my resume"

Jesse L. Martin
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1969

"I'm better looking in person"

Jason Segel
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1980

"I was born without a sense of embarrassment or shame"

Jason Segel
Actor
Born on: 18th January 1980

"You had everything you wanted. Your Mercedes wasn't enough, you brats"

Seung-Hui Cho
Mass murderer responsible for killing 32 students at Virginia Tech campus
Born on: 18th January 1984

"When you’re raped of everything, you got nothing to lose"

Seung-Hui Cho
Mass murderer responsible for killing 32 students at Virginia Tech campus
Born on: 18th January 1984

"Die you descendants of Satan!"

Seung-Hui Cho
Mass murderer responsible for killing 32 students at Virginia Tech campus
Born on: 18th January 1984

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