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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

"Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy"

Mirabeau B. Lamar
Texan Republic politician
Born on: 16th August 1798

"Life is short and progress is slow"

Gabriel Lippmann
Physicist
Born on: 16th August 1845

"Experimentalists think that it is a mathematical theorem while the mathematicians believe it to be an experimental fact"

Gabriel Lippmann
Physicist
Born on: 16th August 1845

"The suction of the ship would draw the boat, with all her occupants, under water"

Robert Hitchens
Quarter master at the helm of the Titanic when it struck the iceberg, he was later ordered in charge of one of the lifeboats and survived
Born on: 16th August 1882

"Your success will be proportioned to the amount of mental effort you devote to it"

T. E. Lawrence
English soldier and writer, better known as Lawrence of Arabia
Born on: 16th August 1888

"An opinion can be argued with; a conviction is best shot"

T. E. Lawrence
English soldier and writer, better known as Lawrence of Arabia
Born on: 16th August 1888

"The dreamers of the day are dangerous... for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible"

T. E. Lawrence
English soldier and writer, better known as Lawrence of Arabia
Born on: 16th August 1888

"Half a calamity is better than a whole one"

T. E. Lawrence
English soldier and writer, better known as Lawrence of Arabia
Born on: 16th August 1888

"Dream your dreams with open eyes and make them come true"

T. E. Lawrence
English soldier and writer, better known as Lawrence of Arabia
Born on: 16th August 1888

"Economics was the only profession where a person could be considered an expert without having once been right"

George Meany
American labour union leader
Born on: 16th August 1894

"As soon as one promises not to do something, it becomes the one thing above all others that one most wishes to do"

Georgette Heyer
Novelist
Born on: 16th August 1902

"When fate is got it in for you, there is no limit to what you may have to put up with"

Georgette Heyer
Novelist
Born on: 16th August 1902

"We are mere journeymen, planting seeds for someone else to harvest"

Wallace Thurman
Author
Born on: 16th August 1902

"I’m not like an ordinary world. I have my madness, I live in another dimension and I do not have time for things that have no soul"

Charles Bukowski
Poet
Born on: 16th August 1920

"The difficulties of peace are better than the agony of war"

Menachem Begin
Former prime minister of Israel
Born on: 16th August 1913

"Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live"

Charles Bukowski
Poet
Born on: 16th August 1920

"I stopped looking for a Dream Girl, I just wanted one that wasn't a nightmare"

Charles Bukowski
Poet
Born on: 16th August 1920

"Find what you love and let it kill you"

Charles Bukowski
Poet
Born on: 16th August 1920

"As an actress, I have always believed that the truer challenge, the deeper obligation, begins after the camera stops"

Ann Blyth
Actress
Born on: 16th August 1928

"I had a lot of what they call turntable hits. A lot of them"

Eydie Gorme
Singer
Born on: 16th August 1928

"I don't want to appeal to everybody. After all, everybody doesn't appeal to me"

Eydie Gorme
Singer
Born on: 16th August 1928

"As the painter needs his framework of parchment, the improvising musical group needs its framework in time"

Bill Evans
Jazz pianist
Born on: 16th August 1929

"Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors"

Frank Gifford
Former American footballer
Born on: 16th August 1930

"Invention is the pleasure you give yourself when other people's stuff isn't good enough"

Julie Newmar
Actress
Born on: 16th August 1933

"The further you fall, the greater the opportunity for growth and change"

Julie Newmar
Actress
Born on: 16th August 1933

"I have come far, but not far enough. It is still a man's world"

Lesley Ann Warren
Actress
Born on: 16th August 1946

"There are no permanent friends or permanent enemies, just permanent interests"

Carol Moseley Braun
Former US senator
Born on: 16th August 1946

"I was a greedy, ravenous individual, determined to rise from the bottom to the top"

Jack Unterweger
Serial killer
Born on: 16th August 1950

"If you settle for what you've got, you deserve what you get"

Kathie Lee Gifford
Talk show host
Born on: 16th August 1953

"A fear of the unknown keeps a lot of people from leaving bad situations"

Kathie Lee Gifford
Talk show host
Born on: 16th August 1953

"They don't call me spontaneous and irreverent for nothing"

Kathie Lee Gifford
Talk show host
Born on: 16th August 1953

"Trust takes one second to lose and a lifetime to rebuild"

Kathie Lee Gifford
Talk show host
Born on: 16th August 1953

"People call me a perfectionist, but I'm not. I'm a rightist. I do something until it's right, and then I move on to the next thing"

James Cameron
Movie director
Born on: 16th August 1954

"Imagination is a force that can actually manifest a reality.Don't put limitations on yourself.Others will do that for you"

James Cameron
Movie director
Born on: 16th August 1954

"Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option"

James Cameron
Movie director
Born on: 16th August 1954

"If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success"

James Cameron
Movie director
Born on: 16th August 1954

"If you want to change the world, change yourself"

Madonna Ciccone
Singer
Born on: 16th August 1958

"Manipulating people, that's what I'm good at"

Madonna Ciccone
Singer
Born on: 16th August 1958

"I don't trust any man who hasn't kissed another man"

Madonna Ciccone
Singer
Born on: 16th August 1958

"If you want something bad enough the whole world conspires to help you get it"

Madonna Ciccone
Singer
Born on: 16th August 1958

"When you ask the best questions of yourself and others, you invite the best answers"

Angela Bassett
Actress
Born on: 16th August 1958

"A film has a sort of life over time, whereas a TV show comes up in your living room, and its immediate, and people write about it"

Timothy Hutton
Actor
Born on: 16th August 1960

"I've thought a lot about success, because it's very strange to me that I've been successful"

Steve Carell
Actor
Born on: 16th August 1962

"I think the death penalty's easier than life in prison"

Pamela Smart
Murderess
Born on: 16th August 1967

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