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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

"God always helps madmen, lovers, and drunkards"

Marguerite de Navarre
French princess, Queen of Navarre and author
Born on: 11th April 1492

"Man is wise ... when he recognizes no greater enemy than himself"

Marguerite de Navarre
French princess, Queen of Navarre and author
Born on: 11th April 1492

"The more hidden the venom, the more dangerous it is"

Marguerite de Navarre
French princess, Queen of Navarre and author
Born on: 11th April 1492

"Spite will make a woman do more than love"

Marguerite de Navarre
French princess, Queen of Navarre and author
Born on: 11th April 1492

"People pretend not to like grapes when the vines are too high for them to reach"

Marguerite de Navarre
French princess, Queen of Navarre and author
Born on: 11th April 1492

"It is the same in love as in war; A fortress that parleys is half taken"

Marguerite de Navarre
French princess, Queen of Navarre and author
Born on: 11th April 1492

"The first symptoms perceived are, a slight sense of weakness, with a proneness to trembling in some particular part"

James Parkinson
Neurologist
Born on: 11th April 1755

"So slight and nearly imperceptible are the first inroads of this malady, and so extremely slow its progress, that it rarely happens, that the patient can form any recollection of the precise period of its commencement"

James Parkinson
Neurologist
Born on: 11th April 1755

"If the population exceeded the means of support, the fault lay not in nature, but in the ability of politicians to discover some latent defect in the laws respecting the division and appropriation of property"

James Parkinson
Neurologist
Born on: 11th April 1755

"The tremulous motion of the limbs occur during sleep, and augment until they awaken the patient, and frequently with much agitation and alarm"

James Parkinson
Neurologist
Born on: 11th April 1755

"As to yourself, good sir, there are those who contend you resemble the venomous asp, whose poison is placed beneath its tongue"

James Parkinson
Neurologist
Born on: 11th April 1755

"As the malady proceeds, even this temporary mitigation of suffering from the agitation of the limbs is denied"

James Parkinson
Neurologist
Born on: 11th April 1755

"A mere literary education without the inculcation of moral and religious principles would prove highly injurious"

James Parkinson
Neurologist
Born on: 11th April 1755

"The term palpitation may be employed to mark those morbid motions which chiefly characterise this disease"

James Parkinson
Neurologist
Born on: 11th April 1755

"I have seen one, who was able to run, but not to walk"

James Parkinson
Neurologist
Born on: 11th April 1755

"As the disease proceeds the hand fails to answer with exactness to the dictates of the will"

James Parkinson
Neurologist
Born on: 11th April 1755

"Anomalous cases of convulsive affections have been designated by the term Shaking Palsy"

James Parkinson
Neurologist
Born on: 11th April 1755

"Leeches, stimulating fomentations, and a blister, which was made for sometime to yield a purulent discharge, were applied over the cervical vertebræ"

James Parkinson
Neurologist
Born on: 11th April 1755

"I ordered him a grain of Opium a day in the gum pill; and in three or four days the shaking had nearly left him"

James Parkinson
Neurologist
Born on: 11th April 1755

"I can prove anything by statistics except the truth."

George Canning
Former prime minister of the U.K.
Born on: 11th April 1770

"Indecision and delays are the parents of failure"

George Canning
Former prime minister of the U.K.
Born on: 11th April 1770

"There is nothing I know of so sublime as a fact"

George Canning
Former prime minister of the U.K.
Born on: 11th April 1770

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

Edward Everett
Former U.S. senator and governor of Massachusetts
Born on: 11th April 1794

"I am only one but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something"

Edward Everett
Former U.S. senator and governor of Massachusetts
Born on: 11th April 1794

"Agriculture seems to be the first pursuit of civilized man. It enables him to escape from the life of the savage, and wandering shepherd"

Edward Everett
Former U.S. senator and governor of Massachusetts
Born on: 11th April 1794

"There is no sanctuary of virtue like a home"

Edward Everett
Former U.S. senator and governor of Massachusetts
Born on: 11th April 1794

"When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free"

Charles Evans Hughes
Former governor of New York
Born on: 11th April 1862

"A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company"

Charles Evans Hughes
Former governor of New York
Born on: 11th April 1862

"Each man begins with his own world to conquer, and his education is the measure of his conquest"

Charles Evans Hughes
Former governor of New York
Born on: 11th April 1862

"These are difficult days, but there is always hope"

Mary White Ovington
Civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist
Born on: 11th April 1865

"If we deny full expression to a race, if we restrict its education, stifle its intellectual and aesthetic impulses, we make it impossible to fairly gauge its ability"

Mary White Ovington
Civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist
Born on: 11th April 1865

"The coloured people, more than the white people in Greenpoint, took me for exactly what I was... I was among big hearted, friendly, hard working human beings"

Mary White Ovington
Civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist
Born on: 11th April 1865

"In all the months I lived, a white woman alone in a block with five thousand Negroes, I never had a disagreeable experience"

Mary White Ovington
Civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist
Born on: 11th April 1865

"Southern legislatures were at that time passing laws to make a person with a drop of negro blood a member of the negro race"

Mary White Ovington
Civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist
Born on: 11th April 1865

"In the minds of the white critics was the fear of negro domination, and the old slavery arguments were continually used"

Mary White Ovington
Civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist
Born on: 11th April 1865

"John Quincy Adams, more than a hundred years ago, said of them that they were the only well bred people in America"

Mary White Ovington
Civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist
Born on: 11th April 1865

"We at The Cosmopolitan Club were pioneers. We suffered the notoriety of pioneers. But we did a good piece of work"

Mary White Ovington
Civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist
Born on: 11th April 1865

"There are Mussolini's enough of the negro's making without the white man's manufacturing more"

Mary White Ovington
Civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist
Born on: 11th April 1865

"Do not have all the talk about conditions in the south. Have conditions in the north discussed"

Mary White Ovington
Civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist
Born on: 11th April 1865

"They should know the power the race has gained"

Mary White Ovington
Civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist
Born on: 11th April 1865

"Judas is not at the bottom of my inferno"

Mary White Ovington
Civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist
Born on: 11th April 1865

"The history of the progressive is one of dodging the race issue whenever possible"

Mary White Ovington
Civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist
Born on: 11th April 1865

"I should like to hammer that side of things into some of the aristocrats who are in the membership"

Mary White Ovington
Civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist
Born on: 11th April 1865

"Danger is never absent, but I did not taste it"

Mary White Ovington
Civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist
Born on: 11th April 1865

"No other protein that we've known comes so nearly to the basic protein of animals and humans as soybean protein"

Percy Julian
Chemist and pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs
Born on: 11th April 1899

"The Negro scientist now need neither to starve nor be condemned to a frustrating intellectual ghetto if he chooses pure science as a career"

Percy Julian
Chemist and pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs
Born on: 11th April 1899

"Short on glamour and long on tragedy"

Quentin Reynolds
Journalist and war correspondent
Born on: 11th April 1902

"The scientists split the atom, now the atom is splitting us"

Quentin Reynolds
Journalist and war correspondent
Born on: 11th April 1902

"I'd rather see if i can help a child than settle an argument between adults over money"

Jane Bolin
First African American female judge in the U.S.
Born on: 11th April 1908

"It is easy to imagine how a young, protected child who sees portrayals of brutality is forever scarred and becomes determined to contribute in her own small way to social justice"

Jane Bolin
First African American female judge in the U.S.
Born on: 11th April 1908

"Poughkeepsie is fascist to the extent of deluding itself that there is superiority among human beings by reasons solely of color, race or religion"

Jane Bolin
First African American female judge in the U.S.
Born on: 11th April 1908

"I am saddened and maddened even nearly half a century later to recall many of my Wellesley experiences, but my college days for the most part evoke sad and lonely personal memories"

Jane Bolin
First African American female judge in the U.S.
Born on: 11th April 1908

"As time went by, I was embarrassed by it because it was years after I went on the bench before another African American woman went on the bench"

Jane Bolin
First African American female judge in the U.S.
Born on: 11th April 1908

"I was horrified and transfixed by pictures and news stories of lynchings and other atrocities against blacks solely because of their race"

Jane Bolin
First African American female judge in the U.S.
Born on: 11th April 1908

"When I came in, the one or two black probation officers handled only black families. I had that changed"

Jane Bolin
First African American female judge in the U.S.
Born on: 11th April 1908

"Those gains we have made were never graciously and generously granted. We have had to fight every inch of the way"

Jane Bolin
First African American female judge in the U.S.
Born on: 11th April 1908

"Families and children are so important to our society, and to dedicate your life to trying to improve their lives is completely satisfying"

Jane Bolin
First African American female judge in the U.S.
Born on: 11th April 1908

"We have to fight every inch of the way and in the face of sometimes insufferable humiliations"

Jane Bolin
First African American female judge in the U.S.
Born on: 11th April 1908

"I wasn't concerned about first, second or last. My work was my primary concern"

Jane Bolin
First African American female judge in the U.S.
Born on: 11th April 1908

"Prejudice against women is many, many times intensified against older women. You are viewed not as an intellect but as a body"

Elinor Guggenheimer
Author, and philanthropist
Born on: 11th April 1912

"They say that women shouldn't be sex objects, but you damned well better be a sex object if you want to get ahead in television"

Elinor Guggenheimer
Author, and philanthropist
Born on: 11th April 1912

"I see something that has to be done and I organize it"

Elinor Guggenheimer
Author, and philanthropist
Born on: 11th April 1912

"What is more important, the reality or the perception?"

Oleg Cassini
Fashion Designer
Born on: 11th April 1913

"Fashion anticipates, and elegance is a state of mind"

Oleg Cassini
Fashion designer
Born on: 11th April 1913

"In our society, everyone wants to be a celebrity overnight"

Oleg Cassini
Fashion designer
Born on: 11th April 1913

"Grace Kelly was a glacially cool, like a wonderful sherbet in the middle of the desert .... She was a genetic miracle, a superior woman"

Oleg Cassini
Fashion designer
Born on: 11th April 1913

"I'm the Michelangelo of the dress business"

Oleg Cassini
Fashion designer
Born on: 11th April 1913

"A woman who laughs is a woman conquered"

Oleg Cassini
Fashion designer
Born on: 11th April 1913

"We're going to change the world. One day they'll write about us. You'll see"

Viola Gregg Liuzzo
Civil rights activist murdered by the ku klux klan
Born on: 11th April 1925

"You're only on this earth once. You must give it all you've got"

Ethel Kennedy
Socialite and human rights campaigner
Born on: 11th April 1928

"I don't like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I'm a gay man"

Joel Grey
Actor
Born on: 11th April 1932

"All the people close to me have known for years who I am. Yet it took time to embrace that other part of who I always was"

Joel Grey
Actor
Born on: 11th April 1932

"Assassin? Sounds so exotic, I was just a murderer"

Richard Kuklinski
U.S. contract killer
Born on: 11th April 1935

"There's more than one way to skin something"

Richard Kuklinski
U.S. contract killer
Born on: 11th April 1935

"I'd do something that someone wanted done and would pay a price"

Richard Kuklinski
U.S. contract killer
Born on: 11th April 1935

"I wanted to watch them leave. I wanted to say goodbye"

Richard Kuklinski
U.S. contract killer
Born on: 11th April 1935

"What I liked most was the hunt, the challenge of what the thing was. The killing for me was secondary"

Richard Kuklinski
U.S. contract killer
Born on: 11th April 1935

"In space everything is different, you sleep on the ceiling"

Anatoly Berezovoy
Russian cosmonaut
Born on: 11th April 1942

"Madness and genius are two sides to the same coin"

John Hendy
Barrister
Born on: 11th April 1948

“The physical language of the body is so much more powerful than words.”

Bill Irwin
Actor/Comedian
Born on: 11th April 1950

"This play is truly a great invention, and we're having a great time doing it eight times a week"

Bill Irwin
Actor
Born on: 11th April 1950

"Freedom only exists when it doesn't belong to anybody"

Carlos Varela
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 11th April 1963

"It's like, 'You're not allowed to change. That's not fair. We like you like this.' But I don't. So let me expand and express myself"

Joss Stone
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 11th April 1987

"It's ok to be sassy, but I'll never be trashy"

Joss Stone
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 11th April 1987

"The only country that hasn't liked my music is my own"

Joss Stone
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 11th April 1987

"If I could be a doctor and save lives I would, but I can't so I sing songs"

Joss Stone
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 11th April 1987

"I only watch TV when I go to hotels"

Joss Stone
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 11th April 1987

"Who says soul has only one colour?"

Joss Stone
Singer and songwriter
Born on: 11th April 1987

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