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Abbott, Sir John J.C.
Prime Minister of Canada (1891-92).
Aldrin, Jr., Edwin E. "Buzz"
American astronaut who as a crew member of Apollo 11 became the second human being to walk on the moon (July 20, 1969).
Alves, Antônio de Castro
Norwegian explorer who in 1911 became the first person to reach the South Pole.
Armistead, Lewis A.
American jazz trumpeter. A virtuoso musician and popular, gravelly voiced singer, he greatly influenced the development of jazz.
American astronaut who as commander of Apollo 11 became the first human being to walk on the moon (July 20, 1969).
"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
American Revolutionary general and traitor whose plan to surrender West Point to the British for 20,000 pounds was foiled when his accomplice John André was captured (1780). Arnold fled to New York and then to England (1781).
Arnold, General Henry "Hap"
American general whose efforts helped establish what is now the U.S. Air Force
Astor, John Jacob
German-born American fur trader and capitalist who became the wealthiest man of his time in the United States.
Austin, Stephen F.
Father of Texas.
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Bach, Johann Christian
German composer and organist of the late baroque period. Among the greatest composers in history, he wrote more than 200 cantatas, the Saint Matthew Passion (1729), the Mass in B minor (1733-1738), orchestral works such as the the six Brandenburg Concertos, and numerous works for organ, harpsichord, other solo instruments, and chamber ensembles.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1830-1844).
Banks, Sir Joseph
British botanist noted for his circumnavigation of the globe (1768-1771) with James Cook, during which he discovered and cataloged many species of plant and animal life.
Bartholdi, Frederic A.
French sculptor best known for his monumental figure of Liberty Enlightening the World, the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, presented to the United States by France and dedicated in 1886.
Bassie, William "Count"
Baylor, Robert E. B.
American jurist and Baptist cleric who was instrumental in obtaining a charter for the first Baptist college in Texas, which was named in his honor.
Beard, Daniel Carter
American writer and illustrator. In 1905 he founded the Sons of Daniel Boone, which in 1910 became the first Boy Scout organization in the United States.
Bell Aircraft Corp.
Czechoslovakian politician who was foreign minister (1918-1935) and president (1935-1938) until the German occupation forced him to flee the country. On his return he was again elected president (1946) but resigned after refusing to sign a Communist constitution (1948).
Bennett, Viscount R.B.
Canadian prime minister (1930-1935) who convened the 1932 economic conference in Ottawa.
Russian-born American songwriter who wrote more than 1,500 songs, including "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (1911), and several musical comedies, such as Top Hat (1935) and Annie Get Your Gun (1946).
- Everybody ought to have a lower East Side in their life. The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You've got to keep on working that talent. Someday I'll reach for it and it won't be there.
Berzelius, Jöns Jakob, Baron
Swedish chemist who published a table of atomic weights (1828); contributed to electrochemical theory; discovered cerium (1803), zirconium (1824), and titanium (1825); and isolated silicon (1823).
Bingham, Henry H.
Bishop, Sir Henry
Black, Hugo L.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1937-1971). He was noted for his ardent support of civil rights.
Blair, Jr., John
Supreme Court Justice.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1882-1893).
South American revolutionary leader who defeated the Spanish in 1819, was made president of Greater Colombia (now Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador), and helped liberate (1823-1834) Peru and Bolivia.
Borden, Sir Robert L.
Canadian prime minister (1911-1920) during World War I.
Bordet, Jules Jean Baptiste Vincent
Belgian bacteriologist. He won a 1919 Nobel Prize for advances in immunology.
Nobel laureate. Developed whooping cough vaccine.
Borglum, Gutzon (father) and Lincoln (son)
Sculptures who carved Mt. Rushmore.
Actor. My favorite McHale's Navy
Scottish lawyer, diarist, and writer renowned as the biographer of Samuel Johnson.
- My mind was, as it were, strongly impregnated with the Johnsonian aether.
- I find I journalize too tediously. Let me try to abbreviate.
- For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.
Bowell, Sir Mackenzie
British-born Canadian prime minister (1894-1896) who later led the Conservative opposition (1896-1906).
American-born Mexican colonist who joined the Texan forces during the struggle for independence from Mexico. He died during the defense of the Alamo.
Bradley, Omar N.
American general who played a major part in the Allied victory in World War II.
- I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit, and to mothball his opinions.
- The wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong enemy.
Mohawk leader who supported the British in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.
The 15th President of the United States (1857-1861). He tried to maintain a balance between proslavery and antislavery factions, but his moderate views angered radicals in both North and South, and he was unable to forestall the secession of South Carolina on December 20, 1860.
American horticulturist who developed countless new varieties of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, including the Burbank potato and the Shasta daisy.
Irish-born British politician and writer. Famous for his oratory, he pleaded the cause of the American colonists in Parliament and was instrumental in developing the notions of party responsibility and a loyal opposition within the parliamentary system. His major work, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), voices his opposition to the excesses of the French experience.
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is gone forever.
- We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.
Burnett, David G.
1st President of the Republic of Texas.
Scottish poet considered the major poetic voice of his nation. His lyrics, written in dialect and infused with humor, celebrate love, patriotism, and rustic life.
But the cheerful Spring came kindly on
And show'rs began to fall:
John Barleycorn got up again
And sore surpris'd them all.
American politician who became Vice President of the United States (1801-1805) under Thomas Jefferson after a deadlock in the electoral college was broken by the House of Representatives. On July 11, 1804, Burr mortally wounded his rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel and later fled south where he was involved in a mysterious conspiracy to establish an independent nation in Mexico and the Southwest. Tried for treason, he was acquitted for lack of evidence.
Burton, Harold H.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1945-1958).
Burton, Sir Richard
British explorer and Orientalist. Disguised as a Pathan, he journeyed (1853) to the forbidden cities of Mecca and Medina and in 1858 tried unsuccessfully to discover the source of the Nile River. His best-known work is a translation of The Arabian Nights (1885-1888), which was considered scandalous at the time.
Byrd, Admiral Richard E.
American naval officer and explorer. After being the first to fly over the North Pole (with Floyd Bennett in 1926), he turned his attention to Antarctica, leading five expeditions between 1929 and 1956 and establishing a base for scientific discovery at Little America.
Byrnes, James F.
American politician who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1941-1942). As secretary of state (1945-1947) he tried unsuccessfully to ease postwar tensions between the United States and the U.S.S.R.
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Calvo, Father Francisco
Catholic Priest who started Freemasonry in Costa Rica (1865).
British politician who served as foreign secretary (1807-1809 and 1822-1827) and prime minister (1827).
A steady patriot
A steady patriot of the World alone,
The friend of every country but his own.
American entertainer known especially for his energetic, goggle-eyed performances in vaudeville and Broadway reviews.
Carson, Christopher "Kit"
American frontiersman who was the renowned guide of John C. Frémont's western expeditions in the 1840's, an agent for the Ute (1853-1861), and a Union general in the Civil War.
Italian Adventurer, writer and entertainer.
Supreme Court Justice.
Chrysler, Walter P.
American automobile manufacturer who founded the Chrysler Corporation (1925).
Churchill, Lord Randolph
British politician who led the so-called Fourth Party, a group of Conservative members of Parliament who advocated social and constitutional reform.
Churchill, Winston SIR
American writer known for his popular historical romance novels, such as Richard Carvel (1899).
You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady.
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
We shape our buildings: thereafter they shape us.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies
If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. . . . The quotations, when engraved upon the memory, give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
- You seem to have no real purpose in life and won't realize at the age of twenty-two that for a man life means work, and hard work if you mean to succeed.
French Engineer and motor car manufacturer.
Country Western Star.
Clark, Thomas C.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1949-1967).
American explorer who joined Meriwether Lewis in an expedition to the Pacific Ocean (1804-1806). Clark was responsible for the careful mapmaking en route.
Clarke, John H.
Supreme Court Justice. 1857-1945
Clemens, Samuel L. (aka "Mark Twain") - writer/humorist.
American author and humorist who drew on his childhood along the Mississippi River to create masterpieces of humor and sarcasm, including Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884).
We have not all had the good fortune to be ladies. We have not all been generals, or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground.
A big leather-bound volume makes an ideal razorstrap. A thin book is useful to stick under a table with a broken caster to steady it. A large, flat atlas can be used to cover a window with a broken pane. And a thick, old-fashioned heavy book with a clasp is the finest thing in the world to throw at a noisy cat.
I repeat, sir, that in whatever position you place a woman she is an ornament to society and a treasure to the world. As a sweetheart, she has few equals and no superiors; as a cousin, she is convenient; as a wealthy grandmother with an incurable distemper, she is precious; as a wet-nurse, she has no equal among men. What, sir, would the people of the earth be without woman? They would be scarce, sir, almighty scarce.
Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.
Between us, we cover all knowledge; he knows all that can be known and I know the rest.
Golf is a good walk spoiled.
- The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
American politician who as governor of New York (1817-1823 and 1825-1828) was a principal supporter of the Erie Canal (completed 1825).
American baseball player and manager who was the first player elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame (1936). He set a number of major league records, including a lifetime batting average of .367.
Cody, "Buffalo Bill" William
American frontier scout and showman who after 1883 toured the United States and Europe with his Wild West Show.
Cohan, George M.
American singer, songwriter, and playwright known for his flashy, patriotic Broadway productions. He wrote "Over There" and "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy."
Cole, Nat 'King'
American singer and pianist who recorded such popular ballads as "Unforgettable" and "Mona Lisa."
Writer of Pinocchio.
American firearms inventor and manufacturer who developed the first revolver.
Combs, Earle Bryan
Baseball Hall of Fame.
Cooper, Leroy Gordon, Jr.
American frontiersman and politician who was a U.S. representative from Tennessee (1827-1831 and 1833-1835) and joined the Texas revolutionaries fighting against Mexico. He died at the siege of the Alamo.
Supreme Court Justice. 1732-1810
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DeMille, Cecil B.
American motion-picture producer/director.
Called "the Manassa Mauler."
American prizefighter who won the world heavyweight title in 1919 but lost it to Gene Tunney in 1926. He brought new popularity to the sport of boxing in the United States.
Desaguliers, John Theophilus
Inventor of the planetarium.
Devanter, Willis Van
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1910-1937).
Dewey, Thomas Edmund
American politician who was the Republican nominee for President in 1944 and 1948. In the latter election he was unexpectedly beaten by Harry S. Truman's whistle-stop campaign.
Diefenbaker, John G.
Prime Minister of Canada (1957-63).
U.S. Senator, Vice President Candidate 1976, Presidential Candidate 1996.
Doolittle, General James
American aviator and army officer, who led the first U.S. air raid on Japan during World War II.
Douglas, William O.
Supreme Court Justice.
Dow, William H.
Dow Chemical Co.
Doyle, Sir Author Conan
Writer ("Sherlock Holmes").
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
You will, I am sure, agree with me that . . . if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the length of the first one must have been really intolerable.
My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
- I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
Drake, Edwin L
American Pioneer of the Oil industry.
Dunant, Jean Henri
Swiss philanthropist who founded the International Red Cross (1864). He shared the 1901 Nobel Peace Prize.
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King of Great Britain and Ireland (1901-1910) who traveled much of Europe to improve Britain's international relations and was known for his elegant, sporting style.
Later known as Duke of Windsor.
King of Great Britain and Ireland (1936) who precipitated a constitutional crisis by his determination to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, an American divorcée. He abdicated, married (1937), and spent much of the rest of his life in France.
I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love. . . . I now quit altogether public affairs, and I lay down my burden.
Evil be to him who evil thinks.
- The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.
Eiffel, Gustave Alexandre
French engineer who designed the Eiffel Tower for the Paris Exhibition of 1889. The tower is located on the southern bank of the Seine River and is 300 m (984 ft) high.
Eisele, Donn Fulton
American astronaut who flew aboard the first manned Apollo program mission, Apollo 7.
Known as "Duke."
American jazz composer, pianist, and bandleader whose compositions include "Mood Indigo" (1930), "Sophisticated Lady" (1933), and concert pieces such as Black, Brown, and Beige (1943).
American jurist and politician. A U.S. senator from Connecticut (1789-1796), he worked on the legislation that created the federal court system (1789) and later served as the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1796-1800).
Ervin Jr, Samual J.
Headed "Watergate" committee.
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Head of the famous Eberhard Fabor Pencil Company.
American actor known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films such as Robin Hood (1922). His son Douglas, Jr. (born 1909), played similar roles in motion pictures such as Gunga Din (1939).
American baseball pitcher famous for his fastball. He was born in Van Meter, Iowa.
Field, Stephen J.
Supreme Court Justice.
American entertainer known for his raspy voice, bulbous nose, and sardonic disposition. His films include My Little Chickadee (1940) and Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941).
- I never vote for anyone. I always vote against.
Archbishop of Canterbury (1945 - 1961).
American steamboat pioneer whose early designs (1787-1790) were successful but received insufficient financial backing for large-scale production.
Fleming, Sir Alexander
British bacteriologist who discovered penicillin in 1928. He shared a 1945 Nobel Prize for this achievement.
Ford, Gerald R.
38th President of the U.S.
Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.
- Truth is the glue that holds government together.
American automobile manufacturer who developed a gasoline-powered automobile (1893), founded the Ford Motor Company (1903), and mass-produced the Model T (1908-1927), the first generally affordable and widely available automobile.
History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today.
- An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
American public official, writer, scientist, and printer. After the success of his Poor Richard's Almanac (1732-1757), he entered politics and played a major part in the American Revolution. Franklin negotiated French support for the colonists, signed the Treaty of Paris (1783), and helped draft the Constitution (1787-1789). His numerous scientific and practical innovations include the lightning rod, bifocal spectacles, and a stove.
1 of 13 Masonic signers of Constitution of the U.S.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
There never was a good war or a bad peace.
The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.
Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences.
There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbours. This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor, as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry.
- Necessity never made a good bargain.
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American actor who received an Academy Award for his performance in It Happened One Night (1934).
- The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds, and sometimes he needs somebody, his pal or his mother or his wife or God, to give him that confidence. He's got to have some inner standards worth fighting for or there won't be any way to bring him into conflict. And he must be ready to choose death before dishonor without making too much song and dance about it. That's all there is to it.
Garfield, James A.
The 20th President of the United States (1881). He was assassinated by Charles Guiteau (1841-1882), a frustrated office-seeker.
Italian general and nationalist who led 1,000 volunteers in the capture of Sicily and Naples (1860). His conquest led to the formation of the kingdom of Italy (1861).
- I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.
Gatling, Richard J.
Built the "Gatling Gun".
King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1936-1952) and emperor of India (1936-1947). He acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII and won enormous popularity by his dedication to his duties, especially during World War II.
American composer who brought jazz idiom to classical music forms in his orchestral works, such as Rhapsody in Blue (1924), and composed the scores for many musical comedies. His collaborations with his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin (1896-1983), include the popular song "Fascinatin' Rhythm" (1924) and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935).
British historian who wrote the classic text The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-1788).
Gilbert, Sir William S.
British playwright and lyricist known for a series of comic operas, including H.M.S. Pinafore (1878) and The Pirates of Penzance (1879), written with composer Sir Arthur Sullivan.
Gillett, King C.
American inventor and manufacturer who developed the safety razor (c. 1895) and founded the Gillette Safety Razor Company (1901).
Glenn, John H.
In 1962, became the first American to orbit the earth in a space craft.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
German writer and scientist. A master of poetry, drama, and the novel, he spent 50 years on his two-part dramatic poem Faust (published 1808 and 1832). He also conducted scientific research in various fields, notably botany, and held several governmental positions.
The true, prescriptive artist strives after artistic truth; the lawless artist, following blind instinct, after an appearance of naturalness. The one leads to the highest peaks of art, the other to its lowest depths.
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
I've studied now Philosophy And Jurisprudence, Medicine-And even, alas! Theology-From end to end with labor keen;
- Upon the creatures we have made, We are, ourselves, at last, dependent.
And here, poor fool! with all my lore, I stand, no wiser than before.
American politician. A conservative Republican, he served as U.S. senator from Arizona (1953-1965 and 1969-1987) and ran unsuccesfully for President in 1964.
British-born American labor leader who as president of the American Federation of Labor (1886-1924, except 1895) won higher wages, shorter hours, and greater freedom for union members.
Gray, Harold Lincoln
Creator of "Little Orphan Annie".
Grissom, Virgil I.
Swiss Circus Clown.
Guillotin, Joseph Ignace
Inventor of the "Guillotin".
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1 of 8 Masonic signers of Declaration of Independance.
American politician and Revolutionary leader. He was president of the Continental Congress (1775-1777) and the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Hancock later served nine terms as governor of Massachusetts (1780-1785 and 1787-1793).
Harding, Warren G.
29th President of the U.S.
American comedian famous for the slapstick abuse he inflicted upon his partner in the comedy team of Laurel and Hardy.
Harlan, John M.
Supreme Court Justice.
- Our Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens" (John M. Harlan).
Haydn, (Franz) Joseph
Austrian composer who exerted great influence on the development of the classical symphony. A contemporary of Mozart, he wrote numerous symphonies and string quartets as well as operas and concertos.
"Father" of Yellowstone National Park.
German writer who lived in Paris after 1831. His romantic poems and social essays are marked by his love for the German land and people and derision for many modern German institutions.
Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.
The foolish race of mankind-Are swarming below in the night;-They shriek and rage and quarrel-And all of them are right.
Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.
- Oh what lies lurk in kisses!
Henson, Reverend Josiah
Inspired the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin".
Herbert, Bishop Percy
Bishop of Norwich.
Hilton, Charles C.
Hoban, James -)
Irish-born American architect who designed and supervised the construction (1793-1801) and renovation (1815-1829) of the White House in Washington, D.C.
First Worshipful Master of Federal Lodge #1
Hoe, Richard M.
Invented the rotory press, revolutinizing newspaper printing.
Hogarth, William - English Artist.
British artist whose satirical paintings attacked the contradiction of luxury and squalor in society.
- You know I won't turn over a new leaf I am so obstinate, but then I am no less obstinate in being your affectionate Husband.
Hoover, J. Edgar
American director of the FBI (1924-1972). He is remembered for fighting gangsterism during the Prohibition era (1919-1933) and for a vigorous anti-Communist campaign after World War II.
British-born American entertainer. He costarred with Bing Crosby in the popular "Road" films, beginning with the Road to Singapore (1940).
Golf, If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.
- Old Age I don't generally feel anything until noon, then it's time for my nap.
American baseball player and manager. Known for his skill as a batter, he attained a batting average of .424 in 1924 and a lifetime average of .358.
American magician known for his escapes from chains, handcuffs, straitjackets, and padlocked containers.
2nd & 4th President of the Republic of Texas.
Humphrey, Hubert Horatio, Jr
38th Vice President of the United States (1965-69).
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Irving, Sir Henry
British Shakespearean actor whose productions, particularly those at London's Lyceum Theatre, won him the first knighthood awarded to a member of his profession (1895).
Irwin, James B.
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Known as "Old Hickory."
The seventh President of the United States (1829-1837), who as a general in the War of 1812 defeated the British at New Orleans (1815). As president he opposed the Bank of America, objected to the right of individual states to nullify disagreeable federal laws, and increased the presidential powers.
Jackson, Reverend Jesse
American civil rights leader and politician. A Baptist minister, he directed national antidiscrimination efforts (1966-1977) and sought the 1984 and 1988 Democratic presidential nominations. His concern for the oppressed and his dramatic oratory have attracted a large grassroots constituency, called the Rainbow Coalition.
We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.
I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted.
The burden of being black is that you have to be superior just to be equal. But the glory of it is that, once you achieve, you have achieved, indeed.
Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow-red, yellow, brown, black and white-and we're all precious in God's sight.
- Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
Jackson, Robert H.
Supreme Court Justice.
- It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.
British physician and vaccination pioneer. He found that smallpox could be prevented by inoculation with the substance from cowpox lesions.
The 17th President of the United States (1865-1869). Elected Vice President (1864), he succeeded the assassinated Abraham Lincoln as President. His administration was marked by reconstruction policies in the South and the purchase of Alaska (1867). An attempt to unseat Secretary of War Edwin Stanton led to Johnson's impeachment on purely political charges brought by Republican senators (1868). Johnson was acquitted by one vote.
American boxer, whose life was the subject of "The Great White Hope" (1968).
American entertainer who starred in The Jazz Singer (1927), the first major film with synchronized sound.
5th President of the Republic of Texas.
Jones, John Paul
Scottish-born American naval officer. In the American Revolution he raided the British coast and destroyed two warships (1779).
One of the founders of the Lions International.
Mexican politician who took part in the overthrow of Santa Anna and served as president from 1858 to 1872.
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King of the Hawaiian Islands.
British actor known for his portrayals of Shakespeare's great tragic characters.
Kefauver, (Carey) Estes
American politician. A U.S. representative (1939-1949) and senator (1949-1963) from Tennessee, he directed a highly publicized investigation into organized crime (1950-1951).
Quarterback ("Buffalo Bills"), Congressman, and Repulican Vice-President Candidate (1996).
- Health care amounts to 14% of our GNP-a lot of money. It is the size of the Italian economy. And the president turned it over to his wife.
Key, Francis Scott
American lawyer and poet who wrote "Defense of Fort M'Henry" after witnessing the British attack on Fort McHenry at Baltimore on September 13-14, 1814. The poem was set to the music of an 18th-century tune called "To Anacreon in Heaven," renamed "The Star-Spangled Banner," and in 1931 was adopted by Congress as the national anthem.
Vice President of the United States (1853) under Franklin Pierce. He died in office.
whose policies resulted in the prohibition of slavery in the Northwest Territory.
British writer whose major works, including the short story "The Man Who Would Be King" (1889), a collection of children's stories, The Jungle Book (1894), and the novel Kim (1901), are set in British-occupied India. He won the 1907 Nobel Prize for literature.
He travels the fastest who travels alone.
The intellectual is different from the ordinary man, but only in certain sections of his personality, and even then not all the time.
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
God gives all men all earth to love,-But, since man's heart is small,-Ordains for each one spot shall prove
- If any question why we died,-Tell them, because our fathers lied.
Belovèd over all.
Hungarian revolutionary leader who sought Hungary's independence from Austria. Declaring the Hapsburg dynasty invalid, he briefly led a provisional government (1849) until Russia interceded on Austria's behalf.
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Lafayette, Marquis de
French soldier and politician who served on George Washington's staff in the American Revolution. In France he also took part in the 1789 and 1830 revolutions.
American political reformer, a Congressman (1916-1933), and mayor of New York City.
Built first submarine successfull in open sea.
Lamar, Joseph E.
Supreme Court Justice.
Lamar, Mirabeau B.
3rd President of the Republic of Texas.
Land, Frank S.
Founder Order of DeMolay.
Landon, Alfred M.
Highly successful independent oil producer and governor of Kansas (1933 - 1937).
Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim
German playwright and critic. A leader of the Enlightenment, he wrote the plays Minna von Barnheim (1763) and Nathan the Wise (1779).
Lewis, John L.
American labor leader who was president of the United Mine Workers of America (1920-1960) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1935-1940).
American soldier and explorer who led the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806) from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River and served as governor of the Louisiana Territory (1806-1809).
First actor to play Tarzan of the Apes (1918).
Known as "Lucky Lindy."
American aviator who made the first solo transatlantic flight (May 20-21, 1927). His books include We (1936) and an autobiography, The Spirit of St. Louis (1953).
Lipton, Sir Thomas
British merchant and yacht racer who opened a successful chain of grocery stores in Great Britain and established tea processing factories in England and the United States.
American Revolutionary leader and diplomat who served in the Continental Congress (1775-1781) and as minister to France (1801-1804). He helped draft the Declaration of Independence, administered the presidential oath to George Washington, and with James Madison purchased the Louisiana Territory (1803).
Hungarian composer who achieved fame in his lifetime as a piano virtuoso. His best-known compositions include the Dante Symphony (1856) and the Faust Symphony (1853-1861).
Lloyd, Harold C.
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- Mead, Charles Leonard 33°
- 1929- Still kicking
- Canadian born, Moved to Florida in 1963, who achieved fame raising five daughters, Owned Mead's Service Center, in Delray Beach Florida. Belongs to Boynton Masonic Lodge #236. His Mother, Wife, All Five Daughters, Two Son-in-laws and Six Grand Children belong to Masonic organizations.
MacArthur, General Douglas
American general who served as U.S. chief of staff (1930-1935) and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II. After losing the Philippines to the Japanese (1942), he regained the islands (1944) and accepted the surrender of Japan (1945). He commanded the United Nations forces in Korea (1950-1951) until a conflict in strategies led to his dismissal by President Harry S. Truman.
Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.
We have had our last chance. If we do not devise some greater and more equitable system, Armageddon will be at our door.
- A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
MacDonald, Sir John A.
Canadian politician and the first prime minister of the Dominion of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891). He is considered the organizer of the Canadian confederation, established in 1867.
Marshall, James W.
Discovered Gold at Sutter's Mill California (1848).
American jurist and politician who served as the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1801-1835) and helped establish the practice of judicial review.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1967-1991).
Martí, José Julian
Cuban revolutionary leader and poet who was killed while fighting for Cuban independence from Spain.
Supreme Court Justice.
Mayer, Louis B.
Film producer who merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
Italian patriot who spurred the movement for an independent, unified Italy with his political writings and machinations, conducted mostly from exile in London.
nsurrection-by means of guerrilla bands-is the true method of warfare for all nations desirous of emancipating themselves from a foreign yoke . . . It is invincible, indestructible.
God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother.
Preach in the name of God. The learned will smile; ask the learned what they have done for their country. The priests will excommunicate you; say to the priests that you know God better than all of them together do, and that between God and His law you have no need of any intermediary. The people will understand you, and repeat with you: We believe in God the Father, who is Intelligence and Love, Creator and Teacher of Humanity. And in this saying you and the People will conquer.
watches over Humanity. In her there is treasure enough of consoling tenderness to allay every pain. Moreover for every one of us she is the initiator of the future. The mother's first kiss teaches the child love; the first holy kiss of the woman he loves teaches man hope and faith in life; and love and faith create a desire for perfection and the power of reaching towards it step by step; create the future, in short, of which the living symbol is the child, link between us and the generations to come. Through her the Family, with its divine mystery of reproduction, points to Eternity.
- The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles, but not to found a strong and lasting accord between all the elements which compose the nation.
Mayo, Dr. William
American surgeon who with his brother Charles Horace Mayo (1865-1939) founded the Mayo Clinic, a renowned private medical center in Rochester, Minnesota.
American politician. A U.S. senator from South Dakota (1963-1981), he opposed the Vietnam War and was defeated as the 1972 Democratic candidate for President.
- You know, sometimes, when they say you're ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing.
The 25th President of the United States (1897-1901). His presidency was marked by the Spanish-American War (1898), the annexation of Cuba and the Philippines, an open-door policy with China, and the passage of the Gold Standard Act (1900). He was assassinated by an anarchist in Buffalo, New York.
- The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.
Menninger, Charles F. (father) and Karl A. (son)
Family of American psychiatrists, including Charles Frederick (1862-1953) and his sons Karl Augustus (1893-1990) and William Claire (1899-1966). The family founded the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas (1920), and the Menninger Foundation (1941), both dedicated to psychiatric treatment, research, training, and public education.
Mesmer, Franz Anton
Austrian physician who sought to treat disease through animal magnetism, an early therapeutic application of hypnotism.
German composer of French operas, notably Les Huguenots (1836).
Michelson, Albert Abraham
German-born American physicist who with Edward Morley disproved the existence of ether, the hypothetical medium of electromagnetic waves. He won a 1907 Nobel Prize for his spectroscopic and metrological investigations.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1949-1956).
Mitchell, Edgar D.
American astronaut, the sixth person to walk on the moon.
Mix, Tom -
U.S. Marshal turned actor. Stared in over 400 western films.
Known as "Tom."
American film actor noted for his performances in silent Westerns.
Monge, Gaspard, Comte de Péluse
French mathematician, recognized as the inventor of descriptive geometry.
The fifth President of the United States (1817-1825), whose administration was marked by the acquisition of Florida (1819), the Missouri Compromise (1820), in which Missouri was declared a slave state, and the profession of the Monroe Doctrine (1823), which declared U.S. opposition to European interference in the Americas.
- The mention of Greece fills the mind with the most exalted sentiments and arouses in our bosoms the best feelings of which our nature is capable.
Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne
French aeronautic inventor who with his brother Jacques Étienne (1745-1799) built and ascended in the first practical hot-air balloon (1783).
Moody, William H.
Supreme Court Justice.
Father of Wolfgang, concertmaster, celebrated violinist, composer, and author.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Austrian composer considered among the greatest and most prolific composers in history. Of his more than 600 compositions, the finest works, including his last three symphonies (1788) and the operas Don Giovanni (1787)and The Magic Flute (1791), were written in the last five years of his short life.
best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling! And I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity . . . of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.
My great-grandfather used to say to his wife, my great-grandmother, who in turn told her daughter, my grandmother, who repeated it to her daughter, my mother, who used to remind her daughter, my own sister, that to talk well and eloquently was a very great art, but that an equally great one was to know the right moment to stop.
- One must not make oneself cheap here-that is a cardinal point-or else one is done. Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance.
Czech-French poster designer and painter ("Art Nouveau" period).
Most decorated American Soldier of WWII.
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Canadian-born American sports educator who originated the game of basketball (1891).
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1845-1872).
New, Harry S.
Postmaster General who established Airmail.
Newton, Joseph Fort
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Chilean leader, who helped win independence for his country and served as supreme dictator.
Olds, Ransom E.
American automobile pioneer.
American Revolutionary politician and publicist whose speeches and pamphlets influenced American sentiment against the British.
- Where liberty dwells there is my country.
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American golfer who was the first to win four Masters
Papst, Charles F.
Coined the term "Athletes Foot".
Irish-born American Revolutionary leader and jurist. A member of the Constitutional Convention (1787), he later served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1793-1806).
Peale, Charles Willson
American family of painters, including Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) and his brother James Peale (1749-1831). Four of Charles's children became painters: Raphael Peale (1774-1825), Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), Rubens Peale (1784-1865), and Titian Peale (1799-1885). James's two daughters, Anna Claypoole Peale (1791-1878) and Sarah Miriam Peale (1800-1885), were also artists.
Peale, Norman Vincent
American cleric known for his popular self-help book The Power of Positive Thinking (1952).
author, and founder of "Guidepost"
Peary, Robert Edwin
American naval officer and Arctic explorer who led the expedition credited with first reaching the North Pole (1909).
Penny, James C.
(J.C. Penny) - Retailer.
Pershing, General John Joseph
Known as "Black Jack."
American general who commanded the American Expeditionary Force in Europe during World War I and served as army chief of staff (1921-1924).
Author of "Morals and Dogma".
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1912-1922).
Poinsett, Joel R.
U.S. Minister to Mexico who developed the flower: Poinsettia.
Polk, James Knox
The 11th President of the United States (1845-1849), whose term was marked by the establishment of the 49th parallel as the country's northern border (1846).
English writer best remembered for his satirical mock-epic poems The Rape of the Lock (1712) and The Dunciad (1728).
Most women have no characters at all.
"Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed"
Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread.
Gossip At ev'ry word a reputation dies.
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow;-Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.
Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night;-God said Let Newton be! and all was light.
- His scorn of the great is repeated too often to be real; no man thinks much of that which he despises.
George Mortimer Pullman (1831-1897), American industrialist and inventor.]
Built first sleeping car on train.
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Reed, Stanley F.
Supreme Court Justice.
American silversmith, engraver, and Revolutionary hero. On April 18, 1775, he made his famous ride, celebrated in a poem by Longfellow, to warn of the British advance on Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts.
Rhodes, Cecil John
British financier and colonizer who became prime minister of Cape Colony in 1890 but was forced to resign in 1896 after attempting to overthrow the Boer regime in the Transvaal. He later helped colonize the territory now called Zimbabwe.
Rickenbacker, Captiain Eddie
Known as "Eddie."
American aviator who was the most decorated combat pilot of World War I and later became president (1938-1963) of Eastern Airlines.
All 7 brothers and their father were Masons.
American circus owner. With his brothers he formed (1882) a song-and-dance troop that evolved into the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (1907).
Philippine national leader and writer. Having been exiled (1892-1896) for his political novels, he was arrested on his return, charged with sedition, and executed, an act that precipitated an insurrection against Spanish rule (1896-1898).
Roberts, Allen E.
Author of several books on Masonry.
Robinson, John J.
Author of "Born in Blood" and "A Pilgrim's Path".
Robinson, Sugar Ray
Known as "Sugar Ray."
American prizefighter who was world champion six times, once as a welterweight (1946-1951) and five times as a middleweight (1951-1960
American singer and actor who played a singing cowboy in motion-picture Westerns.
Rogers, Will Penn Adair
American humorist noted for his wry, homespun commentary on American society and politics.
You can't say that civilization don't advance . . . for in every war they kill you a new way.
When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do-well, that's Memoirs
I don't know jokes; I just watch the government and report the facts.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Communism to me is one-third practice and two-thirds explanation.
The United States never lost a war or won a conference.
- There's only one thing that can kill the movies, and that's education.
Hungarian-born American composer of operettas, including Blossom Time (1921) and The Student Prince (1924).
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
32nd President of the U.S.
More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars.
It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose.
The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.
And while I am talking to you mothers and fathers, I give you one more assurance. I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.
No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities.
The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
The 26th President of the United States (1901-1909). A hero of the Spanish-American War, he served as governor of New York (1899-1900) and U.S. Vice President (1901) under William McKinley. On McKinley's assassination (September 1901), he assumed the presidency. Roosevelt's administration was marked by the regulation of trusts, the building of the Panama Canal, and a foreign policy based on the motto "Speak softly and carry a big stick." He won the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize for his mediation in the Russo-Japanese War.
I want to see you shoot the way you shout.
Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
- The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
Rutledge, Wiley B.
Supreme Court Justice.
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Creator of Bambi.
San Martin, José de
Argentine revolutionary leader who played a major part in expelling the Spanish from Chile (1818) and Peru (1821).
Sanders, Harland ("Colonel Sanders")
Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant.
American radio and television pioneer who proposed the first commercial radio receiver and in 1926 formed the National Broadcasting Company.
Sax, Antoine Joseph
Invented the Saxophone (1846).
Schiller, (Johann Christoph) Friedrich von
German writer. A leading romanticist, he is best known for his historical plays, such as Don Carlos (1787) and Wallenstein (1798-1799), and for his long, didactic poems.
Schirra, Walter Marty, Jr
Founder of "The Builder".
Scott, Capt. Robert Falcon
British explorer who reached the South Pole (January 1912) only to find that Roald Amundsen had discovered the spot one month before.
- Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale.
British Antarctic explorer. "Message to the public," in Scott's journal, shortly before his death on the way back from his expedition to the South Pole. His last entry, written 29 March 1912, read: "It seems a pity but I do not think I can write any more. . . . For God's sake look after our people."
Scott, Sir Walter
British writer of ballads and historical novels, a genre he developed. His works include Waverley (1814) and Ivanhoe (1819).
A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
- There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.
Scott, General Winfield
American general. A hero of the War of 1812, he captured Veracruz, defeated Santa Anna, and captured Chapultepec during the Mexican War (1846-1848).
Actor. The Pink Panther
Shackleton, Sir Ernest
British explorer who led a number of expeditions to the Antarctic and wrote Heart of the Antarctic (1909).
A valley glacier, about 418 km (260 mi) long, in the Queen Maud Mountains of Antarctica. It was discovered by the British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in 1908.
Finnish composer whose romantic, nationalistic works include the symphonic poems Finlandia (1899) and Valse Triste (1903).
Sloane, Sir John
Smith, John Stafford
Wrote the music that became the US National Anthem.
British chemist, mineralogist, and philanthropist. His gift to the United States helped establish (1846) the Smithsonian Institution.
Sousa, John Philip
Known as "the March King."
American bandmaster and composer who wrote comic operas and marches such as Stars and Stripes Forever (1897).
Baseball Hall of Famer (1937).
Spilsbury, Sir Bernard
Stafford, Thomas Patten
American financier of the Central Pacific Railroad (built 1863-1869) and founder of Stanford University (1885).
He Drove The golden Spike for the rail road
Vice President of the United States (1893-1897) under Grover Cleveland. His grandson Adlai Ewing (1900-1965) was the Democratic nominee for President in 1952 and 1956.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1958-1981).
Still, Andrew T.
American Physician who devised treatment of Osteopathy.
Known as "General Tom Thumb."
American entertainer who reached 3 feet 4 inches at maturity and toured extensively with P.T. Barnum's circus.
Steuben, Baron von
Prussian-born American Revolutionary military leader who trained the previously undisciplined troops under Gen. George Washington.
Sullivan, Sir Arthur
British composer known for a series of comic operas, including H.M.S. Pinafore (1878) and The Gondoliers (1889), written with the lyricist W.S. Gilbert.
Swayne, Noah H.
Supreme Court Justice.
Irish-born English writer known for his satirical works, including Gulliver's Travels (1726) and A Modest Proposal (1729).
- What poet would not grieve to see-His brother write as well as he?-But rather than they should excel,
He'd wish his rivals all in Hell.
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child, well nursed, is at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout."A Modest Proposal "
The most positive men are the most credulous.
May you live all the days of your life.
Once kick the world, and the world and you will live together at a reasonably good understanding
Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath.
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own; which is the chief reason for that kind of reception it meets in the world, and that so very few are offended with it
And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
If you havent already Read "Gulliver's Travels "
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Taft, William Howard
The 27th President of the United States (1909-1913), whose term was marked by antitrust activity and passage of the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act (1909). He later served as the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1921-1930).
Teets, John W.
Chairman and Presiden of Dial Corporation.
Founder of "Wendy's" Restaurants.
American radio commentator who was a correspondent during both World Wars, broadcast a nightly news program (1930-1976), and wrote and lectured widely on his travel adventures.
Brought Lawrence of Arabia to public notice.
Thornhill, Sir James
American professional baseball player.
Tirpitz, Alfred Von
German admiral who organized the German navy of World War I.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1807-1826).
Travis, Colonel William B.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1826-1828).
Truman, Harry S.
The 33rd President of the United States (1945-1953). He authorized the use of the atomic bomb against Japan (1945), implemented the Marshall Plan (1948), initiated the establishment of NATO (1949), and ordered U.S. involvement in the Korean War (1950-1953).
When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn't for you. It's for the Presidency
The buck stops here.
I would rather have peace in the world than be President.
The atom bomb was no "great decision." . . . It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.
- Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place.
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Vinson, Frederick M.
Supreme Court Justice.
Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet)
French philosopher and writer whose works epitomize the Age of Enlightenment, often attacking injustice and intolerance. He wrote Candide (1759) and the Philosophical Dictionary (1764).
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Wadlow, Robert Pershing
Tallest human on record being almost 9 feet tall.
Wallace, Governor George C.
Presidential Candidate who was nearly assasinated.
Known as "Lew."
American general, diplomat, and writer known especially for his novel Ben Hur (1880).
American merchant whose men's clothing business grew into one of the first department stores. He also served as U.S. postmaster general (1889-1893).
American filmmaker who with his brothers Albert (1884-1967), Samuel Louis (1887-1927), and Jack (1892-1978) founded Warner Brothers Pictures, which produced the first talkie, The Jazz Singer (1927), and many film classics, including Casablanca (1942).
American jurist who served as the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1953-1969).
American physician and patriot who instructed Paul Revere and William Dawes to make their ride to Lexington (April 18, 1775) and was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775).
Washington, Booker T
American educator. Born into slavery, he acquired an education after emancipation and became the principal of Tuskegee Institute, which flourished under his tutelage (1881-1915).
- No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
American military leader and the first President of the United States (1789-1797). Commander of the American forces in the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), he presided over the Second Constitutional Convention (1787) and was elected President of the fledgling country (1789). He shunned partisan politics and in his farewell address (1796) warned against foreign involvement.
Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
Gambling It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief
When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
- Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Watson, Thomas John
American businessman who was president (1914-1949) and chairman (1949-1956) of International Business Machines.
Known as "Duke."
American film actor who played tough heroes in Westerns such as Stagecoach (1939), Red River (1948), and True Grit (1969), for which he won an Academy Award.
First man to swim the English Channel (1875).
Weitz, Paul J.
American astronaut who flew on Skylab and space shuttle missions.
American conductor who introduced symphonic jazz to a general audience. He commissioned George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
Irish-born writer. Renowned as a wit in London literary circles, he achieved recognition with The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), a novel. He also wrote plays of lively dialogue, such as The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), and poetry, including The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898).
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
Bad art is a great deal worse than no art at all.
Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.
Personality must be accepted for what it is. You mustn't mind that a poet is a drunk, rather that drunks are not always poets.
In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.
- Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1845-1851).
Wolfitt, Sir Donald
Woods, William B.
Supreme Court Justice.
American filmmaker who directed such film classics as Jezebel (1938), Wuthering Heights (1939), and Ben Hur (1959).
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Young, Denton True "Cy"
Known as "Cy."
American baseball player. A pitcher for 22 seasons, he won 515 games, including 76 shutouts, 3 no-hit games, and the first perfect game in modern baseball (1904).
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Zanuck, Darryl F.
Co-founder of 20th Century Productions in 1933.
American theatrical producer famed for his extravagant revues known as the Ziegfeld Follies, which were produced annually from 1907 to 1931 (except 1926, 1928, and 1929).
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