(Quotes source: Brainyquote.com)
Poet Franz Grillparzer, Austrian, born this day in 1791, (died 21st January 1872):
“What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.”
Martin Luther King, born 1929 (died 4th April, 1968):
“The old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind.”
Artist and musician Don Van Vliet, better known as Captain Beefheart, born 1941 (died 17th December 2010):
“We’re all colored or you wouldn’t be able to see anyone.”
Other birthdays today include playwright Moliere, physicist Edward Teller, Pete Waterman, UK politician Margaret Beckett, artist Andreas Gursky and actor James Nesbitt.