(Quotes source: Brainyquote.com)

English author, Lewis Carroll (b.1832, d.1898):

“Sentence first, verdict afterwards.”

American judge, Learned Hand* (b.1872, d.1961):

“Words are chameleons, which reflect the colour of their environment.”

Born in 1957, American comic book artist, Frank Miller:

“Sometimes the solitary voice is the best one.”

Other birthdays remembered today include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Mohammed Al Fayed.

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* Learned Hand seemed like a funny name, especially for a judge, so I just had to check it out. I was doubtful when this name didn’t appear in the wiki list of births for today, however there is a wiki page apparently corroborating details and that New York judge Billings Learned Hand really did exist.