“How old are you Johnny?” she asked.“Sixteen.”“And what's that-a boy or a man?”He laughed. “A boy in time of peace and a man in time of war.”~Esther Forbes(1997). “Johnny Tremain: and related readings” American novelist, historian, and children's writer, Esther Forbes was born on this day in 1891.
“The most violent element in society is ignorance.”~Emma Goldman American political activist and writer Emma Goldman was born on this day in 1869.
“A good deal of tyranny goes by the name of protection.”~Crystal Eastman American lawyer, antimilitarist, feminist, socialist, and journalist, Crystal Eastman was born on this day in 1881.
“Reform is born of need, not pity.”~Rebecca Harding Davis American author and journalist Rebecca Harding Davis was born on this day in 1831.
“I am a lesbian, and it was a later in life recognition of that fact.”~Meredith Baxter American actress and producer Meredith Baxter was born on this day in 1947.
“Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?”~Lillian Hellman American playwright, prose writer, memoirist, and screenwriter, Lillian Hellman was born on this day in 1905.
“Actions lie louder than words.”~Carolyn Wells American writer and poet Carolyn Wells was born on this day in 1862.
“I think courage is commensurate with your fear—if you lack imagination and you’re fearless, that’s not courage to me.”~Phyllida Lloyd English film director and producer, Phyllida Lloyd was born on this day in 1957.
“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”~Harriet Beecher Stowe American author and abolitionist, Harriet Beecher Stowe was born on this day in 1811.
“The essence of a free life is being able to choose the style of living you prefer free from exclusion and without the compulsion of conformity or law.”~Eleanor Holmes Norton American lawyer and politician Eleanor Holmes Norton was born on this day in 1937.