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Martin Scorsese Paul Harvey Rita Rudner Dennis Miller Jack Benny Samuel Richardson Polly Toynbee Jerry Garcia Thomas Merton E. O. Wilson Adam Sandler Annie Lennox Gene Simmons Joseph Wood Krutch Jimmy Carter Tom Petty Paul Ryan Norman Cousins Louis Farrakhan Ludwig Wittgenstein D. H. Lawrence Robert Browning Katherine Mansfield Dwight D. Eisenhower Ice Cube Noam Chomsky Nicolas Chamfort Kurt Cobain Jack London Oliver Cromwell Shay Mitchell Monica Lewinsky Kim Kardashian Joe Namath Buddy Hackett Abraham Joshua Heschel
Swami Vivekananda
Swami VivekanandaJanuary 12, 1863 - July 4, 1902
Alice Walker
Alice WalkerFebruary 9, 1944 -
Erma Bombeck
Erma BombeckFebruary 21, 1927 - April 22, 1996
Erma Louise Bombeck (née Fiste; February 21, 1927 – April 22, 1996) was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for her newspaper column that described suburban home life from the mid-1960s until the late 1990s. Bombeck also published 15 books, most of which became bestsellers. From 1965 to 1996, Erma Bombeck wrote over 4,000 newspaper columns, using broad and sometimes eloquent humor, chronicling the ordinary life of a midwestern suburban housewife. By the 1970s, her columns were read twice-weekly by 30 million readers of the 900 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada....
Henri Nouwen
Henri NouwenJanuary 24, 1932 - October 2, 1996
Napoleon Hill
Napoleon HillOctober 26, 1883 - November 8, 1970
Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American author in the area of the new thought movement who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich (1937), is one of the best-selling books of all time (at the time of Hill's death in 1970, Think and Grow Rich had sold 20 million copies). Hill's works examined the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success. He became an advisor to President Franklin D....
Thomas Merton
Thomas MertonJanuary 31, 1915 - December 10, 1968
Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O. (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was an American Catholic writer and mystic. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion. In 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis. Merton wrote more than 70 books, mostly on spirituality, social justice and a quiet pacifism, as well as scores of essays and reviews. Among Merton's most enduring works is his bestselling autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain (1948), which sent scores of World War II veterans, students,...
Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath TagoreMay 6, 1861 - August 7, 1941
John C. Maxwell
John Calvin Maxwell (born 1947) is an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership. Titles include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow. His books have sold millions of copies, with some on the New York Times Best Seller List....
Jimi Hendrix
Jimi HendrixNovember 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music". Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the US...