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Alphonse de Lamartine Jimi Hendrix Marcel Proust Judith Viorst Jacqueline Bisset Dave Barry Robert Browning Kim Kardashian Usain Bolt Jimmy Page Zsa Zsa Gabor Jawaharlal Nehru Samuel Richardson Rita Rudner Holbrook Jackson Rudyard Kipling Tori Amos Karl Pilkington Ramakrishna Michael J. Fox Joan of Arc Cyrano de Bergerac Cat Stevens Karl Popper Hannah Arendt Trey Parker Robert Kiyosaki Noam Chomsky Adam Sandler Joey Adams Randall Terry John Henry Newman E. O. Wilson Aleister Crowley Kim Cattrall Polly Toynbee
Thomas Paine
Thomas PaineJanuary 29, 1737 - June 8, 1809
Matthew Henry
Matthew HenryOctober 18, 1662 - June 22, 1714
Matthew Henry (18 October 1662 – 22 June 1714) was a Welsh or British Non-Conformist minister and author....
Marcel Proust
Marcel ProustJuly 10, 1871 - November 18, 1922
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Jiddu KrishnamurtiMay 12, 1895 - February 17, 1986
Jiddu Krishnamurti /ˈdʒɪduː ˌkrɪʃnəˈmɜrti/ (11 May 1895 – 17 February 1986) was a speaker and writer on philosophical and spiritual subjects. In his early life he was groomed to be the new World Teacher but later rejected this mantle and disbanded the organisation behind it. His subject matter included psychological revolution, the nature of mind, meditation, inquiry, human relationships, and bringing about radical change in society. He constantly stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being and emphasised that such revolution cannot be brought about by...
Kurt Cobain
Kurt CobainFebruary 20, 1967 - April 5, 1994
Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was an American musician who was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1985 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene, having its debut album Bleach released on the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. After signing with major label DGC Records, the band found breakthrough success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from its second album Nevermind (1991). Following the success of Nevermind, Nirvana was...
Robert Browning
Robert BrowningMay 7, 1812 - December 12, 1889
Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, and in particular the dramatic monologue, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humor, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax. The speakers in his poems are often musicians or painters whose work functions as a metaphor for poetry. Browning's early career began promisingly, but was not a success. The long poem Pauline brought him to the attention of Dante Gabriel...
John Adams
John AdamsOctober 30, 1735 - July 4, 1826
John Adams (October 30 [O.S. October 19] 1735 – July 4, 1826) was the second president of the United States (1797–1801), having earlier served as the first vice president of the United States (1789-1797). An American Founding Father, Adams was a statesman, diplomat, and a leading advocate of American independence from Great Britain. Well educated, he was an Enlightenment political theorist who promoted republicanism, as well as a strong central government, and wrote prolifically about his often seminal ideas—both in published works and in letters to his wife and key adviser Abigail...
Earl Nightingale
Earl NightingaleMarch 12, 1921 - March 25, 1989
Buddy Hackett
Buddy HackettAugust 31, 1924 - June 30, 2003
Buddy Hackett (born Leonard Hacker; August 31, 1924 – June 30, 2003) was an American comedian and actor. His best remembered roles include Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man (1962), Benjy Benjamin in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Tennessee Steinmetz in The Love Bug (1968), and Scuttle in The Little Mermaid (1989)....