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Alexander Hamilton

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1755-01-11
Died: 1804-07-12

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Alexander Hamilton

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
Eleanor of Aquitaine

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Author Profession: King of France
Born: 1124-01-11
Died: 1204-03-31

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Eleanor of Aquitaine

Court life for a queen of France at that time was, however, stultifyingly routine. Eleanor found that she was expected to be no more than a decorative asset to her husband, the mother of his heirs and the arbiter of good taste and modesty.
Lord Curzon

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Author Profession: English statesman
Born: 1859-01-11
Died: 1925-03-20

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Lord Curzon

Dear me, I never knew that the lower classes had such white skins.
Alice Paul

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Author Profession: US lawyer, suffragist
Born: 1885-01-11
Died: 1977-07-09

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Alice Paul

Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end.
Aldo Leopold

Biography

Author Profession: US conservationist
Born: 1887-01-11
Died: 1948-04-21

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Aldo Leopold

One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring.
Jean Chrétien

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Author Profession: Canadian PM
Born: 1934-01-11
Died: —

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Jean Chrétien

A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof. And when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven.
Jim Hightower

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Author Profession: US agriculture commissioner
Born: 1943-01-11
Died: —

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Jim Hightower

Reagan promised everyone a seven-course dinner. Ours turned out to be a possum and a six-pack.
Naomi Judd

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Author Profession: US singer
Born: 1946-01-11
Died: —

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Naomi Judd

A dead end street is a good place to turn around.
Devin Ratray

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1977-01-11
Died: —

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Devin Ratray

Going to film school taught me how much I already knew, and that the best way to learn about film is being on the set with professionals.
Diana Gabaldon

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1952-01-11
Died: —

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Diana Gabaldon

What underlies great science is what underlies great art, whether it is visual or written, and that is the ability to distinguish patterns out of chaos.
Rod Taylor

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Author Profession: Australian Actor
Born: 1930-01-11
Died: 2015-01-07

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Rod Taylor

I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants, yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that might one day make me a complete artist, so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them.
William James

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Author Profession: US Philosopher
Born: 1842-01-11
Died: 1910-08-26

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William James

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
Jasper Fforde

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Author Profession: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction edit data
Born: 1961-01-11
Died: —

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Jasper Fforde

If the real world were a book, it would never find a publisher. Overlong, detailed to the point of distraction-and ultimately, without a major resolution. Jasper Fforde, Something Rotten

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