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Al Capone
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Author Profession: US Criminal
Born: 1899-01-17
Died: 1947-02-25

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Al Capone

Don't mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me.
Michelle Obama
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Author Profession: US First Lady
Born: 1964-01-17
Died: —

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Michelle Obama

Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts ... good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt. They're not painful. That's not just with somebody you want to marry, but it's with the friends that you choose. It's with the people you surround yourselves with.
Muhammad Ali
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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1942-01-17
Died: 2016-06-03

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Muhammad Ali

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you havent learned the meaning of friendship, you really havent learned anything.
Benjamin Franklin
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Author Profession: Biographies & Memoirs, Politics, History
Born: 1706-01-17
Died: 1790-04-17

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Benjamin Franklin

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Jim Carrey
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Author Profession: Canadian comic, actor
Born: 1962-01-17
Died: —

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Jim Carrey

Behind every great man there is a woman rolling her eyes.
Tiesto

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Author Profession: Dutch electronic dance music producer and DJ. In 1997, he founded the label Black Hole Recordings with Arny Bink.
Born: 1969-01-17
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At the end of the '90s and into 2000, electronic music was still an underground phenomenon, especially in America.
James Earl Jones
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1931-01-17
Died: —

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James Earl Jones

One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.
Anton Chekhov
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Author Profession: Russian writer
Born: 1860-01-17
Died: 1904-07-15

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Anton Chekhov

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Vidal Sassoon
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Author Profession: English hairdresser
Born: 1928-01-17
Died: 2012-05-09

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Vidal Sassoon

Hairdressers are a wonderful breed. You work one-on-one with another human being and the object is to make them feel so much better and to look at themselves with a twinkle in their eye.
Alain Badiou
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Author Profession: French Philosopher
Born: 1937-01-17
Died: —

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Alain Badiou

There is a kind of serenity in love which is almost a paradise.
Andy Kaufman
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Author Profession: US Comedian
Born: 1949-01-17
Died: 1984-05-16

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Andy Kaufman

My mother sent me to psychiatrists since the age of four because she didnt think little boys should be sad. When my brother was born, I stared out the window for days. Can you imagine that?
Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti

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Author Profession: Better known as Dalida was an Egyptian-born Italian-French singer and actress who performed and recorded in more than ten languages,
Born: 1933-01-17
Died: 1987-05-03

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Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti

The Voice: Dalida, born with the Italian name Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti, was a famous singer and actress born in Egypt to Italian parents but naturalised French with the name Yolanda Gigliotti.
Zooey Claire Deschanel

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Author Profession: US actress and singer-songwriter.
Born: 1980-01-17
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Zooey Claire Deschanel

I find sadness and strife to be so much more interesting with an upbeat melody.
Calvin Harris
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Author Profession: Scottish record producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ.
Born: 1984-01-17
Died: —

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Calvin Harris

There's only so much you can do with a male voice in dance music.
Douglas Hyde
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Author Profession: Irish Politician
Born: 1860-01-17
Died: 1949-07-12

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Douglas Hyde

It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up. They are ashamed of their language, institutions, and of everything Irish.
Dwyane Wade
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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1982-01-17
Died: —

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Dwyane Wade

I understand that Im not perfect. I made mistakes and I had a hand in everything thats happened to me, good and bad.
Frank Hague
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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1876-01-17
Died: 1956-01-01

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Frank Hague

You hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear these words I say to myself, That man is a Red, that man is a Communist! You never hear a real American talk like that.
Mick Taylor
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Author Profession: English Musician
Born: 1948-01-17
Died: —

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Mick Taylor

I do remember actually learning chords to Beatles songs. I thought they were great songwriters.
Naveen Andrews
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Author Profession: British Actor
Born: 1969-01-17
Died: —

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Naveen Andrews

I think I may have failed at a lot of things, but the one thing I can say, and that Im proud of, is that I am a good parent.
Robert M. Hutchins
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Author Profession: US Educator
Born: 1899-01-17
Died: 1977-05-17

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Robert M. Hutchins

Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
Tabare Vazquez
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Author Profession: Uruguayan Statesman
Born: 1940-01-17
Died: —

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Tabare Vazquez

Its not enough to have economic growth. You have to distribute wealth throughout all of society.
Anne Bronte
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Author Profession: Fiction, Poetry edit data
Born: 1820-01-17
Died: 1849-05-28

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But he who dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose. Anne Bronte
Markus Herz
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Author Profession: Philosophy edit data Markus Herz (also Marcus Herz), was a German physician and lecturer on philosophy. Combine Editions
Born: 1747-01-17
Died: 1803-01-19

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Markus Herz

Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you'll die of a misprint.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
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Author Profession: Theatre edit data Pedro Calderon de la Barca y Henao was a dramatist of the Spanish Golden Age.
Born: 1600-01-17
Died: 1681-05-25

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Pedro Calderon de la Barca

When love is not madness it is not love. Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Eartha Kitt
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Author Profession: US singer, actor
Born: 1927-01-17
Died: 2008-12-25

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Eartha Kitt

It`s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.
David Lloyd George
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Author Profession: British PM (36)
Born: 1863-01-17
Died: 1945-03-26

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David Lloyd George

Don`t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can`t cross a chasm in two small jumps.
Mack Sennett
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Author Profession: US filmmaker
Born: 1880-01-17
Died: 1960-11-05

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Mack Sennett

We never make sport of religion, politics, race, or mothers. A mother never gets hit with a custard pie. Mothers-in-lawyes. But mothersnever.
Betty White
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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1922-01-17
Died: —

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Betty White

Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.