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Henrik Ibsen

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Author Profession: Norwegian Poet
Born: 1828-03-20
Died: 1906-05-23

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Henrik Ibsen

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
Freema Agyeman

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Author Profession: British Actress
Born: 1979-03-20
Died: —

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Freema Agyeman

I swing between procrastination and being really thorough so either way things arent getting done quickly.
Catherine Ashton

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Author Profession: British Politician
Born: 1956-03-20
Died: —

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Catherine Ashton

Judge me on what I do and I think you will be pleased and proud of me.
William Hurt

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1950-03-20
Died: —

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William Hurt

But I am not going to live for ever. And the more I know it, the more amazed I am by being here at all.
Jerry Reed

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Author Profession: US singer/songwriter
Born: 1937-03-20
Died: 2008-09-01

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Jerry Reed

She Got the Gold Mine, I Got the Shaft.
Holly Hunter

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1958-03-20
Died: —

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Holly Hunter

I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life, and so far it's been pretty fun.
A. J. Jacobs

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Author Profession: US Journalist
Born: 1968-03-20
Died: —

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A. J. Jacobs

The key to making healthy decisions is to respect your future self. Honor him or her. Treat him or her like you would treat a friend or a loved one. A Stanford study showed that those who saw a photo of their future self made smarter financial decisions.
Alex Kapranos

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Author Profession: Scottish Musician
Born: 1972-03-20
Died: —

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Alex Kapranos

Of course, theres a certain type of person who feels that anything which becomes mainstream has to be rejected immediately. And thats part of the indie-alternative snobbery and hierarchy and elitism.
Charles William Eliot

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Author Profession: US Educator
Born: 1834-03-20
Died: 1926-08-22

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Charles William Eliot

Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.
Frederick W. Taylor

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Author Profession: US Scientist
Born: 1856-03-20
Died: 1915-03-21

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Frederick W. Taylor

In the past the man has been first, in the future the system must be first... The first object of any good system must be that of developing first class men.
Louis Sachar

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1954-03-20
Died: —

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Louis Sachar

I write in the mornings, two or three hours every day, and then at least four times a week I play in a duplicate game at a bridge club. I try to go to tournaments three, four, or five times a year.
Pete Laney

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1943-03-20
Died: —

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Pete Laney

Reform is pillage and plunder if youre against it, and its good government if youre for it.
Charles William Eliot

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Author Profession: History, Nonfiction edit data
Born: 1834-03-20
Died: 2026-08-25

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Charles William Eliot

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends, they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. Charles William Eliot
Isabel Burton

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Author Profession: English writer
Born: 1831-03-20
Died: 1896-03-21

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Isabel Burton

I must just think aloud, so as not to keep the public waiting.
B. F. Skinner

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Author Profession: US behaviorist
Born: 1904-03-20
Died: 1990-08-18

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B. F. Skinner

The real problem is not whether machines think, but whether men do.
Brian Mulroney

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Author Profession: Canadian PM (18)
Born: 1939-03-20
Died: —

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Brian Mulroney

I am not denying anything I did not say.
William Hurt

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1950-03-20
Died: —

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William Hurt

You have to create a track record of breaking your own mold, or at least other people's idea of that mold.
Spike Lee

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Author Profession: US filmmaker
Born: 1957-03-20
Died: —

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Spike Lee

Critics like to build you up, tear you down, and then, if you're lucky, build you up again.

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