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Arthur Laffer

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Author Profession: US Economist
Born: 1940-08-14
Died: —

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Arthur Laffer

What Im not saying is that all government spending is bad. Its not - far, far from it, but there is no free lunch, as a former colleague of mine used to say. There is no public tooth fairy. Father Christmas does not work on the Treasury staff this year. You can never bail someone out of trouble without putting someone else into trouble.
David Call

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1982-08-14
Died: —

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David Call

As a complete product of Issaquah public schools, there is absolutely no way I would be here if I didnt have well-funded arts programs and some great teachers who were constantly pushing me intellectually and personally.
Frederic Raphael

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Author Profession: US Writer
Born: 1931-08-14
Died: —

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Frederic Raphael

As Oscar Wilde should have said, when bad ideas have nowhere else to go, they emigrate to America and become university courses.
John Galsworthy

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Author Profession: English Author
Born: 1867-08-14
Died: 1933-01-31

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John Galsworthy

Love has no age, no limit, and no death.
Laurent Lamothe

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Author Profession: Haitian Public Servant
Born: 1972-08-14
Died: —

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Laurent Lamothe

Dear friends of Haiti, we are indeed on the right track. Slowly but surely we are rising from the ashes.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon

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Author Profession: English Poet
Born: 1802-08-14
Died: 1838-10-15

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Letitia Elizabeth Landon

I think hearts are very much like glasses. If they do not break with the first ring, they usually last a considerable time.
Michelle Huneven

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Author Profession: US Novelist
Born: 1953-08-14
Died: —

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Michelle Huneven

As a novelist, I tend to know significantly more about my characters than I do about my friends.
Russell Baker

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Author Profession: US Journalist
Born: 1925-08-14
Died: —

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Russell Baker

Those who remember Washingtons cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagans intervention. People interested in foreign policy were astonished when in 1985 he met alone at Geneva - alone, not a single strategic thinker at his elbow! - with the Soviet Communist master Gorbachev.
Tim Tebow

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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1987-08-14
Died: —

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Tim Tebow

Im just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think thats the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective.
Steve Martin

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor
Born: 1945-08-14
Died: —

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Steve Martin

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. Steve Martin