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William Wilberforce

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Author Profession: English Politician
Born: 1759-08-24
Died: 1833-07-29

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William Wilberforce

I am disturbed when I see the majority of so-called Christians having such little understanding of the real nature of the faith they profess. Faith is a subject of such importance that we should not ignore it because of the distractions or the hectic pace of our lives.
Marlee Matlin

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1965-08-24
Died: —

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Marlee Matlin

Silence is the last thing the world will ever hear from me.
Barret Oliver

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Author Profession: US Photographer
Born: 1973-08-24
Died: —

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Barret Oliver

Everyone can do a character the way they want to do it, unless the director tells them not to, which isnt very common. I like to do my characters, if its not specific in the script, as myself.
Carl Paladino

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1946-08-24
Died: —

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Carl Paladino

I want everyone in the Republican party who opposed me to know this: you are welcome to join this peoples crusade. Come aboard. You are both welcome and needed. If we unite, well win - and well rebuild New York.
Christopher Parker

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Author Profession: English Actor
Born: 1983-08-24
Died: —

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Christopher Parker

Procrastination is like a credit card: its a lot of fun until you get the bill.
Yasser Arafat

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Author Profession: Palestinian president
Born: 1929-08-24
Died: 2004-11-11

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Yasser Arafat

Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you.
Duke Kahanamoku

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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1890-08-24
Died: 1968-01-22

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Duke Kahanamoku

Just take your time - wave comes. Let the other guys go, catch another one.
James D'arcy

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Author Profession: English Actor
Born: 1975-08-24
Died: —

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James D'arcy

There are lots of people I admire and respect, but I dont necessarily want to be like them. Im too happy being myself.
Kenny Baker

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Author Profession: British Actor
Born: 1934-08-24
Died: —

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Kenny Baker

I skated in ice shows all over Europe and South Africa for 20 years. I love to ice skate.
Mel Karmazin

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Author Profession: US Businessman
Born: 1943-08-24
Died: —

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Mel Karmazin

There could be no better time to fully integrate Infinity with Viacoms tremendous portfolio of assets. Infinity is performing at record levels and continues to generate a tremendous amount of free cash flow that will now fully benefit Viacom.
Pierfrancesco Favino

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Author Profession: Italian Actor
Born: 1969-08-24
Died: —

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Pierfrancesco Favino

To me, the word hero hasnt got positive or negative value - hero is the person who leads you through the story.
Robert G. Allen

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1902-08-24
Died: 1963-08-19

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Robert G. Allen

How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.
Ruth Park

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Author Profession: New Zealander Author
Born: 1923-08-24
Died: —

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Ruth Park

Writing is a passion I have never understood, yet a storyteller is all I have ever wanted to be.
Shirley Hufstedler

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Author Profession: US Public Servant
Born: 1925-08-24
Died: —

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Shirley Hufstedler

The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people. To the teacher, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children, and asks that they be prepared... to face the rigors of individual participation in a democratic society.
Theodore Parker

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Author Profession: US Theologian
Born: 1810-08-24
Died: 1860-05-10

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Theodore Parker

It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing, his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.
Todd Young

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1972-08-24
Died: —

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Todd Young

Social-impact partnerships address our moral responsibilities to ensure that social programs actually improve recipients lives, and to do so in a fiscally prudent manner.
Jorge Luis Borges

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction, Short Stories, Poetry
Born: 1899-08-24
Died: 1986-06-14

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Jorge Luis Borges

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. Jorge Luis Borges
Orson Scott Card

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Author Profession: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Poetry, Nonfiction
Born: 1951-08-24
Died: —

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Orson Scott Card

Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be. Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
Stephen Fry

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
Born: 1957-08-24
Died: —

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Stephen Fry

Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators. Stephen Fry
Sir Max Beerbohm

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Author Profession: English writer and artist
Born: 1872-08-24
Died: 1956-05-20

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Sir Max Beerbohm

To give an accurate and exhaustive account of the period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.
Jean Rhys

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Author Profession: Welsh-Dominican writer
Born: 1894-08-24
Died: 1979-05-14

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Jean Rhys

Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.
Jorge Luis Borges

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Author Profession: Argentine writer
Born: 1899-08-24
Died: 1986-06-14

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Jorge Luis Borges

The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.
Stephen Fry

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Author Profession: English writer, actor
Born: 1957-08-24
Died: —

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Stephen Fry

When you've seen a nude infant doing a backward somersault, you know why clothing exists.
Dave Chappelle

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Author Profession: US comic
Born: 1973-08-24
Died: —

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Dave Chappelle

Somebody broke into my house once, this is a good time to call the police, but mm mm, nope. The house was too nice. It was a real nice house, but they'd never believe I lived in it. They'd be like 'He's still here!'