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Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace "Whatever your advice, make it brief."

(12/08/0065 – 11/27/0008 BC)
Italian writer
Francoise d'Aubigne de Maintenon "The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others."

Francoise d'Aubigne de Maintenon
(11/27/1635 – 04/15/1719)
French courtesan, writer
Charles Austin Beard "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power."

Charles A. Beard
(11/27/1874 – 09/01/1948)
US historian
Alexandre Dumas (fils) "Education is the state-controlled manufacture of echoes."

Alexandre Dumas Fils
(07/27/1824 – 11/27/1895)
French writer (son of Dumas père [duh!])
James Agee "That's what you think."

James Agee
(11/27/1909 – 05/16/1955)
US writer, critic, and crossword puzzle answer , reviewing the 1948 film "You Were Meant for Me"
"Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties."

Gail Sheehy
(11/27/1937 – )
US writer
Bruce Lee "I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine."

Bruce Lee
(11/27/1940 – 07/20/1973)
US martial artist, actor
James Marshall Hendrix "That's what it's all about—filling up the empty chest cavities and kneecaps and elbows."

Jimi Hendrix
(11/27/1942 – 09/18/1970)
US guitarist, singer, songwriter
Eugene O'Neill "Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace."

Eugene O’Neill
(10/16/1888 – 11/27/1953)
US playwright
Bill Nye "Our world is driven by our remarkable ability to carefully measure and divide units of time. In a reasonable sense, the invention of clocks has had a greater effect on our lives than the invention of wheels. You can invent wheels relatively easily, if you live where trees fall over."

Bill Nye
(11/27/1955 – )
US science guy (also see Bill Nye the humorist)
John Carradine "Milan. What a beautiful place to die."

John Carradine
(02/05/1906 – 11/27/1988)
US actor (father of David Carradine and Keith Carradine; grandfather of Martha Plimpton) , last words
Jane Rule "I believe only in art and failure."

Jane Rule
(03/28/1931 – 11/27/2007)
Canadian writer