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Dave Madden

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Author Profession: Canadian Actor
Born: 1931-12-17
Died: 2014-01-16

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Dave Madden

I found fame to be somewhat of a prison. The more famous you were, the smaller the cell that you had to live in.
Deborah Sampson

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Author Profession: US Soldier
Born: 1760-12-17
Died: 1827-04-29

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Deborah Sampson

My mind became agitated with the enquiry - why a nation, separated from us by an ocean more than three thousand miles in extent, should endeavor to enforce on us plans of subjugation, the most unnatural in themselves, unjust, inhuman in their operations, and unpractised even by the uncivilized savages of the wilderness?
Eli Pariser

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Author Profession: US Businessman
Born: 1980-12-17
Died: —

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Eli Pariser

I think its easier than ever to hear only what you want to hear. That doesnt make a good citizen.
John Abraham

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Author Profession: Indian Actor
Born: 1972-12-17
Died: —

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John Abraham

I make films from the heart. I want to concentrate on the job of doing great and honest performances, and Im gonna get better with every performance of mine, with every film of mine.
Juliet Aubrey

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Author Profession: English Actress
Born: 1965-12-17
Died: —

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Juliet Aubrey

I dont want to be the next anyone. Im just me.
Kerry Packer

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Author Profession: Australian Businessman
Born: 1937-12-17
Died: 2005-12-26

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Kerry Packer

The good news is theres no devil. The bad news is theres no heaven. Theres nothing.
Manny Pacquiao

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Author Profession: Filipino Athlete
Born: 1978-12-17
Died: —

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Manny Pacquiao

Boxing is a sport. We allow each other to hit each other, but Im not treating my opponent like my enemy. Were doing a job to entertain people.
Paula Radcliffe

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Author Profession: English Athlete
Born: 1973-12-17
Died: —

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Paula Radcliffe

Its important that athletes can compete on a level playing field. And youngsters coming into the sport can know that if they are working hard and training hard, theyll see a true reflection of where they stand and what they can achieve worldwide and not be swayed by people who are cheating.
Peter Farrelly

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Author Profession: US Director
Born: 1956-12-17
Died: —

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Peter Farrelly

I know this is silly, its shallow, its bad, I wish I wasnt this way-but if I meet a girl with no teeth, I just dont want to date her. Its creepy of me, I wish I was a bigger person, but thats my real turn-off.
Robert A. Dahl

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Author Profession: US Writer
Born: 1915-12-17
Died: —

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Robert A. Dahl

Ironically, the very fact that democracy has such a lengthy history has actually contributed to confusion and disagreement, for democracy has meant different things to different people at different times and places.
Sarah MacLean

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1978-12-17
Died: —

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Sarah MacLean

There is perhaps no more rewarding romance heroine than she who is not expected to find love. The archetype comes in many disguises - the wallflower, the spinster, the governess, the single mom - but always with one sad claim: Love is not in her cards.
Sylvia Ashton-Warner

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Author Profession: New Zealander Educator
Born: 1908-12-17
Died: 1984-04-28

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Sylvia Ashton-Warner

As the blackness of the night recedes so does the nadir of yesterday. The child I am forgets so quickly.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton

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Author Profession: Canadian Author
Born: 1796-12-17
Died: 1865-08-27

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Thomas Chandler Haliburton

A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mothers love.
William Safire

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1929-12-17
Died: 2009-09-27

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William Safire

Never assume the obvious is true.
Ludwig van Beethoven

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Author Profession: Music edit data Ludwig van Beethoven (16 December 1770 ? 26 March 1827) was a composer of the transitional period between the late Classical and early Romantic eras.
Born: 1770-12-17
Died: 1827-03-26

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy Ludwig van Beethoven