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Joseph Stalin

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Author Profession: Georgian Leader
Born: 1879-12-21
Died: 1953-03-05

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Joseph Stalin

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
Jane Fonda

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1937-12-21
Died: —

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Jane Fonda

Working in Hollywood does give one a certain expertise in the field of prostitution.
Otto von Bismarck

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Author Profession: English Prime Minister (29)
Born: 1804-12-21
Died: 1881-04-19

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Otto von Bismarck

Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.
Samuel L. Jackson

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1948-12-21
Died: —

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Samuel L. Jackson

Im a good son, a good father, a good husband - Ive been married to the same woman for 30 years. Im a good friend. I finished college, I have my education, I donate money anonymously. So when people criticize the kind of characters that I play on screen, I go, You know, thats part of history.
Kiefer Sutherland

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Author Profession: Canadian actor
Born: 1966-12-21
Died: —

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Kiefer Sutherland

Now I know how Charlie (Sheen) feels, I've lost all feeling in my lower half.
Chris Evert

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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1954-12-21
Died: —

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Chris Evert

To be a tennis champion, you have to be inflexible. You have to be stubborn. You have to be arrogant. You have to be selfish and self-absorbed. Kind of tunnel vision almost.
Mikheil Saakashvili

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Author Profession: Politician
Born: 1967-12-21
Died: —

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Mikheil Saakashvili

The more insecure you are, the more prone you are to create crises.
John G. Avildsen

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Author Profession: US Director
Born: 1935-12-21
Died: —

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John G. Avildsen

When I read Rocky V, it was a terrific story, a great script. Rocky died at the end. He has this devastating fight with Tommy Gunn, ends up in an ambulance with his head in Adrians lap, and by the time they get to the hospital, hes dead.
Jack Nance

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1943-12-21
Died: 1996-12-30

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Jack Nance

Weve all got strange things about us and Lynch picks those things up.
James Lane Allen

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: 1849-12-21
Died: 1925-02-18

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James Lane Allen

The outer conditions of a persons life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.
Jane Kaczmarek

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Author Profession: US Actress
Born: 1955-12-21
Died: —

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Jane Kaczmarek

I think its a pretty good day if I can get through it without lifting a finger.
Jeffrey Katzenberg

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Author Profession: US Producer
Born: 1950-12-21
Died: —

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Jeffrey Katzenberg

What I love most about animation is, its a team sport, and everything we do is about pure imagination.
Leopold Von Ranke

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Author Profession: German Historian
Born: 1795-12-21
Died: 1886-05-23

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Leopold Von Ranke

He who overcomes himself is divine. Most see their ruin before their eyes, but they go on into it.
Walter Hagen

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Author Profession: US Athlete
Born: 1892-12-21
Died: 1969-10-06

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Walter Hagen

Youre only here for a short visit. Dont hurry, dont worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
Zev Yaroslavsky

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: 1948-12-21
Died: —

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Zev Yaroslavsky

I am disappointed and disturbed by both the NFL and the Dodgers - but much more by the Dodgers.
Anthony Powell

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction Influences Shakespeare, Marcel Proust, Evelyn Waugh, Petronius Arbiter, Kingsley Shakespeare, Marcel Proust, Evelyn Waugh, Petronius Arbiter, Kingsley Amis ...more
Born: 1905-12-21
Died: 0200-03-28

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Anthony Powell

I get a warm feeling among my books. Anthony Powell
Benjamin Disraeli

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction edit data One of the great British politicians of the nineteenth century
Born: 1804-12-21
Died: 1881-04-19

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Benjamin Disraeli

There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics. Benjamin Disraeli
Frank Zappa

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Author Profession: US musician, composer
Born: 1940-12-21
Died: 1993-12-04

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Frank Zappa

I think pop music has done more for oral intercourse than anything else that ever happened, and vice versa.
Rebecca West

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction, Politics, History
Born: 1892-12-21
Died: 1983-03-15

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Rebecca West

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat. Rebecca West
Joe Paterno

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Author Profession: US football coach
Born: 1926-12-21
Died: —

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Joe Paterno

Publicity is like poison, it doesn't hurt unless you swallow it.
Chris Evert

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Author Profession: US tennis player
Born: 1954-12-21
Died: —

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Chris Evert

It's high time the press finally got one thing right about me.
Jim Rose

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Author Profession: US performance artist
Born: 1956-12-21
Died: —

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Jim Rose

It's a strange way to make a living, and my dentist has made me cut down on eating light bulbs, but I'm never bored.
Florence Griffith-Joyner

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Author Profession: US runner
Born: 1960-12-21
Died: 1998-09-21

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Florence Griffith-Joyner

A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up.
Andy Van Slyke

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Author Profession: US baseball player
Born: 1960-12-21
Died: —

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Andy Van Slyke

I have an Alka Seltzer bat. You know, plop plop fizz fizz. When the pitcher sees me walking up there they say, 'Oh what a relief it is.'
Terrie Schweitzer

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Author Profession: US artist, writer, citizen scientist, permaculturist, web producer
Born: 1963-12-21
Died: —

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Terrie Schweitzer

You can't judge a band by their covers.
Andy Dick

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Author Profession: US actor
Born: 1965-12-21
Died: —

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Andy Dick

I don't like my body, it's oddly-proportioned. I'd like to be, like, dumpy.
Charlie Tahan

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Author Profession: US Actor
Born: 1997-12-21
Died: —

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Charlie Tahan

I feel very responsible for my brother, and I try and protect him every chance I get.
Joaquin Andujar

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Author Profession: Dominican Athlete
Born: 1952-12-21
Died: —

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Joaquin Andujar

You cant worry if its cold, you cant worry if its hot, you only worry if you get sick. Because then if you dont get well, you die.
Thomas Sankara

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Author Profession: Politician
Born: 1949-12-21
Died: 1987-10-15

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Thomas Sankara

You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness.