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Mao Zedong

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Author Profession: Chinese Leader
Born: 1893-12-26
Died: 1976-09-09

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Mao Zedong

If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.
Phil Spector

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Author Profession: US music producer, handgun user
Born: 1940-12-26
Died: —

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Phil Spector

I'm dealing in rock'n'roll. I'm, like, I'm not a bona fide human being.
David Sedaris

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Author Profession: Memoir, Humor And Comedy, Short Stories
Born: 1956-12-26
Died: —

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David Sedaris

If you're looking for sympathy you'll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary. David Sedaris, Barrel Fever
Charles Babbage

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Author Profession: English Mathematician
Born: 1792-12-26
Died: 1871-10-18

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Charles Babbage

Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed.
Chris Daughtry

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Author Profession: US Musician
Born: 1979-12-26
Died: —

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Chris Daughtry

You have to think theres a reason for everything. When a door closes another door opens.
Elizabeth David

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Author Profession: British Writer
Born: 1913-12-26
Died: 1992-05-22

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Elizabeth David

To eat figs off the tree in the very early morning, when they have been barely touched by the sun, is one of the exquisite pleasures of the Mediterranean.
Ernst Moritz Arndt

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Author Profession: German Poet
Born: 1769-12-26
Died: 1860-01-29

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Ernst Moritz Arndt

Nothing that is really good and God-like dies.
John Walsh

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Author Profession: US Entertainer
Born: 1945-12-26
Died: —

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John Walsh

People dont understand the devastation the murder of a child does to someone. Eighty percent of parents of murdered children wind up in divorce. The only thing you have in common is that horrible sadness. You cant see the joy of your previous life.
Jose Ramos-Horta

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Author Profession: Public Servant
Born: 1949-12-26
Died: —

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Jose Ramos-Horta

The second one, the joint Truth and Friendship Commission, which we started now with Indonesia, that is the one that has been criticized, its terms of reference call for providing amnesty for those who cooperate in telling the truth. It does not lead to prosecution.
Norman Angell

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Author Profession: British Writer
Born: 1872-12-26
Died: 1967-10-07

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Norman Angell

Everywhere I go I see increasing evidence of people swirling about in a human cesspit of their own making.
Randy Falco

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Author Profession: US Businessman
Born: 1953-12-26
Died: —

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Randy Falco

As a presidential candidate, Mr. Trump is going to get tough questions from the press and has to answer them.
Richard Artschwager

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Author Profession: US Artist
Born: 1923-12-26
Died: 2013-02-09

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Richard Artschwager

I would wake up at night and think, What the hell have I gotten myself into? You dont want to do that! But you gotta do something, and with art, theres freedom - which is actually very seldom practiced by artists.
Steve Allen

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Author Profession: US Entertainer
Born: 1921-12-26
Died: 2000-10-30

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Steve Allen

Ours is a government of checks and balances. The Mafia and crooked businessmen make out checks, and the politicians and other compromised officials improve their bank balances.
Thomas Gray

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Author Profession: English writer
Born: 1716-12-26
Died: 1771-07-30

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Thomas Gray

If the best man's faults were written on his forehead, he would draw his hat over his eyes.
Henry Miller

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Author Profession: US writer
Born: 1891-12-26
Died: 1980-06-07

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Henry Miller

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.
Lars Ulrich

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Author Profession: US drummer (Metallica)
Born: 1963-12-26
Died: —

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Lars Ulrich

That's what we're all about, taking advantage of people.
Bill Ayers

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Author Profession: US Activist
Born: 1944-12-26
Died: —

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Bill Ayers

Every revolution seems impossible at the beginning, and after it happens, it was inevitable.