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Birthdays occurring on August, 9

1593 Izaak Walton was born on August 9, 1593
English man of letters 1593-1683
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
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1809 William Barrett Travis was born on August 9, 1809
American lawyer, soldier and army officer ,Commanding Officer of The Alamo 1809-1836
[If this call is neglected] I am determined to sustain myself for as long as possible, and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country.
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1896 Jean Piaget was born on August 9, 1896
Swiss psychologist and pioneer in the study of child intelligence, 1896-1980
The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive and discoverers
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1899 Armand Salacrou was born on August 9, 1899
Economy is a way of spending money without getting any pleasure out of it
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1922 Philip Larkin was born on August 9, 1922
English poet, 1922-1985
You can't put off being young until you retire.
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Deaths occurring on August, 9

1919 Ernst Haeckel died on August 9, 1919
Politics is applied biology
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1919 Ruggero Leoncavallo died on August 9, 1919
Italian composer, 1857-1919
La commedia è finita. [The comedy is ended.]
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1919 Ruggiero Leoncavallo died on August 9, 1919
I find it quite impossible to set to music somebody else's words. I do not understand how any really artistic work can be created in that way. With me words and notes are simultaneous; at least, while I am writing the text, the scaffolding, the framework of the music is going up. The phrasing, the elaboration come afterward.
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1962 Hermann Hesse (author) died on August 9, 1962
German born Swiss poet, novelist and painter. In 1946 he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. 1877-1962
If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.
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1962 Hermann Hesse died on August 9, 1962
German born Swiss novelist and poet. Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, 1877-1962
There's no reality except the one contained within us. That's why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.
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