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Birthdays occurring on May, 8

1592 Francis Quarles was born on May 8, 1592
English religious poet. 1592-1644
Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.
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1737 Edward Gibbon was born on May 8, 1737
English historian, 1737-1794
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
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1884 Harry S Truman was born on May 8, 1884
American 33rd president of the United States, 1884-1972
If you can't convince them, confuse them.
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1895 Edmund Wilson was born on May 8, 1895
No two persons ever read the same book.
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1895 Fulton J. Sheen was born on May 8, 1895
American religious, 1895-1979
Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?
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Deaths occurring on May, 8

1794 Antoine Lavoisier died on May 8, 1794
French chemist regarded as the father of modern chemistry. 1743-1794
A man cannot live more than 24 hours unless he has at least three cubic meters of air that is being constantly replaced.
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1873 John Stuart Mill died on May 8, 1873
English exponent of Utilitarianism, ethical theorist, philosopher, economist and logician. 1806-1873
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
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1880 Flaubert died on May 8, 1880
French writer, 1821-1880
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
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1880 Gustave Flaubert died on May 8, 1880
French novelist regarded as the prime mover of the realist school of French literature and best known for his masterpiece, Madame Bovary. 1821-1880
The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him.
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1880 Arthur Brisbane died on May 8, 1880
American editor and writer, 1864-1880
The fence around a cemetery is foolish, for those inside can't get out and those outside don't want to get in.
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