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Birthdays occurring on January, 12

1588 John Winthrop was born on January 12, 1588
For we must consider that we shall be a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world.
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1729 Edmund Burke was born on January 12, 1729
British statesman and philosopher, 1729-1797
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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1737 John Hancock was born on January 12, 1737
American merchant, politician and scholar President of the Continental Congress (1775-1777), governor of Massachussets, first signer of the Declaration of Independence1737-1793
The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.
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1856 John Singer Sargent was born on January 12, 1856
Italian painter and artist, 1856-1925
I have now got a bombproof shelter [the Continent] into which I retire when I sniff the coming portrait or its trajectory.
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1863 Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863
Indian spiritual leader of the Hindu religion (Vedanta). Disciple of the famous 19th century mystic-saint Sri Ramakrishna of Calcutta. Founder of the Ramakrishna Order of Monks. 1863-1902
Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man
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Deaths occurring on January, 12

1665 Pierre de Fermat died on January 12, 1665
French mathematician, 1601-1665
It is impossible for any number which is a power greater than the second to be written as a sum of two like powers. I have a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.
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1829 Friedrich von Schlegel died on January 12, 1829
German writer and critic, 1772-1829
A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
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1867 Victor Cousin died on January 12, 1867
French educatioanl reformer, philosopher and historian. 1792-1867
All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things
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1947 Walter Gilbert died on January 12, 1947
I have the same sense of the power and virtue of knowledge that some people get from a religious background.
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1962 Ernie Kovacs died on January 12, 1962
American comedian, 1919-1962
Nothing In Moderation.
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