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1692 Joseph Butler was born on May 18, 1692
That which is the foundation of all our hopes and of all our fears; all our hopes and fears which are of any consideration: I mean a Future Life
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1862 Josephus Daniels was born on May 18, 1862
Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
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1872 Bertrand Russell was born on May 18, 1872
English logician and philosopher 1872-1970
Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
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1882 James Stephens was born on May 18, 1882
Irish poet and storyteller, 1882-1950
Women and birds are able to see without turning their heads, and that is indeed a necessary provision for they are both surrounded by enemies
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1883 Walter Gropius was born on May 18, 1883
German architect, 1883-1969
Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society.
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Deaths occurring on May, 18

1799 Pierre Beaumarchais died on May 18, 1799
French Comic playwright, wrote plays "The Barber of Seville" 1775, and "The Marriage of Figaro" 1784. 1732-1799
If a thing isn't worth saying, you sing it.
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1909 George Meredith died on May 18, 1909
English Victorian poet and novelist whose novels are noted for their wit, brilliant dialogue, and aphoristic quality of language. 1828-1909
A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power
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1911 Gustav Mahler died on May 18, 1911
Austrian composer and conductor, 1860-1911
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
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1913 William C. Doane died on May 18, 1913
American reverend and hymnwriter, 1832-1913
Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps 'til the legend, 'over steep ways to the stars,' fulfills self.
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1949 James Truslow Adams died on May 18, 1949
American historian, 1878-1949
We cannot advance without new experiments in living, but no wise man tries every day what he has proved wrong the day before.
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