Charles Bukowski

“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.”

Charles Bukowski, author, born August 16th, 1920

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Walter Scott

“He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.”

Walter Scott, novelist, born August 14th, 1771

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Robert Green Ingersoll

“Few rich men own their property; their property owns them.”

Robert Green Ingersoll, politician and lecturer, born August 11th, 1833

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Herbert Hoover

“Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.”

Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States, born August 10th, 1874

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James M. Barrie

“Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.”

James M. Barrie, playwright, born May 9th, 1860

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Confucius

“When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.”

Confucius, philosopher, born August 1st [generic], 551 BC

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J. K. Rowling

“What’s coming will come and we’ll just have to meet it when it does.”

J. K. Rowling, author, born July 31st, 1965

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