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Birthdays occurring on August, 29

1619 Jean Baptiste Colbert was born on August 29, 1619
French economist and minister of Finance under King Louis XIV of France. 1619-1683
The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing
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1632 John Locke was born on August 29, 1632
English philosopher who made great contributions in studies of politics, government and psychology. 1632-1704
The great question (about power) is who should have it
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1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes was born on August 29, 1809
American physician, poet, writer, humorist and professor at Harvard, 1809-1894
Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding
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1862 Maurice Maeterlinck was born on August 29, 1862
Belgian Symbolist poet, playwright and essayist. 1862-1949
When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
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Deaths occurring on August, 29

1876 Charles F. Kettering was born on August 29, 1876
American engineer, inventor of the electric starter, 1876-1958
Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.
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1987 Lee Marvin died on August 29, 1987
American actor, 1924-1987
I love Marlon Brando. Never seem him bad, just less good.
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1990 Manly Hall died on August 29, 1990
Canadian philosopher, author and founder of the Philosophical Research Society. 1901-1990
It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
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1992 Mary Norton died on August 29, 1992
British children's writer and creator of the Borrowers. 1903-1992
I'm no lady; I'm a member of Congress, and I'll proceed on that basis.
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1995 Michael Ende died on August 29, 1995
All the world's misfortunes stemmed from the countless untruths, both deliberate and unintentional, which people told because of haste or carelessness.
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