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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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Deaths occurring on May, 8

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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1908 Ludovic Halevy died on May 8, 1908
No news is good news.
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1936 Oswald Spengler died on May 8, 1936
German philosopher of history. 1880-1936
This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us; to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves; to act in such a way that some part of us lives on.
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1975 Avery Brundage died on May 8, 1975
American sports administrator and president of the International Olympic Commitee (IOC) from 1952 to 1972. 1887-1975
The Olympic Movement is a 20th century religion. Where there is no injustice of caste, of race, of family, of wealth.
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1976 Ulrike Meinhof died on May 8, 1976
Objection is when I say: this doesn't suit me. Resistance is when I make sure that what doesn't suit me never happens again.
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1988 Robert A. Heinlein died on May 8, 1988
American science-fiction writer, 1907-1988
It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
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