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Susan Horowitz Cain "SUSAN CAIN is the #1 bestselling author of Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, which has been translated into 40 languages".... Learn more
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William Frederick Halsey Jr. or Bull Halsey (1882 – 1959) Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, was a fleet admiral in the United States Navy during World War II. He is one of four individuals to have attained the rank of fleet admiral, the others being Ernest King, William Leahy, and Chester W. Nimitz.

André Paul Guillaume Gide (1869 - 1951)  French author known for his fiction as well as his autobiographical works. He authored more than fifty books and he was the winner of the 1947 Nobel Prize in Literature. Gide was brought up in isolated conditions in Normandy and became a prolific writer at an early age. He published his first novel, "The Notebooks of André Walter" (French: Les Cahiers d'André Walter), at the age of twenty-one.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864) - was an American novelist, born in Salem, Massachusetts.  His first novel, "Fanshawe" was published in 1828. He published several short stories in periodicals, which he collected in 1837 as "Twice-Told Tales".  "The Scarlet Letter" was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity.
This quote is from his Novel, "Fanshawe".

Bruce Lee (1940 – 1973) was a Hong Kong and American martial artist, martial arts instructor, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and philosopher. Lee is considered by critics, media, and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of all time and a pop culture icon of the 20th century, who bridged the gap between East and West. He is credited with promoting Hong Kong action cinema and helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films. His death, at the age of 32. was attributed to be the result of cerebral edema, (brain swelling) although there is no absence of conspiracy theories . .... Read more

Pablo Picasso (1881 –1973) - Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer. He spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he us known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage art and for the wide variety of styles he helped develop and explore. Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years and was extremely prolific throughout his life with over 20,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and other items such as costumes and theater sets. Read more

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 – 1887) was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery, his emphasis on God's love and a novel oratorical style in which he employed humor, dialect, and slang. He was thought to be the most famous preacher in the nation. Read more

Source: "Life thoughts", 1859

Henry S. Haskins ( 1875 - 1957) was a stockbroker and man of letters. He author a book called "Cat's Cradle, Songs Grave and Gay" published in 1916. His aphorisms, were edited and published anonymously in 1940 as "Meditations in Wall Street by Albert Jay Nock. 

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 -1900) German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist, and a Latin and Greek scholar. 

Source: Closing words in a letter from Friedrich Nietzsche, age 19,  to his younger sister Elizabeth.

Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924) The 28th president of the United States from 1913 to 1921. A member of the Democratic Party, Wilson served as the president of Princeton University and as the governor of New Jersey before winning the 1912 presidential election. As President, Wilson changed the nation's economic policies and led the United States into World War I in 1917. He was the leading architect of the League of Nations, and his progressive stance on foreign policy came to be known as Wilsonianism. Read more

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887 – 1986) was one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. She was a modernist artist known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been called the "Mother of American modernism". Read more

Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) - Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin Jr. was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film and became a worldwide icon through his screen persona, the Tramp..,. Read more

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