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Birthdays occurring on April, 5

1588 Thomas Hobbes was born on April 5, 1588
English philosopher (Leviathan), 1588-1679
The condition of man . . . is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.
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1725 Giacomo Casanova was born on April 5, 1725
Italian spy, soldier and writer who made the name Casanova, 1725-1798
I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms
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1827 Lew Wallace was born on April 5, 1827
American writer and soldier, 1827-1905
I know what I should love to do--to build a study; to write, and to think of nothing else. I want to bury myself in a den of books. I want to saturate myself with the elements of which they are made, and breathe their atmosphere until I am of it. Not a bookworm, being which is to give off no utterances; but a man in the world of writing--one with a pen that shall stop men to listen to it, whether they wish to or not.
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1837 Algernon Charles Swinburne was born on April 5, 1837
English poet and critic. 1837-1909
Maiden, and mistress of the months and stars/ Now folded in the flowerless fields of heaven.
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1853 Howard Pyle was born on April 5, 1853
The stories of childhood leave an indelible impression, and their author always has a niche in the temple of memory from which the image is never cast out to be thrown on the rubbish heap of things that are outgrown and outlived.
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Deaths occurring on April, 5

1695 George Savile died on April 5, 1695
English statesman and author 1633 - 1695
Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught
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1765 Edward Young died on April 5, 1765
English literary critic, poet and dramatist, 1683-1765
Wise it is to comprehend the whole.
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1794 Georges Jacques Danton died on April 5, 1794
French revolutionary, 1759-1794
We must dare, and dare again, and go on daring
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1928 Chauncey Depew died on April 5, 1928
American industrialist and politician, 1834-1928
A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are.
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1964 Douglas MacArthur died on April 5, 1964
American general who commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre in World War II, 1880-1964
The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
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