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Birthdays occurring on August, 6

1715 Vauvenargues, Marquis de was born on August 6, 1715
French moralist and essayist, 1715-1747
If people did not compliment one another there would be little society.
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1715 Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues was born on August 6, 1715
French essayist, 1715-1747
To execute great things, one should live as though one would never die.
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1809 Alfred, Lord Tennyson was born on August 6, 1809
English poet often regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry, 1809-1892
I hold it true, whatever befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
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1868 Paul Claudel was born on August 6, 1868
"Truth has nothing to do with the number of people it convinces.
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1881 Alexander Fleming was born on August 6, 1881
It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual.
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Deaths occurring on August, 6

1637 Ben Jonson died on August 6, 1637
English dramatist and poet, 1572-1637
True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.
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1929 Mary MacLane died on August 6, 1929
One kind of man I impatiently scorn is the kind that looks bored if I mention Ibsen or ceramics or Aztec civilization but is interested instantly, alertly, if I mention my garters
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1945 Hiram Johnson died on August 6, 1945
American political leader 1866-1945
The first casualty when war comes is truth (speech, 1917)
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1959 Preston Sturges died on August 6, 1959
I did all my directing when I wrote the screenplay. It was probably harder for a regular director. He probably had to read the script the night before shooting started.
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1964 Cedric Hardwicke died on August 6, 1964
When [actors] are talking, they are servants of the dramatist. It is what they can show the audience when they are not talking that reveals the fine actor.
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