Fyodor Dostoyevsky (b. November 11, 1821, Moscow, Russia; d.February 9, 1881, Saint Petersburg, Russia)
“The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.” You can find more quotes here.
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Robert Louis Stevenson (b. November 13, 1850, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK; d. December 3, 1894, Vailima, Samoa)
“Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.” Find more quotes here.
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Shelby Foote (b. November 17, 1916, Greenville, MS; d.June 27, 2005, Memphis, TN)
“I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process.” Find more quotes here.
What you should read: The Civil War: A Narrative
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Margaret Atwood (b. November 18, 1939, Ottawa, Canada)
“Heroes need monsters to establish their heroic credentials. You need something scary to overcome.” Read more quotes here.
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