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(Quotes source: Brainyquote.com)

American philosopher, William James, born 1842 (died 26th August, 1910): “Compared to what we ought to be, we are half-awake.”

American activist Alice Paul, born 1885 (died 9th July, 1977): “…there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.”

Environmentalist, Aldo Leopold, born 1887 (died 21st April, 1948): “To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.”

Other birthdays today include writers Bernard DeVoto and Alan Paton, scientist Albert Hoffman, UK politician Arthur Scargill and artist Christian Marclay.

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