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Lao-Tzu (fl.c. 500? BC)
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Plato (c. 427-347 BC)
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Aristotle (c. 384-322 BC)
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604)
William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby (c. 1561-1642)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
George Eliot (1819-1880)
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881)
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900)
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
William Butler Yeats (1856-1939)
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
Marcel Proust (1871-1922)
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
William Faulkner (1897-1962)
Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977)
Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1928- )
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