Three men who share the same death day and their quotes of philosophy

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Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley

On November 22, 1963, three towering figures of the 20th century died. John F. Kennedy is the one that we all remember, but let’s consider the others.



The President is well known.  But two others died that day.  And all three said remarkable things.


Clive Staples Lewis was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. Wikipedia

Born: November 29, 1898, Belfast

Died: November 22, 1963, Oxford, United Kingdom

Spouse: Joy Davidman (m. 1956–1960)

Movies and TV shows: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, More


I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

I have found a desire within myself that no experience in this world can satisfy; the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.



Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer, novelist, philosopher, and prominent member of the Huxley family. He graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, with a first in English literature. Wikipedia

Born: July 26, 1894, Godalming, United Kingdom

Died: November 22, 1963, Los Angeles, CA

Full name: Aldous Leonard Huxley

Children: Matthew Huxley


Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.



John F. Kennedy/Quotes

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.


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