It's a fascinating examination into these men and women's lives. Some of the more curious behaviors we noticed:
• Honoré de Balzac would sometimes drink as many as 50 cups of coffee to power his 13+ hour workdays.
• Victor Hugo's daily alarm clock was a gunshot delivered from a nearby fort.
• Maya Angelou used to commute from home to different hotels and motels, where she would spend 8 hours writing.
• Of the 16 individuals shown in the infographic, only Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart got fewer than 6 hours of sleep in a night. On average, the composer clocked in 5 hours.
• Sigmund Freud dedicated one hour each day to "walking around Vienna's Ringstrasse at terrific speed."
• John Milton, who went blind in his 40s, spent 3 hours dictating to his aide, and another 4 pacing up and down his garden.
And then there is Benjamin Franklin. This guy is in a class all his own. He rose each day and dedicated his time to "Powerful Goodness," asking himself each morning, "What good can I do today?" The remaining 17 hours were filled with work, dining, music, and personal examination. Franklin is officially our daily routine hero.
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