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Quotes in 1963
Ayn Rand
That which you call your soul or spirit is your consciousness, and that which you call 'free will' is your mind's freedom to think or not, the only will you have, your only freedom, the choice that controls all the choices you make and determines your life and your character.
Ayn Rand (For The New Intellectual, 1963)
Man's unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself.
Ayn Rand (For The New Intellectual, 1963)
The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.
Ayn Rand (For The New Intellectual, 1963)
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
Ayn Rand (For The New Intellectual, 1963)
Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.
Ayn Rand (For The New Intellectual, 1963)
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Bob Dylan
How many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand?
Bob Dylan (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, 1963)
How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man?
Bob Dylan (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, 1963)
I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.
Bob Dylan (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, 1963)
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Carl Jung
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
Carl Jung (Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1963)
The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Carl Jung (Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1963)
A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.
Carl Jung (Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1963)
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Carl Jung (Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1963)
Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that appears above ground lasts only a single summer. What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains.
Carl Jung (Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1963)
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Carl Sandburg
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
Carl Sandburg (Declaration at his 85th birthday party, 1963)
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Eleanor Roosevelt
We must know what we think and speak out, even at the risk of unpopularity.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Tomorrow Is Now, 1963)
Example is the best lesson there is.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Tomorrow Is Now, 1963)
There never has been security. No man has ever known what he would meet around the next corner; if life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Tomorrow Is Now, 1963)
We face the future fortified with the lessons we have learned from the past. It is today that we must create the world of the future.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Tomorrow Is Now, 1963)
The world of the future is in our making. Tomorrow is now.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Tomorrow Is Now, 1963)
In the long run there is no more exhilarating experience than to determine one's position, state it bravely and then act boldly.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Tomorrow Is Now, 1963)
What you don't do can be a destructive force.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Tomorrow Is Now, 1963)
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Margaret Mead
I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world. 
Margaret Mead (New York Times interview, 1963)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
If a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Speech in Detroit, Michigan, 1963)
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963)
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Strength to Love, 1963)
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963)
He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Strength to Love, 1963)
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963)
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Strength to Love, 1963)
All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Strength to Love, 1963)
But life at its best is a creative synthesis of opposites in fruitful harmony.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Strength to Love, 1963)
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Strength to Love, 1963)
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Strength to Love, 1963)
We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Strength to Love, 1963)
I have consistently preached that nonviolence demands that the means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963)
The tough mind is sharp and penetrating, breaking through the crust of legends and myths and sifting the true from the false.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Strength to Love, 1963)
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Rachel Carson
I think we're challenged, as mankind has never been challenged before, to prove our maturity and our mastery, not of nature but ourselves.
Rachel Carson (C.B.S. Reports - The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson, 1963)
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Robert A. Heinlein
I did the only really brave thing I have ever done in my life: I inched forward.
Robert A. Heinlein (Glory Road, 1963)
I wanted the feeling of romance and the sense of wonder I had known as a kid. I wanted the world to be what they had promised me it was going to be - instead of the tawdry, lousy fouled-up mess it is.
Robert A. Heinlein (Glory Road, 1963)
"Logic" proved that airplanes can't fly and that H-bombs won't work and that stones don't fall out of the sky. Logic is a way of saying that anything wihich didn't happen yesterday won't happen tomorrow.
Robert A. Heinlein (Glory Road, 1963)
Maybe one chance is all you ever get.
Robert A. Heinlein (Glory Road, 1963)
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Tennessee Williams
Death is one moment, and life is so many of them.
Tennessee Williams (The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, 1963)
We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped.
Tennessee Williams (The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, 1963)
Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you can hardly catch it going.
Tennessee Williams (The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, 1963)
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