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Arthur C. Clarke

We have abolished space here on the little Earth; we can never abolish the space that yawns between the stars.

Arthur C. Clarke (We'll Never Conquer Space, 1960)

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C. S. Lewis

The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, "What? You too? I thought I was the only one.

C. S. Lewis (The Four Loves, 1960)

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.

C. S. Lewis (The Four Loves, 1960)

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.

C. S. Lewis (The Four Loves, 1960)

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Charlie Chaplin

I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.

Charlie Chaplin (Quoted in The Observer, 1960)

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Dr. Seuss

From there to here, 
from here to there, 
funny things are everywhere. 

Dr. Seuss (One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, 1960)

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Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living, 1960)

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living, 1960)

A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all-knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.

Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living, 1960)

One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.

Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living, 1960)

We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk.

Eleanor Roosevelt (The New York Times, 1960)

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.

Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living, 1960)

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes.

Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living, 1960)

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.

Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living, 1960)

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living, 1960)

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James Thurber

One martini is all right. Two are too many, and three are not enough.

James Thurber (Quoted in Time Magazine, 1960)

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Sean O'Casey

It's my rule never to lose me temper till it would be detrimental to keep it.

Sean O'Casey (The Plough and the Stars, 1960)

When one has reached 81...one likes to sit back and let the world turn by itself, without trying to push it.

Sean O'Casey (Quoted in the New York Times, 1960)

There's no reason to bring religion into it. I think we ought to have as great a regard for religion as we can, so as to keep it out of as many things as possible.

Sean O'Casey (The Plough and the Stars, 1960)

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W. Somerset Maugham

What has influenced my life more than any other single thing has been my stammer. Had I not stammered I would probably ... have gone to Cambridge as my brothers did, perhaps have become a don and every now and then published a dreary book about French literature.

W. Somerset Maugham (Quoted in Newsweek, 1960)

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