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Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.
When a man of 40 falls in love with a girl of 20, it isn't her youth he is seeking but his own.
Whom the gods love, die young, no matter how long they live.
Young folk, silly folk; old folk, cold folk.
In early youth, as we contemplate our coming life, we are like children in a theatre before the curtain is raised, sitting there in high spirits and eagerly waiting for the play to begin.
Much may be made of a Scotchman if he be caught young.
Young men think old men fools and old men know young men to be so.
It takes a long time to become young.
The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded upon a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
It is essential that we enable young people to see themselves as participants in one of the most exciting eras in history, and to have a sense of purpose in relation to it.
This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover.
Oh, to be only half as wonderful as my child thought I was when he was small, and only half as stupid as my teenager now thinks I am.
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
Only the young die good.
I am constantly amazed when I talk to young people to learn how much they know about sex and how little about soap.
The joy of the young is to disobey - but the trouble is that there are no longer any orders.
To keep clear of concealment, to keep clear of the need of concealment, to do nothing that he might not do out on the middle of Boston Common at noonday -I cannot say how more and more that seems to me to be the glory of a young man's life. It is an awful hour when the first necessity of hiding anything comes. The whole life is different thenceforth. When there are questions to be feared and eyes to be avoided and subjects that must not be touched, then the bloom of life is gone. Put off that day as long as possible. Put if off forever if you can.
Youth has become a class.
The 'teenager' seems to have replaced the Communist as the appropriate target for public controversy and foreboding.
Everyone believes in his youth that the world really began with him, and that all merely exists for his sake.
It is not possible for civilization to flow backward while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance its allotted length.
You never see the old austerity That was the essence of civility; Young people hereabouts, unbridled, now Just want.
The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
One boy's a boy, two boys are half a boy; three boys are no boy at all.
Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth.
Every generation is a secret society and has incommunicable enthusiasms, tastes, and interests which are a mystery both to its predecessors and to posterity.
The interests of childhood and youth are the interests of mankind.
The youth gets together this material to build a bridge to the moon, or perchance, a palace or temple on earth, and at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.
Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he's only trying on one face after another till he finds his own.
If one could recover the uncompromising spirit of one's youth, one's greatest indignation would be for what one has become.
It is always self-defeating to pretend to the style of a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history.
It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.
What though youth gave love and roses Age still leaves us friends and wine.
In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves For a bright manhood, there is no such word As fail.
Ah! happy years! once more who would not be a boy!
As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more - the feeling that I could last forever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men.
Reckless youth makes rueful age.
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
Youth will be served.
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.
Yes, you may depend upon it he has the ability! He is the younger generation that stands ready to knock at my door - to make an end of Halvard Solness.
Youth! youth! how buoyant are thy hopes; they turn, Like marigolds, toward the sunny side.
All the world's a mass of folly, Youth is gay, age melancholy: Youth is spending, age is thrifty, Mad at twenty, cold at fifty; Man is nought but folly's slave, From the cradle to the grave.
Your old men shall dream dreams; your young men shall see visions.
Youth comes but once in a lifetime.
How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams With its illusions, aspirations, dreams! Book of Beginnings, Story without End, Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend!
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow; Our wiser sons, no doubt, will think us so.
If youth but knew, and age were able, Then poverty would be a fable.
Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
Ah sorts of allowances are made for the illusions of youth; and none, or almost none, for the disenchantments of age.
Crabbed age and youth cannot live together; Youth is full of pleasure, age is full of care; Youth like summer morn, age like winter weather; Youth like summer brave, age like winter bare. Youth is full sport, age's breath is short; Youth is nimble, age is lame; Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; Youth is wild, age is tame. Age, I do abhor thee; youth, I do adore thee.
For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself.
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree; But I, being young and foolish, with her would not agree.


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