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I am constantly amazed when I talk to young people to learn how much they know about sex and how little about soap.

I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth.

I love the acquaintance of young people because in the first place, I don't like to think myself growing old. In the next place, young acquaintances must last longest, if they do last; and then young men have more virtue than old men; they have more generous sentiments in every respect.

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.

I would not waste my spring of youth in idle dalliance; I would plant rich seeds, to blossom in my manhood, and bear fruit when I am old.

If a young man is loose in his principles and habits; if he lives without plan and without object, spending his time in idleness and pleasure, there is more hope of a fool than of him.

If one could recover the uncompromising spirit of one's youth, one's greatest indignation would be for what one has become.

If youth but knew, and age were able, Then poverty would be a fable.

If youth did not matter so much to itself it would never have the heart to go on.

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.

In general, a man in his younger years does not easily cast off a certain complacent self-conceit, which principally shows itself in despising what he has himself been a little time before.

In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves For a bright manhood, there is no such word As fail.

In the morning of our days, when the senses are unworn and tender, when the whole man is awake in every part, and the gloss of novelty is fresh upon all the objects that surround us, how lively at that time are our sensations, but how false and inaccurate the judgments we form of things!

In the species with which we are best acquainted, namely, our own, I am far, even as an observer of human life, from thinking that youth is its happiest season, much less the only happy one.

In youth we learn; in age we understand.

It is a truth but too well known, that rashness attends youth, as prudence does old age.

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 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.

It is not easy to surround life with any circumstances in which youth will not be delightful; and I am afraid that, whether married or unmarried, we shall find the vesture of terrestrial existence more heavy and cumbrous the longer it is worn.

It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.


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