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The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.

The golden age never leaves the world; it exists still, and shall exist, till love, health, and poetry, are no more - but only for the young.

The greatest part of mankind employ their first years to make their last miserable.

The joy of the young is to disobey - but the trouble is that there are no longer any orders.

The morning of life is like the dawn of day, full of purity, of imagery, and harmony.

The red sweet wine of youth.

The retrospect of youth is often like visiting the grave of a friend whom we have injured, and are prevented by his death from the possibility of making reparation.

The self-conceit of the young is the great source of those dangers to which they are exposed.

The strength and safety of a community consist in the virtue and intelligence of its youth, especially of its young men.

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.

The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.

The youth of the soul is everlasting, and eternity is youth.

There are no more pitiable objects in the world - and we see them too often in our large cities - than youths who are men only in the follies and vices of manhood. They know everything that is not worth knowing, but of learning, culture, true art, and pure religion they know nothing.

There is no funeral so sad to follow as the funeral of our own youth, which we have been pampering with fond desires, ambitious hopes, and all the bright berries that hang in poisonous clusters over the path of life.

This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover.

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.

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.

We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow; Our wiser sons, no doubt, will think us so.

What could be more charming than a boy before he has begun to cultivate his intellect? He is beautiful to look at; he gives himself no airs; he understands the meaning of art and literature instinctively; he goes about enjoying his life and making other people enjoy theirs.

What though youth gave love and roses Age still leaves us friends and wine.


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