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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.

When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.

When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.

When will young and inexperienced men learn caution and distrust of themselves.

Which of us that is thirty years old has not had his Pompeii? Deep under ashes lies the life of youth - the careless sport, the pleasure and passion, the darling joy.

Whom the gods love, die young, no matter how long they live.

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.

You never see the old austerity That was the essence of civility; Young people hereabouts, unbridled, now Just want.

Young men are as apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are to think themselves sober enough. They look upon spirit to be a much better thing than experience, which they call coldness. They are but half mistaken; for though spirit without experience is dangerous, experience without spirit is languid and ineffective.

Young men think old men fools and old men know young men to be so.

Your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.

Youth changes its inclinations through heat of blood; old age perseveres in them through the power of habit.

Youth comes but once in a lifetime.

Youth ever thinks that good whose goodness or evil he sees not.

Youth has become a class.

Youth is a continual intoxication; it is the fever of reason.

Youth is beautiful. Its friendship is precious. The intercourse with it is a purifying release from the worn and stained hardness of older life.

Youth is not rich in time; it may be poor; part with it, as with money, sparingly; pay no moment of it but in purchase of its worth; and what its worth ask deathbeds - they can tell.

Youth is the opportunity to do something and to become somebody.

Youth is the period of building up in habits, and hopes, and faiths. - Not an hour but is trembling with destinies; not a moment, once passed, of which the appointed work can ever be done again, or the neglected blow struck on the cold iron.


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