Young men go to war. Sometimes because they are have to, sometimes because they want to. Always, they feel they are supposed to. This comes from the sad, layered stories of life, which over the centuries have seen courage confused with picking up arms, and cowardice confused with laying them down.
Young alienation, disappointment and heartache is all a part of the first real growing up that we do.
Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.
When a nations young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
I am often disgusted at hearing young people I know, declare that they are afraid of doing this or that, because they MIGHT be killed.
Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.
It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a
great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future
dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.
The best careers advice to give to the young is "Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.
Death is really a great blessing for humanity without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not any hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient Stimulus to be creative.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.
The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinions of its young men under five-and-twenty
Poor in my youth, and in life's later scenes - Rich to no end, I curse my natal hour, Who naught enjoyed while young, denied the means; And naught when old enjoyed, denied the power
Learn young about hard work and manners - and you'll be through the whole dirty mess and nicely dead again before you know it.
My advice to any young person at the beginning of their career is to try to look for the mere outlines of big things with their fresh, untrained, and unprejudiced mind.
A high-school teacher, after all, is a person deputized by the rest of us to explain to the young what sort of world they are living in, and to defend, if possible, the part their elders are playing in it.
When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.
Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow.
What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.
Memory is what makes us young or old.
We must always have old memories and young hopes.
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential - for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
Though an old man I am but a young gardener
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation
Young people must learn that none of the exciting and entertaining fun things are worth it if they take you off the path that will lead you back home to your Heavenly Father.