Were't not affection chains thy tender days
To the sweet glances of thy honored love,
I rather would entreat thy company
To see the wonders of the world abroad
Than, living dully sluggardized at home,
Wear out thy youth with shapeless idleness.
All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
Laws for the liberal education of youth, especially for the lower classes of people, are so extremely wise and useful that to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant.
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded
In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for every one we lose.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption
It is inevitable that those to whom is vouchsafed a long life of usefulness should outlive the friends of their youth
My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.
Take time to think.. it is the source of power. Take time to play.. it is the secret of prepetual youth. Take time to read÷ it is the fountain of wisdom. Take time to pray.. it is the greatest power on earth. Take time to laugh÷ it is the music of the soul. Take time to give÷ it is too short a day to be selfish.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
Greatness is the dream of youth realized in old age.
Middle age is youth without its levity, and age without decay.
If most men and women were forced to rely upon physical charm to attract lovers, their sexual lives would be not only meager but in a youth-worshiping country like America painfully brief.
By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man passionately desire to be a perfect citizen, and teaches him to rule, and to obey, with justice. This is the only education which deserves the name.
In youth one has tears without grief; in age, griefs without tears
Youth is wasted on the young.
Youth has no age.
To get back to my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable
It is a pity that, as one gradually gains experience, one loses one's youth.
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.
Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.
Youth comes but once in a lifetime
When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - my youth.
It is less painful to learn in youth than to be ignorant in age
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.