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I would there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the anciently, stealing, fighting.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

The timid man calls himself cautious, the sordid man thrifty.

Publilius Syrus (1st Centry BC-?) Roman writer and poet.

So much alarmed that she is quite alarming, All Giggle, Blush, half Pertness, and half Pout.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

Thrift is of great revenue.

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.

Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunities for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted: thence proceeds mawkishness.

John Keats (1795-1821) British poet.

When you are seventeen you aren't really serious.

Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) French poet and adventurer.