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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.

Josh Billings (1815-1885) American humorist and lecturer.

It is all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

Enjoy the Spring of Love and Youth, to some good angel leave the rest; For Time will teach thee soon the truth, there are no birds in last year's nest!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. poet.

We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.


Ask the young. They know everything.

Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French moralist.

Great endowments often announce themselves in youth in the form of singularity and awkwardness.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

Youth itself is a talent, a perishable talent.

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

The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.

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