strength of opening manhood
is never so well employed as in practicing subserviency to God's
will; it lends a grace and a beauty to religion, and produces an
- He who
cares only for himself
in youth will be a very niggard in manhood, and a wretched miser in old
tree has borne blossoms
in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.—Hare.
enthusiasm, and tenderness
are like the days of spring. Instead of complaining, O my heart, of
brief duration, try to enjoy them.—Rückert.
period of life has its
peculiar temptations and dangers. But youth is the time when we are
likely to be ensnared. This, pre-eminently, is the forming, fixing
the spring season of disposition and habit; and it is during this
more than any other, that the character assumes its permanent shape and
color, and the young are wont to take their course for time and for
rules to form a young
man are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has
in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others' that
it.—Sir W. Temple.
now thy Creator in
the days of thy youth.—Ecclesiastes 12:1.
Oh! the joy
on the mind,
In the warm
not yet known,
when all is new,
And all is
- In the
lexicon of youth which
fate reserves for a bright manhood, there is no such word as
- If the
world does improve on
the whole, yet youth must always begin anew, and go through the stages
of culture from the beginning.—Goethe.
think old men fools,
and old men know young men to be so.—Dr. Metcalf.
sow in youth we reap
in age; the seed of the thistle always produces the thistle.—J.T.
- I love
acquaintance of young
people; because, in the first place, I do not like to think myself
old. In the next place, young acquaintances must last longest, if they
do last; and then, sir, young men have more virtue than old men; they
more generous sentiments in every respect.—Dr. Johnson.
love for what they
are; young men for what they promise to be.—Goethe.
youth makes rueful
- As I
approve of a youth, that
has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an
man, that has something of the youth.—Cicero.
not the era of wisdom;
let us therefore have due consideration.—Rivarol.