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Average age is when you stop criticizing the old and start criticizing the young.
Laurence Johnston Peter
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By theme : Old     Wit     Youth  

No wise man ever wished to be younger.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme : Wisdom     Youth  

At twenty everyone is republican.
Alphonse de Lamartine
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By theme : Politics     Youth  

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme : Humor     Wit     Youth  

What one has wished for in youth, in old age one has in abundance.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme : Old     Youth  

Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.
Benjamin Disraeli
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By theme : Life     Old     Youth  

The young man who has not wept is a savage and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
George Santayana
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By theme : Old     Youth  

Youth is wholly experimental.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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By theme : Youth  

Wine and youth are fire upon fire.
Henry Fielding
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By theme : Youth  

The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.
Heinrich Heine
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By theme : Old     Stupidity     Wit     Youth  

In youth we run into difficulties, in old age difficulties run into us.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme : Humor     Old     Youth  

Youth is easily deceived, because it is quick to hope.
Aristotle
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By theme : Youth  

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme : Humor     Old     Wit     Youth  

Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme : Childhood     Society     Wisdom     Youth  

Memory is what makes us young or old.
Alfred de Musset
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By theme : Old     Philosophy     Psychology     Youth  

A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme : Men     Old     Wit     Youth  

Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough.
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme : Wisdom     Youth  

The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.
Socrates
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By theme : Behavior     Childhood     History     Youth  

Next to the very young, the very old are the most selfish.
William Makepeace Thackeray
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By theme : Egoism     Old     Youth  

One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme : Childhood     Happiness     Youth  

 
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