A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on idleness, perfection, and youth

The condition of idleness is perfection; the aim of perfection is youth.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Contributed by: Monk

A Quote by Betty Friedan on aging, youth, opportunity, and strength

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.

Betty Friedan

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Stevie Nicks on change, love, life, sea, and youth

....the sea changes color, but the sea does not change.

Stevie Nicks

Source: Edge of Seventeen

Contributed by: Audacity

A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on happiness, innocence, youth, and byron

Oh, Mirth and Innocence! Oh, Milk and Water! Ye happy mixture of more happy days!

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Beppo (st. 80)

Contributed by: `

A Quote by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu on youth, age, and wisdom

'Tis a maxim with me to be young as long as one can: there is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth; those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity, which make all the happiness of life. To my extreme mortification I grow wiser every day.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1690 - 1762)

Source: The Complete Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Harriet Beecher Stowe on youth, age, women, and old women

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896)

Source: Uncle Tom's Cabin

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Jules Renard on youth, age, wonder, and distance

It is not how old you are, but how you are old.

Jules Renard (1864 - 1910)

Contributed by: heemes

A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on youth, falsehood, learning, unlearning, fountain, and growth

To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

Source: The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

Contributed by: Súigh Dílis

A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on life, loss, imprisonment, youth, age, pride, envy, and suffering

What will it matter to him if he notices that he is growing old? Has he any reason to envy the young people whom he sees, or wax nostalgic over his own lost youth? What reasons has he to envy a young person? For the possibilities that a young person has, the future which is in store for him? "No, thank you," he will think. "Instead of possibilities, I have realities in my past, not only the reality of work done and love loved, but of sufferings bravely suffered. These sufferings are even the things of which I am most proud, though these things are things that cannot inspire envy.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Man's Search for Meaning

Contributed by: Autumn

A Quote by Byron Katie on war, thoughts, olympics, war driven thoughts, youth, nations, and youth of the world

"As we watch the world embrace the Olympics in the coming days,
let us remember why the modern Olympics came into being:
to bring nations closer together, to have the youth of the world
compete in sports, rather than fight in war.

As long as we believe our own war-driven thoughts, there will
always be war, in ourselves, in our families, and in our world.

As long as we believe our thoughts, there will always be war. "

Byron Katie

Contributed by: Darren

Syndicate content