youth

A Quote by Alice Roosevelt Longworth on belief, eternity, secrets, and youth

I've always believed in the adage that the secret of eternal youth is arrested development.

Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884 - 1980)

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A Quote by Alexander III ‘the Great' on glory and youth

At Achilles tomb, O fortunate youth, to have found Homer as the herald of your glory!

Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC)

Source: Cicero, Pro Archia 24

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on age, books, children, emptiness, gold, laws, life, nature, play, prayer, and youth

Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law, Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw; Some livelier plaything gives his youth delight, A little louder, but as empty quite; Scarfs, garters, gold, amuse his riper stage, And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age. Pleased with this bauble still, as that before, Till tired he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 274.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on maturity, pain, solitude, and youth

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on revenge, time, war, and youth

I pray for no more youth To perish before its prime; That Revenge and iron-heated War May fade with all that has gone before Into the night of time. Senator Edward Kennedy quoted this passage in testimony before the Commission on Campus Unrest, July 15, 1970. - Congressional Record, vol. 116, p. 24309.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: This modern version is an adaptation of the Oresteia; these lines are from Eumenides (The Furies).

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A Quote by Aeschylus on learning and youth

Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Agamemnon, 584.

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A Quote by A. T. Mercier on diligence, exercise, gifts, intelligence, interest, jobs, men, responsibility, success, work, and youth

The young man who would succeed must identify his interests with those of his employer and exercise the same diligence in matters entrusted to him as he would in his own affairs. Back of all the gifts the candidate for success may possess must be a willing capacity for hard work. . . . Youth today is not considered a handicap in selecting men for responsible jobs, as it was twenty years ago. . . . In almost any field today in which a youngster has an intelligent interest, the road to the top is open as it never was before. But the one way to the top is by persistent, intelligent, hard work.

A. T. Mercier

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