A Quote by Paulo Coelho on dream, destiny, youth, and possibility

Everyone, when they are young, knows what their destiny is.
At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream, Pages: 22

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on corruption and youth

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike than those who think differently.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on authority, elderly, people, youth, and elightenment

Elderly people and those in authority cannot always be relied upon to take enlightened and comprehending views of what they call the indiscretions of youth.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Wordsworth on earth, heaven, and youth

A youth to whom was given So much of earth, so much of heaven.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Ruth.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on beginning, birth, children, day, death, dreams, earth, fatherhood, glory, god, heart, heaven, home, joy, lies, life, nature, past, perception, sleep, soul, time, travel, vision, wishes, and youth

"My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So it was when my life began; So it is now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The Child is Father of the Man; And I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety." There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Apparelled in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream, It is not now as it hath been of yore ;- Turn whereso'er I may, By night or day, The things which I have seen I now can see no more. . . . . But yet I know, where'er I go, That there hath past away a glory from the earth. . . . . Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting; The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar: Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come From God, who is our home: Heaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison-house begin to close Upon the growing Boy, But He beholds the light, and whence it flows, And sees it in his joy; The Youth, who daily farther from the east Must travel, still is Nature's Priest, And by the vision splendid Is on his way attended; At length the Man perceives it die away, And fade into the light of common day.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood”

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on age, happiness, and youth

A happy youth, and their old age Is beautiful and free.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: The Fountain.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on glory, joy, madness, mountains, poets, pride, soul, thought, and youth

I thought of Chatterton, the marvellous boy, The sleepless soul that perished in his pride; Of him who walked in glory and in joy, Following his plough, along the mountain-side. By our own spirits we are deified; We Poets in our youth begin in gladness, But thereof come in the end despondency and madness.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Resolution and Independence. Stanza 7.

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on age, beginning, elderly, learning, and youth

When I was young I was amazed at Plutarch's statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on age, love, and youth

Doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Much Ado About Nothing

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on death, persuasion, time, and youth

My glass shall not persuade me I am old, So long as youth and thou are of one date; But when in thee time's furrows I behold, Then look I death my days should expiate.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Sonnet 22

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