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Quotes of the Day for 15 June 2001 – Youth

Please pardon my maudlin tendencies, but the realization that my child is graduating from college today continues to force itself into my thinking - it's a major transition in her life and it means I'm no longer young. So here are some more thoughts on Youth (and surviving it).

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The quotes:

Older generations are living proof that younger generations can survive their lunacy.
     - Cullen Hightower

Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.... Fear and resentment of what is new is really a lament for the memories of our childhood.
     - Peter Medawar

The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
     - Quentin Crisp

Youth is the gay and pleasant spring of life, when joy is stirring in the dancing blood, and nature calls us with a thousand songs to share her general feast.
     - Joseph Ridgeway

One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.
     - Albert Einstein

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