Thoughts on young people

Published: Jun 24, 2018

g_106853_apj_abdul_kalam_280x210.jpgI have met 18 million youth, and each wants to be unique.
—APJ Abdul Kalam
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Great songs are gone; unsung songs remain. Who will sing them?
—Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

g_106855_f_scott_280x210.jpgEverybody’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.
—F Scott Fitzgerald
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The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning, you’re not old.
—Rosalyn S Yalow

g_106857_kailash_satyarthi_280x210.jpgThe power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world.  
—Kailash Satyarthi
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Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while.  
—Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.  
—Aristotle
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Young people don’t always do what they’re told, but if they can pull it off and do something wonderful, sometimes they escape punishment.
—Rick Riordan

g_106861_john_wooden_280x210.jpgYoung people need models, not critics.  
—John Wooden
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Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilisation by little barbarians, who must be civilised before it is too late.
—Thomas Sowell

g_106863_domenico_dolce_280x210.jpgSome people accuse the new generation of being ignorant, maybe ignorant for the old generation, but it’s a new language.
—Domenico Dolce
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Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.  
—Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

(This story appears in the 06 July, 2018 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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