Thoughts on young people

Published: Jun 24, 2018 07:29:21 AM IST
Updated: Jun 22, 2018 05:45:36 PM IST

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

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.  
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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

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