Youth: (young......... )

A healthy community is one in which the elderly protect, care for, love and assist the younger ones to provide continuity and hope. (Founder Gray Panthers) --- Maggie Kuhn

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning today is young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. --- Henry Ford 1863

As a young nun Mother Teresa wanted to work with the homeless and hopeless but her superiors felt that she was too frail, young, and inexperienced. She pleaded her case, but they refused and assigned her to teach at a convent in India... The years passed and Mother Teresa's mission burned deep in her heart. She grew in experience and determination. She never gave up her dream. Finally, at age thirty-nine, she was granted permission to embark on her calling. With nothing more than the clothes on her back and the fire of her mission burning deep in her heart, she left the school and walked in the streets of Calcutta to begin..." ('Making A Difference') --- Sheila M. Bethel

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. --- Soren Kierkegaard 1813

No wise man ever wished to be younger --- Jonathan Swift 1667

Take time to think.. it is the source of power. Take time to play.. it is the secret of prepetual youth. Take time to read… it is the fountain of wisdom. Take time to pray.. it is the greatest power on earth. Take time to laugh… it is the music of the soul. Take time to give… it is too short a day to be selfish. --- Anon xxxx

The best careers advice to give to the young is "Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it." --- Katharine Whitehorn 1926

The most important thing in education is to make young people think for themselves. --- Albert Schweitzer 1875

Tsze-Kung asked, "Is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all of one's life?" The Master said, "Is not reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others." Tsze-loo then said, "I should like, sir, to hear your wishes." The Master said: "In regard to the aged, to give them rest; in regard to friends, to show them sincerity; in regard to the young, to treat them tenderly." --- Confucius 551BC

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