„Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.“
„Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.“
— Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592
— Harold Wilson Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1916 - 1995
Post-Prime Ministerial, Interview with The Times (7 April 1981), p. 12.
„There can be but one German Youth Movement, because there is but one way in which German youth can be educated and trained… This Reich stands, and is building itself up anew, upon its youth. And this Reich will hand over its youth to no one, but will take its education and its formation upon itself.“
— Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945
1930s, Speech on May 1, 1937, quoted in John S. Conway, The Nazi Persecution of the Churches, 1933-45 (New York, NY, Basic Books, 1968), p. 178
„Cherish wisdom as a means of travelling from youth to old age, for it is more lasting than any other possession.“
— Bias of Priene ancient Greek philosopher, one of the Seven Sages -600 - -530 a.C.
The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (c. 230)
„No bonds last longer than those made in early youth. At that age one is less mistrustful and less troubled by trifles.“
— Adolph Freiherr Knigge, livro Über den Umgang mit Menschen
Über den Umgang mit Menschen (1788), Keine Verbindungen pflegen dauerhafter zu sein als die, welche in der frühen Jugend geschlossen werden. Man ist da noch weniger misstrauisch, weniger schwierig in Kleinigkeiten.
„I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less … than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever.“
— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, livro The Oak and the Calf
The Oak and the Calf (1975)
— Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse of Chalion
World of the Five Gods series, The Curse of Chalion (2000), p. 316
— William Shakespeare, livro The Passionate Pilgrim
The Passionate Pilgrim: A Madrigal; there is some doubt about the authorship of this.
— Robert A. Heinlein, livro Methuselah's Children
Methuselah's Children (1958)