„A Spring returns, and they more youthful made;
But Man grows old, lies down, remains where once he's laid.“

—  Anne Bradstreet, Contemplations.
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—  William Ernest Henley English poet, critic and editor 1849 - 1903
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„Fly, like a youthful hart or roe,
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„If a man cannot enjoy the return of spring, why should he be happy in a labour-saving Utopia? What will he do with the leisure that the machine will give him?“

—  George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950
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„Our youth we can have but to-day,
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