Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind;
It is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees;
It is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions;
It is the freshness of the deep springs of life.
Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity of the appetite,
for the adventure over the love of ease.
This often exists in a man of 60 more than a boy of 20.
Nobody grows old merely by a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Worry, fear and self distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.
Whether 60 or 16, there is in every human being’s heart the lure of wonder,
The unfailing and child-like appetite of what is next and the joy of the game of living.
In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station:
So long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men
and from the Infinite, so long are you young.
When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism,
Then you are grown old, even at 20, but as long as your aerials are up, to catch the waves of optimism,
there is hope you may die young at 80.
- Samuel Ullman.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C S Lewis
“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”— Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.(1922-2007); Writer
If one lives moment to moment, then one never becomes old. The secret is simple: don't accumulate the past and don't project the future - this moment is enough unto itself - and you will remain fresh, flowing, alive, young. - Osho
Bliss is never old; bliss is always young, always fresh, because it is not part of the past. It is this moment in all its beauty, in all its
silence, in all its innocence when you are in tune with the moment, there is bliss. - Osho.
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.