„Age is not an accomplishment, and youth is not a sin.“

Methuselah's Children (1958)

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„Crabbed age and youth cannot live together:
Youth is full of pleasure, age is full of care“

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—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973

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„If youth knew; if age could.“

—  Henri Estienne French printer 1528 - 1598

Se jeunesse savoit; si viellesse pouvoit.
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„The age of antiquity is the youth of the world.“

—  Francis Bacon, book The Advancement of Learning

The Advancement of Learning (1605)
Context: Antiquitas saeculi juventus mundi. [The age of antiquity is the youth of the world. ] These times are the ancient times, when the world is ancient, and not those which we account ancient ordine retrogrado, by a computation backward from ourselves.

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—  George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633

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„Age is a sicknesse, and Youth is an ambush.“

—  John Donne English poet 1572 - 1631

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„He was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

"Brief Biographical Sketch of George Washington", The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches http://books.google.com/books?id=kqMDAAAAQAAJ (1867), ed. John Paul
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Richard Locke, Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels https://books.google.nl/books?id=38erAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA12&dq=%22+He+was+ignorant+of+the+commonest+accomplishments+of+youth.+He+could+not+even+lie%22&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjVpM31tsbMAhXFshQKHZ32Ci0Q6AEIPTAE#v=onepage&q=%22%20He%20was%20ignorant%20of%20the%20commonest%20accomplishments%20of%20youth.%20He%20could%20not%20even%20lie%22&f=false, Columbia University Press, p. 12

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—  Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745

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„A worm is in the bud of youth,
And at the root of age.“

—  William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800

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„Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.“

—  Anne Bradstreet Anglo-American poet 1612 - 1672

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„5515. What's sowed in Youth, will be reaped in Age.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

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„A happy youth, and their old age
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—  William Wordsworth English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850

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„The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.“

—  Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797

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„In youth we learn; in age we understand.“

—  Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Austrian writer 1830 - 1916

In der Jugend lernt, im Alter versteht man.
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„Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

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„Raoul: Age and treachery!
Neal: Youth and skill!“

—  Tamora Pierce American writer of fantasy novels for children 1954

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„Learning acquired in youth arrests the evil of old age“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

XIX Philosophical Maxims. Morals. Polemics and Speculations.
Context: Learning acquired in youth arrests the evil of old age; and if you understand that old age has wisdom for its food, you will so conduct yourself in youth that your old age will not lack for nourishment.

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