„youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.“

—  Aristotle

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„youth is quick in feeling but weak in judgement.“

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—  Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues French writer, a moralist 1715 - 1747

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„Hope lies to mortals
And most believe her,
But man's deceiver
Was never mine.“

—  A.E. Housman English classical scholar and poet 1859 - 1936

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„Are these signs of hope, or do we deceive ourselves by wishing them to be?“

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„And could'st thou hope, perfidious, to deceive
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„Truly, we are dust and shadow; truly, desire is blind and greedy; truly, hope deceives.“

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Veramente siam noi polvere et ombra,
veramente la voglia cieca e 'ngorda,
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„The heart less bounding at emotion new,
And hope, once crush’d, less quick to spring again.“

—  Matthew Arnold, Thyrsis

St. 14
Thyrsis (1866)
Context: Yes, thou art gone! and round me too the night
In ever-nearing circle weaves her shade.
I see her veil draw soft across the day,
I feel her slowly chilling breath invade
The cheek grown thin, the brown hair sprent with grey;
I feel her finger light
Laid pausefully upon life’s headlong train; —
The foot less prompt to meet the morning dew,
The heart less bounding at emotion new,
And hope, once crush’d, less quick to spring again.

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„The disappointment of manhood succeeds to the delusion of youth: let us hope that the heritage of old age is not despair.“

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

Book VIII, Chapter 4.
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„For what did the creator prepare me,
Why did he so terribly contradict
The hopes of my youth?…“

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„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

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„Our elders are always optimistic in their views of the present, pessimistic in their views of the future; youth is pessimistic toward the present and gloriously hopeful for the future. And it is this hope which is the lever of progress—one might say, the only lever of progress.“

—  Randolph Bourne American writer 1886 - 1918

Page 438 https://books.google.com/books?id=-F8wAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA438. Quote republished in " Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty http://alexpeak.com/twr/lar/1/1/2/," Left and Right: A Journal of Libertarian Thought 1, no. 1 (Spring, 1965), p. <span class="plainlinks"> 22 http://alexpeak.com/twr/lar/1/1/2/#p22</span>.
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„Because I do not hope to turn again
Because I do not hope
Because I do not hope to turn
Desiring this man's gift and that man's scope
I no longer strive to strive towards such things“

—  T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965

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Because I do not hope
Because I do not hope to turn
Desiring this man's gift and that man's scope
I no longer strive to strive towards such things
(Why should the agèd eagle stretch its wings?)
Why should I mourn
The vanished power of the usual reign?

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