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The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.
– Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.
– Saki
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
– George Santayana
The young man who has not wept is a savage,
and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.

– George Santayana, Dialogues in Limbo (1925) ch. 3
The younger brother hath the more wit.
– John Ray
The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.
– I. F. Stone
The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.
– Benjamin Disraeli
The [Interstate Commerce] commission, as its functions have now been limited by the courts is, or can be made, of great use to the railroads. It satisfies the public clamor for a government supervision of railroads, at the same time that that supervision is almost entirely nominal.
– Richard Olney, a lawyer for the Boston & Maine and Attorney General under Grover Cleveland, advising a railroad president
The “stream” we call science always flows forward; sometimes reactionary beavers block its flow, but the stream is never defeated by this; it accumulates, gathers strength; its waters get over the barrage and continue on their course. The advancement of science is the advancement of God, for science is nothing but human intelligence, and human intelligence is the most valuable treasure God has bequeathed us.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Theatre is my first love. No matter how tight my schedule may be, for theatre I always find time.
– Lillete Dubey
Their element is to attack, to track, to hunt, and to destroy the enemy. Only in this way can the eager and skillful fighter pilot display his ability. Tie him to a narrow and confined task, rob him of his initiative, and you take away from him the best and most valuable qualities he posses: aggressive spirit, joy of action, and the passion of the hunter.
– LtGen Adolf Galland, Luftwaffe
Their Oath shall drive them, and yet betray them, and ever snatch away the very treasures that they have sworn to pursue.
– J. R. R. Tolkien, Mandos, The Silmarillion, Of the Flight of the Noldor
Their plans were improved with the best advice.
– J. R. R.Tolkien, The Hobbit
Their silence is sufficient praise.
– Terence
Their style of government is called Democracy. The purpose of which is that the meat is claimed by a few men and the bones are tossed over to the people. They resolve all their issues with power but call it mutual cooperation. Their rulers call themselves Peoples' representatives. People do elect them for governance but it is the power of their wealth that gets them to the seat of government.
– Ibn-e-Safi
Their the waiters' eyes sparkled and their pencils flew as she proceeded to eviscerate my wallet - pt, Whitstable oysters, a sole, filet mignon, and a favorite salad of the Nizam of Hyderabad made of shredded five-pound notes.
– S. J. Perelman
Their understanding Begins to swell and the approaching tide Will shortly fill the reasonable shores That now lie foul and muddy.
– William Shakespeare
Their understanding
Begins to swell and the approaching tide
Will shortly fill the reasonable shores
That now lie foul and muddy.

– William Shakespeare
Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.
– Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson
Theists and atheists are equally religious.
– Kedar Joshi
Then Bob proposed 'A Merry Christmas to us all, my dears. God bless us' Which all his family re-echoed. 'God bless us every one' said Tiny Tim, the last of all.
– Charles Dickens
Then give to the world the best you have. And the best will come back to you.
– Madeline Bridges
Then join hand in hand, brave Americans allBy uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
– John Dickinson
Then we are assured by Sartre that owing to the final disappearance of God our liberty is absolute! At this the entire audience waves its hat or claps its hands. But this natural enthusiasm is turned abruptly into something much less buoyant when it is learnt that this liberty weighs us down immediately with tremendous responsibilities. We now have to take all God's worries on our shoulders --now that we are become men like gods. It is at this point that the Anxiety and Despondency begin, ending in utter despair.
– Wyndham Lewis
Theology is never any help it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
– Robert A. Heinlein

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