Youth | 年岁有加,并非垂老,理想丢弃,方堕暮年

Youth | 年岁有加,并非垂老,理想丢弃,方堕暮年

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 fresbness ofthe deep springs of life.


Youth means a tempera-mental predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease. This ofien 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, self-distrust bows the heart and tums the spring back to dust. Whether 60 0r 16, there is in every human being's heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing childlike appetite of what's next and the joy of the game ofliving.

岁月悠悠,衰微只及肌肤,热忱抛却,颓废必致灵魂。忧烦、惶恐、丧失自信,定使心灵扭曲,意气如灰。   无论年届花甲,抑或芳龄少年,心中皆有生命之欢乐,奇迹之诱惑,孩童般天真久盛不衰。

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 waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young at 80.