The bright hopes of youth had to be paid for at such a bitter price of disillusionment.
Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.
By the time a man notices that he is no longer young, his youth has long since left him.
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.
From the earliest times the old have rubbed it into the young that they are wiser than they, and before the young had discovered what nonsense this was they were old too, and it profited them to carry on the imposture.
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
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