Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
- Maya Angelou
It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.
- Helen Keller
I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it.
- Henri Matisse