Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
An age at which many men are not quite common - at which they are hopeful of achievement, resolute in avoidance, thinking that Mammon shall never put a bit in their mouths and get astride their backs, but rather that Mammon, if they have anything to
If youth is the season of hope, it is often so only in the sense that our elders are hopeful about us; for no age is so apt as youth to think its emotions, partings, and resolves are the last of their kind. Each crisis seems final, simply because it is new.