"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Carve your blessings in stone." ~Anon
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca

"Words pulsate in the veins of my pen"™Leah C. Dancel



"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” ~Bettie Friedan

"Creativity, intellect and talent are the main sources of eternal youth." ~Sophia Loren

"He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.” ~Plato

"If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old." ~Lord Chesterfield

"It is up to the youth to decisively and finally break our society out of the constricting and divisive definitions of our past." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at the re-burial ceremony for Anton Lembede, Mbumbulu, South Africa, 27 October 2002, LivingTheLegacy

"It is vital that our youth lead the efforts to create the conditions in which our people can sleep peacefully at night and our children can go to school without fear." ~Nelson Mandela upon receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, 30 May 1998, Living The Legacy‬

‪"Only few people have that heart to mold the next generation." ~John Vier ‬

"Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at a National Men's March, Pretoria, South Africa, 22 November 1997, LivingTheLegacy

"Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth, those who care for and protect our people." ~Nelson Mandela speaking during the Dedication of the Qunu and Nkalane Schools, Qunu, South Africa, 3 June 1995, LivingTheLegacy

"The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later." ~Charles Caleb Colton

“The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth” ~Desiderius Erasmus

"To the youth of today, I also have a wish to make: be the scriptwriters of your destiny and feature yourselves as stars that showed the way towards a brighter future." ~Nelson Mandela speaking during a birthday celebration for the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, French International School, Johannesburg, South Africa, 9 July 2008 ‪

"Today's youth are in touch with technology, but they have lost touch with nature." ~A.D. Williams

"When we are young we take pains to be agreeable, and when we are old we take pains not to be disagreeable." ~Anon

"Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." ~Franz Kafka

“Youth is the seed time of good habits, as well in nations as in individuals.” ~Thomas Paine



"Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." ~John Quincy Adams

“Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that generation.” ~Nelson Mandela

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind." ~William James
"We Must Be That Generation - that climate of change, by coming together with all the generations that are currently living on this planet, to bring our desire for peace, kindness and respect to the forefront. Together. Now." ~Heather McCloskey Beck
"You are powerful in that you shape the future of young people whose future is also that of our nation. This is not only in the aspect of the sizable contribution of merchant marine officers to our economy, but in their being worthy and productive citizens whose example would pass on to the next generations." ~Marichu Bergu, Guest Speaker and Lecturer



"Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom.” ~Gabriel García Márquez

“I don't think anybody yet has invented a pastime that's as much fun, or keeps you as young, as a good job.” ~Frederick Hudson Ecker

"Strange times are these in which we live where old and young are taught falsehood in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool." ~Plato

"What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured." ~Kurt Vonnegut

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