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Letter "A" » adolescents
«The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise»
«Sex is the tabasco sauce which an adolescent national palate sprinkles on every course in the menu»
Author: Mary Day Winn
, Tabasco sauce
«One cannot properly appreciate the human realities so long as one labors under the adolescent delusion that people get the fates they deserve»
«The need to express oneself in writing springs from a mal-adjustment to life, or from an inner conflict which the adolescent (or the grown man) cannot resolve in action. Those to whom action comes as easily as breathing rarely feel the need to break loose from the real, to rise above, and describe it... I do not mean that it is enough to be maladjusted to become a great writer, but writing is, for some, a method of resolving a conflict, provided they have the necessary talent.»
Author: Andre Maurois
, break loose
, Feel the Need
, in writing
«As an adolescent I was convinced that France would have to go through gigantic trials, that the interest of life consisted in one day rendering her some signal service and that I would have the occasion to do so.»
«The important thing is that all stages from adolescent to mature man, work is done to spread the sporting spirit.»
«Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds -- a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents. In 1953, excess is always a comfort, and sometimes a career.»
«And out of each (schoolhouse) is vomited the standard product of the New Pedagogy - an endless procession of adolescents who have been taught everything save that which is true, and outfitted with every trick save those that are socially useful»
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
, The Standard
, vomit up
«At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely knows that other beings also suffer.»
«At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely know that other being also suffer; seeing without feeling is not knowledge»