Youth

Samuel Ullman

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.

Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity of the appetite, for adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of sixty more than a body of twenty. Nobody grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.

Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being’s heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what’s next, and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the Infinite, so long are you young.

When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at twenty, but as long as your aerials are up, to catch the waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young at eighty.

我的世界观

爱因斯坦

一直以来,对真、善、美的追求照亮了我的道路,不断给我勇气,让我欣然面对人生。如果没有志同道合的友情,如果不专注于探索客观世界,那个在艺术和科学研究领域永不可及的世界的话,生命对我而言就毫无意义。

亲爱的孩子们:

今天很高兴见到你们这群生活在明媚阳光和幸运之地上的快乐青少年。

请记住这一点:你们在学校里学到的那些美好的东西,是由世界上所有国家世世代代的人经过热忱的努力和无尽的辛劳才创造出的成果。所有这一切都作为遗产交到你们手中,希望你们能接受它,尊重它,并且有朝一日能将它忠实地传递给你们的孩子。这样,我们这些终有一死的凡人便能在我们共同创造出的永恒事物中获得永生。

我在伊朗长大 Persepolis 

一生中,你会遇到很多混蛋,他们伤害你,是因为他们愚蠢。你不必因此回应他们的恶意,世上最糟的就是自卑和报复心理,永远要维持自尊和诚实正直。

你伤心是因为你选错了对象,是的,要接受自己犯下的过错很难。