Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul.
Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community.
I would say for the young: Don’t be straight jacketed by ideology. Don’t be driven by a structure of ideas.
Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders.
If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby ‘it.’
As an Egyptian, I was always frustrated, just like many young Egyptians, of the situation in the country. And to a large extent, we didn’t know what could we do. And looking at Khaled’s photo after his death; basically I just felt that we are all Khaled Said.
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.
Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.
In the early 1940s, as a young teenager, I was utterly appalled by the racist and jingoist hysteria of the anti-Japanese propaganda. The Germans were evil, but treated with some respect: They were, after all, blond Aryan types, just like our imaginary self-image. Japanese were mere vermin, to be crushed like ants.
America needs young people to be inspired to choose sacrifice over greed.