If you are getting on in years and you drop something,
argh! - it just takes you a while to bend down and straighten
up again. But others subconsciously think, "Gee they are very
confident". The moral: Go slower when you present and your
listeners will think that you are more self-assured in what you
The Spirit of Youth
Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of
mind. Nobody grows old by living a number
of years. People grow old only by deserting
Years wrinkle the skin; but to give up
enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Worry, doubt, self distrust, fear and
despair - these are the long, long years that
bow the heart and turn the greening spirit
back to dust.
You are as young as your faith; as old
as your doubt; as young as your self-
confidence; as old as your fear; as young as
your hope; as old as your despair.