DON'T UNDERESTIMATE YOUTH
How quickly we say, "You're too young for that." Before thwarting youthful efforts, we might do well to remember that Macaulay was a historian at eight. Byron wrote verses at ten. Benjamin Franklin was publishing at sixteen. Six-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart showed astounding musical ability while his friends were learning do-re-mi. He actually published violin sonatas in Paris and London before the age of ten. Douglas Jerrold scored a success on stage when he was only fourteen. Rudyard Kipling wrote, "I speak to youth which can accomplish everything, precisely because it accepts no past, obeys no present and fears no future."
Extracted from 'Speaker's Sourcebook II' by Glen Van Ekeren, Prentice Hall, 1994
Vicious as a tigress can be, she never eats her own cubs - Chinese Proverb
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