Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"People grow old only by deserting their ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.
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.
In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber.
So long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, and courage,
so long are you young.
When your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism,
then, and then only, are you grown old. And then, indeed, you just fade away."
~ ~ ~
Douglas MacArthur


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