Inspiration Youth

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Some quotes for the youth and the elders.


" They didn’t know it was impossible, so they dit it. "   Mark Twain (1835-1910)


" What a curse for humanity if, in order to prove its courage, it was forever compelled to kill. Courage today is not to cover the world with the black cloud of war, this terrible yet still dormant cloud which everyone hopes will break over remote places. Courage is not to let force resolve conflicts which reason can solve; because courage is the exaltation of men when force is the abdication of them.

For every one of you, courage, infinite courage, is to bear the moral and physical ordeal of life without bending; courage is not to betray your own will along the way but to keep the habit of work and activity despite the inevitable and foreseen weariness. In the never-ending chaos of life, courage is to choose a craft and perform it well, whatever it is, and not to become resentful of its fastidiousness and monotony. Courage is to understand and accept work specialization as the key to useful activity and still keep a few escapes towards a greater world and a greater perspective.

Courage is to be both a technician and a philosopher, whatever path you choose. It is to understand your own life, build it, let it mature and connect it to universal mankind. (…) Courage is to overcome your own faults, digest them without being weighed down and keep on going. Courage is to love life and look at death with a peaceful heart. Courage is to understand reality and reach for ideals; it is to act and devote yourself to great causes without expecting a reward. Courage is to seek the truth and tell it. It is to resist the passing and prevailing lie and no to echo with your mouth, your hands and your soul the ignorant applause and the fanatic outcry."

Speech to the Youth, Jean Jaurès (1859-1914)







And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, “Speak to us of Children”. And he said: 


Your children are not your children. 


They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.


They come through you but not from you, 


And though they are with you, 


Yet they belong not to you. 


You may give them your love but not your thoughts,


For they have their own thoughts. 


You may house their bodies but not their souls,


For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,


Which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. 


You may strive to be like them, 


But seek not to make them like you.


For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. 


You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.


The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, 


And He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. 


Let your bending in the Archer’s hand be for gladness;


For even as he loves the arrow that flies, 


So He loves the bow that is stable. 




 Khalil Gibran (1883-1931)




" Youth is a divine attribute.  When we think of divinity we think of a force ever potent, ever active. Youth is the embodiment of action and reaction, the core of receptivity and perception.  But, in our civilization, the over-emphasis on the mind destroys youth by diminishing the action of all the other elements within us. This disharmony makes us old while we are still young in years. " 




Georges Gurdjieff (1866-1949)



Ready, Willing and Able

« Youth is not a troublemaker. Youth is a change maker. »
says Juju Kaji, a Nepali social worker.
2012. At one difficult time of national history, Nepali people face new challenges every day.
And still, youth is in the game