Quote by Victor Hugo
Forty is the old age of youth fifty is the youth of old age.
This quote implies that at the age of forty, one begins to transition from the young stage of their life to the more mature phase. It suggests that forty is considered a turning point where individuals start to leave behind the illusions and uncertainties of youth and transition into a more settled and experienced period. On the other hand, at fifty, individuals are still youthful and have the ability to embrace life with enthusiasm and vitality, despite being considered in the older stage of life. This quote emphasizes the idea that age is subjective and should not limit one's outlook or potential.
I tell my students, it's not difficult to identify with somebody like yourself, somebody next door who looks like you. What's more difficult is to identify with someone you don't see, who's very far away, who's a different color, who eats a different kind of food. When you begin to do that then literature is really performing its wonders.
And now, first and foremost, you can never afford to forget for a moment what is the object of our forest policy. That object is not to preserve forests because they beautiful, though that is good in itself; nor because they are refuges for the wild creatures of the wilderness, though that, too, is good in itself; but the primary object of our forest policy, as of the land policy of the United States, is the making of prosperous homes. It is part of the traditional policy of home making in our country. Every other consideration comes as secondary. You yourselves have got to keep this practical object before your minds: to remember that a forest which contributes nothing to the wealth, progress, or safety of the country is of no interest to the Government, and should be of little interest to the forester. Your attention must be directed to the preservation of forests, not as an end in itself, but as the means of preserving and increasing the prosperity of the nation.