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soulmystery60

USA
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Posted - 15 Apr 2006 :  17:17:29  


Dear Friends,
I have been trying to remember the source of a quotation i read some years back by one of the classical Greek philosophers.i believe,or some famous Greek politician. I really don't remember. But it involved his complaining about the "modern"youth of his time and how different they had become from the time when he was young. and the words were amazingly similar to the same things many of us say and think about the youth of this age. If anyone is familiar with this,i would really appreciate knowing who said this and where i can find his quotation. Thank you. Charles


 

George

Greece
615 Posts

Posted - 15 Apr 2006 :  19:44:02  

 

This is by Plato (I guess not what you've heard, but is related)

People in those times were not wise as you are, young men; they had their mind open and it was enough to them to listen even to a tree or a rock, provided they were speaking the truth. But you may be interested in who speaks and whence he comes. Because you are not thinking only this: if what he says is, or is not, true.

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tanmctan

Greece
1 Posts

Posted - 27 Jul 2006 :  12:13:10  

 

Maybe this?

14) Aristophanes, Clouds (ed. Jeffrey Henderson): line 1036
That's just the sort of quibble the teenaged boys spend all their time expatiating over, that makes the bath house popular and leaves the gym deserted!

From:
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/engindex?type=Substring&lookup=bath

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