Date: Sun Nov 6 07:02:13 2011
New Revision: 227133
Fix the text and attribution of the poem "Youth" by Samuel Ullman.
Our copy was a bastardization of the "older" (probably original?) and
shorter version of the poem; and the "newer" version that is better
known, and arguably more popular. Standardize on the latter.
Approved by: re (kensmith)
stable/9/games/fortune/ (props changed)
--- stable/9/games/fortune/datfiles/fortunes Sun Nov 6 05:24:54 2011 (r227132)
+++ stable/9/games/fortune/datfiles/fortunes Sun Nov 6 07:02:13 2011 (r227133)
@@ -4942,25 +4942,37 @@ cats on the dinette table, etc.
"That stop him?"
"No, but it sure slowed him up."
- Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind; it is a temper of
-the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions, a predominance
-of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over love of ease.
- Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years; people grow
-old only by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up
-enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear, and despair
--- these are the long, long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit
-back to dust.
- Whether seventy or sixteen, there is in every being's heart the love
-of wonder, the sweet amazement at the stars and the starlike things and
-thoughts, the undaunted challenge of events, the unfailing childlike appetite
-for what next, and the joy and the game of life.
- 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
- So long as your heart receives messages of beauty, cheer, courage,
-grandeur and power from the earth, from man, and from the Infinite, so long
-you are young.
- -- Samuel Ullman
+ Youth is not a time of life--it is a state of mind. It is not a
+matter of red cheeks, red lips and supple knees. It is a temper of the
+will; a quality of the imagination; a vigor of the emotions; it is a
+freshness of the deep springs of life. Youth means a tempermental
+predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure
+over a life of ease. This often exists in a man of fifty, more than in
+a boy of twenty. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years;
+people grow old by deserting their ideals.
+ Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles
+the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair--these are the
+long, long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to
+ Whether seventy or sixteen, there is in every beings heart a
+love of wonder; the sweet amazement at the stars and starlike things and
+thoughts; the undaunted challenge of events, the unfailing childlike
+appetite for what comes next, and the joy in the game of life.
+ 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 your heart there is a wireless station.
+So long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, grandeur,
+courage, and power from the earth, from men and from the Infinite--so
+long are you young. When the wires are all down and the central places
+of your heart are covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of
+cynicism, then are you grown old, indeed!
+ -- Samuel Ullman, "Youth" (1934), as published in
+ The Silver Treasury, Prose and Verse for Every Mood
-- Charlie Chaplin