scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: looking for a quote
Wed Feb 23 2000 - 10:07:04 CST
Greetings to the List,
At 07:45 AM 2/22/00 -0600, Ted Mahler wrote:
>I am calling on the collective abilities of the list to help me find a
>quote I once heard. What I can remember is that it talks of the lack of
>respect the youth of today have and I seem to remember it spoke of their
>lazy attitude or something similar. Now the catch was that it was spoken
>in Roman times or some other far distant time frame. Does anyone have a
>clue as to what the heck I am talking about or where I can find it?
> Ted Mahler
> Scoutmaster Troop 45, Howe Texas
This is one of my favorite quotes. I first remember hearing it when I was
much younger and watching The Lucy Show (or one of her shows).
"Our youth now love luxury, they have bad manners, contempt for authority;
they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in places of
exercise. They no longer rise when others enter the room. They contradict
their parents, chatter before company, gobble their food and tyrannize
their teachers. "
-- Socrates - 5th Century BC