青春,并非人生的一个阶段,而是一种心境。青春,并非粉颊红唇和矫健的体魄,而是指坚强的意志、理性思维中的创造潜力,是情感活动中的一股勃勃朝气;它是人生春色深处的一缕清新。
青春意味着一种气质:勇猛果断,绝不怯弱退缩,渴求冒险而不贪图安逸。60岁的老人可能比20岁的小伙子更多地拥有这种气质。没有人仅仅因为时光的流逝而变得衰老,只有放弃理想才日益衰老。

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is freshness of the deep springs of life.
Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease. This ofter exists in a man of 60 more than a boy of 20. Noboby grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old by desertin our ideals.

-----工作小憩时,翻弄桌边的书,看到的这样一段文字,感觉很不多,于是记录了下来。