Socrates quotes on youth today

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Quote by Socrates: “The children now love luxury; they have bad man...”

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Socrates Quotes: 20 famous quotes of Socrates

Misbehaving Children in Ancient Times

The quote shows that the problems between generations are not just a recent occurrence. Instead, the conflicts between parents and offspring are timeless [NY8]:. The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. I wanted to use this quote, so I needed to know who said it; however, the NYT website contained a surprise.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers. Share this quote:.

Everyday Power

This is great, my mother and I were talking about this stuff yesterday - the way nothing really changes! People have made the same complaints since forever. The quote attributed to Socrates has also be attributed to Plato and Aristotle. But its source is none of them. It comes from Kenneth John Freeman and was used in his Cambridge dissertation of He didn't attribute the statement to any ancient person but only offered it as a summary of the sorts of complaints made in ancient times about youth.

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