To be young is to study in schools you did not build;
To be mature is to build schools in which you will probably never study.
To be young is to swim in pools with you did not dig;
To be mature is to build pools in which you will probably never swim.
To be young is to enjoy the branches and shade of trees which you did not plant;
To be mature is to plant trees whose branches and shade you will probably never get to enjoy.
To be young is to dance to music which you did not write;
To be mature is to write music to which you will probably never dance.
To be young is to enjoy to programs and benefits of a church you did not build;
To be mature is to build churches whose programs and benefits you will probably never get to enjoy.
“One does not fall ‘in’ or ‘out’ of love. One grows in love.”
We love America just as much as they do. But in a different way. You see, they love America like a 4-year-old loves his mommy. Liberals love America like grown-ups. To a 4-year-old, everything Mommy does is wonderful and anyone who criticizes Mommy is bad. Grown-up love means actually understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad and helping your loved one grow. Love takes attention and work and is the best thing in the world. That’s why we liberals want America to do the right thing. We know America is the hope of the world, and we love it and want it to do well.
Age has given me what I was looking for my entire life - it has given me ME."