The habits of youth are the joy and guard for all life

Young man! Be wise and cautious: since your teenage years, be particularly attentive to acquire good habits; when in middle-age, as in old age, you will enjoy the wealth gained without trouble in your youth.

Young man! Be wise and cautious: since your teenage years, be particularly attentive to acquire good habits! Habits have the same power as natural qualities have; he who follows the Lord Jesus Christ is bound to acquire good habits and stay away from bad habits.

Young man! Be wise and cautious: when in middle-age, as in old age, you will enjoy the wealth gained without trouble in your youth.

(Saint Ignatius Brianchaninov, Words to those who want to be saved, translation by Adrian & Xenia Tanasescu-Vlas, Sophia Publishing House, Bucharest, 2000, p. 44)

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