Youth is the impressionable age. There is a stone in the British Museum in London which is as hard as any steel, and yet there is on it the imprint of a little bird's foot. There was a time when that stone was soft and plastic, and took on that impression, and it has retained it down through the years. Youth is the plastic time in life. A Telugu proverb says, 'The sapling will bend, but—will the tree?'
(Deut. 4. 9, 10; Prov. 22. 6)