Quotation

I'm looking for a quote… its along the lines of a medieval monk

complaining about how the youth of today are badly behaved, drunk etc

etc.

The point is that until you read who it is attributed to, it could be

any twenty-first century middle-aged complaint. Sorry can't be any

more specific but that what you guys are for! Thanks…

Request for Question Clarification byscriptor-ga

Dear rai130,

Does this sound like it?

"The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have

no reverence [respect] for their parents or old age. They are

impatient of all restraint; They talk as if they alone know everything

and what passes for wisdom in us foolishness in them. As for the

girls, they are foolish and immodest and unwomanly in speech,

behaviour and dress."

Please let me know.

Scriptor

Clarification of Question byrai130-ga

I think thats the one… thanks…

Clarification of Question byrai130-ga

Just give me the author as an answer and that'll be great…

Request for Question Clarification byscriptor-ga

I will give you this information for free instead of an answer, since

I have not been able to find a direct source:

The quotation about "the young people of today" is commonly attributed

to one "Peter the Hermit", somitimes dated ~1114 AD, sometimes even

dated 1274. However, though a preacher of that name lived in the

Middle Ages (Peter the Hermit, 1050-1115), we do not have any writings

or quotations by him. So it remains unclear who really said or wrote

the quote. It might very well be a much later creation with a wrong or

fake attribution.

Scriptor

Clarification of Question byrai130-ga

Thank you both for your help…



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