Horace Walpole Quote
I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one's tongue don't move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule.
Letters from the Hon. Horace Walpole to George Montagu, Esq. from the Year 1736, to the Year 1770 (ed. 1818)