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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 2086
AUTHOR: Edmund Burke (1729–97)
QUOTATION: Tell me what are the prevailing sentiments that occupy the minds of your young men, and I will tell you what is to be the character of the next generation.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to EDMUND BURKE.—John P. Bradley, Leo F. Daniels, and Thomas C. Jones, The International Encyclopedia of Quotations, p. 791 (1978). Unverified.