From the Stumpers email list, information on the quote about the dissolution of youth as reported by Socrates, Plato, Aristotle or some other ancient Roman or Greek philosopher:

To: Ed Borasky ,
        State Library Reference ,
Subject: RE: Aristotle or Plato & juv delinq
From: Dennis Lien 
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 12:16:12 -0500

At 09:19 PM 8/3/00 -0700, Ed Borasky wrote:
>You might want to check the standard references on bogus quotations. There
>is a quite famous one that I remember seeing many years ago, about dissolute
>youth, that was written as though it were true today but is quoted from
>Socrates or Plato. My recollection is that it is in fact not from an ancient
>Greek at all but of modern origin. This is very likely the quotation your
>patron remembers.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: State Library Reference []
>Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2000 1:09 PM
>Subject: Aristotle or Plato & juv delinq
>The patron has a request for a quotation from Socrates, Aristotle, or Plato
>about the decline in juvenile delinquency.  I have found several comments
>from Aristotle and Plato re youth and the young, but nothing that relates
>specifically to request.  Can anybody help?
>Thanks, Elizabeth Danley, Reference, Arkansas State Library, One Capitol
>Mall, Little Rock, AR  72201, (501) 682-2053

Specifically, I suspect that it's the following (from Stumpers Archives):

This is a section of the document 

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 01:46:14 +0000
From: Palfgrend 

To:   "Souders, Marilyn" ,
Subj: Re: ? Socrates Quote

>The Library of Congress' excellent book, _Respectfully Quoted_ (1989), lists 
>this quote "thusly" (page 42, quote number 195):
>                The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, 
>        contempt for authority; they allow disrespect for elders and 
>        love chatter in place of exercise.  Children now are tyrants,
>        not the servants of their households.  They no longer rise 
>        when eleders enter the room.  They contradict their parents,
>        chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross
>        their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.
>*About* this quote, this is what LC has to add:
>                Attributed to SOCRATES by Plato, according to William L.
>        Patty and Louise S. Johnson, _Personality and Adjustment_, p.277
>        (1963).
>                This passage was very popular in the 1960s and its 
>        essence was used by the Mayor of Amsterdam, Gijsbert van Hall,
>        following a street demonstration in 1966, as reported by _The
>        New York Times_, April 3, 1966, p. 16.
>                This use prompted Malcolm S. Forbes to write an editorial 
>        on youth.--_Forbes_, April 15, 1966, p. 11. In that same issue, 
>        under the heading "Side Lines," pp. 5-6, is a summary of the 
>        efforts of researchers and scholars to confirm the wording of
>        Socrates, or Plato, but without success.  Evidently, the 
>        quotation is spurious.
>Lois Aleta Fundis (who learned before the sixties even began that some
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