Youth Quotations

Youth Quotations
  1. "All lovely things will have an ending, All lovely things will fade and die; And youth, that's now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by. "
    -- Conrad Aiken
  2. "The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication. "
    -- Aristotle
  3. "I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own. "
    -- Margaret Atwood
  4. "Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business. "
    -- Francis Bacon
  5. "Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth. "
    -- Natalie Clifford Barney
  6. "Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did. "
    -- Horace Benchley
  7. "It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth."
    --[Lamentations 3:27] Bible
  8. "Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has. "
    -- Anita Brookner
  9. "What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew. "
    -- Robert Browning

  10. "The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation. "
    -- Pearl S. Buck
  11. "Youth, with swift feet, walks onward in the way; the land of joy lies all before his eyes. "
    -- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
  12. "The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth. "
    -- Edmund Burke
  13. "Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes. "
    -- Thomas Carlyle
  14. "Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough. "
    -- Lord Chesterfield
  15. "No man knows he is young while he is young. "
    -- Gilbert K. Chesterton
  16. "A sensual and intemperate youth translates into an old worn-out body. "
    -- Marcus T. Cicero
  17. "As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind. "
    -- Marcus T. Cicero
  18. "Youth is a period of missed opportunities. "
    -- Cyril Connolly

    Discarded Youth
  19. "The young always have the same problem -- how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another. "
    -- Quentin Crisp
  20. "A boy's story is the best that is ever told. "
    -- Charles Dickens
  21. "The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity. "
    -- Benjamin Disraeli
  22. "The young feel tired at the end of an action, the old at the beginning. "
    -- T. S. Eliot
  23. "If youth but knew; if age but could. "
    -- Henri Estienne
  24. "Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor."
    -- Euripides
  25. "Young men wish; love, money and health. One day, they'll say; health, money and love. "
    -- Paul Geraldy
  26. "Man's own youth is the world's youth; at least he feels as if it were, and imagines that the earth's granite substance is something not yet hardened, and which he can mould into whatever shape he likes. "
    -- Nathaniel Hawthorne
  27. "Youth is ever apt to judge in haste, and lose the medium in the wild extreme. "
    -- Aaron Hill

    The Voyage of Life: Youth (Detail)
  28. "Youth itself is a talent -- a perishable talent. "
    -- Eric Hoffer
  29. "Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing. "
    -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  30. "Youth is unduly busy with pampering the outer person. "
    -- Horace
  31. "Youth is about the only thing worth having, and that is about the only thing youth has. "
    -- Edgar Watson Howe
  32. "So different are the colors of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past; and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side. "
    -- Samuel Johnson
  33. "I, for one, hope that youth will again revolt and again demoralize the dead weight of conformity that now lies upon us. "
    -- Howard M. Jones
  34. "The passions of the young are vices in the old. "
    -- Joseph Joubert
  35. "Ask the young. They know everything. "
    -- Joseph Joubert
  36. "The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid. "
    -- Carl Jung

    Youth and Age
  37. "It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length. "
    -- Helen Keller
  38. "You are only young once, and if you work it right, once is enough. "
    -- Joe E. Lewis
  39. "The young, whether they know it or not, live on borrowed property. "
    -- Richard W. Livingston
  40. "Youth comes but once in a lifetime. "
    -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  41. "If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon. "
    -- James Russell Lowell
  42. "Every youth owes it to himself and to the world to make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him... "
    -- Orison Swett Marden
  43. "It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who has lost it. "
    -- W. Somerset Maugham
  44. "Youth doesn't reason, it acts. The old man reasons and would like to make the others act in his place. "
    -- Francis Picabia
  45. "Youth has no age. "
    -- Pablo Picasso

    Seduction (Allegory of Youth and Age)...
  46. "Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere. "
    -- V. S. Pritchett
  47. "Youth lives on hope, old age on memories. "
    -- French Proverb
  48. "If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength. "
    -- French Proverb
  49. "A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age. "
    -- William Shakespeare
  50. "Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing. "
    -- George Bernard Shaw
  51. "Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. "
    -- George Bernard Shaw
  52. "For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself! "
    -- Robert Louis Stevenson
  53. "Youth should be a savings bank. "
    -- Anne Sophie Swetchine
  54. "Youth gets together with their materials to build a bridge to the moon or maybe a palace on earth; then in middle age they decide to build a woodshed with them instead. "
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    Dance of Youth
  55. "It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise. "
    -- Mark Twain
  56. "Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness. "
    -- Unknown
  57. "After all, life hasn't much to offer except youth and I suppose for older people the love of youth in others. "
    -- Unknown
  58. "The good thing about being young is that you are not experienced enough to know you cannot possibly do the things you are doing. "
    -- Unknown
  59. "The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy. "
    -- Alfred North Whitehead
  60. "Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances. "
    -- Frank Lloyd Wright

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