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Youth should be a savings bank. - Anne Sophie Swetchine

Like a kite cut from the string, lightly the soul of my youth has taken flight - Ishikawa Takuboku

It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise. - Mark Twain

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life. - Samuel Ullman

Youth today must be strong, unafraid, and a better taxpayer than its father. - H. V. Wade

Youth comes but once in a lifetime.

What is youth except a man or woman before it is ready or fit to be seen ?

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy. - Alfred North Whitehead

Youth, large, lusty, loving -- Youth, full of grace, force, fascination. Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace, force, fascination? - Walt Whitman

Those whom the gods love grow young. - Oscar Wilde

The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life. - Woodrow T. Wilson

Young people need models, not critics... - John Wooden

By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.

On the neck of a young man sparkles no gem so gracious as enterprise.

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.

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

They [Young People] have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things -- and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones: Their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning -- all their mistakes are in the direction of doing things excessively and vehemently. They overdo everything -- they love too much, hate too much, and the same with everything else. - Aristotle

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

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg. - Sir James M. Barrie

It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. [Lamentati!:27] - Bible

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. - Josh Billings

What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew. - Robert Browning

Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough. - Lord Chesterfield

No man knows he is young while he is young. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Youth is a period of missed opportunities. - Cyril Connolly

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age

You are only young once, and if you work it right, once is enough.

Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.


The hatred of the youth culture for adult society is not a disinterested judgment but a terror-ridden refusal to be hooked into the, if you will, ecological chain of breathing, growing, and dying. It is the demand, in other words, to remain children. - Midge Decter

A boy's story is the best that is ever told. - Charles Dickens

Youth is the trustee of prosperity. - Benjamin Disraeli

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor. - Euripides

Youth troubles over eternity, age grasps at a day and is satisfied to have even the day. - Dame Mary Gilmore

On the neck of a young man sparkles no gem so gracious as enterprise. - Hafiz

Do not commit the error common among the young, of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind you have failed. - Jan De Hartog

Youth enters the world with very happy prejudices in her own favor. She imagines herself not only certain of accomplishing every adventure, but of obtaining those rewards which the accomplishment may deserve. She is not easily persuaded to believe that the force of merit can be resisted by obstinacy and avarice, or its luster darkened by envy and malignity. - Samuel Johnson

Youth is easily deceived, because it is quick to hope.

If youth is the season of hope, it is often so only in the sense that our elders are hopeful about us.

No wise man ever wished to be younger.

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

The secret of eternal youth is arrested development.

Youth is to all the glad reason of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes.

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.

Don’t waste your youth growing up.

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

The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid. - Carl Jung

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. - Franz Kafka

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

You are only young once, and if you work it right, once is enough. - Joe E. Lewis

A hundred things are done today in the divine name of Youth, that if they showed their true colors would be seen by rights to belong rather to old age. - Wyndham Lewis

Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock. - Ben Lindsey

Enjoy the Spring of Love and Youth, to some good angel leave the rest; For Time will teach thee soon the truth, there are no birds in last year's nest! - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

In grade school, I was a complete geek. You know, there's always the kid who's too short, the kid who wears glasses, the kid who's not athletic. Well, I was all three. - Julianne Moore

Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self-confidence young. Keep your hope young. - Luella F. Phean

Youth has no age. - Pablo Picasso

As long as you can still be dissapointed, you are still young.

No man knows he is young while he is young.

It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.

Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot .

Young men soon give and soon forget affronts; Old age is slow in both.

I’m not young enough to know everything.

Use your youth so that you may have comfort to remember it when it has forsaken you, and not sigh and grieve at the account thereof. - Sir Walter Raleigh

When the newspapers have got nothing else to talk about, they cut loose on the young. The young are always news. If they are up to something, that's news. If they aren't, that's news too. - Kenneth Rexroth

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age. - William Shakespeare

Even the youngest of us may be wrong sometimes. - George Bernard Shaw

Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you. - Logan Pearsall Smith

To be young is all there is in the world. They talk so beautifully about work and having a family and a home (and I do, too, sometimes) --but it's all worry and head-aches and respectable poverty and forced gushing. Telling people how nice it is, when, in reality, you would give all of your last thirty years for one of your first thirty. Old people are tremendous frauds. - Wallace Stevens

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