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Best Quotes About Youth

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A list of the best youth quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous youth quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic youth quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

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    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

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    Youth itself is a talent -- a perishable talent. Eric Hoffer

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    Ask the young. They know everything. Joseph Joubert

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    Youth is the time to go flashing from one end of the world to the other to try the manners of different nations; to hear the chimes at midnight; to see the sunrise in town and country; to be converted at a revival; to circumnavigate the metaphysics, write halting verses, run a mile to see a fire, and wait all day long in the theatre to applaud Hernani. Robert Louis Stevenson

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    Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. -- Ecclesiastes 11:9

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    Youth doesn't reason, it acts. The old man reasons and would like to make the others act in his place. Francis Picabia

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    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. Walter Raleigh

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    The good thing about being young is that you are not experienced enough to know you cannot possibly do the things you are doing.

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

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

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    Youth lives on hope, old age on memories.

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    Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. George Bernard Shaw

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    Youth comes but once in a lifetime. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength.

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    Youth should be a savings bank. Sophie Swetchine

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    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

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    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

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    new! 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

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    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

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    Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth. Natalie Clifford Barney

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    It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who has lost it. W. Somerset Maugham

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    The child thinks of growing old as an almost obscene calamity, which for some mysterious reason will never happen to itself. All who have passed the age of thirty are joyless grotesques, endlessly fussing about things of no importance and staying alive without, so far as the child can see, having anything to live for. Only child life is real life. George Orwell

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    Youth has no age. Pablo Picasso

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    In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience. Oscar Wilde

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    How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams! Book of Beginnings, Story without End, Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon. James Russell Lowell

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    The American ideal is youth --handsome, empty youth. Henry Miller

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    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

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    The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth. Malcolm Muggeridge

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    There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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

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    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

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

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    There is a period near the beginning of every man's life when he has little to cling to except his unmanageable dream, little to support him except good health, and nowhere to go but all over the place. E. B. White

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    After all, life hasn't much to offer except youth and I suppose for older people the love of youth in others.

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    Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.

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    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

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    ā€œIā€™m Lysis, son of Charon, son of Thebes, of the Sacred Band of Stepsons, Blessed of Harmony,ā€ Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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    For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself! Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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    The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of their blood. Logan Pearsall Smith

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    Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing. George Bernard Shaw

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    Do you set down your name in the scroll of youth, that are written down old with all the characters of age? William Shakespeare

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

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    It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence. Seneca the Younger

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    Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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    Those whom the gods love grow young. Oscar Wilde

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    Youth is unduly busy with pampering the outer person. Horace

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