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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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    Ask the young. They know everything. Joseph Joubert

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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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

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    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

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

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

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    Youth lives on hope, old age on memories.

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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 holds no society with grief. Euripides

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    The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication. Aristotle

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    Don't laugh at youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own. Logan Pearsall Smith

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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    Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day. John Milton

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    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

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    The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity. Benjamin Disraeli

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

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    It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. -- Lamentations 3:27

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    Youth! There is nothing like youth. The middle-aged are mortgaged to Life. The old are in Life's lumber-room. But youth is the Lord of Life. Youth has a kingdom waiting for it. Every one is born a king, and most people die in exile. Oscar Wilde

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    A sensual and intemperate youth translates into an old worn-out body. Cicero

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    I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more --the feeling that I could last for ever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures us on to joys, to perils, to love, to vain effort --to death; the triumphant conviction of strength, the heat of life in the handful of dust, the glow in the heart that with every year grows dim, grows cold, grows small, and expires --and expires, too soon, too soon --before life itself. Joseph Conrad

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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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    Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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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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    Those whom the gods love grow young. Oscar Wilde

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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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    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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    Youth has no age. Pablo Picasso

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

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

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