Quotes about Youth
Let these Youth quotes help you to let go of your troubles and move on to a joyful and inspiring life.
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein
The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous.
Then life has a newness, a youth;
then life has a flow and freshness.
Then life has so many surprises.
And when life has so many surprises,
boredom never settles in you.
The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau
Take a course in good water and air;
and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own.
Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
- John Muir
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Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
We pay when old for the excesses of youth.
- J. B. Priestley
Age considers; youth ventures.
- Rabindranath Tagore
The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
- Stanislaw Lec
Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
Youth is the trustee of prosperity.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Today the world changes so quickly that in growing
up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
- Peter Medawar
Older men declare war.
But it is the youth that must fight and die.
- Herbert Hoover
To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
- Pearl S. Buck
Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
- Betty Friedan
When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise,
life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange -
- Sara Teasdale
In youth the days are short and the years are long.
In old age the years are short and day's long.
- Pope Paul VI
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth,
but a reproach to old age.
In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!
There is always some specific moment when we become
aware that our youth is gone;
years after, we know it was much later.
- Mignon McLaughlin
Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
- Hosea Ballou
Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer
In youth we run into difficulties.
In old age difficulties run into us.
- Beverly Sills
It is not possible for civilization to
flow backwards while there is youth in the world.
Youth may be headstrong,
but it will advance its allotted length.
- Helen Keller
Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
- Doris Day
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.
Middle age is when you're forced to.
- Bill Vaughan
I gave my beauty and my youth to men.
I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
- Brigitte Bardot
Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.
- Benjamin Disraeli
The causes of youth violence are working parents who
put their kids into daycare,
the teaching of evolution in the schools,
and working mothers who take birth control pills.
- Tom DeLay
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
Some men are born old, and some men never seem so.
If we keep well and cheerful, we are always young and
at last die in youth even when in years would count as old.
- Tryon Edwards
Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife;
This simple boon I beg of Fate -
A thousand years of Middle Life.
- Carolyn Wells
I was the only white kid in my neighborhood for most
of my youth even in high school,
so reverse racism was just as apparent as racism.
- Shia LaBeouf
Youth, however, can afford to enjoy even its melancholy;
for the ultimate fact of which that melancholy is a
prophecy is a long way off.
- Richard Le Gallienne
Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations;
he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own.
- Logan P. Smith
In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order.
I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
- Will Durant
Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder.
The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty,
for in it are born our art, our science,
- Ralph W. Sockman
I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when
I could have been out there loving someone.
Don't make that mistake yourself.
Life's too damn short.
- Armistead Maupin
Memory in youth is active and easily impressible;
in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions,
but still retains vividly those of earlier years.
- Charlotte Bronte
Youth has no age.
- Pablo Picasso
Pixies and Sonic Youth were so important to the eighties.
- David Bowie
Hold fast to life and youth.
- Elizabeth Arden
I have crushed the cup of youth like a rose between
my fingers but its nectar never warmed my weary heart.
- Jon English
My heroes are people like Picasso and Miro and people
who at last really reach something in their old age,
which they absolutely couldn't ever have done in their youth.
- Robert Wyatt
The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth,
every fresh morning a little youth, every going to
rest and sleep a little death.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness.
I find it more rewarding to end in gladness.
- James Broughton
A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who
have loved her in her youth.
The love we have in our youth is superficial compared
to the love that an old man has for his old wife.
- Will Durant
The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.
- Joseph Addison
After all, life hasn't much to offer except youth,
and I suppose for older people, the love of youth in others.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
It is inevitable that those to whom is vouchsafed a
long life of usefulness should outlive the friends of their youth.
- Cleveland Abbe
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
they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Youth will be served, every dog has his day,
and mine has been a fine one.
- George Borrow
Hollywood embraced me in the late '80s because there
was a good project I was in and it was different.
Nowadays, it's about corporate mentality,
box office, youth.
- Marlee Matlin
I love children, and most of my involvement now has
to do with children or youth programs.
- David Dinkins
I think that pop, and to some extent rock,
are like sport and fashion industry in that they're
about the exuberance of youth.
That's the sort of subliminal ideology.
- Robert Wyatt
I go to school the youth to learn the future.
- Robert Frost
Quality afterschool programs provide safe,
engaging and fun learning experiences to help children
and youth develop their social,
emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills.
- Debbie Stabenow
Too much youth, hunger, mission, and talent.
- Larry Merchant
Today's accent may be on youth, but the stress is still on the parents.
- Earl Wilson
There are three periods in life: youth,
middle age and "how well you look".
- Nelson Rockefeller
Age has been the perfect fire extinguisher for flaming youth.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu
However light-hearted you try to be about it,
the loss of youth, and everything that goes with it,
is quite a trauma.
- Julian Clary
A youth with his first cigar makes himself sick;
a youth with his first girl makes other people sick.
- Mary Wilson Little
Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked
because they would take too long.
- W. Somerset Maugham
History shows that the majority of people that have
done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.
- Thomas Carlyle
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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie