357 Inspiring Quotes about Youth

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Youth quotes

They that be born in the strength of youth are of one fashion, and they that are born in the time of age, when the womb fail, are otherwise.

— Compton Gage

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.

— Aristotle

To be renewed is everything. What more could one ask for than to have one’s youth back again?

— George Lucas

The youth gets together this material to build a bridge to the moon or perchance a palace or temple on earth and at length the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.

— Henry David Thoreau

When you’ve made up your mind, no use lagging behind, go ahead and no relenting, Let your youth have free reign, it won’t come again, so be bold and no repenting.

— Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

The Monster Ball is by nature a protest: A youth church experience to speak out and celebrate against all forms of discrimination + prejudice.

— Lady Gaga

I was relying on youth be loyal to the specific variety of compromise and unhappiness, which our hard-won marriage represents.

— Alain de Botton, The Course of Love

A youth with his first cigar makes himself sick a youth with his first girl makes everybody sick.

— Mary Wilson Little

My opportunities were still there nay they multiplied tenfold but the strength and youth to cope with them began to fail and to need eking out with the shifty cunning of experience.

— George Bernard Shaw

A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present?

— Confucius, The Life and Wisdom of Confucius

Who can know the heart of youth but youth itself?

— Patti Smith, Just Kids

One of the most important jobs of the youth is to make the elderly happy.

— Mehmet Murat ildan

The truth is that the fever of desire in youth is fleeting disease that intimacy promptly cure.

— Frank Harris, My Life and Loves

So nigh is grandeur to our dust So near is God to man. When Duty whispers low Thou must The youth replies I can.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

All things old become new again. In my youth the athletes had crew cuts and the hippies had long hair. Now the athletes have long hair and the hippies are bald.

— Harley King

For life in general there is but one decree: youth is a blunder manhood a struggle old age a regret.

— Benjamin Disraeli

A need for many candles may arise in every nation’s history to light up the darkness in the country. Most of the time, the youth is the very candles themselves!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Try not to be in a hurry to get older because youth happens once in your life. Thereafter, old age stays with you forever.

— Chris Jirika

I had given up some youth for knowledge, but my gain was more valuable than the loss

— Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

In the United States, the fact that you can start again gives a lot of energy and strength and youth to this country. That is why it’s so powerful in many ways, and so creative.

— Isabel Allende

The older a person grows, Harriet, the more important it is that their manners should not be bad; the more glaring and disgusting any loudness, or coarseness, or awkwardness becomes. What is passable in youth is detestable in later age.

— Jane Austen, Emma

There is a point in every young person’s life when you realize that the youth that you’ve progressed through and graduate to some sort of adulthood is equally as messed up as where you’re going.

— Jena Malone

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt, Great Speeches

She clung to the memories of her youth as if they were the only way she could save a piece of her soul from whatever it was she was about to face.

— Emmie White, Captive

I have no use for your body, for within its youth lies a rotten wench already deceased.

— Keisha Keenleyside

When the society missteps, it’s the youth who first fall sideways.

— Nyona Matende

She looked at the girl in the chair and she saw what youth was. It was oblivious, with things in its ears.

— Ali Smith

We had every problems starting a big top could have. The tent fell down on the first day. We had problems getting people into the shows. It was only with the courage and arrogance of youth that we survived.

— Guy Laliberte

We all make mistakes, and we all need second chances. For youth in foster care, these mistakes are often purposeful – if not consciously so; a way to test the strength of a bond and establish trust in a new parent.

— Vanessa Diffenbaugh

he had offered some of his own background. A youth in the South. An education in the North. Bred for life in the East. Trying not to die in the West.

— Mary Doria Russell, Doc

If life and youth were not immune to the corrosive effects of time, why should love be any different?

— Jill Archer, Dark Light of Day

I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more – the feeling that I could last forever outlast the sea the earth and all men.

— Joseph Conrad

The fountain of youth resides in our memory. You will never outlive your shadow.

— Lorin Morgan-Richards

Poor, ill-advised Roderich! What evil power did you conjure up to poison in its first youth the race you thought to have planted for eternity?

— E.T.A. Hoffmann, Tales of Hoffmann

Anand finished up his cola cube transaction. I stepped up and slammed three pound coins on the counter like an oppressed inner-city youth born with the skills of rhythm and rhyme.

— Nikesh Shukla, Coconut Unlimited

The simplicity of youth is mesmerizing to me. Maybe because I didn’t know it long enough.”London Drake”They All fall down

— Nick Moccia, They All Fall Down

The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked with dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.

— Sterling Hayden, Wanderer

In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.

— Josh Billings

In youth and beauty wisdom is but rare!

— Homer

Children—their untroubled, idyllic vision of the future is almost always shattered. Sooner or later they learn what all youth must—that life is the cruel fate that awaits them while they make plans for a tomorrow that will never be.

— Andrew Levkoff, A Mixture of Madness

For a large majority of youth raised in church, the church has become irrelevant to their goals and pursuits in life

— Sunday Adelaja

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.

— Plato

Reckless youth makes rueful age.

— Benjamin Franklin

The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.

— Rosalyn S. Yalow

Jessica Simpson is the youth ambassador for Operation Smile, and an episode of The Apprentice featured a team managing a charity concert she put on. Donald Trump came on stage and pledged a donation.

— Roma Downey

Thank God I’ve wasted my youth already. I don’t want to do that again.

— Greg Deane

I’m a Prince of Wales Trust ambassador, so I’m all about giving youth an education, a voice and a chance to not take the wrong road.

— Benedict Cumberbatch

The span of life is waning fast Beware unthinking youth beware! Thy soul’s eternity depends Upon the record moments bear!

— Eliza Cook

I feel sad for him. Sad for the boy bound to the killer. I am sad for the youth betrayed by their leaders for symbols and flags and war and power.

— Susan Abulhawa, Mornings in Jenin

In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!

— Homer

In early youth as we contemplate our coming life we are like children in a theatre before the curtain is raised sitting there in high spirits and eagerly waiting for the play to begin.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.

— Chanakya

Theirs was the eternal youth of an alternating self, a youth with the constant although unfulfilled promise of growing up

— Flora Rheta Schreiber, Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities

A long long kiss a kiss of youth and love.

— Lord Byron

If one could recover the uncompromising spirit of one’s youth one’s greatest indignation would be for what one has become.

— Andre Gide

His youth carried his words and lit the room with an optimism. “India is like our home, ” he said, “our spiritual home. Even before we get here there was that feeling.

— Richard Payment, For Want of Wonders

Your youth is certainly finished and old age has definitely arrived if you feel that you are losing enthusiasm, excitement and energy towards your dreams and goals.

— Amit Kalantri

It is easy, retrospectively, to endow one’s youth with a false precocity or a false innocence; to tamper with the dates marking one’s stature on the edge of the door.

— Evelyn Waugh

American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver’s license age than at voting age.

— Marshall McLuhan

So often, the discarded love of youth is desperately yearned for in maturity.

— Wayne Gerard Trotman

There are two times in a person’s life when there is the possibility of pure happiness: in youth and in summer.

— Brielle A. Marino, The Last Eve

Education is not a tool for development – individual, community and the nation. It is the foundation for our future. It is empowerment to make choices and emboldens the youth to chase their dreams.

— Nita Ambani

They got drunk and high on a regular basis, but this is a vestige of youth that you either quit while you’re young or you become an addict if you don’t die. If you are the Old Guy In The Punk House, move out. You have a substance abuse problem.

— Bucky Sinister, Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos

Looking back on my life, I sigh. The caprice of youth goes with the wind, I’ve no regrets.

— Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct a standard of courage discipline fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.

— Jacqueline Bisset

I did not dread the dark winter as people do when they have lost their youth and live alone in some great city.

— Siegfried Sassoon, Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

When the youth of America gets together, amazing things happen.

— Tom Ford

There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later.

— Mignon McLaughlin

We will explore the mysteries of science and harness the power of technology and innovation. We will realise the opportunities of the digital world. Our youth will learn more from – and with – each other.

— Narendra Modi

We place such crazy importance on physical appearance in our image-obsessed culture, on youth and beauty to define our sense of self-worth, that aging, by default, becomes a kind of defect, something secret and corrosive and shameful.

— Ruth Ozeki, The Face

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.

— Bo Bennett

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

— William Shakespeare

I was entirely natural and in many ways I have the same attitude now. I don’t mourn the loss of my youth because I believe you should enjoy what you have while you have it.

— Koo Stark

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

— Alfred North Whitehead

You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye Who cheer when soldier lads march by, Sneak home and pray you’ll never know The hell where youth and laughter go.” “The War Poems

— Siegfried Sassoon

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

There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going.

— J. B. Priestley

Encouragement of higher education for our youth is critical to the success of our collective future.

— Charles B. Rangel

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

I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth.

— Ben Lindsey

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.

— Kurt Cobain

He was the editor of our paper. He created the publishing house in Hebrew. He was – I wouldn’t say the ‘guru’ – but really he was our teacher and a most respected man. I wrote for the paper of the youth movement.

— Shimon Peres

He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age. But to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.

— Plato, The Republic

Age and treachery will triumph over youth and skill.

— Anonymous

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.

— Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.

— Herbert Hoover

Its only by educating the youth to challenge you that you remove the chains on their minds that you have placed thereRjS

— rassool jibraeel snyman

‘The Company You Keep’ is about outgrowing not just the delusions that accompany youth but the harsh certainties driving our lives and then trapping them before the years outpace the velocity of our dreams.

— Steve Erickson

‘Snow White’ is an old fairy tale, so obviously the idea of vanity and obsession with youth is long-standing. With today’s science, people have become crazy with trying to move their face around. It’s bizarre.

— Julia Roberts

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowhip with other human beings as we take our place among them.

— Virginia Woolf

Chris Salamone has create and develop educational and leadership development programs for our nation’s youth and young adults that have provided many opportunities for students to grow and develop.

— Chris Salamone

We are involved in youth testing internationally. We want to try to prove without a shadow of a doubt the relationship between physical fitness and health, not just physical fitness and ability to perform.

— Kenneth H. Cooper

What was youth at best? A green, an unripe time, a time of shallow moods, and sickly thoughts.

— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

You cannot afford to gamble your youth only for fun.

— Amit Kalantri

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.

— Betty Friedan

We have so many battles going on in America today that we should be a people of prayer. Our government needs prayer. Our leaders need prayer. Our schools need prayer. Our youth need our prayers. Our families need our prayers.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Woodman spare that tree! Touch not a single bough! In youth it sheltered me And I’ll protect it now.

— George P. Morris

Why should I laugh?’ asked the old man. ‘Madness in youth is true wisdom. Go, young man, follow your dream, and if you do not find the happiness that you seek, at any rate you will have had the happiness of seeking it.

— Andrew Lang, The Red Fairy Book

I am sure my fellow-scientists will agree with me if I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our later years had its origin in the experiences of our youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed before and during our time as students.

— Felix Bloch

Today’s youth are told to get rich or die trying and they really shouldn’t take that attitude forward with them.

— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The surest way of ruining a youth is to teach him to respect those who think as he does more highly than those who think differently from him.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality

Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment.

— James Joyce

Muoth was right. On growing old, one becomes more contented than in one’s youth, which I will not therefore revile, for in all my dreams I hear my youth like a wonderful song which now sounds more harmonious than it did in reality, and even sweeter

— Hermann Hesse, Gertrude

Our youth are desperately searching for purpose and meaning in their lives. They are searching for fulfillment . . . I believe that a return to biblical conversion, faith, and conviction would have a great impact in our day.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

It is all too common for caterpillars to become butterflies and then to maintain that in their youth they had been little butterflies. Maturation makes liars of us all.

— George E. Vaillant

All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted when you find it taken for granted you are unnerved.

— Elizabeth Bowen

In my youth poverty enriched me but now I can afford wealth.

— Marc Chagall

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 youth need to be enabled to become job generators from job seekers.

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I have a computer in my brain, ‘ she said.’So while I’m not going to tell you that I am the smartest or, by any means, the most experienced person in this room, I would suggest that no one use my youth to believe that I am ignorant.’ ” Cinder

— Marissa Meyer, Winter

Only, I felt, by some such attempt to write history in terms of personal life could I rescue something that might be of value, some element of truth and hope and usefulness, from the smashing up of my own youth by the war.

— Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth

My youth is like a scab: under it there is a wound that every day leaks blood. It disfigures me.

— Gottfried Benn

The fruit of youth or of the grape, the transitory magic of the brief passage from darkness to darkness – the old illusion that truth and beauty were in some way entwined.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

When you’re in college you haven’t had that much life. Parents, school, assorted youth activities—that’s about it.

— Martha Moody, Best Friends

A young man can work at excessive speed with no ill effects, but youth is unfortunately not a permanent condition of life.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, A Short Autobiography

Memory is a sly devil that pretends to wear the cloak of truth, but deceives us both in our youth and our age.

— Harley King

One of the delights known to age and beyond the grasp of youth is that of ‘not going’!

— J. B. Priestley

So of course time is necessary. But nevertheless damn painful, for it transforms all the pieces of your life – joy and sorrow, youth and age, love and hate, terror and bliss – from fire into smoke rising up the air and dissipating on a breeze.

— Charles Frazier

Alas! they had been friends in youth but whispering tongues can poison truth.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

All the sanguine guesswork of youth is there, and the silliness; all the novelty of being alive and impressed by the urgency of tremendous trivialities.

— Siegfried Sassoon, Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

I’ve always liked telling stories. That probably came from my dad, who definitely had the gift of gab and who wove a kind of personal folklore about his youth – stories full of adventure and ghosts and wild antics.

— Cullen Bunn

Old Barley might be as old as thee hills, and might swear like a whole field of troopers, but there were redeeming youth and trust and hope enough in Chinks’s Basin to fill it to overflowing.

— Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

The secret to youth is to fill your mind with beauty! Amen

— Linda Ballou

I accidentally entered a youth pageant when I was 14. That’s like a beauty pageant, but without the beauty. It was terrible.

— Zooey Deschanel

So prodigal was I of youth Forgetting I was young I worshipped dead men for their strength Forgetting I was strong.

— Vita Sackville-West

Je pensais de meme que notre jeunesse etait finie et le bonheur manqué. I thought too that our youth was over and we had failed to find happiness.

— Alain-Fournier, Le Grand Meaulnes

This is a youth-oriented society and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover.

— Dorothy Fuldheim

It may have been my youth that forged my heart but it is my adulthood that defines me now.” ~quote by Roe’vaash in “Then’diel’s HEART

— K. Farrell St. Germain

Don’t laugh at a youth for his affectations he’s only trying on one face after another till he finds his own.

— Logan Pearsall Smith

With EarthEcho Expedition: Acid Apocalypse, we are working with youth leaders and noted experts on the changing chemistry of our ocean to help illuminate one of our most pressing and inscrutable environmental issues.

— Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

Come along. Let’s get out of here and go toast to youth and vampires and rebellion.

— Cat Winters, The Cure for Dreaming

It’s time we allow our youth to de tangle life with ease.

— Judith H Specht, Housekeepers Please! The Adventures of Lili, Zeke and Bella!

We have our own language. Christianese… We don’t say ‘He’s out of his mind, ‘ no, we say ‘That’s our youth pastor.

— Tim Hawkins

Modernity: we created youth without heroism, age without wisdom, and life without grandeur

— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance.

— David Mamet

The youth who, like a woman, loves to adorn his person, has renounced all claim to wisdom and to glory; glory is due to those only who dare to associate with pain, and have trampled pleasure under their feet.

— François Fénelon, Les aventures de Télémaque suivies des aventures d’Aritonoüs

Perhaps this was one of the tragedies life plots for us: it is our destiny to become in old age what in youth we would have most despised.

— Julian Barnes, The Noise of Time

What I kind of want to spread as my message to all kinds of youth that I get to reach out to is, you can do cool stuff; you’ve just got to put in time and be dedicated.

— Ann Makosinski

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.

— Lydia M. Child

They can admit the new world exists, dangerous and irresistible. Cosy is not what awakening youth wants. Safety is not what it wants. The material world is not what it wants either.

— Kathleen Winter, Annabel

• I have experienced the youth of Generation X, Y and currently Z. Teenage boys have changed in many ways over the years. Yet still they are quite similar to the boys I first coached in 1980 at a high school in Ohio.

— George M. Gilbert, Team Of One: We Believe

There’s nowhere that life feels more eternal, your dimwit youth more important, than Paris.

— Charles Finch, The Last Enchantments

Here rests his head upon the lap of earthA youth to fortune and to fame unknown.Fair Science frowned not on his humble birth, And Melancholy marked him for her own.

— Thomas Gray, An Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard

The greatest thing about youth is that you’re not yet battle-weary, so you’ll try anything.

— Bryan Cranston, A Life in Parts

In life you’ll face difficulties that postpone some of your dreams. Regardless, life goes fast by reminding us youth is finite and old age is stable. So you mustn’t stop dreaming and running while your strength is yet tough.

— Darmie O-Lujon

One cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

But youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.

— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.

— Doris Day

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 Tullius Cicero

In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day’s long.

— Nikita Ivanovich Panin

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

When a youth was giving himself airs in the Theatre and saying, ‘I am wise, for I have conversed with many wise men, ‘ Epictetus replied, ‘I too have conversed with many rich men, yet I am not rich!’.

— Epictetus

Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age.

— Ziad K. Abdelnour

It is the duty of youth to bring its fresh powers to bear on social progress. Each generation of young people should be to the world like a vast reserve force to a tired army. They should lift the world forward. That is what they are for.

— Charlotte P. Gilman

The youthful body untouched decays the fastest, for no living hands record its splendor; and here youth and time are wasted.

— Roman Payne, Hope and Despair

See all the women seated, youth in their face lifts, old age in their hands.

— J.P. Donleavy, The Lady Who Liked Clean Restrooms: The Chronicle Of One Of The Strangest Stories Ever To Be Rumoured About Around New York

I had given up some youth for knowledge, but my gain was more valuable than the loss.

— Maya Angelou

I have spent many years working in education and media, from hosting documentaries to being a spokesperson for Discovery Education to revolutionizing youth environmental service through my non-profit, EarthEcho International.

— Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

They had created themselves together, and they always saw themselves, their youth, their love, their lost youth and lost love, their failures and memories, as a sort of living fiction.

— Elizabeth Hardwick, Seduction and Betrayal: Women and Literature

Profundity of thought belongs to youth clarity of thought to old age.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

No jewels, save my eyes, do I own, but I have a rose which is even softer than my rosy lips. And a quiet youth said: ‘There is nothing softer than your heart.’ And I lowered my gaze…

— Vladimir Nabokov

We’d like to think that our youth was madder, brighter, happier than it was. It comforts us as we grow older, to believe that once upon a time we danced at dawn in a fountain.

— Robert Nathan, Stonecliff

Happy the youth who believes that his duty is to remake the world and bring it more in accord with virtue and justice, more in accord with his own heart. Woe to whoever commences his life without lunacy.

— Nikos Kazantzakis, Report to Greco

There was nothing about youth that was fair: the young hadn’t done anything to deserve it, and the old hadn’t done anything to drive it away.

— Emma Straub

To those of you who are enslaved by your past, may my story set you free. For youth is innocent and its beauty is to always be cherished.

— Nancy B. Brewer, The House with the Red Light

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

— Victor Hugo

There is a large gap between being an activist out of the idealism that comes from books, conversations, the fire of youth and being one because you have lived through the depredations that life has thrown at you.

— Neel Mukherjee, The Lives of Others

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

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

There are three ages of man: youth middle age and “Gee you look good.”

— Red Skelton

In terms of days and moments lived, you’ll never again be as young as you are right now, so spend this day, the youth of your future, in a way thatdeflects regret. Invest in yourself. Have some fun. Do something important.Love somebody extra.

— Victoria Moran

We have to make these young people (of the Depression) feel that they are necessary. (They should be given) “certain things for which youth craves – the chance for self-sacrifice for an ideal.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Be young at heart. Remember back when you were young and what made you happiest then. Recapture the simplicity and wonder of youth and make it a state of mind.

— Susan Stovall, Simple Living A to Z

The eye of youth is very observant. Youth has its moments of keen intuition, even normal youth — but the intuition of those who stand mi-way between the sexes is so ruthless, so poignant, so deadly, as to be in the nature of an added scourge…

— Radclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness

I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one’s tongue don’t move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule.

— Horace Walpole

I contracted malaria in rural Mozambique. I was a youth ambassador for Australia. For a year after high school, you give positive speeches about Australia and as part of it I traveled to lots of different countries.

— Rebel Wilson

I wondered for a moment if he was trying to get me to join a cult, but I realized it was just his youth talking, not a dogma.

— Catherine Lacey, Nobody Is Ever Missing

Why do I love writing YA? Because I get a chance to re-live my youth knowing all I know now…

— Belle Whittington

Saki says that youth is like hors d’oeuvres: you are so busy thinking of the next courses you don’t notice it. When you’ve had them, you wish you’d had more hors d’oeuvres.

— Philip Larkin, Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

The inquisitive nature of youth should carry over into our adult lives. Challenging the status quo and enticing curiosity should be a daily practice of adult life.

— Farshad Asl, The “No Excuses” Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

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

EarthEcho Expeditions represents the culmination of more than a decade of working with educators and youth from around the world. EarthEcho Expeditions uses the thrill of adventure to inspire and empower a new generation of environmental champions.

— Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

The task for parents and teachers is not to teach, it is how to inspire the people of youth to find their desire to learn.

— Hasse Jerner

Religious people were big on saying “the tongue is a mighty weapon, so use it wisely, ” and then forsaking this claim when the music director slept with the minister’s wife or when the youth minister did what he did.

— Tiffany King, Miss Me Not

You gotta bear in mind, the youth – and this is just in Britain alone – have nowhere to go in the evenings. They’ve closed all the social centers. There’s not even a patch of grass to kick a ball on.

— John Lydon

Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents meriting an education which his parents cannot afford, he should be carried forward at the public expense.

— James Madison

I know I have a long way to go but for now I am taking my life one day at a time. Enjoying every minute of my youth as far as I could. I know I am still young but no one is ever too young to have a dream so big to inspire many people.

— Diana Rose Morcilla

Who was there to guard youth from pain and death – youth who could not, who had never been able to, guard itself? Did they know too little? Or was it that they knew too much, and therefore thought they knew it all?

— Agatha Christie, Nemesis

Instead of being taught independence, energy, and enterprise, our youth today is taught to look for security.

— B. Carroll Reece

The best help we can offer the youth of today is to prepare them for tomorrow.

— Mark W. Boyer

The problems of rebellious youth can be traced to homes where the mother disobeyed the father or showed lack of respect for his authority.

— Helen Andelin

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, our religion.

— Ralph W. Sockman

I, for one, hope that youth will again revolt and again demoralize the dead weight of conformity that now lies upon us.

— Howard Mumford Jones

If youth knew if age could.

— Sigmund Freud

Who originates the latest slang terms that are, seemingly overnight, known to every black youth across the country?

— Donald Jeffries, The Unreals

But he had been the victim of the world’s most common crime—his youth had been kidnapped by a thing called time. It had likely also been raped, dismembered, and buried somewhere never to be seen again

— Aurelio Voltaire, Call of the Jersey Devil

As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.

— Margaret Mead

The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of the young people.

— Kailash Satyarthi

What good does it do a black youth to know that an employer must pay him $2 an hour if the fact that he must be paid that amount is what keeps him from getting a job?

— Paul A. Samuelson, Economics

The joy and laughter and youth they brought was an antidote to the somberness enveloping his flat, the hours when he felt the very walls and ceilings were encrusted with the distress of of unhappy decades

— Rohinton Mistry, Family Matters

Drink from the fountain of youth and cloak yourself in the garments of wisdom.

— Truth Devour, Wantin

Don’t feel bad if your youth cannot be joyful, but at least make it useful.

— Amit Kalantri

But flaming youth in all it’s madnessKeeps nothing of its heart concealed:It’s loves and hates, its joys and sadness, Are babbled out and soon revealed.

— Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin

I rather would entreat thy companyTo see the wonders of the world abroadThan, living dully sluggardiz’d at home, Wear out thy youth with shapeless idleness.

— William Shakespeare

I wasn’t a nerd, mind you, but I’d spent a lot of my youth studying Epics, so I’d had limited experience with social interaction. I mixed with ordinary people about the same way that a bucket of paint mixed with a bag of gerbils.

— Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

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.

— Cicero

Between video games and texting, how do our youth find the time to know everything?

— L.M. Fields

Middle age is youth without its levity And age without decay.

— Daniel Defoe

It is not possible for civilization to flow backward while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong but it will advance its allotted length.

— Helen Keller

You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I’m attempting to do right now.

— Angela Davis

Everyone believes in his youth that the world really began with him and that all merely exists for his sake.

— Goethe

Was it the case that colours dimmed as the eye grew elderly? Or was it rather that in youth your excitement about the world transferred itself onto everything you saw and made it brighter?

— Julian Barnes, England, England

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.

— Jacqueline Bisset

His youth was a wingless Dodo.

— Lawrence Osborne

My best friend was really cool, and she went to a youth theatre in Paisley, so I thought maybe that’s the way to do it. I went along, and I immediately found something I was passionate about and really enjoyed.

— Richard Madden

Ah sorts of allowances are made for the illusions of youth and none or almost none for the disenchantments of age.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

O Fiend, whose talisman was that fatal symbol, wouldst thou leave nothing, whether in youth or age, for this poor sinner to revere?—such loss of faith is ever one of the saddest results of sin.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

The delight of opening a new pursuit or a new course of reading imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.

— Benjamin Disraeli

We cannot always build a future for our youth, but we can always build our youth for the future.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

Keep flax from fire youth from gaming.

— Benjamin Franklin

A good youth ought to have a fear of God, to be subject to his parents, to give honor to his elders, to preserve his purity; he ought not to despise humility, but should love forbearance and modesty. All these are an ornament to youthful years.

— Saint Ambrose

Just as a cooling pot gives off heat, so all through youth and adolescence we give off calories of virtue. That’s what’s called ingenuousness.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

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

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.

— Maurice Chevalier

Farang, I’ll bet you Wall Street against a Thai mango he’ll be back, if for no other reason than to play the card of virile youth against Hudson’s superior rank and thus restore his ego after that humiliating reprimand.

— John Burdett, Bangkok Tattoo

The madness of youth made me unafraid.

— Lauren DeStefano, Perfect Ruin

In extreme youth in our most humiliating sorrow we think we are alone. When we are older we find that others have suffered too.

— Suzanne Moarny

You’ve got the fountain of youth hidden in your pants.””What the fuck does that even mean?” Hook demanded, then held up a hand. “Never mind, I don’t want to know.””Means fucking keeps you young.

— S.E. Jakes, Daylight Again

Only youth has a taste of immortality.

— D.H. Lawrence

When a man of 40 falls in love with a girl of 20 it isn’t her youth he is seeking but his own.

— Lenore Coffee

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

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hip hop music is important precisely because it sheds light on contemporary politics, history, and race. At its best, hip hop gives voice to marginal black youth we are not used to hearing from on such topics.

— Michael Eric Dyson

Use your youth to do something useful or unique or ultimate.

— Amit Kalantri

To burn the ideal of a great love into the soul of youth in letters of fire – that is to give him a real moral strength.

— Ellen Key

Any youth which is not misspent is, by definition, misspent.

— Hermester Barrington

I had the pleasure, as Robin said, to live a childhood dream as many young Americans and Puerto Rican children live that play youth baseball. And I feel honored and very thankful for that opportunity.

— Nolan Ryan

What you conquer in your youth is your trophy in adulthood.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.

— Herbert Hoover

Show me the heroes that the youth of your country look up to, and I will tell you the future of your country.

— Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All Africans: How Every African Can Live the Life of Their Dreams

I want to know we’re not pushing children toward the traditions of life, but instead cultivating them to grow in their own specific purposes, and make the dreams of their youth become realities as they age.

— Ashley Ormon

So nigh is grandeur to our dust, So near is God to man, When Duty whispers low, ‘Thou must, ‘ The youth whispers, ‘I can.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson: Poems

If arrogance is the heady wine of youth then humility must be its eternal hangover.

— Helen Van Slyke

It is only in the peach innocence of youth that life is at its crest on top of the wheel. And there being only life, the young cling to it, they fear death… And they should! …For they are in life.

— Roman Payne, The Wanderess

The glory of youth is their strength.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

We recognised that the youth demographic needed to be pursued, preferably with dogs.

— Marcus Berkmann, Set Phasers to Stun: 50 Years of Star Trek

The splendor of youth is, to a point, the splendor of error. Jealous the old, who have everything previewed! The nightingale will never come sing over your wisdom. It won’t, darlin’, it won’t.

— Odysseus Elytis, Open Papers

The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded upon a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts and we grow happier as we grow older.

— William Lyon Phelps

High School. Society’s bright idea to put all their aggressive, naive youth into one environment to torment and emotionally scar each other for life.

— Chris Colfer, Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal

I guessed she must be, at most, twenty, but there was something about her manner that made me think she could be ageless. She seemed trapped in that state of perpetual youth reserved for mannequins in shop windows.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

I used to feel special, different and wonderful when I was very young, before the world showed me that everything I thought, said, or did was wrong. I lived in the blissfulness of youth without knowing how the world would not except me.

— Jeannie Davide-Rivera, Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed: Growing Up With Undiagnosed Autism

At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music.

— Satyajit Ray

Age considers youth ventures.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Each youth betrays considerable anxiety about the wedding night ahead.

— Gore Vidal

Maybe it is because I am an old man, but I find, M. Poirot, that there is something about the defenselessness of youth that moves me to tears. Youth is so vulnerable. It is so ruthless – so sure. So generous and so demanding.

— Agatha Christie, Five Little Pigs

I suppose you’re young, ’ she conceded, managing once again to make youth sound like impetigo

— Tyne O’Connell, Latest Accessory

What I did in my youth is hundreds of times easier today. Technology breeds crime.

— Frank W. Abagnale

Show the youth the consequences of their actions and why they should choose wisely

— Sunday Adelaja

Rashness belongs to youth prudence to old age.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

The fragile nature of youth is at last hardened by the agony of experience.

— Joel T. McGrath

If ever sorrow and suffering set their profaning marks on the youth and beauty of Miss Fairlie’s face, then, and then only, Anne Catherick and she would be the twin-sisters of chance resemblance, the living reflections of one another.

— Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White

The Fanatics have dirtied its fiber, and their mottos have reated a thick layer of mold over its wounds, one of total intolerance, feeding on the indoctrination of the youth cliques.

— Rami Ollaik

But the elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time.

— Mark Twain

Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.

— Anita Brookner

Do me a favour and go out and perform one of the activities I hear the youth enjoy this Friday, like defacing public property.

— Sarah Rees Brennan, Unspoken

I go to school the youth to learn the future.

— Robert Frost

Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth – two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.

— Ambrose Bierce

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

— Victor Hugo

…but youth yearned to youth.

— L.M. Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams

The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.

— Charles Caleb Colton

Somewhere along the line, the crazy youth hostelers I kept seeing everywhere stopped looking so crazy.

— Jen Malone, Wanderlost

Then the conceit of this inconstant staySets you rich in youth before my sight, Where wasteful Time debateth with Decay, To change your day of youth to sullied night;And all in war with Time for love of you, As he takes from you I engraft you new.

— William Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Sonnets

was coming to that troubled twilight time, a time of regrets that resemble hopes, of hopes that resemble regrets, when youth is past but old age has not yet come.

— Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons

In youth the days are short and the years are long in old age the years are short and the days long.

— Panin

When your youth is about to enter in old age it shouldn’t wonder, what happened? it must say, well done.

— Amit Kalantri

What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.

— Thomas Moore

The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger, but we care less about it.

— Samuel Butler

The youth is the hope of our future.

— Jose Rizal

Living this long’s not as wonderful as people think. I mean, you get the same amount of youth as everyone else, but a great big extra helping of being very old and deaf and creaky.

— Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith

I was halfway across America, at the dividing line between the East of my youth and the West of my future.

— Jack Kerouac, On the Road

In youth audacity is wise

— William Allingham, Blackberries

Happy the man who gains sagacity in youth but thrice happy he who retains the fervour of youth in age.

— Dagobert Runes

I wish you would tell me your secret. To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.

— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

May your table be graced with lovely women and good men. May you drink well enough to drown the envy of youth in the satisfactions of maturity. May your men wear their weight with pride, secure in the knowledge that they have become considerable.

— R.F. Capon

The years thunder by.The dreams of youth grow dimwhere they liecaked in dust on the shelves of patience.Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.Where, then lies the answer?In choice.Which shall it be:Bankruptcy of Purseor Bankruptcy of Life?

— Sterling Hayden

I tend to look out for things with a resonance to my youth – artists or objects that seemed romantic all those years ago. I never buy anything purely for its value. I like possessions that smile back at me.

— Nicholas Haslam

By the proper intakes of vitamins and other nutrients and by following a few other healthful practices from youth or middle age on, you can, I believe, extend your life and years of well-being by twenty-five or even thirty-five years.

— Linus Pauling

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

Be wise in time. What youth sows, old age must reap….Sow to yourself rather in righteousness: break up your fallow ground, sow not among thorns.

— J.C. Ryle, Thoughts for Young Men

Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

Oh how can we, scarce mastering our passions, expect that youth should keep itself in check?

— Friedrich Schiller, Wilhelm Tell

Keep the enthusiasm of your youth and treasure the wisdom of old age.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.

— Virginia Woolf

I think it’s important for us as a society to remember that the youth within juvenile justice systems are, most of the time, youths who simply haven’t had the right mentors and supporters around them – because of circumstances beyond their control.

— Q’orianka Kilcher

I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.

— Brigitte Bardot

There was no need to hurry that future—yet the length of his own youth pressed upon him. Whatever he was to do next he wanted to begin now. But how to begin and on what?

— Pearl S. Buck, The Eternal Wonder

The great blessing and great cruelty of youth is that there seems to be time enough.

— Catherynne M. Valente

If youth but knew and age were able Then poverty would be a fable.

— Proverbs

The younger people with the ache of youth were eating all the cheese.

— Grace Paley, Later the Same Day

In the lexicon of youth which fate reserves For a bright manhood there is no such word As fail.

— Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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

I spent most of my youth hauling sides of beef and pork to my father’s shop. Carrying you is far more enjoyable.””How sweet, ” Annabelle mumbled sickly, her eyes closed. “Every woman dreams of being told that she’s preferable to a dead cow.

— Lisa Kleypas, Secrets of a Summer Night

If youth was sold in a bottle of hair dye, we would all get in line.

— Jan Rogers

There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age. I missed it coming and going.

— J.B. Priestley

The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.

— Lyman Bryson

I’ve never known fear; as a youth I fought/ In endless battles. I am old, now, / But I will fight again, seek fame still, / If the dragon hiding in his tower dares/ To face me

— Burton Raffel, Beowulf

Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.

— Michel de Montaigne

The youth of today will never have the determination and the understanding of yesteryear’s youth.

— Javier Enríquez Serralde

The Indian youth needs to be empowered, and it can be done through good education and vocational training.

— Pallam Raju

Today’s youth will determine if we’re going to fail or succeed in ending global poverty by 2030

— Desmond Oshifeso

There is something about the defencelessness of youth that moves me to tears. Youth is so vulnerable. It is so ruthless–so sure. So generous and so demanding.

— Agatha Christie, Five Little Pigs

My whole theory of writing I can sum up in one sentence. An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

By denying the youth an education you murder the future RjS

— rassool jibraeel snyman

It is the youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow… that are the aftermath of war.

— Herbert Hoover

Behold yon rough and flinty roadWhere youth, now youth no more, Gropes whining, seeking crumbs of loavesHe cast away of yore.

— Emma Ghent Curtis

Listen, you know this: If there’s not a rebellious youth culture, there’s no culture at all. It’s absolutely essential. It is the future. This is what we’re supposed to do as a species, is advance ideas.

— John Lydon

The youth of Idaho falls should be encouraged to take drugs in order to cope up with the fact that there is plutonium in their drinking water.

— Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America

In my youth I loved climbing and scrambling up rocks and mountains: now I seldom intrude on the dweller of a second story, and my greatest enemy or friend may avoid me altogether on the third; so humbled is the aspiring spirit of my youth.

— Edward John Trelawny, Adventures of a Younger Son

By fetishizing youth and virginity, we’re supporting a disturbing message: that really sexy women aren’t women at all- they’re girls.

— Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women

If youth were not ignorant and timid, civilization would be impossible.

— Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

We ran on the fuel of youth and hormones and ignorant arrogance, imagining we had the whole world and the workings thereof figured out.

— Gwenn Wright, The BlueStocking Girl

such wanton, wild, and usual slips/ As are companions noted and most known/ To youth and liberty.

— William Shakespeare

Keep the dreams of your youth very close to your heart.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

The youth of America need routine, repetition toward excellence, a sound but not punishing discipline, and the opportunity to make mistakes without the feeling of failure.

— George M. Gilbert, Team Of One: We Believe

The failure to invest in youth reflects a lack of compassion and a colossal failure of common sense.

— Coretta Scott King

The interests of childhood and youth are the interests of mankind.

— Edmund Storer James

We are wasting our youth holding cold devices while we should be holding one another’s warm hands.

— Mohamed Ghazi, Honest

If you look for endings you can always find one, but I truly felt as if I had used up the last of my youth, if youth is that finite stage of life when it all feels expeditionary, inexact.

— Charles Finch, The Last Enchantments

…I always thought youth were idealists – now, I’m not so sure – I’m more idealistic now then at 17…

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

The glory of youth is the grace of strength.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

So, after three days of incessant brandy-drinking, he had burned out the youth from his blood, he had achieved this kindled state of oneness with all the world, which is the end of youth’s most passionate desire.

— D.H. Lawrence

This struggle between good and evil, fresh and stale, new and decrepit, between the vigor of moral youth and the dotage of senility, is of positive benefit, for it keeps the perennial moral values alive

— Fazlur Rahman, Major Themes of the Qur’an

One of the shocks of a 50th birthday is realizing the fundamental fact that your youth is irrevocably over.

— Marianne Williamson

Through all of youth I was looking for youwithout knowing what I was looking for

— W.S. Merwin

Perhaps we need to separate youth from education. Education lasts forever. Youth is the time for exploration, maturation, socialization.

— Jeff Jarvis, What Would Google Do?

In my youth I had three teachers: friends, enemies, and books. In my adulthood I had three professors: God, nature, and life.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.

— Oscar Wilde

The foolishness of youth with the cynicism of age is a dangerous combination.

— Murad S. Shah

Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one’s death.

— Rollo May

Not so many moons ago, he had been able to run to the summit of the temple without losing a single breath; however, now he felt like an old camel that laboured under a load of corn. Years pass so quickly, and the dreams of youth are lost forever.

— Alan Kinross, Longinus The Vampire: Babylon

The energy of youth with the experience of age is a lethal combination.

— Murad S. Shah

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

— Hosea Ballou

A face to lose youth for, to occupy age With the dream of, meet death with.

— Robert Browning

You can’t go home again. Your childhood is lost. The friends of your youth are gone. Your present is slipping away from you. Nothing is ever the same.

— Heraclitus of Ephesus, The fragments of the work of Heraclitus of Ephesus on nature; translated from the Greek text of Bywater, with an introd. historical and critical

What hurts so bad about youth isn’t the actual butt whippings the world delivers. It’s the stupid hopes playacting like certainties.

— Mary Karr, Lit

Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone.

— John Dryden

The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.

— Isaac D’Israeli

Men and women whose early youth was shaped in the ordeal of the Great Depression showed the values formed in that crucible when tyranny threatened a world.

— Steve Buyer

The bones of the oak tree that had stood by the spring branch during my youth were scattered about the ground, pieces of the skeleton of a majestic life that had passed while I was off growing up and old.

— Dan Groat, An Enigmatic Escape: A Trilogy

People only talk about how wonderful youth is when they have forgotten how hard it was.

— Louis L’Amour, The Lonesome Gods

The delights of reading impart the vivacity of youth even to old age.

— Isaac D’Israeli

Do something very praiseworthy in your youth or in your middle age so that you can spend all your time talking about it in your old age!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Beauty for wisdom, lust for love, youth for happiness, anger for understanding and denial for acceptance are all things I gladly trade on my journey through life. Who say’s getting old is a bad thing?

— J.S. Riley

Age isn’t triggered by wrinkles, nor by the reduction of strong footing, for the true youth exists effectively in your heart, brightens through your smile and beats slow when your heart is right, innocent like that of a child

— Nwilliams S C

There is a place in God’s sun for the youth “farthest down” who has the vision the determination and the courage to reach it.

— Mary McLeod Bethune

I spent my entire youth in front of a TV watching old movies, and as soon as I was able to get a subway pass, when I was 14, I joined the Museum of Modern Art and was there all weekend watching old movies.

— Amy Heckerling

And if we can imagine the art of fiction come alive and standing in our midst, she would undoubtedly bid us break her and bully her, as well as honour and love her, for so her youth is renewed and her sovereignty assured.

— Virginia Woolf, Selected Essays

What though youth gave love and roses Age still leaves us friends and wine.

— Thomas More

Enthusiasm can keep the fountain of youth flowing.

— Debasish Mridha