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Youth Quotes


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

Adolescence is certainly far from a uniformly pleasant period. Early manhood might be the most glorious time of all were it not that the sheer excess of life and vigor gets a fellow into continual scrapes.

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

Ah! happy years! once more who would not be a boy!

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.

At almost every step in life we meet with young men from whom we anticipate wonderful things, but of whom, after careful inquiry, we never hear another word. Like certain chintzes, calicoes, and ginghams, they show finely on their first newness, but cannot stand the sun and rain, and assume a very sober aspect after washing-day.

Bestow thy youth so that thou mayest have comfort to remember it when it hath forsaken thee, and not sigh and grieve at the account thereof. While thou art young thou wilt think it will never have an end; but the longest day hath its evening, and thou shalt enjoy it but once; it never turns again; use it therefore as the spring-time, which soon departeth, and wherein thou oughtest to plant and sow all provisions for a long and happy life.

Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.

Consider what heavy responsibility lies upon you in your youth, to determine, among realities, by what you will be delighted, and, among imaginations, by whose you will be led.

Crabbed age and youth cannot live together; Youth is full of pleasure, age is full of care; Youth like summer morn, age like winter weather; Youth like summer brave, age like winter bare. Youth is full sport, age's breath is short; Youth is nimble, age is lame; Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; Youth is wild, age is tame. Age, I do abhor thee; youth, I do adore thee.

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

Every generation is a secret society and has incommunicable enthusiasms, tastes, and interests which are a mystery both to its predecessors and to posterity.

Every period of life has its peculiar temptations and dangers. But youth is the time when we are the most likely to be ensnared. This, preeminently, is the forming, fixing period, the spring season of disposition and habit; and it is during this season, more than any other, that the character assumes its permanent shape and color, and the young are wont to take their course for time and for eternity.

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

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

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

Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be.

Hard are life's early steps; and but that youth is buoyant, confident, and strong in hope, men would behold its threshold and despair.

He who cares only for himself in youth will be a very niggard in manhood, and a wretched miser in old age.

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!


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