Young Quotes

The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinion of its young people, those under twenty-five.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The first symptom of love in a young man is shyness; the first symptom in a woman, it's boldness.

Victor Hugo

Frankness is a jewel; only the young can afford it

Mark Twain

A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.

Ring Lardner

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries, when they wrote these books.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the effort to give good and comforting answers to the young questioners whom we love, we very often arrive at good and comforting answers for ourselves

Ruth Goode

Though an old man I am but a young gardener

Thomas Jefferson

Desperation is the perfume of the young actor. It's so satisfying to have gotten rid of it. If you keep smelling it, it can drive you crazy. In this business a lot of people go nuts, go eccentric, even end up dead from it. Not my plan.

Uma Thurman

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential - for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.

Soren Kierkegaard

I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness."

Aldo Leopol

A young person, to achieve, must first get out of his mind any notion either of the ease or rapidity of success. Nothing ever just happens in this world.

Edward William Bok

The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung.

Phillips Brooks

I like a man who's good, but not too good--for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.

Mae West

You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind.

Timothy Leary

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.

Mark Twain

Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.

Sydney J. Harris

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.

Louisa May Alcott

We must always have old memories and young hopes.

Arsene Houssaye

Memory is what makes us young or old.

Louis Charles Alfred de Musset

It's hard to be responsible, adult and sensible all the time. How good it is to have a sister whose heart is as young as your own.

Pam Brown

One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination.

Sam Levenson

Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow.

Thornton Wilder

When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.

Oscar Wilde
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