Young Quotes

Young people tell what they are doing, old people what they have done and fools what they wish to do.

French Proverb

The young are often accused of exaggerating their troubles; they do so, very often, in the hope of making some impression upon the inertia and the immovability of the selfish old.

Robertson Davies

No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline.

Kofi Annan

Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.

Horace Mann

One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.

Albert Einstein

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The young always have the same problem how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this problem by defying their elders and copying each other.

Quentin Crisp

You know what's so great about junk food? Fat people who eat too much die young from cholesterol poisoning! It's a problem that solves itself!

Ben (Yahtzee) Croshaw

As long as there are young men with the light of adventure in their eyes or a touch of wildness in their souls, rapids will be run.

Sigurd F. Olson

In the course of her education she had gone through the history usually put into the hands of young people... now her ripened reason gave to her present study at least the advantage of novelty.

Charlotte Smith

A young man should serve his parents at home and be respectful to elders outside his home. He should be earnest and truthful, loving all, but become intimate with humaneness. After doing this, if he has energy to spare, he can study literature and the arts.


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

Pearl S. Buck

Time for the weather report. It's cold out folks. Bonecrushing cold. The kind of cold which will wrench the spirit out of a young man, or forge it into steel.

Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

Don't you think the soldiers look like they came straight from high school yearbooks, too young to be over in Iraq, fighting for no reason?

Moran Margaret Cho

In my philosophy everyone, including the poor, sick and aged, belongs to one familyGods Family. God is at once poor and rich, sick and healthy, young and old, for He exists inside each and every individual. Here on earth we are all Gods children.

Sri Chinmoy
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