George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.
Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising.
The worst of misery Is when a nature framed for noblest things Condemns itself in youth to petty joys, And, sore athirst for air, breathes scanty life Gasping from out the shallows.
Tears fell from my eyes--yes, weak and foolish as it now appears to me, I wept for my departed youth; and for that beauty of which the faithful mirror too plainly assured me, no remnant existed.
Free imagination is the inestimable prerogative of youth and it must be cherished and guarded as a treasure.
Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.
Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!
Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.
Kings live in Palaces, and Pigs in sties,And youth in Expectation. Youth is wise.
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth; they become incorrigible as they grow older.
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
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
If youth knew; if age could.
Don't waste your youth growing up.
Many people use their youth to make their old age miserable
The old age of an eagle is better than the youth of a sparrow.
To some baffled parents youth is stranger than fiction
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
Youth condemns; maturity condones
Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.
This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover
The follies of youth become the vices of manhood and the disgrace of old age
Youth is like a long weekend on Friday night. Middle age is like a long weekend on Monday afternoon.