Youth Quotes

Youth is a period of missed opportunities.

Cyril Connolly

Youth has a small head

Irish Sayings

Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.

Anne Bradstreet

Youth is wholly experimental

Robert Louis Stevenson

In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!


Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.

Jonathan Swift

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all!

Washington Irving

Youth is that period when a young boy knows everything but how to make a living

Carey Williams

The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid

Carl Gustav Jung

The youth, intoxicated with his admiration of a hero, fails to see, that it is only a projection of his own soul, which he admires

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere.

Pablo Picasso

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

Beverly Sills

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


Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.


Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret

Benjamin Disraeli

Keep true to the dreams of your youth.

Friedrich von Schiller

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.

Mary McLeod Bethune

Youth is the first victim of war; the first fruit of peace. It takes 20 years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only 20 seconds of war to destroy him.

Baudouin I

Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.

Herbert Asquith

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

George Bernard Shaw

It is less painful to learn in youth than to be ignorant in age


When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - my youth.

Sara Teasdale

Youth comes but once in a lifetime

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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