Youth Quotes

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.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.

James Matthew Barrie

Youth is, after all, just a moment, but it is the moment, the spark, that you always carry in your heart.

Raisa M. Gorbachev

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.

William Somerset Maugham

To get back one's youth one has merely to repeat one's follies

Oscar Wilde

There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring in your life and the lives of people you love

Sophia Loren

It is a pity that, as one gradually gains experience, one loses one's youth.

Vincent van Gogh

To get back to my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable

Oscar Wilde

Youth has no age.

Pablo Picasso

Youth is wasted on the young.

George Bernard Shaw

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently

Friedrich Nietzsche

In youth one has tears without grief; in age, griefs without tears

Joseph Roux

By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man passionately desire to be a perfect citizen, and teaches him to rule, and to obey, with justice. This is the only education which deserves the name.


Middle age is youth without its levity, and age without decay.

Daniel Defoe

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

Victor Hugo

In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long.

Nikita Ivanovich Panin

Greatness is the dream of youth realized in old age.

Alfred Victor Vigny

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.

Alfred North Whitehead

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.


I write of youth, of love, and have access by these to sing of cleanly wantonness


Youth will be served, every dog has his day, and mine has been a fine one

George Borrow

Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing

George Bernard Shaw

Poor in my youth, and in life's later scenes - Rich to no end, I curse my natal hour, Who naught enjoyed while young, denied the means; And naught when old enjoyed, denied the power

Greek proverb

Youth is like a long weekend on Friday night. Middle age is like a long weekend on Monday afternoon.

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