Youth Quotes

The follies of youth become the vices of manhood and the disgrace of old age

Unknown

This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover

Unknown

Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.

Ambrose Bierce

Youth condemns; maturity condones

Amy Lowell

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.

Bill Vaughn

To some baffled parents youth is stranger than fiction

Unknown

What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine

Thomas More

American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age

Marshall McLuhan

Youth lives on hope, old age on remembrance

French Proverb

The old age of an eagle is better than the youth of a sparrow.

Proverb

Many people use their youth to make their old age miserable

Unknown

Don't waste your youth growing up.

Unknown

If youth knew; if age could.

Henri Estienne

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.

Sophia Loren

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

Unknown

Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth; they become incorrigible as they grow older.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Old age, especially an honored old age, has so great authority that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.

Cicero

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!

Charles Dickens

If most men and women were forced to rely upon physical charm to attract lovers, their sexual lives would be not only meager but in a youth-worshiping country like America painfully brief.

Gore Vidal

In youth we learn; in age we understand.

Marie E. Eschenbach

Take time to think.. it is the source of power. Take time to play.. it is the secret of prepetual youth. Take time to read÷ it is the fountain of wisdom. Take time to pray.. it is the greatest power on earth. Take time to laugh÷ it is the music of the soul. Take time to give÷ it is too short a day to be selfish.

Anon xx

She was a beauty in her youth a fact which she alone remembers

Benjamin Constant

Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see Beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see Beauty never grows old.

Frank Kafka

To make the distinction unmistakably clear: Civilization is the vital force in human history; culture is that inert mass of institutions and organizations which accumulate around and tend to drag down the advance of life; Civilization is Giordano Bruno facing death by fire; culture is the Cardinal Bellarmino, after ten years of inquisition, sending Bruno to the stake in the Campo di Fiori; Civilization is Sartre; culture Cocteau; Civilization is mutual aid and self-defense; culture is the judge, the lawbook and the forces of Law & Ordure (sic); Civilization is uprising, insurrection, revolution; culture is the war of state against state, or of machines against people, as in Hungary and Vietnam; Civilization is tolerance, detachment and humor, or passion, anger, revenge; culture is the entrance examination, the gas chamber, the doctoral dissertation and the electric chair; Civilization is the Ukrainian peasant Nestor Makhno fighting the Germans, then the Reds, then the Whites, then the Reds again; culture is Stalin and the Fatherland; Civilization is Jesus turning water into wine; culture is Christ walking on the waves; Civilization is a youth with a Molotov cocktail in his hand; culture is the Soviet tank or the L.A. cop that guns him down; Civilization is the wild river; culture, 592,000 tons of cement; Civilization flows; culture thickens and coagulates, like tired, sick, stifled blood.

Edward Abbey
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