Youth Quotes

Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short; youth is nimble, age is lame; Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; Youth is wild, and age is tame.

William Shakespeare

All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth

Percy Bysshe Shelley

There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age - I missed it coming and going.

John B. Priestly

Time, the subtle thief of youth

John Milton

Just at the age 'twixt boy and youth, When thought is speech, and speech is truth

Sir Walter Scott

Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife; This simple boon I beg of Fate - A thousand years of Middle Life

Carolyn Wells

The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later

Charles Caleb Colton

Youth is a religion from which one always ends up being converted

Andre Malraux

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

Doris Day

I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it.

Henri Matisse

What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew

Robert Browning

Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years

Charlotte Bronte

All natural goods perish. Riches take wings; fame is a breath; love is a cheat; youth and health and pleasure vanish.

William James

Youth is like spring, an overpraised season

Samuel Butler

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Updated On : June 11, 2013
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