Youth Quotes and Sayings
To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
– Oscar Wilde
Our youth are not failing the system; the system is failing our youth. Ironically, the very youth who are being treated the worst are the young people who are going to lead us out of this nightmare.
– Rachel Jackson
The more we increase the active participation and partnership with young people, the better we serve them. … And the more comprehensively we work with them as service partners, the more we increase our public value to the entire community.
– Carmen Martinez
A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
– William Shakespeare
Man’s own youth is the world’s youth; at least he feels as if it were, and imagines that the earth’s granite substance is something not yet hardened, and which he can mould into whatever shape he likes.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.
– Anita Brookner
What is youth except a man or a woman before it is ready or fit to be seen.
– Evelyn Waugh
The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
– Alfred North Whitehead
After all, life hasn’t much to offer except youth and I suppose for older people the love of youth in others.
Youth! There is nothing like youth. The middle-aged are mortgaged to Life. The old are in Life’s lumber-room. But youth is the Lord of Life. Youth has a kingdom waiting for it. Every one is born a king, and most people die in exile.
– Oscar Wilde
Youth enters the world with very happy prejudices in her own favor. She imagines herself not only certain of accomplishing every adventure, but of obtaining those rewards which the accomplishment may deserve. She is not easily persuaded to believe that the force of merit can be resisted by obstinacy and avarice, or its luster darkened by envy and malignity.
– Samuel Johnson
I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more –the feeling that I could last for ever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures us on to joys, to perils, to love, to vain effort –to death; the triumphant conviction of strength, the heat of life in the handful of dust, the glow in the heart that with every year grows dim, grows cold, grows small, and expires –and expires, too soon, too soon –before life itself.
– Joseph Conrad
Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.
– Natalie Clifford Barney