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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Youth (126 Quotations)

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Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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All lovely things will have an ending, All lovely things will fade and die; And youth, that's now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by.
~ Conrad Aiken

 

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The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.
~ Aristotle

 

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They [Young People] have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things -- and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones: Their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning -- all their mistakes are in the direction of doing things excessively and vehemently. They overdo everything -- they love too much, hate too much, and the same with everything else.
~ Aristotle

 

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I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.
~ Margaret Atwood

 

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Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.
~ Natalie Clifford Barney

 

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I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
~ Sir James M. Barrie

 

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Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did.
~ Horace Benchley

 

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It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. [Lamentations 3:27]
~ Bible

 

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Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. [Ecclesiastes 11:9]
~ Bible

 

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When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
~ Josh Billings

 

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Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.
~ Anita Brookner

 

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What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.
~ Robert Browning

 

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The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.
~ Pearl S. Buck

 

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Youth, with swift feet, walks onward in the way; the land of joy lies all before his eyes.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

 

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There's nothing wrong with teenagers that reasoning with them won't aggravate.
~ Bumper Sticker

 

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The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough.
~ Lord Chesterfield

 

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No man knows he is young while he is young.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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