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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.

How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams! Book of Beginnings, Story without End, Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend!
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.
I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
Youth is the time to go flashing from one end of the world to the other to try the manners of different nations; to hear the chimes at midnight; to see the sunrise in town and country; to be converted at a revival; to circumnavigate the metaphysics, write halting verses, run a mile to see a fire, and wait all day long in the theatre to applaud Hernani.
Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.
Youth is a period of missed opportunities.
The young feel tired at the end of an action, the old at the beginning.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
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.
The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.
Young men wish; love, money and health. One day, they'll say; health, money and love.
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.
I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.
Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did.
Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.
There's nothing wrong with teenagers that reasoning with them won't aggravate.
No man knows he is young while he is young.
The young always have the same problem -- how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
A boy's story is the best that is ever told.
Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life.
For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself!
The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
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.
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]
What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.
The hatred of the youth culture for adult society is not a disinterested judgment but a terror-ridden refusal to be hooked into the, if you will, ecological chain of breathing, growing, and dying. It is the demand, in other words, to remain children.
Do not commit the error common among the young, of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind you have failed.
You are only young once, and if you work it right, once is enough.
Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self-confidence young. Keep your hope young.
Use your youth so that you may have comfort to remember it when it has forsaken you, and not sigh and grieve at the account thereof.
Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
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.
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
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.
Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough.
A sensual and intemperate youth translates into an old worn-out body.
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.

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