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The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.

It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.
Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
A hundred things are done today in the divine name of Youth, that if they showed their true colors would be seen by rights to belong rather to old age.
Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
A youth with his first cigar makes himself sick; a youth with his first girl makes everybody sick.
The young, whether they know it or not, live on borrowed property.
Enjoy the Spring of Love and Youth, to some good angel leave the rest; For Time will teach thee soon the truth, there are no birds in last year's nest!
If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon.
Every youth owes it to himself and to the world to make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him...
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who has lost it.
The American ideal is youth --handsome, empty youth.
Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.
There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life.
The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.
The child thinks of growing old as an almost obscene calamity, which for some mysterious reason will never happen to itself. All who have passed the age of thirty are joyless grotesques, endlessly fussing about things of no importance and staying alive without, so far as the child can see, having anything to live for. Only child life is real life.
Youth doesn't reason, it acts. The old man reasons and would like to make the others act in his place.
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.
Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere.
Youth lives on hope, old age on memories.
If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength.
When the newspapers have got nothing else to talk about, they cut loose on the young. The young are always news. If they are up to something, that's news. If they aren't, that's news too.
I'm really glad that your young people missed the Depression I'm really glad that your young people missed the Depression and missed the big war. But I do regret that they missed the leaders that I knew, leaders who told us when things were tough and that we'd have to sacrifice, and that these difficulties might last awhile. They brought us together and they gave us a sense of national purpose.
The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.
Youth covets; let not this covetousness seduce you.
It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
Do you set down your name in the scroll of youth, that are written down old with all the characters of age?
Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of their blood.
Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you.
Don't laugh at youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own.
To be young is all there is in the world. They talk so beautifully about work and having a family and a home (and I do, too, sometimes) --but it's all worry and head-aches and respectable poverty and forced gushing. Telling people how nice it is, when, in reality, you would give all of your last thirty years for one of your first thirty. Old people are tremendous frauds.
In the first day of my youth I tried to find it in the creatures, as I saw others do: but the more I sought, the less I found it, and the nearer I went to it, the further off it was. For of every image that appeared to me, before I had fully tested it, or abandoned myself to peace in it, and inner voice said to me: 'This is not what thou seekest.
Youth should be a savings bank.
Like a kite cut from the string, lightly the soul of my youth has taken flight
Youth gets together with their materials to build a bridge to the moon or maybe a palace on earth; then in middle age they decide to build a woodshed with them instead.
It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.
Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.
Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.

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