Quotes and Sayings about Youth



"It is inevitable that those to whom is vouchsafed a long life of usefulness should outlive the friends of their youth."
- Cleveland Abbe
(Related: Life, Friends, Usefulness, Youth)

"Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down."
- Edward Abbey
(Related: Civilization, Culture, Youth)

"The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Fortune, Humility, Youth)

"The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Nature, Age, Stars, Sun, Years, Youth)

"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
(Related: Ending, Now, Will, Youth)

"I'm busy doing my job, and being a loudmouth doesn't appeal to me as much as when I was younger and had the youthful delusion that I was smarter than everybody else."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Being, Delusion, Job)

"Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Age, Life, Success, Time, Work, Day, Old, Play, Will, Worth, Youth)

"Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry, into which any noble youth, whose parents were from poverty unable to educate him to the art of war, was readily received."
- Horatio Alger
(Related: Art, War, Chivalry, Parents, Poverty, School, Youth)

"For the first time in history, a private company is organizing a mission to the moon. This mission will inspire countries of the world, citizens, our youth."
- Eric Anderson
(Related: Time, History, Company, Countries, First, Mission, Moon, Will, World, Youth)

"Hold fast to life and youth."
- Elizabeth Arden
(Related: Life, Youth)

"Hold fast to youth and beauty."
- Elizabeth Arden
(Related: Beauty, Youth)

"Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope."
- Aristotle
(Related: Hope, Quick, Youth)

"Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age."
- Aristotle
(Related: Age, Old, Youth)

"Good habits formed at youth make all the difference."
- Aristotle
(Related: Difference, Habits, Youth)

"What is going on in America is extreme. The youth cult, they worship youth so much it's almost paranoid. And LA is the Mecca of it all; they're taking it to the hilt."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: America, Extreme, Worship, Youth)

"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
(Related: Time, People, Freedom, Joy, Youth)

"Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Being, Reason, United, World, Youth)

"I don't like rap that you can't understand. The youth is so quick and alert."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Quick, Rap, Youth)

"Youth is not restored by the dyeing of your hair."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Hair, Youth)

"You know what, man? I don't have time to worry about what people think. I'm focused on the youth of America. I'm focused on the kids who are dressing like whores. Because that's the message in the media."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Time, People, America, Kids, Man, Media, Worry, Youth)

"Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Age, Old, Youth)

"For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons, fools, and idiots, especially during youth."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Intelligence, Fools, Idiots, Passion, Youth)

"If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world, they would take away the spring, and youth, the former from the year, the latter from human life."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Life, Direction, Enemies, Spring, World, Youth)

"Since the pharmaceuticals don't make any money and they control the doctors. If the doctors don't make any money then all hell breaks loose. In communities like LA and New York they are using a lot of the youth for a test sight."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Money, Control, Doctors, Hell, Sight, Youth)

"For the sake of argument and illustration I will presume that certain articles of ordinary diet, however beneficial in youth, are prejudicial in advanced life, like beans to a horse, whose common ordinary food is hay and corn."
- William Banting
(Related: Food, Diet, Life, Argument, Will, Youth)

"Experience has taught me to believe that, these human beans are the most insidious enemies man, with a tendency to corpulence in advanced life, can possess, though eminently friendly to youth."
- William Banting
(Related: Experience, Life, Enemies, Man, Youth)

"I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Beauty, Experience, Wisdom, Men, Animals, Youth)

"Time is a great conference planning our end, and youth is only the past putting a leg forward."
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Time, End, Past, Planning, Youth)

"Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth."
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Related: Old, Question, Youth)

"I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Joy, Youth)

"Smiling always with a never fading serenity of countenance, and flourishing in an immortal youth."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Serenity, Youth)

"I was just a lot smarter about not getting caught. I mean, I never stuck anything in my arm, but I certainly enjoyed my youth."
- Jason Bateman
(Related: Youth)

"It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Immortality, Mathematics)

"Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Age, Power, Wisdom, Achievement, Growth, Purpose, Innocence, Personal growth, Self, Understanding, Youth)

"The young people look great on television. They're youthful and have a lot of zip and energy, but when you see them live, they can only do about 20 minutes because they haven't got the training to hold an audience for an hour and a half or so."
- Tony Bennett
(Related: People, Energy, Television, Training)

"We were like psychedelic folk combined with Sonic Youth's noise."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Folk, Youth)

"If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance."
- Al Bernstein
(Related: Want, Youth)

"Sending our youth to war is wrong."
- Michael Berryman
(Related: War, Wrong, Youth)

"I remember being young in the 1960s... we had a great sense of the future, a great big hope. This is what is missing in the youth today. This being able to dream and to change the world."
- Bernardo Bertolucci
(Related: Change, Dream, Hope, Being, Future, Sense, Today, World, Youth)

"I had now arrived at my seventeenth year, and had attained my full height, a fraction over six feet. I was well endowed with youthful energy, and was of an extremely sanguine temperament."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Energy, Feet, Now, Temperament)

"We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: Change, Power, Ideas, Courage, May, Old, Potential, Youth)

"Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Age, Experience, Errors, Light, Youth)

"Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Experience, Enthusiasm, Connection, Repentance, Youth)

"Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Age, Life, Folly, Remorse, Sin, Youth)

"Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Beauty, Character, Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Woman, Youth)

"Rock is young music, it is youth oriented. It just speaks for a generation."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Music, Youth)

"Instead of explaining the sober facts of mechanics and electricity, I want to say a few words about the debt which we owe to youth; and with your permission I shall consider you as representing here not only the academic youth of Sweden nor even of Europe but also of America."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: America, Debt, Electricity, Europe, Facts, Want, Words, Youth)

"Free imagination is the inestimable prerogative of youth and it must be cherished and guarded as a treasure."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: Imagination, Treasure, Youth)

"I am sure my fellow-scientists will agree with me if I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our later years had its origin in the experiences of our youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed before and during our time as students."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: Time, Students, Will, Wishes, Years, Youth)

"Hip Hop is thee dominant youth culture in the world right now."
- Kurtis Blow
(Related: Culture, Now, Right, World, Youth)

"What saddens me is the corruption of youth and beauty, and the loss of soul, which is only replaced by money."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Money, Beauty, Soul, Corruption, Loss, Youth)

"I work with youth offenders in LA, I've heard them speak and see how music manipulates them."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Music, Work, Youth)

"Youth will be served, every dog has his day, and mine has been a fine one."
- George Borrow
(Related: Day, Will, Youth)

"All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Greatness, Want, Youth)

"Pixies and Sonic Youth were so important to the eighties."
- David Bowie
(Related: Youth)

"Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending."
- Anne Bradstreet
(Related: Age, Time, Middle age, Old, Youth)

"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
(Related: Age, Memory, Old, Years, Youth)

"Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Time, Freedom, Youth)

"Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness."
- James Broughton
(Related: End, Poets, Sadness, Youth)

"The young women in my classes are feisty and clever and believe, often with the passion of youthful optimism, that feminism is a battle already won. I worry for them - and for my daughters, too."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Women, Optimism, Battle, Daughters, Feminism, Passion, Worry)

"What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Age, Dew, Youth)

"What's a man's age? He must hurry more, that's all; Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Age, Day, Man, Youth)

"To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Work, Joy, Youth)

"Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully."
- Julie Burchill
(Related: Fame, Hollywood, Old, Suicide, Youth)

"One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Age, Youth)

"At the end. First start off and do your youth thing In Hollywood and then go to New York later. But it wound up being later, later than I thought it was going to be."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Thought, Being, End, First, Hollywood, Youth)

"The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Age, Arrogance, Youth)

"A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment."
- Frances Burney
(Related: Ambition, Contentment, Enjoyment, Expectation, First, Mind)

"The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger, but we care less about it."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Art, Knowledge, Care, Evil, Youth)

"Men and women whose early youth was shaped in the ordeal of the Great Depression showed the values formed in that crucible when tyranny threatened a world."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Men, Women, Values, Depression, Tyranny, World, Youth)

"Fame is the thirst of youth."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Fame, 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."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Life, Youth)

"History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: History, People, Majority, Youth)

"When we look back, the only things we cherish are those which in some way met our original want; the desire which formed in us in early youth, undirected, and of its own accord."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Desire, Want, Youth)

"Early youth is a baffling time."
- Bruce Catton
(Related: Time, Youth)

"In this respect early youth is exactly like old age; it is a time of waiting for a big trip to an unknown destination. The chief difference is that youth waits for the morning limited and age waits for the night train."
- Bruce Catton
(Related: Age, Time, Difference, Night, Old, Respect, Waiting, Youth)

"The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman."
- Chanakya
(Related: Beauty, Power, Woman, World, Youth)

"Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth."
- Chanakya
(Related: Beauty, Education, Friend, Youth)

"The reveries of youth, in which so much energy is wasted, are the yearnings of a Spirit made for what it has not found but must forever seek as an Ideal."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Energy, Spirit, Youth)

"For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty."
- John Cheever
(Related: Beauty, Power, Battle, Grief, Prose, Rain)

"Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Power, Soul, Knowledge, Inspiration, End, Man, World, Youth)

"A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world."
- Maurice Chevalier
(Related: Age, Melancholy, Old, Reward, World, Youth)

"Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading."
- Rufus Choate
(Related: Love, Fortune, Reading, Youth)

"Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Age, Old, Prudence, Youth)

"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."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Body, Man, May, Mind, Old, Youth)

"Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything: if, in my youth, my parents had not financed my insomnias, I should surely have killed myself."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Parents, Youth)

"We can either allow our youth to shoot baskets or watch them continue to shoot people."
- Henry Cisneros
(Related: People, Youth)

"We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 - and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20?"
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Idea, Man, World, Youth)

"However light-hearted you try to be about it, the loss of youth, and everything that goes with it, is quite a trauma."
- Julian Clary
(Related: Light, Loss, Youth)

"The duty of youth is to challenge corruption."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Challenge, Corruption, Duty, Youth)

"Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet's job. The rest is literature."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Effect, Job, Light, Literature, Originality, Rest, Spontaneity, Youth)

"The writers who have the deepest influence on one are those one reads in ones more impressionable, early life, and often it is the more youthful works of those writers that leave the deepest imprint."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Life, Influence, Writers)

"Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Truth, Friends, Poison, Youth)

"The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Age, Excess, Interest, Years, Youth)

"My youth is escaping without giving me anything it owes me."
- Ivy Compton-Burnett
(Related: Giving, Youth)

"Youth is a period of missed opportunities."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Youth)

"The horse stares at its captor, barely remembering the free kicks of youth."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Youth)

"The ravaged face in the mirror hides the enchanting youth that is the real me."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Youth)

"Good parties create a temporary youthfulness."
- Mason Cooley
"Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Age, Middle age, Mourning, Youth)

"I am involved in minor league baseball. I go around the country speaking to troubled youths, trying to help them understand that whatever path they choose, they'll need to really pay attention to it."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Attention, Baseball, Country, Help, Trying)

"We are involved in youth testing internationally. We want to try to prove without a shadow of a doubt the relationship between physical fitness and health, not just physical fitness and ability to perform."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: Fitness, Health, Ability, Doubt, Shadow, Testing, Want, Youth)

"The 1970s, the decade of my teenage years, was a transitional period in American youth culture."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: American, Culture, Teenage, Years, Youth)

"We must do all we can to empower parents and communities to protect our youth and to encourage healthy behavior free from binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Abuse, Alcohol, Behavior, Drinking, Parents, Youth)

"Sport must be accessible to working class youth."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Class, Youth)

"It is better to waste one's youth than to do nothing with it at all."
- Georges Courteline
(Related: Nothing, Waste, Youth)

"All stereotypes turn out to be true. This is a horrifying thing about life. All those things you fought against as a youth: you begin to realize they're stereotypes because they're true."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Life)

"Snoop Dog is the Phil Jackson of youth football coaches. He ain't going to accept nothing but a winner."
- Ice Cube
(Related: Coaches, Football, Nothing, Youth)

"Today's youth cannot miss something they have never known, but I fear that there are no current fictional characters whose impact and influence will last with such abiding affection into their 'sore and yellow' as this splendid man's creations have in mine!"
- Peter Cushing
(Related: Fear, Affection, Influence, Man, Today, Will, Youth)

"In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Society, Love, Talent, Order, Respect, Right, Youth)

"A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Age, Building, Light, Maturity, Old, Youth)

"You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Leadership, People, Now, Right, Youth)

"This is going to sound strange, but I really didn't think I would pass 30. I don't know why or whatever, I just didn't. That's a very weird thing to say, I'm sorry. I don't know. Maybe it's because I was drinking so much as a youth."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Drinking, Sound, Youth)

"But, after all, we are a young nation, and vanity is a fault of youth."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: Fault, Nation, Vanity, Youth)

"During three decades, along all the highways of my youth, Frank had always been there for me."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Youth)

"In my youth, I found that I was quite often inspired and pushed forward by what I read."
- Peter Davison
(Related: Youth)

"Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay."
- Doris Day
(Related: Age, Middle age, Youth)

"The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: Control, Birth control, Causes, Evolution, Kids, Mothers, Parents, Schools, Teaching, Violence, Youth)

"Youth, what man's age is like to be, doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know."
- John Denham
(Related: Age, Beginnings, Man, May, Youth)

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Childhood, Christmas, Man, Old, Quiet, Youth)

"I love children, and most of my involvement now has to do with children or youth programs."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Love, Children, Now, Youth)

"The foundation of every state is the education of its youth."
- Diogenes
(Related: Education, State, Youth)

"Youth is the trustee of prosperity."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Prosperity, Youth)

"Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Age, Old, Regret, Struggle, Youth)

"We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Age, Future, Nation, Posterity, Suffering, Youth)

"The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Nation, Posterity, Youth)

"Almost everything that is great has been done by youth."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Youth)

"The price of indulging yourself in your youth in the things you cannot afford is poverty and dependence in your old age."
- Dorothy Dix
(Related: Age, Dependence, Old, Poverty, Youth)

"I consider the 70s to be the youth of old age. So all you women out there who are afraid of getting older, just keep your orgasms in place, eat a lot of vegetables, take exercise, and you'll be fine."
- Betty Dodson
(Related: Women, Age, Exercise, Old, Youth)

"I speak for a lot of church groups, youth groups, schools, colleges and do personal appearances. I've done conventions and trade shows. A lot of different little hats."
- Donna Douglas
(Related: Church, Schools, Trade, Youth)

"Jessica Simpson is the youth ambassador for Operation Smile, and an episode of The Apprentice featured a team managing a charity concert she put on. Donald Trump came on stage and pledged a donation."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Charity, Smile, Youth)

"Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone."
- John Dryden
(Related: Age, Reason, Youth)

"Stories about the ongoing dramas in our lives as we age are not being told because women find it difficult to be honest about what's going on - about, for example, our heightened sexuality as we age or about living in a society that only values youth."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Age, Society, Women, Values, Being, Example, Living, Sexuality, Youth)

"The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife."
- Will Durant
(Related: Love, Wife, Man, Old, Youth)

"In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order."
- Will Durant
(Related: Age, Discovery, Freedom, Liberty, Old, Order, Stress, Youth)

"In youth we learn; in age we understand."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Age, Youth)

"Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Maturity, Youth)

"Some men are born old, and some men never seem so. If we keep well and cheerful, we are always young and at last die in youth even when in years would count as old."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Men, Old, Years, Youth)

"I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Maturity, Solitude, Years, Youth)

"Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Age, Women, Fear, Living, Middle age, Reason, Worth, Years, Youth)

"I became an actor by doing school plays and youth theaters, and then National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. And then I did study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. For me that was a good way to enter the field, to work in the theater."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Music, Work, Actor, London, School, Study, Theater, Theatre, Youth)

"If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other's nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Men, Nature, Women, Sympathy, Youth)

"Rock and rollers can get you the youth buzz, and younger people are fanatical readers."
- James Ellroy
(Related: People, Youth)

"Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Passion, World, Youth)

"The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Dream, Occupation, Youth)

"I have crushed the cup of youth like a rose between my fingers but its nectar never warmed my weary heart."
- Jon English
(Related: Heart, Youth)

"I thought people cared about music in a deep way, so I was writing to that spirit in people and in myself. It was me, thinking I knew what was up. Youth, who else can change the world?"
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Change, Music, Thought, People, Deep, Spirit, Thinking, World, Writing, Youth)

"Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future."
- Euripides
(Related: Future, Learning, Past, Youth)

"Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor."
- Euripides
(Related: Time, Poor, Youth)

"I would not say that I was, these days, a 'student' of philosophy, although in my youth I was quite deeply involved with certain aspects of the British pragmatists."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Philosophy, Youth)

"Ever since my youth it has disturbed me that of the literary works that survived their own epoch, so many dealt with historical rather than contemporary subjects."
- Lion Feuchtwanger
(Related: Literary, Youth)

"If life were just, we would be born old and achieve youth about the time we'd saved enough to enjoy it."
- Jim Fiebig
(Related: Life, Time, Old, Youth)

"To me, if a heterosexual has a right to do it, then I have a right to do it. And if it's important to the gay youth - who are now setting the agenda - then its important to me."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Gay, Now, Right, Youth)

"I'm not bothered by the paparazzi and I don't feel hemmed in, I've never felt that. My youth, mind you, there wasn't quite the same attention to celebrities as there is now, but I've never felt that."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Attention, Mind, Now, Youth)

"Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Age, Children, Jazz, Party, Youth)

"After all, life hasn't much to offer except youth, and I suppose for older people, the love of youth in others."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Life, Love, People, Youth)

"An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Youth)

"My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Idea, Writer, Youth)

"Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Dream, Madness, Youth)

"Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Life, Genius, Feet, Fools, Wonder, World, Youth)

"Youth doesn't need friends - it only needs crowds."
- Zelda Fitzgerald
(Related: Crowds, Friends, Needs, Youth)

"When the youth of America gets together, amazing things happen."
- Tom Ford
(Related: America, Youth)

"Oxford is Oxford: not a mere receptacle for youth, like Cambridge. Perhaps it wants its inmates to love it rather than to love one another."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Love, Youth)

"I went to the Glasgow Youth Theatre and they just let me in. But I was so shy that I was there for about six weeks without actually introducing myself."
- Bill Forsyth
(Related: Theatre, Youth)

"If youth knew; if age could."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Age, Youth)

"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength."
- Betty Friedan
(Related: Opportunity, Strength, Youth)

"I go to school the youth to learn the future."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Future, School, Youth)

"To balance China, the democracies will need new friends - and India with its fast-growing economy, youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate."
- David Frum
(Related: Politics, Balance, Economy, Friends, Obvious, Population, Will)

"Youth, however, can afford to enjoy even its melancholy; for the ultimate fact of which that melancholy is a prophecy is a long way off."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Fact, Melancholy, Prophecy, Youth)

"It's disturbing at my age to look at a young woman's destructive behaviour and hear the echoes of it, of one's own destructiveness in youth."
- Helen Garner
(Related: Age, Woman, Youth)

"Youth does not require reasons for living, it only needs pretexts."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Living, Needs, Youth)

"Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all."
- Jean Genet
(Related: Dreams, Youth)

"I'm currently raising a 15 year old son and an 18 year old daughter, which a guess is my punishment for a wild youth!"
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Son, Daughter, Old, Punishment)

"A lot of them want to come and play for Manchester United. They want to play because Alex has a record of giving youth a chance and we have the history and heritage of Manchester United."
- David Gill
(Related: History, Chance, Giving, Play, United, Want, Youth)

"But the watchful care of the parent is endless. The youth is never free from the danger of grating interference."
- William Godwin
(Related: Care, Danger, Youth)

"The lessons of their early youth regulated the conduct of their riper years."
- William Godwin
(Related: Years, Youth)

"If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?"
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Men, Ambition, Vanity, Youth)

"I think that when we're talking about youth violence, we're talking about kids who don't have opportunities, so they're engaged in a certain degree of lawlessness, because we as a society have failed them."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: Society, Kids, Talking, Violence, Youth)

"Youth is, after all, just a moment, but it is the moment, the spark that you always carry in your heart."
- Raisa Gorbachyova
(Related: Heart, Youth)

"There's only so many small shows you can do. A lot of the smaller things are more side project things. Not everything is appropriate for Sonic Youth to do."
- Kim Gordon
(Related: Project, Youth)

"The USA have recently done well in the Olympics and the Youth World Cup. So I think there will be some good young players available in the future, and not too expensive which is important to the club."
- Richard Gough
(Related: Future, Will, World, Youth)

"There's nothing more arrogant or conceited than youth, and there's nothing other than machinery that can replace youth."
- Elliott Gould
(Related: Nothing, Youth)

"Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms."
- Thomas Gray
(Related: Reason, Smiles, Youth)

"I think it's even harder because I think as always, Hollywood is sort of glamour central for the world, and the entire world looks to it for not only entertainment, but the whole idea of the youth factor and youth being sold to our culture via young actors and actresses."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: Idea, Actors, Being, Culture, Entertainment, Glamour, Hollywood, World, Youth)

"The youth of France do not want a new neo-liberal contract."
- Peter Hall
(Related: France, Want, Youth)

"A face to lose youth for, to occupy age With the dream of, meet death with."
- Robert Browning Hamilton
(Related: Age, Death, Dream, Youth)

"It is as well perhaps that this is not the first time I have been swept off my feet. In the days of my blessed youth there were such occasions; in what young person's life do they not occur?"
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Life, Time, Feet, First, Youth)

"Today riches and honours have been lavished on me, but one gift has been lacking, the most important one of all, the only one that matters, the gift of youth."
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Today, Youth)

"Most good roles are written for young men. We are fixated on youth. So however much people say there is nothing wrong with being bald, the reality is once the hair is gone, you might not get the parts."
- Ian Hart
(Related: Men, People, Being, Hair, Nothing, Reality, Wrong, Youth)

"Youthfulness is connected to the ability to see things new for the first time. So if your eyes still look at life with wonder, then you will seem young, even though you may not be chronologically young."
- Goldie Hawn
(Related: Life, Time, Ability, Eyes, First, May, Will, Wonder)

"So curiosity, I think, is a really important aspect of staying young or youthful."
- Goldie Hawn
(Related: Curiosity)

"There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression, as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Education, Life, Hope, Expression, Normality, Violence, Youth)

"The fountain of youth with the youthful young musician is one meaning, and the fountain of youth with the youthful energy of the leader is another meaning."
- Roy Haynes
(Related: Leader, Energy, Meaning, Youth)

"Not less, but more democracy - that is the demand, that is the great goal that we have to prescribe for ourselves, and especially for our youth."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: Goal, Democracy, Youth)

"I mention my age because I find people in this country - women, not men, of course - women are so troubled by their age. There's a culture of youth, and it's a phony culture."
- Teresa Heinz
(Related: Age, Women, People, Country, Culture, Youth)

"When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: America, American, Language, Liberty, Spirit, Youth)

"You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth. That means the boys. And after you've been a boy, and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to the boys you see representing themselves today in our national pastime."
- George Herman
(Related: Baseball, Boys, Play, Today, Youth)

"Youth is ever apt to judge in haste, and lose the medium in the wild extreme."
- Aaron Hill
(Related: Extreme, Haste, Youth)

"Tragically, the White House Task Force on Disadvantaged Youth reported that one-quarter of our young people are at serious risk of not achieving productive adulthood."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: People, Adulthood, Force, Risk, Youth)

"It is incumbent upon all of us to build communities with the educational opportunities and support systems in place to help our youth become successful adults."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Successful, Help, Support, Youth)

"He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Future, Youth)

"Youth itself is a talent, a perishable talent."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Talent, Youth)

"Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Life, Fire, Fortune, Youth)

"These are they whose youth was violently severed by war and death; a word on the telephone, a scribbled line on paper, and their future ceased. They have built up their lives again, but their safety is not absolute, their fortress not impregnable."
- Winifred Holtby
(Related: War, Death, Future, Safety, Word, Youth)

"In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!"
- Homer
(Related: Wisdom, Beauty, Youth)

"Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Men, War, Fight, Youth)

"It is the youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow... that are the aftermath of war."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: War, Sorrow, Youth)

"I used to go with him and I'd sometimes play, take over from him. That was my first taste of the music business, I suppose, but I was also in the youth orchestra at Johnston Grammar."
- Trevor Horn
(Related: Music, Business, First, Grammar, Play, Taste, Youth)

"I was just then going through a healthy reaction from the orthodoxy of my youth; religion had become for me not so much a possession as an obsession, which I was trying to throw off, and this iconoclastic tale of an imaginary tribe was the result."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Religion, Obsession, Possession, Result, Trying, Youth)

"It's the youth movement we have. A lot of young guys with a lot of passion. It brings the fun back to the game."
- Tim Hudson
(Related: Fun, Passion, Youth)

"Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Age, Old, Youth)

"I get asked this a lot: Why has soccer not succeeded? My answer is, soccer has succeeded. It is already the fastest growing youth participation sport in the U.S. It has already succeeded at the youth level, no question."
- Lamar Hunt
(Related: Participation, Question, Soccer, Youth)

"A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary. If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit, he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth. As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning."
- Kim Jong Il
(Related: Difficulties, Fighting, Man, Saying, Spirit, Struggle, Training, Trials, Youth)

"I think actors always retain one foot in the cradle. We're switched on to our youth, to our childhood. We have to be because we're in the business of transferring emotions to other people."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Business, People, Actors, Childhood, Emotions, Youth)

"Some men tend to cling to old intellectual excitements, just as some belles, when they are old ladies, still cling to the fashions and coiffures of their exciting youth."
- Jane Jacobs
(Related: Men, Ladies, Old, Youth)

"People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you. It's very selfish, but it's understandable."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: People, Obsession, Want, Youth)

"I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace."
- Henry James
(Related: Age, Possibilities, Regret, Youth)

"Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man, youth never."
- Anna Jameson
(Related: Childhood, Man, Visit, Youth)

"So now 20 years later people want us to get together so they can take shots at all these old babes trying to get back some youth. I mean come on; I've been there. I know what the press would do."
- Joan Jett
(Related: People, Now, Old, Press, Trying, Want, Years, Youth)

"Diamonds are forever, my youth is not."
- Jill St. John
(Related: Youth)

"Another thing: despite my youthful appearance, I am quite capable of making decisions."
- Lara St. John
(Related: Appearance, Decisions)

"I also meet with city officials, representatives from governors' offices, really anyone in that sort of position who has shown an interest in youth fitness, to let them know why this sort of program is so important. I give the same message when I speak at conferences."
- Rafer Johnson
(Related: Fitness, Interest, Youth)

"I, for one, hope that youth will again revolt and again demoralize the dead weight of conformity that now lies upon us."
- Howard Mumford Jones
(Related: Hope, Conformity, Lies, Now, Weight, Will, Youth)

"Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment."
- James Joyce
(Related: Romantic, Satan, Youth)

"The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Wine, Years, Youth)

"One globe seemed all too small for the youthful Alexander."
- Juvenal
"Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Beauty, Ability, Old, Youth)

"War is horrible because it strangles youth."
- Philip Kearny
(Related: War, Youth)

"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."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Civilization, May, Will, World, Youth)

"Unless we rise to the challenge, instead of American youth being able to live the American dream, the Chinese will fulfill their dream of overtaking America."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Dream, America, American, Being, Challenge, Will, Youth)

"Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Age, Dreams, Old, Youth)

"It's best to leap into something you know you love. You might change your mind later, but that is the privilege of youth."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Change, Love, Mind, Privilege, Youth)

"I was the only white kid in my neighborhood for most of my youth even in high school, so reverse racism was just as apparent as racism."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Racism, School, Youth)

"Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age."
- Lactantius
(Related: Age, Adversity, Memory, Old, Prosperity, Youth)

"Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth."
- Alan Ladd
(Related: Being, Loneliness, Youth)

"I'm currently working on a Mind Siege for youth."
- Tim LaHaye
(Related: Mind, Youth)

"We had every problems starting a big top could have. The tent fell down on the first day. We had problems getting people into the shows. It was only with the courage and arrogance of youth that we survived."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: People, Courage, Arrogance, Day, First, Problems, Youth)

"The sun stands for energy and youth, which is what I thought the circus should be about."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Thought, Energy, Sun, Youth)

"The sincere teachers of their youth should be met, not with an intention to dictate to them, but to give additional force to their well-meant endeavours, and raise them to public esteem."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Force, Intention, Public, Teachers, Youth)

"I was induced to establish several orders of merit, from conviction that emulation, well directed, becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius of some youth is more easily brought into action this way, than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Genius, Action, Conviction, Merit, Self, Youth)

"Indeed, I am sometimes inclined to doubt whether some men consider youth as rational and intelligent beings, with minds capable of expansion, and talents formed for usefulness."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Men, Doubt, Usefulness, Youth)

"Many thousands of youth have been deprived of the benefit of education thereby, their morals ruined, and talents irretrievably lost to society, for want of cultivation: while two parties have been idly contending who should bestow it."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Education, Society, Morals, Want, Youth)

"Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Age, Adulthood, Childhood, Oil, Old, Study, Youth)

"I cannot cure myself of that most woeful of youth's follies - thinking that those who care about us will care for the things that mean much to us."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Care, Cure, Thinking, Will, Youth)

"Anyway, what makes people look youthful is the quality of their skin and I don't think you can change that."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Change, Quality, People, Skin)

"Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art."
- Stanislaw Lec
(Related: Age, Art, Work, Nature, Youth)

"In my youth there were words you couldn't say in front of a girl; now you can't say 'girl.'"
- Tom Lehrer
(Related: Now, Words, Youth)

"I learned later, just as a footnote, that the World Assembly of Youth was a CIA front."
- Stephen Lewis
(Related: World, Youth)

"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."
- Wyndham Lewis
(Related: Age, Colors, Rights, Name, Old, Today, Youth)

"I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth."
- Ben Lindsey
(Related: Youth)

"A youth with his first cigar makes himself sick; a youth with his first girl makes other people sick."
- Mary Wilson Little
(Related: People, First, Youth)

"If your audience is young, it'd be youth culture, if your audience is older, it'd be older people, if it were senior citizens, it'd be senior citizen issues. So you try and hit the target audience."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: People, Culture, Youth)

"For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Age, Opportunity, Day, Dress, Evening, Sky, Stars, Twilight, Youth)

"Youth comes but once in a lifetime."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Youth)

"The secret of eternal youth is arrested development."
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth
(Related: Development, Youth)

"I've always believed in the adage that the secret of eternal youth is arrested development."
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth
(Related: Development, Youth)

"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age."
- Sophia Loren
(Related: Age, Life, Love, People, Creativity, Mind, Will)

"We must accept the fact that transport and communications will bring the world in close relations and the youth of the world should have standards and ideals in common."
- Juliette G. Low
(Related: Fact, Ideals, Will, World, Youth)

"Youth condemns; maturity condones."
- Amy Lowell
(Related: Maturity, Youth)

"If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Youth)

"If youth is a defect, it is one we outgrow too soon."
- Robert Lowell
(Related: Youth)

"I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Heart, Hell, Labor, Schools, Will, Youth)

"When I recall today my early youth, I should take the boy that I then was, with the exception of a few individual features, for a different person, were it not for the existence of the chain of memories."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Existence, Memories, Today, Youth)

"Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents meriting an education which his parents cannot afford, he should be carried forward at the public expense."
- James Madison
(Related: Education, Parents, Public, Youth)

"The same is the case with those opinions of man to which he has been accustomed from his youth; he likes them, defends them, and shuns the opposite views."
- Maimonides
(Related: Man, Opinions, Youth)

"There is a point in every young person's life when you realize that the youth that you've progressed through and graduate to some sort of adulthood is equally as messed up as where you're going."
- Jena Malone
(Related: Life, Adulthood, Youth)

"Democracy is timelessly human, and timelessness always implies a certain amount of potential youthfulness."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Democracy, Potential)

"The future of the world belongs to the youth of the world, and it is from the youth and not from the old that the fire of life will warm and enlighten the world. It is your privilege to breathe the breath of life into the dry bones of many around you."
- Tom Mann
(Related: Life, Fire, Future, Old, Privilege, Will, World, Youth)

"By the age of fifty, you have made yourself what you are, and if it is good, it is better than your youth."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: Age, Youth)

"To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable, holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Wealth, Competence, Man, Poor, Youth)

"Every youth owes it to himself and to the world to make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: World, Youth)

"Ah, great it is to believe the dream as we stand in youth by the starry stream; but a greater thing is to fight life through and say at the end, the dream is true!"
- Edwin Markham
(Related: Life, Dream, End, Fight, Youth)

"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
(Related: Vision, Extreme, World, Youth)

"Hollywood embraced me in the late '80s because there was a good project I was in and it was different. Nowadays, it's about corporate mentality, box office, youth."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: Corporate, Hollywood, Office, Project, Youth)

"Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Age, Old, Youth)

"Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Age, Old, Youth)

"It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Illusion, Youth)

"My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Life, Mistake, People, Being, Gay, Regret, Youth)

"I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Life, Mistake, People, Youth)

"Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death."
- Rollo May
(Related: Death, Creativity, Being, Childhood, Passion, Spontaneity, Youth)

"An excessive knowledge of Marxism is a sign of a misspent youth."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Knowledge, Marxism, Youth)

"It's important, that spirit of youth, and when you're 16 that can get you kickstarted."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Spirit, Youth)

"One only has to look at the performance of the economy to understand how it shapes the perspective of America's youth about military service."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Performance, America, Economy, Military, Perspective, Service, Youth)

"There is a crying need today to have this truth heralded throughout the land that youth especially may appreciate and hold the freedom of the individual as sacred as did our revolutionary fathers."
- David O. McKay
(Related: Truth, Fathers, Freedom, Land, May, Today, Youth)

"There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Years, Youth)

"Youth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Love, Success, Youth)

"American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Age, American, Importance, Voting, Youth)

"As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Old, Parents, Teachers, Youth)

"Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in."
- Peter Medawar
(Related: Growing up, Today, World, Youth)

"Too much youth, hunger, mission, and talent."
- Larry Merchant
(Related: Talent, Hunger, Mission, Youth)

"From 1962 to 1965, the guitar became this icon of youth culture, thanks mostly to the Beatles."
- Pat Metheny
(Related: Culture, Guitar, Youth)

"The churches... have lost much of their authority over youth because they have refused to re-examine their religious sanctions and their dogmatic preaching in the light of modern physiology, psychology and sociology."
- Agnes E. Meyer
(Related: Authority, Churches, Light, Preaching, Psychology, Religious, Youth)

"If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Beauty, Love, Heart, Day, End, Eyes, Light, Youth)

"Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day."
- Donald G. Mitchell
(Related: Dreams, Day, Ending, Spirit, Summer, Youth)

"The more decadent a culture gets, the more they have a need for what they don't have at all, which is innocence, so you end up with kiddie porn and a perverse obsession with youth."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Culture, End, Innocence, Obsession, Youth)

"When I get through tearing a lobster apart, or one of those tender West Coast octopuses, I feel like I had a drink from the fountain of youth."
- Joseph Mitchell
(Related: Youth)

"It is work, work that one delights in, that is the surest guarantor of happiness. But even here it is a work that has to be earned by labor in one's earlier years. One should labor so hard in youth that everything one does subsequently is easy by comparison."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Work, Happiness, Labor, Years, Youth)

"Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Laws, Liberty, Will, Youth)

"'Tis now the summer of your youth: time has not cropped the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them."
- Edward Moore
(Related: Time, Now, Roses, Sorrow, Summer)

"Time, still as he flies, adds increase to her truth, and gives to her mind what he steals from her youth."
- Edward Moore
(Related: Time, Truth, Flies, Mind, Youth)

"Lyric writing is an interesting process in Sonic Youth. There's three people writing now, and we've all had a lot of interest and involvement with expression through words."
- Thurston Moore
(Related: People, Expression, Interest, Now, Words, Writing, Youth)

"Each member does whatever they want with the song and it totally changes it from whatever idea I hear around it. It turns it into a Sonic Youth song and completely away from it being a solo song."
- Thurston Moore
(Related: Idea, Being, Song, Want, Youth)

"Luxury! more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains."
- Hannah More
(Related: Poverty, Storms, Youth)

"What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine."
- Thomas More
(Related: Age, Love, Friends, Roses, Wine, Youth)

"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."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Happiness, American, Moods, Pursuit, Trying, Youth)

"Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you."
- John Muir
(Related: Nature, Harm, May, Water, Will, Youth)

"Youth must go ahead and prosper. These young painters are all very talented people, but they all paint frescoes."
- Edvard Munch
(Related: People, Youth)

"But we had a fantastic coach, Simon Clifford, who runs a British football youth game which teaches Brazilian techniques - which is what we wanted to incorporate into the film. And some of those things we eventually got in."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Coach, Film, Football, Youth)

"Involvement in the arts engages kids in their community, improves self-esteem, reclaims at-risk youth, and builds the creative skills that are required of a 21st century workforce."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Community, Kids, Self, Youth)

"In Japan, Australia, and England there is such a strong youth culture."
- Marc Newson
(Related: Culture, England, Youth)

"I'm interested in youth culture and popular culture."
- Marc Newson
(Related: Culture, Popular, Youth)

"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Youth)

"Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Death, Immortality, Sleep, Youth)

"I do feel I have a responsibility to the youths. For real."
- Sean Paul
(Related: Responsibility)

"In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Age, Day, Old, Years, Youth)

"A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst, he has the company of a boy, a youth, and by and by a grown man - the one he used to be."
- Cesare Pavese
(Related: Company, Man, World, Youth)

"A man's character never changes radically from youth to old age. What happens is that circumstances bring out characteristics which have not been obvious to the superficial observer."
- Hesketh Pearson
(Related: Age, Character, Circumstances, Man, Obvious, Old, Youth)

"He was the editor of our paper. He created the publishing house in Hebrew. He was - I wouldn't say the "guru" - but really he was our teacher and a most respected man. I wrote for the paper of the youth movement."
- Shimon Peres
(Related: Man, Publishing, Youth)

"It was good fortune to be a child during the Depression years and a youth during the war years."
- Martin Lewis Perl
(Related: War, Depression, Fortune, Years, Youth)

"The aged love what is practical while impetuous youth longs only for what is dazzling."
- Petrarch
(Related: Love, Youth)

"Yes, the experience of all stages of life are valuable, not just of youth."
- Daniel Petrie
(Related: Experience, Life, Youth)

"I feel less pressure to dress youthfully. I'm 50 and everyone knows I'm 50 - who are you kidding? Jeans are my uniform. I have about 15 pairs."
- Michelle Pfeiffer
(Related: Dress, Pressure)

"The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: Life, Time, Belief, Thoughts, Youth)

"Youth doesn't reason, it acts. The old man reasons and would like to make the others act in his place."
- Francis Picabia
(Related: Act, Man, Old, Reason, Youth)

"Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth."
- Francis Picabia
(Related: Knowledge, Error, Youth)

"Youth has no age."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Age, Youth)

"It was in New York, and I've always wanted to film in New York. And the writer was a teenage friend of mine. We did youth theatre together when we were 16 and always had a dream of making a film together. And ten years later, we've done it. So it's great."
- Rosamund Pike
(Related: Dream, Friend, Film, Teenage, Theatre, Writer, Years, Youth)

"He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden."
- Plato
(Related: Age, Nature, Burden, Pressure, Will, Youth)

"Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Life, Men, Death, Delay, Mankind, Property, World, Youth)

"Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Time, Men, Example, Fact, Fools, Old, Praise, Youth)

"We pay when old for the excesses of youth."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Old, Youth)

"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."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Age, Now, Old, Respect, Youth)

"Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere."
- V. S. Pritchett
(Related: Time, Youth)

"There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Life, Consciousness, Man, Memory, Youth)

"One of the problems of our youth is that the family unit is broken up. When we'd sit down to dinner together as a family, we'd learn about each other. We had something people don't get today."
- Paul Prudhomme
(Related: Family, People, Problems, Today, Youth)

"We don't have a major problem right now in our country, and life is normal. Things like unemployment, which the youth are suffering from, and the rate of inflation - these are chronic conditions and we have to solve them."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Life, Country, Inflation, Now, Right, Suffering, Unemployment, Youth)

"The Ramones own the fountain of youth. Experiencing us is like having the fountain of youth."
- Joey Ramone
(Related: Youth)

"At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music."
- Satyajit Ray
(Related: Age, Music, Poetry, Listening, Youth)

"Instead of being taught independence, energy, and enterprise, our youth today is taught to look for security."
- B. Carroll Reece
(Related: Being, Energy, Independence, Security, Today, Youth)

"In recent years, the choice of drugs on these reservations and throughout my district has been methamphetamines. It has destroyed the rule of law among the reservation people. It is killing our tribal youth in this country."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: People, Choice, Country, Drugs, Killing, Law, Years, Youth)

"Tutors who make youth learned do not always make them virtuous."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Youth)

"Parents sometimes make not those allowances for youth, which, when young, they wished to be made for themselves."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Parents, Youth)

"With regard to the youth vote we should encourage them to partake in the process, making more use of our education system to show the role Government plays in their lives, but also utilise the youth media they relate to to better connect them to our message."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Education, Government, Media, Vote, Youth)

"Seeing the show is like a visit to the fountain of youth for parents and the children."
- Cathy Rigby
(Related: Children, Parents, Visit, Youth)

"Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life."
- Arthur Rimbaud
(Related: Life, Being, Youth)

"I hate those men who would send into war youth to fight and die for them; the pride and cowardice of those old men, making their wars that boys must die."
- Mary Roberts Rinehart
(Related: Men, War, Boys, Cowardice, Fight, Hate, Old, Pride, Youth)

"The youth is the hope of our future."
- Jose Rizal
(Related: Hope, Future, Youth)

"Youth sees too far to see how near it is To seeing farther."
- Edwin A. Robinson
(Related: Youth)

"Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Age, Death, Old, Pain, Youth)

"There are three periods in life: youth, middle age and "how well you look"."
- Nelson Rockefeller
(Related: Age, Middle age, Youth)

"Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Age, Life, Evening, Middle age, Shadows, Youth)

"America is the civilization of people engaged in transforming themselves. In the past, the stars of the performance were the pioneer and the immigrant. Today, it is youth and the Black."
- Harold Rosenberg
(Related: People, Civilization, Performance, America, Past, Stars, Today, Youth)

"She gave up beauty in her tender youth, gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways; she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity, and chose the bitter truth."
- Christina Rossetti
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Hope, Eyes, Joy, Vanity, Youth)

"I did a lot of fast talking as a youth; I was pretty good at it. I was never talked into it - I was always the one doing the talking."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: Pretty, Talking, Youth)

"Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth; they become incorrigible as they grow older."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: People, Nations, Youth)

"Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young."
- J. K. Rowling
(Related: Age, Men, Forget, Old, Youth)

"We need affordable space travel to inspire our youth, to let them know that they can experience their dreams, can set significant goals and be in a position to lead all of us to future progress in exploration, discovery and fun. Thanks to the X Prize for the inspiration."
- Burt Rutan
(Related: Experience, Travel, Dreams, Inspiration, Progress, Goals, Discovery, Exploration, Fun, Future, Space, Youth)

"I had the pleasure, as Robin said, to live a childhood dream as many young Americans and Puerto Rican children live that play youth baseball. And I feel honored and very thankful for that opportunity."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Dream, Opportunity, Americans, Baseball, Childhood, Children, Play, Pleasure, Youth)

"Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom."
- Vita Sackville-West
(Related: Men, Women, Idea, Freedom, Hate, Youth)

"There have not been children of comparable youth in the White House since the Kennedy era."
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: Children, Youth)

"Paradoxical as it may seem, to believe in youth is to look backward; to look forward we must believe in age."
- Dorothy L. Sayers
(Related: Age, May, Youth)

"Keep true to the dreams of your youth."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Dreams, Youth)

"Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Death, Day, Rest, Sleep, Waking, Youth)

"If I have known much trouble in my youth, I have also known much joy."
- Clara Schumann
(Related: Joy, Trouble, Youth)

"Can you imagine that Cuba and Europe's youth, who had forgotten about traditional music, who only thought of rock music, are now looking back towards their grandparents? That is a phenomenon."
- Compay Segundo
(Related: Music, Thought, Europe, Grandparents, Now, Youth)

"Major League Baseball has always recognized the influence that our stars can have on the youth of America. As such, we are concerned that recent revelations and allegations of steroid use have been sending a terrible message to young people."
- Bud Selig
(Related: People, America, Baseball, Influence, Stars, Youth)

"Major League Baseball is a national institution and we take our responsibilities seriously when it comes to how the game affects the lives of American youth."
- Bud Selig
(Related: American, Baseball, Youth)

"It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Violence, Youth)

"A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Age, Man, Youth)

"Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Children, Crime, Waste, Youth)

"Youth is wasted on the young."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Youth)

"All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Mistakes, Worth, Youth)

"So, rap has that quality, for youth anyway; it's a kind of blues element. It's physical, almost gymnastic. It speaks to you organically. Rap grows out of what young people really are today, not only black youth, but white - everybody."
- Archie Shepp
(Related: Quality, People, Rap, Today, Youth)

"The natural idealism of youth is an idealism, alas, for which we do not always provide as many outlets as we should."
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Idealism, Youth)

"Age has been the perfect fire extinguisher for flaming youth."
- Navjot Singh Sidhu
(Related: Age, Fire, Youth)

"In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us."
- Beverly Sills
(Related: Age, Difficulties, Old, Youth)

"Even during my youth, I can recall very few black people living on any kind of public assistance. People were working, doing some kind of job that was useful to the community."
- Ed Smith
(Related: People, Community, Job, Living, Public, Youth)

"Let those who, still in their youth, have preserved their faith and fullness of hope, keep looking up."
- George A. Smith
(Related: Faith, Hope, Youth)

"Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own."
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: Trying, Youth)

"Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion."
- Ralph W. Sockman
(Related: Religion, Art, Science, Christmas, Wonder, Youth)

"I was proud of the youths who opposed the war in Vietnam because they were my babies."
- Benjamin Spock
(Related: War, Babies, Vietnam)

"Quality afterschool programs provide safe, engaging and fun learning experiences to help children and youth develop their social, emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Quality, Children, Fun, Help, Learning, Youth)

"In my youth I dreamed of being an illustrator."
- Terence Stamp
(Related: Being, Youth)

"That's where the future lies, in the youth of today."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Future, Lies, Today, Youth)

"A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth."
- Stendhal
(Related: Men, Woman, Youth)

"They told me my services were no longer desired because they wanted to put in a youth program as an advance way of keeping the club going. I'll never make the mistake of being seventy again."
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Mistake, Being, Youth)

"Though times have changed, it's a nice surprise to see that youthful feeling of anti-war sentiment returning once more to the cobbled main streets of Europe."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Europe, Feeling, Sentiment)

"I was in the Boy Scouts for about four years until my troop disbanded. It is really one of the best activities youths can get involved in and nearly every scout I have known has been a class act due to the discipline the Scouts have instilled in them."
- Ted Stevens
(Related: Discipline, Act, Class, Years)

"It can make you sad to look at pictures from your youth. So there's a trick to it. The trick is not to look at the later pictures."
- Jerry Stiller
(Related: Youth)

"There were a lot of adventure books for boys, historical novels by Kenneth Roberts, and whatever mystery novels the alarmed librarian imagined might not corrupt an eager but innocent youth."
- Peter Straub
(Related: Adventure, Books, Boys, Mystery, Youth)

"One of my dreams in life is to do fund-raising for the youth."
- Picabo Street
(Related: Dreams, Life, Youth)

"Just as the child is father to the man, so the impressions of one's youth remain the most vivid in manhood."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Father, Man, Youth)

"Nothing is more misleading to the youth of a nation than to state the outcome immediately after the beginning as if nothing could have taken place in between."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Beginning, Misleading, Nation, Nothing, State, Youth)

"I have never known a man who was sensual in his youth, who was high-minded when old."
- Charles Sumner
(Related: Man, Old, Youth)

"Youth is an amazing thing: I think back on when we did The Lost Boys, and I didn't think I could do anything wrong."
- Kiefer Sutherland
(Related: Boys, Wrong, Youth)

"There's a confidence that comes from youth and not knowing better. But there comes a point, as an actor, when you do know better, and that is when the fear starts."
- Kiefer Sutherland
(Related: Fear, Actor, Confidence, Youth)

"Youth should be a savings bank."
- Anne Sophie Swetchine
(Related: Youth)

"Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Age, Talent, Invention, Judgment, Youth)

"Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Age, Talent, People, Glory, Interest, Invention, Judgment, Youth)

"Age considers; youth ventures."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Age, Youth)

"To these ideals which were instilled in me when I was a youth, I attribute in a large degree the success that was mine on the bicycle tracks of the world."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Success, Ideals, World, Youth)

"I know that a good many champions have entertained the thought that the more they discourage youngsters, the longer they would reign. However, this theory never impressed me, and I always made it a point to give youths the benefit of my experience in bicycle racing."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Experience, Thought, Racing, Theory)

"I would advise all youths aspiring to athletic fame or a professional career to practice clean living, fair play and good sportsmanship."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Career, Fame, Living, Play, Practice)

"When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - my youth."
- Sara Teasdale
(Related: Life, Truth, Eyes, Will, Youth)

"No amount of skill on the part of the actress can make up for the loss of youth."
- Ellen Terry
(Related: Loss, Skill, Youth)

"The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Temple, Earth, Man, Moon, Youth)

"How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?"
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Living, Trying)

"The heroes of our youth grow old - 'the boys of summer in their ruin,' in Dylan Thomas's verse - yet we seem the same."
- John Thorn
(Related: Boys, Heroes, Old, Ruin, Summer, Youth)

"I think that much of this was running in background as I contemplated whether or not to attend the PS 99 reunion, although I certainly anticipated that I would not; it smelled like death, not youth."
- John Thorn
(Related: Death, Running, Youth)

"Youth is a time when we find the books we give up but do not get over."
- Lionel Trilling
(Related: Time, Books, Youth)

"In youth, we get plenty of exercise through games and running around, but as middle life approaches, we settle down, literally and figuratively."
- Gene Tunney
(Related: Life, Exercise, Games, Running, Youth)

"I usually play disenfranchised youth."
- Robin Tunney
(Related: Play, Youth)

"George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Lie, Accomplishments, Washington, Youth)

"It is youth that has discovered love as a weapon."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: Love, Youth)

"Music, which should pulsate with life, needs new means of expression, and science alone can infuse it with youthful vigor."
- Edgard Varese
(Related: Science, Life, Music, Expression, Needs)

"Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to."
- Bill Vaughan
(Related: Age, Middle age, New year, Youth)

"I was used to playing misled youth, rough-and-tumble guys. It was nice to get back to a big-hearted, warm and gentle soul, a guy who is destined for something a lot larger than he ever expected."
- Milo Ventimiglia
(Related: Soul, Youth)

"Taking part in these types of programs is crucial to our youth and crucial to the future of this game."
- Troy Vincent
(Related: Future, Youth)

"Let not our proposal be disregarded on the score of our youth."
- Virgil
(Related: Youth)

"I've experienced first-hand the wonderful work organizations like J Bar J do for young people in Central Oregon and I am encouraged that the federal government is taking an active role in the Cascade Youth and Family Center."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Family, Government, Work, People, First, Youth)

"My youth passed at the time of the country's reconstruction from the ruins and ashes of the war in which my nation never bowed to the enemy paying the highest price in the struggle."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Time, War, Country, Enemy, Nation, Struggle, Youth)

"I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one's tongue don't move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule."
- Horace Walpole
(Related: Age, Dancing, Day, Old, Ridicule, Talking, Tongue, Youth)

"Yes and our obsession with youth in our culture and how we, women lie about their age after 35 obsessively and no one wants to let anyone know they're getting older, et cetera."
- Sela Ward
(Related: Age, Women, Lie, Culture, Obsession, Youth)

"No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Life, Injury, Race, Will, Youth)

"Science moves with the spirit of an adventure characterized both by youthful arrogance and by the belief that the truth, once found, would be simple as well as pretty."
- James D. Watson
(Related: Science, Truth, Belief, Adventure, Arrogance, Pretty, Spirit)

"What is youth except a man or woman before it is ready or fit to be seen?"
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Man, Woman, Youth)

"The early expression of my youth was filled with all the aspects of art."
- Felix de Weldon
(Related: Art, Expression, Youth)

"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
(Related: Age, Life, Fate, Old, Silly, State, Years, Youth)

"I think training of better Youth Coaches is essential."
- Arsene Wenger
(Related: Coaches, Training, Youth)

"I think in the future we need to look at our youth department to provide more players for the first team think it is important for a club to have a good amount of players that have roots with the club and region."
- Arsene Wenger
(Related: First, Future, Youth)

"There are two barriers that often prevent communication between the young and their elders. The first is middle-aged forgetfulness of the fact that they themselves are no longer young. The second is youthful ignorance of the fact that the middle aged are still alive."
- Jessamyn West
(Related: Communication, Fact, First, Forgetfulness, Ignorance)

"I was still interested in the youth rebellion but never-the-less I stopped being a victim. Stopped trying to attack the establishment realizing that it takes too much of your energy."
- Vivienne Westwood
(Related: Being, Energy, Rebellion, Trying, Youth)

"My parents moved to Los Angeles when I was really young, but I spent every summer with my grandparents, and I'd stay with my grandfather on the farm in Longview. He was retired from the railroad, and he had a small farm with some cows and some pigs. I remember part of my youth was feeding hogs and plowing fields and stuff, so that's a part of me."
- Forest Whitaker
(Related: Cows, Grandparents, Summer, Youth)

"The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Life, Tragedy, Youth)

"The three ages of man: youth, middle age and 'my word you do look well'."
- June Whitfield
(Related: Age, Middle age, Word, Youth)

"Youth is that period when a young boy knows everything but how to make a living."
- Carey Williams
(Related: Living, Youth)

"Today's accent may be on youth, but the stress is still on the parents."
- Earl Wilson
(Related: May, Parents, Stress, Today, Youth)

"A youthful American voice isn't particularly challenging - I've been a young American, and they're all around me. I can walk from my house to Barrington High School."
- Gene Wolfe
(Related: American, School, Voice)

"One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Sense, Youth)

"I knew I was going from the flock of Christ and had no resolution to return, hence serious reflections were uneasy to me, and youthful vanities and diversions were my greatest pleasure."
- John Woolman
(Related: Christ, Pleasure, Resolution)

"My life has ever been devoted to her service from my youth up, though never before in a cause like this - a cause for which I would most cheerfully risk and lay down my life."
- David Wooster
(Related: Life, Cause, Risk, Service, Youth)

"For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Music, Nature, Hearing, Humanity, Youth)

"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."
- Mary Wortley
(Related: Happiness, Life, Ignorance, Nothing, Vanity, Youth)

"Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Quality, Circumstances, Youth)

"My heroes are people like Picasso and Miro and people who at last really reach something in their old age, which they absolutely couldn't ever have done in their youth."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Age, People, Heroes, Old, Youth)

"The things that I draw on, and the world that I feel part of, aren't particularly youth culture."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Culture, World, Youth)

"There are singers that I have enjoyed, from Nina Simone and Ray Charles onward. But the music that made music the number one thing for me as a youth was jazz."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Music, Jazz, Youth)

"I think the people who did well, or are happy, in a youth industry, they define themselves out of the business after a decade or so."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Business, People, Youth)

"I think that pop, and to some extent rock, are like sport and fashion industry in that they're about the exuberance of youth. That's the sort of subliminal ideology."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Fashion, Ideology, Youth)

"The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you're learning you're not old."
- Rosalyn S. Yalow
(Related: Age, Excitement, Learning, Old, Youth)

"No section of the American populace has been more completely deceived by the forces interested in keeping the truth from the people than America's youth."
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Related: Truth, People, America, American, Youth)

"Leftist ideas are a part of the very atmosphere which American youth breathes."
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Related: Ideas, American, Youth)