Quotations On Youth

  • The strength of opening manhood is never so well employed as in practicing subserviency to God's revealed will; it lends a grace and a beauty to religion, and produces an abundant harvest.—Bishop Mant.
  • He who cares only for himself in youth will be a very niggard in manhood, and a wretched miser in old age.—J. Hawes.
  • Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.—Hare.
  • Youth, enthusiasm, and tenderness are like the days of spring. Instead of complaining, O my heart, of their brief duration, try to enjoy them.—Rückert.
  • Every period of life has its peculiar temptations and dangers. But youth is the time when we are most likely to be ensnared. This, pre-eminently, is the forming, fixing period, the spring season of disposition and habit; and it is during this season, more than any other, that the character assumes its permanent shape and color, and the young are wont to take their course for time and for eternity.—J. Hawes.
  • The best rules to form a young man are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others' that deserve it.—Sir W. Temple.
  • Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.—Ecclesiastes 12:1.

Oh! the joy
Of young ideas painted on the mind,
In the warm glowing colors fancy spreads
On objects not yet known, when all is new,
And all is lovely.
—Hannah More.

  • In the lexicon of youth which fate reserves for a bright manhood, there is no such word as fail.—Lytton.
  • If the world does improve on the whole, yet youth must always begin anew, and go through the stages of culture from the beginning.—Goethe.
  • Young men think old men fools, and old men know young men to be so.—Dr. Metcalf.

  • What we sow in youth we reap in age; the seed of the thistle always produces the thistle.—J.T. Fields.
  • I love the acquaintance of young people; because, in the first place, I do not like to think myself growing old. In the next place, young acquaintances must last longest, if they do last; and then, sir, young men have more virtue than old men; they have more generous sentiments in every respect.—Dr. Johnson.
  • Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be.—Goethe.
  • Reckless youth makes rueful age.—Franklin.
  • 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.—Cicero.
  • Youth is not the era of wisdom; let us therefore have due consideration.—Rivarol.