Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.
Stories you read when you're the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you'll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.
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.
The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.
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.
Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.
When a man of 40 falls in love with a girl of 20, it isn't her youth he is seeking but his own.
Whom the gods love, die young, no matter how long they live.
Young folk, silly folk; old folk, cold folk.
In early youth, as we contemplate our coming life, we are like children in a theatre before the curtain is raised, sitting there in high spirits and eagerly waiting for the play to begin.
Much may be made of a Scotchman if he be caught young.
Young men think old men fools and old men know young men to be so.
It takes a long time to become young.
The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded upon a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older.
It is essential that we enable young people to see themselves as participants in one of the most exciting eras in history, and to have a sense of purpose in relation to it.
This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover.