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Quotations about Youth


Youth, that vibrant stage of life brimming with energy, hope, and potential, is a time of discovery, growth, and transformation. It's a period filled with first experiences, dreams taking flight, and the shaping of one's identity. Youth stands at the crossroads of innocence and understanding, where curiosity meets knowledge and ideals encounter reality.

The following collection of quotations offers a diverse exploration of youth from various perspectives. They hail from those in their own youthful phase, cherishing the thrill and navigating the challenges, as well as from those looking back, reminiscing about their past or offering wisdom borne of experience. These quotations encapsulate the spirit of youth, its joys and struggles, its influence on society, and the unique viewpoint it provides on life.

These witty quotations invite you to contemplate the essence of youth, inspiring reflection on its energy, its passion, its potential, and the societal role it plays. Whether you're in the throes of your youthful years, mentor to a younger generation, or simply reminiscing about your past, these funny quotations provide insightful perspectives on this dynamic and transformative stage of life.

quotations about youth

"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 he had learned in seven years." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"Youth is wasted on the young." George Bernard Shaw (Irish dramatist, 1856-1950)

"Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children." George Bernard Shaw (Irish dramatist, 1856-1950)

"I was young once, but I was never this stupid." Anon

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"Youth is a disease from which we all recover." Dorothy Fulheim (American journalist, 1893-1989)

"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 (American columnist, 1915-77)

Youth would be an ideal state if it came *a little later in life.*earlier.*with money.* Herbert Asquith (British Liberal statesman, 1852-1928)

"Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art." Stanislaw Jerzy Lec (Polish poet, 1909-1966)

"When I was young, I used to think that money was the most important thing in life. Now that I am old, I know it is." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

"The young are often so full of themselves that they barely leave room for anyone else." Anon

"Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips, and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions." Samuel Ullman (American businessman, 1840-1924)

Youth is a disease that must be overcome *with experience.*at any cost.*slowly.* Anon

"Youth is a period of missed opportunities." Cyril Connolly (English writer, 1903-74)

"When you're young, you think your parents are idiots. When you're older, you know they were." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending." Anne Bradstreet (English poet, 1612-72)

"Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret." Benjamin Disraeli (British Conservative statesman, 1804-81)

"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions." Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (American polymath, 1809-94)

"Youth is the time to go flashing from one end of the world to the other to try and meet a man who'll never show up." F. Scott Fitzgerald (American novelist, 1896-1940)

"Youth is wasted on the young, but being young is wasted on the old." Anon

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"It is better to *waste one's youth*eat a hamburger*use your education* than to do nothing with it at all." Georges Courteline (French writer and dramatist, 1858-1929)

"Fresh salmon. If you see someone young, beautiful and happy, you should slap them as hard as you can with it." Richard Griffiths (English actor, 1947-2013)

"Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you." Fran Lebowitz (American writer, 1946-)

"The invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes – naturally no one wants to live any other way." Judith Martin (American journalist, 1938-)

It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them *up to date.*in jars.*from talking.* George Bernard Shaw (Irish dramatist, 1856-1950)

The only way to stay young is to *avoid old people.*use a tonne of moisturiser.*avoid mirrors.* James D. Watson (American biologist, 1928-)

"Being young is not having any money; being young is not minding not having any money." Katharine Whitehorn (English journalist, 1928-)

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