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What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.
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.
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.
W. Somerset Maugham
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.
A face to lose youth for, to occupy age With the dream of, meet death with.
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
If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon.
James Russell Lowell
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.
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.
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.
It's best to leap into something you know you love. You might change your mind later, but that is the privilege of 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
I've always believed in the adage that the secret of eternal youth is arrested development.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth; they become incorrigible as they grow older.
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
In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!
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.
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.
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
Youth itself is a talent, a perishable talent.
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
Fixed principles of truth are the only safeguard for youth.
Ellen G. White
The ravaged face in the mirror hides the enchanting youth that is the real me.
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
All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
John F. Kennedy
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