Young Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old young quotes, young sayings, and young proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Young children were sooner allured by love, than driven by beating, to attain good learning.     

Roger Ascham

You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind.     

Timothy Leary

Young people, who are beginners in everything, cannot yet know love: they have to learn it.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

You are only young once, and if you work it right, once is enough.     

Joe E. Lewis

The young are not afraid of telling the truth.     

Anne Frank

Young people are more intelligent and sophisticated.     

Dianne Wiest

Young people recognize the big challenges that are coming up.     

Barack Obama

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.     

Henry Ford

If you want to stay young-looking, pick your parents very carefully.     

Dick Clark

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.     

Douglas Macarthur

Youthfulness is about how you live not when you were born.     

Karl Lagerfeld

The young show the genetic process, the old merely die of it.     

Hortense Calisher

All I want to be is very young always and very irresponsible and to feel that my life is my own to live and be happy and die in my own way to please myself.     

Zelda Fitzgerald

When we're young, everything is possible; when we're old, possibilities are everything.     

Mardy Grothe

The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.     


To remain always young, we need only do at every age what harmonises with it.     

Max Nordau

You're young and you have all your life ahead of you.     

J. Lynn

Young people need pleasure as truly as they need food and air.     

Jane Addams

When you're young you just run, but you come back to what you need.     

Taylor Swift

It is better to be young in your failures than old in your successes.     

Flannery O'Connor

Young people have limited choices, but they are also useful human resources.     

Santosh Kalwar

The young never take anything seriously if it sounds simple.     

Rae Foley

When you're young, you should live out every weekend. Even if you look like a scarecrow, you just gotta go!     

Jonathan Brandis

In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.     

Alfred Lord Tennyson

A young man is so strong, so mad, so certain, and so lost. He has everything and he is able to use nothing.     

Thomas Wolfe

Young is the one that plunges in the future and never looks back.     

Milan Kundera

Young men and young women, full of courage, originality, and genius, are everywhere to be met with.     

Frank Crowninshield

We're not too young for love, just too young for about everything there is that goes with love.     

Kurt Vonnegut

Youthfulness is not determined by age. It is determined by one's life force. One who possesses hope is forever young. One who continually advances is forever beautiful.     

Daisaku Ikeda

The young man only looks to the future because he has lived little; the old man looks to the past because he has little left to live.     

Fennel Hudson