Youth Sayings and Quotes

Aging is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t remain young at heart. Preserve your inner child with the collection of wise and humorous youth quotes below.

Youth should be a savings bank.     

Sophie Swetchine

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Praise youth and it will prosper.     

Irish Proverb

Reckless youth makes rueful age.     

Benjamin Franklin

Young people need models, not critics.     

John Wooden

Youth is wasted on the young.     

George Bernard Shaw

If I have known much trouble in my youth, I have also known much joy.     

Clara Schumann

Youth is a period of missed opportunities.     

Cyril Connolly

Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.     


Youth is wholly experimental.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.     


Youth doesn't need friends - it only needs crowds.     

Zelda Fitzgerald

Youth is a disease from which we all recover.     

Dorothy Fulheim

Youth is certain what it rejects before it knows what it will accept.     

Jean Cocteau

The secret of eternal youth is arrested development.     

Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.     

Frank Lloyd Wright

A Church without Youth is a Church without a future. Moreover, Youth without a Church is Youth without a future.     

Pope Shenouda Iii

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.     


Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing; age, which forgives itself everything. is forgiven nothing.     

George Bernard Shaw

"Youth is full of pleasance, age is full of care; youth like summer morn, age like winter weather; youth like summer brave, age like winter bare. Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short; youth is nimble, age is lame; youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; youth is wild, and age is tame. Age, I do abhor thee; youth, I do adore thee;"     

William Byrd

Sweet as youth's, and more sufficing than the rank and rare enjoyments of the boy.     

Robert Crawford

To the heart of youth the world is a highwayside.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

To fall upon a guiltless youth? For he who such a prize would win.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

So my flowers of youth decay like those that float below.     

Friedrich Schiller

Your own fair youth, you care so little for it-- smiling toward Heaven, you would not stay the advances of time and change upon your happiest fancies.     

Alice Meynell

She has hope's remedy in being young: when age is on, and life has such a fall, the efficacy has left that medicine which in youth is so vital.     

Robert Crawford

When youth has done its tedious vain expense of passions that for ever ebb and flow.     

Matthew Arnold

Youth's sway and youth's play, of songs and flowers and love.     

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A boy's will is the wind's will, and the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow