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  At ten years, a wonder child; at 15, a talented youth; at 20, a common man.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  Youth easily grows old yet becomes learned with difficulty.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  A growing youth has a wolf in his belly.  
 -  English proverb
  

  A lazy youth, a lousy age.  
 -  American proverb
  

  What is learned in youth is carved in stone.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who wants to warm himself in old age must build a fireplace in his youth.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Youth has a beautiful face and old age a beautiful soul.  
 -  Swedish proverb
  

  Forty is the old age of youth; 50 is the youth of old age.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Youth and wine are like a whip to a galloping horse.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  Age is honorable and youth is noble.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  What the colt learns in youth he continues in old age.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Youth often sheds its skin.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  An idle youth, a needy age.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Inferior in youth, not much use in old age.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Youth does not mind where it sets foot.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  Rule youth well, for age will rule itself.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Youth and age will not agree.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Young people don't know what age is, and old people forget what youth was.  
 -  Proverb
  

  I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  It is through the idealism of youth that man catches sight of truth, and in that idealism he possesses a wealth which he must never exchange for anything else.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.  
 -  Alfred North Whitehead
  

  Youth wastes away. But immaturity often lasts a lifetime.  
 -  Anon
  

  All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  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.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  On the one hand maybe I've remained infantile, while on the other I matured quickly, because at a young age I was very aware of suffering and fear.  
 -  Audrey Hepburn
  

  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
  

  As I approve of a youth who has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man who has something of the youth.  
 -  Cicero
  

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

  Eyes of youth have sharp sight, but commonly not so deep as those of elder age.  
 -  Elizabeth I
  

  The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence  
 -  Ernest Hemingway
  

  Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.  
 -  Euripides
  

  Youth doesn't reason, it acts. The old man reasons and would like to make the others act in his place.  
 -  Francis Picabia
  

  Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old.  
 -  Frank Lloyd Wright
  

  We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.  
 -  Franklin D. Roosevelt
  

  The youth of today are our sole investment in tomorrow.  
 -  Franklin D. Roosevelt
  

  Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.  
 -  Franz Kafka
  

  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
  

  Keep true to the dreams of your youth.  
 -  Friedrich Von Schiller
  

  Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  When youth comes to age for advice he receives the wisdom of years. But too often does youth think that age knows only the wisdom of days that are gone, and therefore profits not.  
 -  George S. Clason
  

  A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?  
 -  George Washington
  

  Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.  
 -  Herbert Hoover
  

  Youth is quick in feeling but weak in judgement.  
 -  Homer
  

  Time is a seedfield: In youth we sow it with causes; in after life we reap the harvest of effects.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  When youth comes to age for advice he receives the wisdom of years. But too often does youth think that age knows only the wisdom of days that are gone, and therefore profits not.  
 -  George S. Clason
  

  A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?  
 -  George Washington
  

  Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.  
 -  Herbert Hoover
  

  Youth is quick in feeling but weak in judgement.  
 -  Homer
  

  Time is a seedfield: In youth we sow it with causes; in after life we reap the harvest of effects.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  

  Ask the young. They know everything.  
 -  Joseph Joubert
  

  The passions of the young are vices in the old.  
 -  Joseph Joubert
  

  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.  
 -  Josh Billings
  

  Life is not a beauty contest; intelligence lasts, youth and beauty are seasonal.  
 -  Karl Lagerfeld
  

  Learning acquired in youth arrests the evil of old age; and if you understand that old age has wisdom for its food, you will so conduct yourself in youth that your old age will not lack for nourishment.  
 -  Leonardo da Vinci
  

  No child is born with a really cold heart, and it is only in proportion as we lose that youthful heart that we lose the inner warmth in ourselves.  
 -  Lin Yutang
  

  Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough.  
 -  Lord Chesterfield
  

  A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.  
 -  Lydia Maria Child
  

  All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.  
 -  Mitch Albom
  

  In youth men are apt to write more wisely than they really know or feel; and the remainder of life may be not idly spent in realizing and convincing themselves of the wisdom which they uttered long ago.  
 -  Nathaniel Hawthorne
  

  Youth offers the promise of happiness, but life offers the realities of grief.  
 -  Nicholas Sparks
  

  Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all.  
 -  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
  

  To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  To get back one's youth, one has merely to repeat one's follies.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  The youth of the present day are quite monstrous. They have absolutely no respect for dyed hair.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  The path to youth takes a whole life.  
 -  Pablo Picasso
  

  Youth has no age.  
 -  Pablo Picasso
  

  Young men wish; love, money and health. One day, they'll say; health, money and love.  
 -  Paul Geraldy
  

  I think that, particularly in the old days, the spirit of The Beatles seemed to suggest something very hopeful and youthful.  
 -  Paul McCartney
  

  The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.  
 -  Pearl S. Buck
  

  Age considers; youth ventures.  
 -  Rabindranath Tagore
  

  Youth is like a long weekend on Friday night. Middle age is like a long weekend on Monday afternoon.  
 -  Richard Nelson Bolles
  

  Young people don't always do what they're told, but if they can pull it off and do something wonderful, sometimes they escape punishment.  
 -  Rick Riordan
  

  At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.  
 -  Salvador Dali
  

  In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.  
 -  Salvador Dali
  

  No boy or girl should ever be disheartened by lack of success in their youth but should diligently and faithfully continue to persevere and make up for lost time.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.  
 -  Socrates
  

  In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.  
 -  Socrates
  

  There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.  
 -  Sophia Loren
  

  Young enough to know I can, old enough to know I shouldn't, stupid enough to do it anyway.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You can't expect to be old and wise, if you were never young and crazy.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Money can't buy back your youth when you're old. Or a friend when you're lonely or a love thats grown cold.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks.  
 -  Unknown
  

  It is a pity that, as one gradually gains experience, one loses one's youth.  
 -  Vincent van Gogh
  

  To be young is all there is in the world. They talk so beautifully about work and having a family and a home (and I do, too, sometimes) - but it's all worry and head-aches and respectable poverty and forced gushing. Telling people how nice it is, when, in reality, you would give all of your last thirty years for one of your first thirty. Old people are tremendous frauds.  
 -  Wallace Stevens
  

  In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.  
 -  Will Durant
  

  The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife.  
 -  Will Durant
  

  The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life.  
 -  Woodrow Wilson