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 is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.     


Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.     

George Bernard Shaw

Youth comes but once in a lifetime.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self-confidence young. Keep your hope young.     

Luella F. Phean

Youth is about the only thing worth having, and that is about the only thing youth has.     

Edgar Watson Howe

Youth gets together with their materials to build a bridge to the moon or maybe a palace on earth; then in middle age they decide to build a woodshed with them instead.     

Henry David Thoreau

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

Joe E. Lewis

We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.     

Mary Mcleod Bethune

Who so neglects learning in his youth loses the past and is dead to the future.     


A youth with his first cigar makes himself sick; a youth with his first girl makes everybody sick.     

Mary Little

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

Pearl S. Buck

Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.     

Herbert Henry Asquith

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.     

J.K Rowling

A sensual and intemperate youth translates into an old worn-out body.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes.     

Thomas Carlyle

Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.     

Natalie Clifford Barney

Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.     


The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.     

Alfred North Whitehead

Youth is ever apt to judge in haste, and lose the medium in the wild extreme.     

Aaron Hill

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

Sophia Loren

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.     

Virginia Woolf

It is not possible for civilization to flow backward while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance its allotted length.     

Helen Keller

If youth is a defect, it is one we outgrow too soon.     

Robert Lowell

Use your youth so that you may have comfort to remember it when it has forsaken you, and not sigh and grieve at the account thereof.     

Sir Walter Raleigh

A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present?     


Youth is, after all, just a moment, but it is the moment, the spark, that you always carry in your heart.     

Raisa M. Gorbachev

Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere.     

Pablo Picasso

The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.     

Benjamin Disraeli

Youth is that period when a young boy knows everything but how to make a living.     

Carey Williams

Youth has no age.     

Pablo Picasso