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All lovely things will have an ending, All lovely things will fade and die; And youth, that's now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by.

Author: Conrad Aiken

Profession: American Writer, Poet

The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

They [Young People] have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things -- and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones: Their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning -- all their mistakes are in the direction of doing things excessively and vehemently. They overdo everything -- they love too much, hate too much, and the same with everything else.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.

Author: Margaret Atwood (1939)

Profession: Canadian Novelist, Poet, Critic

Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

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

Author: Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972)

Profession: American-born French Author

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.

Author: Sir James M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Profession: British Playwright

Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did.

Author: Horace Benchley


It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. [Lamentations 3:27]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. [Ecclesiastes 11:9]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

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.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.

Author: Anita Brookner (1938)

Profession: British Novelist, Art Historian

What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.

Author: Robert Browning (1812-1889)

Profession: British Poet

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

Author: Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

Profession: American Novelist

Youth, with swift feet, walks onward in the way; the land of joy lies all before his eyes.

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet