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There's nothing wrong with teenagers that reasoning with them won't aggravate.

Author: Bumper Sticker

Profession:

The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

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.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

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

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

No man knows he is young while he is young.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

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

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

Youth is a period of missed opportunities.

Author: Cyril Connolly (1903-1974)

Profession: British Critic

I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more --the feeling that I could last for ever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures us on to joys, to perils, to love, to vain effort --to death; the triumphant conviction of strength, the heat of life in the handful of dust, the glow in the heart that with every year grows dim, grows cold, grows small, and expires --and expires, too soon, too soon --before life itself.

Author: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Profession: Polish-born British Novelist

The young always have the same problem -- how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.

Author: Quentin Crisp (1908)

Profession: British Author

The hatred of the youth culture for adult society is not a disinterested judgment but a terror-ridden refusal to be hooked into the, if you will, ecological chain of breathing, growing, and dying. It is the demand, in other words, to remain children.

Author: Midge Decter (1927)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Social Critic

Youth, what man's age is like to be, doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know.

Author: Sir John Denham (1615-1668)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist

A boy's story is the best that is ever told.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister