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Youth Quotes

Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.

Author: Fran Lebowitz (1951)

Profession: American Journalist

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

Author: Joe E. Lewis

Profession: American Writer

A hundred things are done today in the divine name of Youth, that if they showed their true colors would be seen by rights to belong rather to old age.

Author: Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957)

Profession: British Author, Painter

Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.

Author: Ben Lindsey


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

Author: Mary Little


The young, whether they know it or not, live on borrowed property.

Author: Richard W. Livingston


Youth comes but once in a lifetime.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

Enjoy the Spring of Love and Youth, to some good angel leave the rest; For Time will teach thee soon the truth, there are no birds in last year's nest!

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams! Book of Beginnings, Story without End, Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend!

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

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

Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor

Every youth owes it to himself and to the world to make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him...

Author: Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

Profession: American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who has lost it.

Author: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

The American ideal is youth --handsome, empty youth.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author

Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.

Author: John Milton (1608-1674)

Profession: British Poet

There is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth, those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity which makes all the happiness of life.

Author: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)

Profession: British Society Figure, Letter Writer