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

The path to youth takes a whole life.
Pablo Picasso

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A lazy youth, a lousy age.
American proverb

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

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

Age considers; youth ventures.
Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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