55+ Best Youth Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational youth quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Youth Quotes

Youth has no age. Pablo Picasso

We are not youth any longer. We don’t want to take the world by storm. We are fleeing. We fly from ourselves. From our life. We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces.

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

Curiosity,‘said the mayor. A dangerous quality. Unhealthy. Especially regrettable in one so young.

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

The new one is the most beautiful of all; he is so young and pretty.’ And the old swans bowed their heads before him.

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

Sometimes he wished he had no ambitions often wondered where they had come from in his life, because he remembered how satisfied he had been as a youngster, and that with the little he had a dog, a stick, an aloneness he loved.

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. G. M. Trevelyan

I see the damage and pain of hard years. I see the emptiness and desperation of existence without hope. I see a young life that has been too long

Your life, time, and brain should belong to you, not to an institution. Grace Llewellyn

It occurred to me that we will never be young again.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

My mother never calls me Nathan

Aspire to inspire before we expire.

The tree was not only stripped by the cold season, it seemed weary from age, enfeebled, dry. I was thankful, very thankful that I had seen it. So the more things remain the same, the more they change after all plus c’est la même chose, plus ça change. Nothing endures, not a tree, not love, not even a death by violence.

Goodness is the only investment that never fails. Henry David Thoreau

Although they were old stairs, the worn moons in the middle of each step were not very deep. The marble must be unusually hard. That seemed very likely, only too likely, although with all my thought about these stairs this exceptional hardness had not occurred to me. It was surprising that I had overlooked that, that crucial fact

Whatever you do, do it well. Walt Disney

Phineas was a poor deceiver, having had no practice

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain

I know, now, that when one loses one’s good looks, whatever they may be, one loses everything. Your picture has taught me that. Lord Henry Wotton is perfectly right. Youth is the only thing worth having. When I find that I am growing old, I shall kill myself.

Winners never quit, and quitters never win. Vince Lombardi

I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me. Why should it keep what I must lose? Every moment that passes takes something from me and gives something to it. Oh, if it were only the other way! If the picture could change, and I could always be what I am now! Why did you paint it? It will mock me someday mock me horribly!

You have to grow from the inside out. Swami Vivekananda

It was his beauty that had ruined him, his beauty and the youth that he had prayed for. But for those two things, his life might have been free from stain. His beauty had been to him but a mask, his youth but a mockery. What was youth at best? A green, an unripe time, a time of shallow moods, and sickly thoughts. Why had he worn its livery? Youth had spoiled him.

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein

I draw no distinction between young in years, and youthful in temper and disposition.

The world belongs to the energetic. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The causes of his embitterment were many, remote and near. He was angry with himself for being young and the prey of restless foolish impulses, angry also with the change of fortune which was reshaping the world about him into a vision of squalor and insincerity. Yet his anger lent nothing to the vision. He chronicled with patience what he saw, detaching himself from it and tasting its mortifying flavor in secret.

After a while, you learn to ignore the names people call you and just trust who you are.

Honestly, I just wanted to take it easy for the rest of the day. I didn’t want to hear Spoony preach about how hard it is to be black, or my father preach about how young people lack pride and integrity, making us easy targets.

We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it. Andrew, ‘The Breakfast Club

It’s a fairly accurate portrait of me at eighteen, minus a few quirks like reckless driving and eating binges. It’s accurate but it isn’t profound

I just wanna let them know that they didn’t break me. Andie

Sorrow never stays punishment. But remember, Bagheera, he is very little

Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it. Rafiki, ‘The Lion King

Ah, it’s a scandalous shame for you, Stephen, said his mother, and you’ll live to rue the day you set your foot in that place. I know how it has changed you.

I feel infinite. Charlie, ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

There was never any more inception than there is now

High school is like the training wheels for the bicycle of real life. Graduation Speaker, Ghost World

Nor any more heaven or hell than there is now.

Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. Forrest Gump

He was alone. He was unheeded, happy and near to the wild heart of life. He was alone and young and wilful and wildhearted, alone amid a waste of wild air and brackish waters and the sea harvest of shells and tangle and veiled grey sunlight and gayclad light clad figures of children and girls and voices childish and girlish in the air.

I don’t regret the things I’ve done, but those I did not do. Lucas, Empire Records

His father’s whistle, his mother’s mutterings, the screech of an unseen maniac were to him now so many voices offending and threatening to humble the pride of his youth.

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Ferris Bueller

For when youth passes with its giddy train, Troubles on troubles follow, toils on toils, Pain, pain for ever pain; And none escapes life’s coils. Envy, sedition, strife, Carnage and war, make up the tale of life. Last comes the worst and most abhorred stage Of unregarded age, Joyless, companionless and slow.

I define being the best as competing against the best there is out there and beating them. Torrance, Bring It On

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

I believe that we are who we choose to be. Barry Manilow, Sweet Life: Adventures On The Way To Paradise

The elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time.

I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for because it’s not where you go. Richard, The Beach

What degradation lay in being young.