Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did.
For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself!
Great endowments often announce themselves in youth in the form of singularity and awkwardness.
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!
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.
I'm really glad that your young people missed the Depression I'm really glad that your young people missed the Depression and missed the big war. But I do regret that they missed the leaders that I knew, leaders who told us when things were tough and that we'd have to sacrifice, and that these difficulties might last awhile. They brought us together and they gave us a sense of national purpose.
I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.
I, for one, hope that youth will again revolt and again demoralize the dead weight of conformity that now lies upon us.
Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life.
If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon.
If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength.
If youth but knew; if age but could.
In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.
In grade school, I was a complete geek. You know, there's always the kid who's too short, the kid who wears glasses, the kid who's not athletic. Well, I was all three.
In the first day of my youth I tried to find it in the creatures, as I saw others do: but the more I sought, the less I found it, and the nearer I went to it, the further off it was. For of every image that appeared to me, before I had fully tested it, or abandoned myself to peace in it, and inner voice said to me: 'This is not what thou seekest.'
It is all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who has lost it.
It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. [Lamentations 3:27]