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  1. It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history.
       -- Renata Adler

  2. All lovely things will have an ending,
       All lovely things will fade and die;
    And youth, that's now so bravely spending,
       Will beg a penny by and by.
       -- Conrad Aiken

  3. I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
       -- James Matthew Barrie

  4. Youth is the first victim of war; the first fruit of peace. It takes 20 years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only 20 seconds of war to destroy him.
       -- Baudouin I

  5. In youth we run into difficulties, in old age difficulties run into us.
       -- Josh Billings

  6. The young leading the young, is like the blind leading the blind; "they will both fall into the ditch."
       -- Lord Chesterfield

  7. The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.
       -- Benjamin Disraeli

  8. Everyone believes in his youth that the world really began with him, and that all merely exists for his sake.
       -- Goethe

  9. Only the young die good.
       -- Oliver Herford

  10. Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.
       -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

  11. Thou know'st the o'er-eager vehemence of youth, How quick in temper, and in judgement weak.
       -- Homer

  12. Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.
       -- Herbert Hoover

  13. I, for one, hope that youth will again revolt and again demoralize the dead weight of conformity that now lies upon us.
       -- Howard Mumford Jones

  14. It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance its alotted length.
       -- Helen Keller

  15. Youth comes but once in a lifetime.
       -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  16. If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon.
       -- James Russell Lowell

  17. When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.
       -- George MacDonald

  18. ... I believe one of America's most priceless assets is the idealism which motivates the young people of America. My generation has invested all that it has, not only its love but its hope and faith, in yours.
       -- Richard M. Nixon

  19. It takes a long time to become young.
       -- Pablo Picasso

  20. Don't laugh at youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own.
       -- Logan P. Smith

  21. For God's sake, give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself.
       -- Robert Louis Stevenson

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

  23. Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.
       -- George Bernard Shaw

  24. Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he's only trying on one face after another until he finds his own.
       -- Logan Pearsall Smith

  25. It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.
       -- Mark Twain

  26. When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.
       -- Mark Twain

  27. Youth today must be strong, unafraid, and a better taxpayer than its father.
       -- H. V. Wade

  28. The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
       -- Alfred North Whitehead

  29. Youth is that period when a young boy knows everything but how to make a living.
       -- Carey Williams

  30. The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life.
       -- Woodrow Wilson


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