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Quotations on Youth

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Only the young die good.

~ Oliver Herford

Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

- 1844

The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

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

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.

~ John Andrew Holmes

The young leading the young, is like the blind leading the blind; they will both fall into the ditch.

~ Earl of Chesterfield

In youth we run into difficulties, in old age difficulties run into us.

~ Josh Billings

Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.

~ Herbert Hoover

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.

~ James Matthew Barrie

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

~ Renata Adler

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

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

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