A treasure we lose and never find again, the wished-for effect of a magical fountain, the vigor and the audacity, the education and the uncertainty… Youth obsesses us at every level, for we see in it a renewal of the world and an opportunity for improvement. What advice can the sages of gone-by times give to our current youth?
Youngsters are so sure that they are right. Sadly, when they bring it into the world they are no longer young, and it is no longer true.
What I regret about the follies of youth is not having committed them but not being able to do so again.
Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Having these or those habits since youth does not have a tiny importance: it has an absolute relevance.
Young boys shouldn’t drink wine, for it is wrong to add fire to fire.
I’m not so young as to know it all.
Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short; youth is nimble, age is lame; Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; Youth is wild, and age is tame.
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,
Stol'n on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!
How much more rapidly does old age steal upon youth than youth upon childhood?
Youth has no age.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
'When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not
My dreams, my dreams! What has become of their sweetness? What indeed has become of my youth?
Age considers; youth ventures.