100 Thought Provoking Quotes About Youth That Will Inspire And Motive Young People To Do Great Deeds

The youths are the future of the world. In their hand lie the decisions that will shape the world in the years to come. Optimistic, passionate, and hard working, the youth exemplify some of the best qualities to be ever found in human beings. From taking steps to reform the society to bringing about scientific innovations, the youth have a very significant role to play in how the society of the future will evolve. No surprise that we value the youths so much in our culture!

Given the significant fact that the future of any nation—and that of the world—lies on the tender shoulders of the youth, it becomes very important to provide proper guidance and direction to the youth of the present generation. The youth are highly impressionable, while they have the abilities to rise to great heights, there is also the risk of the young people losing their way and going wayward. That is why the parents and teachers of young people have a big responsibility to mold the youth of today into socially responsible and productive citizens of tomorrow. Read these thoughtful quotes about youths for a dose of inspiration!

Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

- Franz Kafka

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

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

- Herbert Hoover

Youth is wasted on the young.

- George Bernard Shaw

Those sweet lips. My, oh my, I could kiss those lips all night long. Good things come to those who wait.

- The Intern, Jess C. Scott

She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city

- The Wanderess, Roman Payne

What a weary time those years were -- to have the desire and the need to live but not the ability.

- Ham on Rye, Charles Bukowski

The human body is the best work of art.

- Jess C. Scott

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

- Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins

A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement

- Jess C. Scott

Young people don't always do what they're told, but if they can pull it off and do something wonderful, sometimes they escape punishment.

- Rick Riordan

It takes a very long time to become young.

- Pablo Picasso

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.

- Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage, Kurt Vonnegut

Pan, who and what art thou?" he cried huskily. "I'm youth, I'm joy," Peter answered at a venture, "I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.

- Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie

At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.

- Salvador Dalí

My head'll explode if I continue with this escapism.

- EyeLeash: A Blog Novel, Jess C. Scott

Youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.

- Tales of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgerald

On the one hand maybe I've remained infantile, while on the other I matured quickly, because at a young age I was very aware of suffering and fear.

- Audrey Hepburn

Youth offers the promise of happiness, but life offers the realities of grief.

- The Rescue, Nicholas Sparks

So wise so young, they say, do never live long.

- Richard III, William Shakespeare

It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it.

- Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer

Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we'll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.

- EyeLeash: A Blog Novel, Jess C. Scott

There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless.

- Milan Kundera

Vanity was stronger than love at sixteen and there was no room in her hot heart now for anything but hate.

- Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.

- Ogden Nash

Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others.

- Gertrude, Hermann Hesse

I was not a hypocrite, with one real face and several false ones. I had several faces because I was young and didn't know who I was or wanted to be.

- The Joke, Milan Kundera

Sure, everything is ending," Jules said, "but not yet.

- A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan

The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever.

- We Were Liars, E. Lockhart

Little girls think it's necessary to put all their business on MySpace and Facebook, and I think it's a shame...I'm all about mystery.

- Stevie Nicks

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.

- George S. McGovern

His name is Marcus: he is four and a half and possesses that deep gravity and seriousness that only small children and mountain gorillas have ever been able to master.

- Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman

If you're young and talented, it's like you have wings.

- What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami

To tell the truth is very difficult, and young people are rarely capable of it.

- Leo Tolstoy

Enjoy your youth. You'll never be younger than you are at this very moment.

- Chad Sugg

The secret of remaining young is never to have an emotion that is unbecoming.

- The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

I haven't been very impressed lately. By people, or places, or the way someone said he loved me and then slowly changed his mind.

- Charlotte Eriksson

Our lives were just beginning, our favorite moment was right now, our favorite songs were unwritten.

- Love Is a Mix Tape, Rob Sheffield

I just want to be someone, to mean something to anyone…

- Charlotte Eriksson

Asleep, he looked a lot younger than going-on-seventeen, but I had noticed that Johnny looked younger when he was asleep too, so I figured everyone did. Maybe people are younger when they are asleep.

- The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton

What defines you isn't how many times you crash but the number of times you get back.

- Along for the Ride, Sarah Dessen

If we were teenagers, I could kiss you. But I'm on a platform behind a counter wearing a name tag and we're too old to be young.

- You, Caroline Kepnes

It's such a stupid question, in my opinion. I mean, how do you know what you're going to do till you do it? The answer is, you don't. I think I am, but how do I know? I swear it's a stupid question.

- The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

Idealisme adalah kemewahan terakhir yang hanya dimiliki oleh pemuda.

- Tan Malaka

It's my duty as a human being to be pissed off

- subUrbia, Eric Bogosian

All I want to be is very young always and very irresponsible and to feel that my life is my own-to live and be happy and die in my own way to please myself

- Zelda Fitzgerald

Life goes on. Get over it. You're still young. It'll get better. Blah, Blah, Blah

- Marly's Ghost, David Levithan

To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision.

- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Who can know the heart of youth but youth itself?

- Just Kids, Patti Smith

What are heavy? sea-sand and sorrow. What are brief? today and tomorrow. What are frail? spring blossoms and youth. What are deep? the ocean and truth.

- Christina Rossetti

What hurts so bad about youth isn't the actual butt whippings the world delivers. It's the stupid hopes playacting like certainties.

- Lit, Mary Karr

I am not a broken heart. I am not collarbones or drunken letters never sent. I am not the way I leave or left or didn't know how to handle anything, at any time, and I am not your fault.

- Charlotte Eriksson

In war, our elders may give the orders...but it is the young who have to fight.

- The Once and Future King, T.H. White

It must be wonderful to be seventeen, and to know everything.

- 2010: Odyssey Two, Arthur C. Clarke

There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what they're laughing about.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

Why do you want to be on The Real World? -Because I want everyone to witness my youth Why? -Isn't it gorgeous?

- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers

I don't need anyone else to distract me from myself anymore, like I always thought I would.

- Charlotte Eriksson

Being sixteen forever sounded good until you really thought about it. Then it didn't seem like such a great prospect.

- City of Fallen Angels, Cassandra Clare

That's the duty of the old, to be anxious on behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.

- The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman

Youthfulness is about how you live not when you were born.

- Karl Lagerfeld

Adolescence is like having only enough light to see the step directly in front of you.

- The Girl Who Chased the Moon, Sarah Addison Allen

That's the trouble with you young people. You think because you ain't been here long, you know everything. In my life I already forgot more than you ever know.

- Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman

Saw a little girl touch a big bug and shout, "I conquered my fear! YES!" and calmly walk away. I was inspired.

- Nathan Fillion

I believe in recovery, and as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.

- Ann Richards

When I touched her body, I believed she was God. In the curves of her form I found the birth of Man, the creation of the world, and the origin of all life.

- Roman Payne

I'm young as morning and fresh as dew. Everybody loves me and so do you.

- I Shall Not Be Moved, Maya Angelou

The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.

- Reginald, Saki

The aspiration to save the world is a morbid phenomenon of today's youth.

- Marilyn Manson

Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.

- Aristotle

I am not collarbones or drunken letters never sent. I am not the way I leave or left or didn't know how to handle anything, at any time, and I am not your fault.

- Charlotte Eriksson

Sunrise paints the sky with pinks and the sunset with peaches. Cool to warm. So is the progression from childhood to old age.

- The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration, Vera Nazarian

You are as young as you feel. If you begin to feel the warmth of your soul, there will be a youthfulness in you that no one will be able to take away from you.

- Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, John O'Donohue

Through all of youth I was looking for you without knowing what I was looking for

- W.S. Merwin

The beauty of collaboration between older and younger generations is that we combine strength with wisdom—a surefire way to accomplish more for the glory of God.

- Brett Harris

It was a once in a lifetime thing. I hate to think it but I bet it's true. It's too bad for us that our once in a lifetime happened when were too young to handle it.

- Endless Love, Scott Spencer

It was a wonderful night, such a night as is only possible when we are young, dear reader.

- White Nights, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.

- The Complete Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In the woods too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of life, is always a child. In the woods, is perpetual youth.

- Nature and Selected Essays, Ralph Waldo Emerson

The young student sits with his head bent over his books, and his mind straying in youth's dreamland where prose is prowling on the desk and poetry hiding in the heart.

- Lover's Gift, Rabindranath Tagore

A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present?

- The Life and Wisdom of Confucius, Confucius

You young people never say anything. And us old folks don't know how to stop talking.

- The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafón

A living skeleton isn't enough for you, is it? What does it take to impress young people these days?

- Skulduggery Pleasant, Derek Landy

The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.

- Lyman Bryson

Cover her face; mine eyes dazzle. She died young.

- The Duchess of Malfi, John Webster

[novan]: bassists are very good with their fingers [novan]: and some of us sing backup vocals, so that means we're good with our mouths too... (~ IM chat with Novan Chang, 18, bassist)

- EyeLeash: A Blog Novel, Jess C. Scott

I shot through my twenties like a luminous thread through a dark needle, blazing toward my destination: Nowhere.

- Postcards from the Edge, Carrie Fisher

Some people were just getting on with their lives, chatting, being young. It simply wouldn't do.

- Russell Brand

He had never before felt so self-consciously young, nor experienced such appetite, such impatience for the story to begin.

- Atonement, Ian McEwan

Grown people know that they do not always know the way of things, and even if they think they know, they do not know where and how they got the proof.

- Dust Tracks on a Road, Zora Neale Hurston

The young need discipline and a full bookcase.

- Vivienne Westwood

What's right? If you want something, you have the right to take it. If you want to do something, you have the right to do it.

- Bret Easton Ellis

I covet truth; beauty is unripe childhood's cheat; I leave it behind with the games of youth.

- Prose and Poetry, Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm a Prince of Wales Trust ambassador, so I'm all about giving youth an education, a voice and a chance to not take the wrong road.

- Benedict Cumberbatch

One does silly things when one is twelve.

- Cassandra Clare

Whose little boy are you?

- The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin

For whenever men are right they are not young

- 22 and 50 Poems, E.E. Cummings

Where there is not community, trust, respect, ethical behavior are difficult for the young to learn and for the old to maintain.

- Servant As Leader, Robert K. Greenleaf

If you really want to stay the same age you are now forever and ever, she'd be thinking, try jumping off the roof: death's a sure-fire method for stopping time.

- The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood

Woman" in the abstract is young, and, we assume, charming. As they get older they pass off the stage, somehow, into private ownership mostly, or out of it altogether.

- Herland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman

You were the hardest year of my life and I've never been so happy. What does that say about me?

- Charlotte Eriksson

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