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The good thing about being young is that you are not experienced enough to know you cannot possibly do the things you are doing.

Unknown Source

For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself!

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895) Scottish essayist, poet and novelist.

Youth gets together with their materials to build a bridge to the moon or maybe a palace on earth; then in middle age they decide to build a woodshed with them instead.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

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!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. poet.

Youth! There is nothing like youth. The middle-aged are mortgaged to Life. The old are in Life's lumber-room. But youth is the Lord of Life. Youth has a kingdom waiting for it. Every one is born a king, and most people die in exile.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.


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

Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924) Twenty-eighth President of the USA.

Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) American architect.

Youth has no age.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish painter.

A boy's story is the best that is ever told.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) British novelist.

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 (1809-1894) American author and poet.