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Youth is unduly busy with pampering the outer person.

Horace (BC 65-8) Latin lyric poet.

So different are the colors of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past; and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

The passions of the young are vices in the old.

Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French moralist.

The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist.

Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life.

Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) French poet and adventurer.


Youth covets; let not this covetousness seduce you.

Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) German dramatist, poet and historian.

It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.

If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon.

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.

Every youth owes it to himself and to the world to make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him...

Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) American author and founder of Success magazine.

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who has lost it.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) British novelist and playwright.