30 Youth Quotes on Dreaming, Learning, and Never Growing Old

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Youth is a time in our life when we’re young, when we’re dreamers. It’s when we look at things with so much hope and vigor, ready to take on the world with nothing but dreams and optimism. But, youth is more than just a phase or a period of time.

It is also a state of mind, a flutter in our heart. It’s our unsullied positivity that makes us look forward to the future despite setbacks. To be youthful in our mind and in our soul is what keeps us continuously growing and allowing us to live a flourished life.

Sometimes you may feel like life passes you by. At the end of the day, it’s good to be reminded that no age defines our youth. Because we can always keep on dreaming, exploring, and discovering regardless of where we are at this point in time.

Here are inspiring 30 youth quotes to revive your spirits.

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. – Kurt Vonnegut

Don’t laugh at youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own. – Logan Pearsall Smith

It takes a very long time to become young. – Pablo Picasso

youth time quotes

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

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. – Sophia Loren

youth mind quotes

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

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

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

youth happy quotes

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

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

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

youth immature quotes

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

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

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

youth destination quotes

He stood at the window of the empty cafe and watched the activites in the square and he said that it was good that God kept the truths of life from the young as they were starting out or else they’d have no heart to start at all. – Cormac McCarthy

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

Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because life is sweet and they are growing. – Aristotle

youth growing quotes

If you’re young and talented, it’s like you have wings. – Haruki Murakami

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

Youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

youth dream quotes

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

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

Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all. – Jean Genet

youth dreams quotes

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. – Maya Angelou

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. – Philip Pullman

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life. – Samuel Ullman

youth freshness quotes

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

You are only young once, and if you work it right, once is enough. – Joe E. Lewis

youth work quotes

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. – Neil Gaiman

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. – John O’Donohue

Encourage your family and friends to stay youthful with these 30 youth quotes.

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