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Youth Quotes – The Best Sayings About Childhood And Young People

Youth Quotes – 51 Sayings About Childhood And Young People

Looking for the best youth quotes and sayings about childhood? Then you've come to the right place. Hardly any phase of life is as multifaceted as that of youth and childhood. It holds that magical mix of curiosity, naivety and courage that enables young people to test their limits, make valuable experiences, learn from them and grow up.

In this article, I would now like to give you short, inspiring wisdom and quotes about adolescence, childhood and the young generation. Let's go!

My please: Keep in mind that many of the youth quotes have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

The 51 Best Quotes About Youth, Childhood And Young People

From the wondrous simplicity of childhood to the turbulent journey of adolescence, school years and all the other challenges of adolescence - the following quotes paint a varied and compelling picture of the early years of our existence. They illuminate the highs and lows, the joys and challenges, as well as the wonders and difficulties that come with growing up.

Use the wisdoms and sayings, for example, to make yourself aware, how valuable the time as a child or teenager:r is - or simply to think back to your childhood friends or your childhood sweetheart.

Youth Quotes 1 - 10

  1. "In youth we learn; in age we understand." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  2. "Childhoods never last. But everyone deserves one." (Wendy Dale)
  3. "Teachers can open the door, but you must enter it yourself." (Hakuin Zenji)
  4. "Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art." (Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)
  5. "The major misfortune of the actual youth is no longer belonging to it." (Salvador Dali)
  6. "If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older." (Tom Stoppard)
  7. "The foundation of every state is the education of its youth." (Diogenes of Sinope)
  8. "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." (Nelson Mandela)
  9. "Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood." (Pablo Neruda)
  10. "I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity." (Albert Einstein)

Youth Quotes 11 - 20

  1. "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)
  2. "Youth has no age." (Pablo Picasso)
  3. "Children at play are joys come to life." (Christian Friedrich Hebbel)
  4. "Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children." (Oliver Wendell Holmes)
  5. "Youth is unselfish in thought and feelings, so she most deeply feels and understands the truth." (Heinrich Heine)
  6. "Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  7. "Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work." (C. S. Lewis)
  8. "Education is the organized defence of adults against youth." (Mark Twain)
  9. "It is never too late to have a happy childhood." (Tom Robbins)
  10. "The youth is the hope of our future." (Jose Rizal)

Tip: In childhood, we learn first and foremost, get creative. The linked blog article will help you target your creativity in adulthood as well. Also, what adults can learn from childrenI will explain this in another post.

Youth Quotes 21 - 30

  1. "Most people use their youth to ruin their age." (Jean de La Bruyère)
  2. "Youth is wasted on the young." (George Bernard Shaw)
  3. "Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older, they judge them; sometimes, they forgive them." (Oscar Wilde)
  4. "What looks like cruelty to youth is usually honesty." (Jean Cocteau)
  5. "Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death." (Arthur Schopenhauer)
  6. "Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die." (Herbert Hoover)
  7. "You always have to go steeply uphill in life, it just keeps you young - and makes you happy." (Anderl Heckmair)
  8. "One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood." (Agatha Christie)
  9. "Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age." (Victor Hugo)
  10. "I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." (Sigmund Freud)

Tip: When I was in school, I always came up way short on appreciating our natural world. In the linked blog article, I present you my personal Reasons for more environmental protection at school before.

Youth Quotes 31 - 40

  1. "Good habits formed at youth make all the difference." (Aristotle)
  2. "You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing." (George Bernard Shaw)
  3. "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." (Albert Einstein)
  4. "Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other." (Benjamin Franklin)
  5. "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)
  6. "There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children." (Nelson Mandela)
  7. "If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children." (Mahatma Gandhi)
  8. "You get old when people start saying you look young." (Karl Dall)
  9. "Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them." (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
  10. "Contemplating childhood is like contemplating a beautiful region as one rides backwards; one really becomes aware of the beauty at that moment, that very instant, when it begins to vanish." (Søren Kierkegaard)

Youth Quotes 41 - 51

  1. "Sometimes you have to grow up before you appreciate how you grew up." (Daniel Schwarz
  2. "Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." (Franz Kafka)
  3. "The soul is healed by being with children." (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
  4. "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young." (Henry Ford)
  5. "Everyone who knows how to read has it in their power to magnify themselves, to multiply the ways in which they exist, to make their life full, significant, and interesting." (Aldous Huxley)
  6. "To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth." (Pearl S. Buck)
  7. "Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art." (Heinrich Heine)
  8. "Children are like a book which we should write in and which we should read." (Peter Rosegger)
  9. "To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting." (Erich Maria Remarque)
  10. "I have learned you are never too small to make a difference." (Greta Thunberg)
  11. "The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow." (Nelson Mandela)

Can you think of any other sayings about growing up? Then always come up with your ideas in the comments!

Frequently asked questions about childhood and the teenage years

What is meant by youth?

Youth refers to a Transition phase between childhood and adulthood. In this stage of life, therefore, one becomes an adult. Individual personalities develop and fundamental social, physical and mental changes take place.

What shapes childhood?

Childhood is characterized by Learning and discovery, emotional development, the formation of basic values, and the first meaningful social interactions - for example, in kindergarten and elementary school.

Why is youth so important?

Youth is important because it is a formative stage in which we can develop our Develop identity, values and skills and fundamental life experiences collect. It is the stage of life in which we grow up, become adults and learn to live independently.

Using the best quotes about youth as a source of personal inspiration!

The youth quotes gathered here represent the dazzling colors, the passion and adventure, the joy and tears that characterize life at a young age. I sincerely hope that this collection of sayings will not only capture for you the value and spirit of youth, but will also give you offers a nostalgic journey through the years that have made you who you are today.

Do you have any questions, suggestions or other valuable youth and childhood quotes that I should add to this list? Then I look forward to your comment.

Stay Inspired,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Especially in adolescence it is important to read books regularly. In the linked article, I will now explain the decisive advantages. If you like, you can also take a look at the best Education Quotes watch. Either way - have fun!

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Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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