How beautiful is youth! How bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again.
- Charles Kettering
Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
- Thomas A. Bennett
To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.
- Dave Barry
Maturity begins to grow when you can sense you concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
- John MacNoughton
A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does.
- Lewis B. Hershey
I would there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the anciently, stealing, fighting.
- William Shakespeare
Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
- J. Donald Walters
When you are seventeen you aren't really serious.
- Arthur Rimbaud
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
- Mark Twain
You don't have to suffer to be a poet. Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
- John Ciardi
Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen, even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo Da Vinci
Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
- Arnold H. Glasow
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Garvey
Human life is a continuous thread which each of us spins to his own pattern, rich and complex in meaning. There are no natural knots in it. Yet knots form, nearly always in adolescence.
- Edgar Z. Friedenberg
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
- Mary Kay Ash
Many a young lady does not realize just
how strong her love for a young man is until
he fails to pass the approval test with her parents.
- Author Unknown
Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives.
- Camille Paglia
People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.
- Leonardo DiCaprio
You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
- Dave Barry