Youth Quotes


Here’s a few quotes about youth that are thought-provoking:

1. There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist. -Mark Twain

2. We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build youth for the future. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

3. Young people need models, not critics. -John Wooden

4. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it. -Simon Wiesenthal

5. How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living? -Henry David Thoreau

6. Every generation needs a new revolution. -Thomas Jefferson

7. Age is not an accomplishment, and youth is not a sin. -Robert Heinlein

8. Preventing the conflicts of tomorrow means changing the mind-set of youth today. -Graca Machel-Mandela

9. 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

10. Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations. -James Madison

11. Give young people a chance, our generation may just surprise you. -Marc Kielburger

12. The youth of a nation are the trustees of its posterity. -Benjamin Disraeli

13. When Nike says, just do it, that’s a message of empowerment. Why aren’t the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration? -Naomi Klein

14. I think the biggest problem in the world is that we have a generation of young people, and maybe two, who don’t think it’s going to get any better. -John Denver

15. Under your shoulders. Dear young people of the entire world, weigh the responsibility to transform tomorrow’s world into a society where peace, harmony, and fraternity reign. -Bishop Carlos Belo

I like #13.  How about you?

If you know any good youth quotes, please share them.

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    • shashi
    • November 24, 2009

    Thank u for inspiring quotes

    • Jonathan
    • November 24, 2009

    I personally like #3 the best…and I like to add, teenagers don’t need a judge, they need a leader.

    • Monica
    • November 24, 2009

    I am going to print this page up and put it on my fridge for those of us who are older and need to have the reminders. As well as for the younger ones who frequent my house, who need to read this as well.

    • Sandy
    • November 24, 2009

    #14, John Denver’s quote, rings true for me. I was just talking to a friend this week about the amount of negative input kids are exposed to and how it directly relates to how they manage their lives. I think we as parents need to be aware of the amount of news hype and bad movies (2012 — please!) our kids are plugged into. What are we willing to sacrifice in the name of entertainment?

    • Rachel
    • December 3, 2009

    Lovable thoughts, nice ones.. YOu got great talent sir 🙂 hats off

    • cahdo confident
    • February 4, 2011

    Live your life to the fullest and never you do less than what your minds tell you, youth must live, love, respect and appreciate life.

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