83 Youth Quotes

Youth quotes celebrate the joy, beauty, and gladness of youth. However, it isn't the case that there aren't problems at times nor is every youth on the move forward in life to do good things or accomplish what needs to be done.

Our young people are our future whether we like to admit it or not. As in the case of every youth, there are more times they model the behavior of the adults who they see, hear and associate with, but this modelling of actions is not always the best of the best. While we may at times generalize that youth of today do not have the fabric, stamina or honor of yesteryear, the question is more about what we are rather than what youth should be.

Are we, as adults, demonstrating through our actions and characteristics those that are mature, caring and full of love rather than demonstrating a culture of self-serving individuals? We hope that all of these writings and opinions by various authors serve to highlight some of the issues facing youth and also help to alert all of us as to our responsibility, to assist all of our youth with encouragement, support, and love. You may also be inspired by these poems for teenagers.

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  1. Thanks for investing in the lives of youth! I pray that your work on behalf of pre-teens and teens will bear much fruit. Mark J Musser, 20 Youth Lessons to Counter Culture
    Poems of Encouragement

  2. Youth, beauty, wit may recommend you to men, but only faith in Jesus Christ can recommend you to God. James H. Aughey
    Christian Poems

  3. Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds. Unknown

  4. The books you read in your youth shape your thoughts and your character.
  5. The books you read in your youth shape your thoughts and your character. Theodore W. Higginsworth
    Poems About Books
    This quote emphasizes the profound impact of the books you read during your youth. The influence of the books you read when you are young can plant behaviours and contribute to your character resulting in the kind of person you become.

  6. Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor. Euripides
    Inspirational Poems

  7. Aches and pains remind us we do not stay young forever - youth fades every day, something all can never sever. Catherine Pulsifer, No One Immune To Age
    Funny Poems About Life

  8. Turning 25 doesn't mean you've lost your youth; it signifies the transition to a more mature and experienced version of yourself. Embrace the wisdom that comes with age, and let your youthful spirit continue to shine brightly.
    25th Birthday Poems

  9. In middle age ...we can't go back to our younger selves, youth is left at the gate. Catherine Pulsifer, Discovering
    Middle Age Poems

  10. Keep young by living life and continuing to be bold. Catherine Pulsifer, Over The Hill

  11. When we are young our lives lay before us, but don't waste it, set your goals, take action today as the years pass quickly. Catherine Pulsifer
    Encouragement Quotes

  12. Truth is best in age and youth.  Speak the truth!
  13. Truth is best in age and youth. Speak the truth! Unknown, Speak The Truth
    Poems About Truth

  14. The young, free to act on their initiative, can lead their elders in the direction of the unknown. Margaret Mead
    Inspirational Quotes by Women
    This quote suggests that youth can be a source of innovation and fresh perspectives, capable of inspiring and leading their elders toward the unfamiliar.

  15. By combining a natural look with a modern perspective you can create a personal style that's unexpected, youthful and fresh. Sherrie Mathieson, Forever Cool
    Poems About Life

  16. Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. Aristotle
    Poems About Hope

  17. 'Twas like a dream of my childhood hours, this happy growing-time, that spoke the poetry of youth, when life itself was rhyme. C. D. Barrett, The Seasons

  18. And weave for your souls the fair garments of honor and beauty and truth, which will still with a glory enfold you when faded the spell of your youth. Emily Bugbee Johnson, The Book Of The New Year

  19. When you are young don't wait for tomorrow to be happy, be happy today.
  20. When you are young don't wait for tomorrow to be happy, be happy today. As Randy Alcorn wrote in his book, Happiness: "Anyone who waits for happiness will never be happy."
    Quotes About Being Happy

  21. You show me a world-class youth sports organization built on good morals and values, I will show you a great leader who dreamed it and great leaders who are running it every day. Andrew Simpson, The Youth Truth
    Sports Quotes

  22. In ... established democracies, survey evidence from recent elections shows that more young people voting definitely would make a difference because the youth vote often favors different candidates and parties. Martin P. Wattenberg, Is Voting for Young People?
    Motivational Poems

  23. There is no other love like the love of youth Unknown, A Rainy Day

  24. Turning 21 is like opening a door to a world of possibilities. It's the moment when youth embarks on the journey of adulthood, carrying the torch of dreams and aspirations into a bright future. 21st Birthday Poems

  25. For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress. Unknown, Age Is Opportunity
    Poems On Aging
    This quote suggests that age, just like youth, offers its own set of opportunities, albeit in a different form. No matter what stage of life we are in, youth, middle age, or old age there are always opportunities, good and bad, and potential to learn new things. 

  26. ...in your youth you may strive to please the living God, — 'twill give you peace. Maria J. Dodge, To My Friend

  27. You're young and buoyant, and for you hope beckons with her hands and life spreads out a waveless sea that laps but tropic strands Will T. Hale, Don't Forget The Old Folks
    Poems About Home

  28. We still love you, no matter the age - in our minds, we will always be teenage! Catherine Pulsifer, Over The Hill?
    Funny Birthday Poems For Friends

  29. 	A wiser youth has come to me while you were turning gray.
  30. A wiser youth has come to me while you were turning gray. Strickland Gillilan, Keep Young At Heart
    Funny Poems About Aging

  31. Clasp me close in your warm young arms, while the pale stars shine above, and we’ll live our whole young lives away in the joys of a living love. Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Joys Of A Living Love

  32. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Max Ehrmann
    Desiderata Poem

  33. The youth, from all sorrow, temptation and care, seeks the warm mother heart and finds comfort there Kate Louise Wheeler, Mother
    Mom Poems

  34. One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young. Dorothy Canfield Fisher
    This quote humorously highlights the positive aspects of middle age by stating that it's a pleasant departure from the challenges of youth. It implies that the wisdom and experience gained in middle age can make life more enjoyable compared to the struggles of youth, offering a fresh perspective on aging.
    Funny 40th Birthday Poems

  35. Today is the day we sing Happy Birthday, as today thirty years ago you were born. Hard to believe your now thirty, your youth is now gone Julie Hebert, Your Thirty
    Birthday Poems

  36. Sometimes it's only the young ones who are crazy enough to change the world.” Diana Peterfreund
    Famous Poems About Life

  37. Youths sparkle and bubble with life. They are fun-loving, excited, ambitious, adventurous, energetic, and curious Idowu Omisore, Invest Your Youthful Years
    Adventure Quotes

  38. To youth, Time moves with steps of lagging tread and hence they deem to all his flight is slow. Maria Frink, Years Slip By
    Poems About Time

  39. Teenagers who do not go to church are adored by God, but they don't get to meet some of the people who love God back. Anne Lamott
    Quotes About Church

  40. The stages of life happen so fast youth was yesterday but now has past Catherine Pulsifer, Another Year
    Funny Birthday Poems

  41. A grandparent celebrates their youth through the eyes of their grandchildren. Robert R. Rivers
    Grandma Poems

  42. But merciful Nature makes amends, when she sends youth, that takes up our raveled ends John T. Trowbridge, Children In The Household

  43. Make your mark; make it while the arm is strong, in the golden hours of youth
  44. Make your mark; make it while the arm is strong, in the golden hours of youth David Barker, Make Your Mark
    Graduation Poems

  45. The challenge is to build relational supports that can serve as new tribes for children and youth. The family, school, faith organization, and community all have the potential to help fill this void. Larry K. Brendtro, Reclaiming Youth at Risk
    Community Quotes

  46. When you first teach a youth to read and write you give the key to a lifelong delight. James B. Wiggin, Teach A Child
    Poems about Reading
     The love of reading and of having the ability to write can shape our children's intellect and give them the ability to learn and express themselves. 

  47. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair. Douglas MacArthur
    Growing Old Poems

  48. O youth, choose wisdom while you may; let those who will choose pelf. Lorain McLain, The Wise Choice
    Wisdom Poems

  49. I strongly believe that children and youth can lead the way in reimagining the world of tomorrow. Madhish Parikh
    Poems About Earth Day

  50. So we turn, soul-sick with yearning, to the sweet beliefs of youth! Unknown, Retrospection
    Poems About Joy

  51. When I was younger I had such great dreams; I had things all planned, my head full of schemes Greta Zwaan, Lord I'm So Lonely

  52. When youth comes much passes through their thoughts, -which is not thou, and much allures their hearts, - which thou hast not. Unknown, How Soon We Lose Them
    Poems About Children Growing Up
    This quote reflects the idea that during youth, many thoughts and desires occupy one's mind and heart, but not all of them pertain to or align with one's true self. It suggests that youth is a time of exploration and experimentation, where a multitude of ideas and attractions are considered, not all of which define a person's core identity.

  53. Now youthful fair, throughout out land, in that crisis step that must joy or grief imparty beware! nor e'er bestow the hand, till likewise you give the heart. Lillian E. Curtis, The Hand Without The Heart

  54. What an eternal difference it would make if churches and youth groups around the world caught this vision to put the gospel at the center of their teachings, Bible studies, retreats, small groups, mission trips, and service projects. Collin Hansen
    Make A Difference Quotes

  55. The caprice of youth goes with the wind, I’ve no regrets. Roman Payne
    Poems About Regret

  56. Youth are not approaching the gates of life; they are the cornerstones of the gate. Theodore W. Higgingsworth

  57. Given the lack of glory associated with ministry to youth and the personal emotional and physical cost of serving youth, a person who stays in the field ... must see something extraordinarily precious that outweighs every difficulty. Cameron Cole, Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry
    Positive Poems

  58. Youth and love are oft impatient, seeking things beyond their reach
  59. Youth and love are oft impatient, seeking things beyond their reach Sarah Doudney, The Hardest Time Of All
    Patience Poem

  60. Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. Franz Kafka
    Poems About Beauty
    This quote celebrates the happiness of youth, attributing it to the ability to perceive beauty in the world. It implies that those who retain this capacity to see beauty throughout their lives remain youthful in spirit and never truly grow old, as they continue to find joy in the beauty that surrounds them.

  61. There are no days like the good old days, - the days when we were youthful! Eugene Field, Old Times, Old Friends, Old Love
    A New Day Poem

  62. A dark unfathomed tide of interminable pride - a mystery, and a dream, should my early life seem
    Edgar Allan Poe, Imitation

  63. Grandchildren bless their Grandparents with a youthful vitality and innocence that helps them stay young at heart forever. Unknown, Grandparents Bestow
    Grandparents Poems

  64. Winter? But Spring will come after, and youth must grow old with the years. Charles S. Poling

  65. To scorn or act with prejudice towards an adult is pitiful but to shun a youth, to fail to encourage or equip them with the essentials is to forsake the future. Byron R. Pulsifer
    Failure Quotes

  66. It never pays! a blunt refrain, well worthy of a song, for age and youth must learn the truth, that nothing pays that's wrong. Unknown, It Never Pays
    Poems About Contentment
    This quote conveys a simple yet powerful message: dishonest or morally wrong actions never lead to a positive outcome. It suggests that both young and old individuals should recognize the importance of integrity because pursuing actions that are wrong or unethical ultimately doesn't bring rewards or benefits.

  67. Therefore, what parents and the ruling generation owe their children and generations afar are the rebirth of a vibrant civil society and restoration of a vigorous constitutional republic Mark R. Levin, Plunder and Deceit
    Poems About Children

  68. To increase our national security, our first priority should be “intellectual capital and a sustainable infrastructure of education, health and social services to provide for the continuing development and growth of America’s youth. Tony Wagner, Creating Innovators
    Sustainability Quotes

  69. You don’t have to work with troubled youth for object lessons to be effective. And object lessons aren’t just for children. Helen Musick, Everyday Object Lessons for Youth Groups
    Poem About Life Lessons

  70. Healing of the mind, emotions, and spirit is possible ... It will also ... involve the work of God through the Holy Spirit ... But the God who restored an entire nation ...can also restore to emotional wholeness a young man or woman who turns to Him. Handbook on Counseling Youth

  71. TODAY — ... Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in a word or a deed. Author Unknown, Today
    Just For Today Poems

  72. The memory of our youthful hours, as green as those said sprays and boughs. As fresh and sweet as those said flowers. Henry Howard Brownell, The Lawyer's Invocation To Spring

  73. Sisters share the innocence, imagination, and adventure of youth.
  74. Sisters share the innocence, imagination, and adventure of youth. Michelle Malm
    Sister Quotes

  75. There are signs of a renewed respect for the importance of "practice wisdom" in building a knowledge base of professional child and youth work. Larry K. Brendtro; Martin Brokenleg; Steve Van Bockern, Reclaiming Youth at Risk
    Respect Poem

  76. The world lies waiting for youth's freshning touch in richest promise lastingly endowed Dorothy Whiston, Ode
    Graduation Wishes For A Friend

  77. Now we are young and gay...now in our upward journey may true love make us brave, we'll fret not for the morrow, Unknown, Now We Are Young

  78. The good you may do in the young part of life, will help you to conquer your trials and strife. David J. Cable, Make Your Life
    This quote suggests that the good deeds and choices made during one's youth can be a source of strength when we are faced with challenges and difficulties later in life. It reinforces the value of positive actions early in life and their lasting impact on our resilience.

  79. Here Mother Nature never tires and droops her head upon her breast; beneath the scorching summer fires she keeps her youth and looks her best. Edgar A. Guest, The Green of Michigan

  80. Let friendship and truth encompass our youth, from sorrow and trouble 'twill save John Imrie, A Bouquet Of Flowers

  81. Allow the words to motivate you to do something good. The Bible says, “Young people, enjoy your youth. Paula Gray, Girl, Count Your Blessings

  82. Days of youth are not forever, yet the future is not bleak.
  83. Days of youth are not forever, yet the future is not bleak. Greta Zwaan, Memories of Life
    Poems About Memories

  84. My goodly cloathing, and my beauteous skin declare some greater riches are within Anne Bradstreet
    The Four Ages Of Man

  85. Younger people have so many opportunities. I don't see any pessimism among them. Freeman Dyson

  86. My regrets to the man without vision of youth, who has turned a deaf ear to the promptings of truth David V. Bush

  87. Bless the laughing, shouting boys...may they think of God in youth, and grow up in grace and truth. Unknown, When We Were Boys

  88. We may grow older, slower, or laden with wrinkles but the memories of our youth are like the sunshine after the rain clouds have passed. Annabelle Marie Haines
    Memories Quotes
    This quote reflects the enduring nature of memories from one's youth. It suggests that as we age and experience the passage of time, the cherished memories of our youth remain bright and comforting, much like the return of sunshine after rain clouds have passed. These memories continue to bring happiness to our lives.

  89. For the past decade—because of my youthful appearance, physical fitness, and high energy—people have been surprised when they find out how old I am. Narc Narcisse, How Does He Do It?
    Fitness Quotes

  90. It is interesting to know that the futures of any family, race, creed or nation are their youths ... The strength of any establishment is in their youth. Sheun Deleige, Maximizing Youthful Times

  91. Midlife is the old age of youth and the youth of old age.

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