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When I was one-and-twenty

I heard a wise man say,

‘Give crowns and pounds and guineas

But not your heart away;

Give pearls away and rubies,

But keep your fancy free.’

But I was one and twenty,

No use of talk to me.  A E Housman, A Shropshire Land



Here dead lie we because we did not choose

To live and shame the land from which we sprung.  

Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose;

But young men think it is, and we were young.  A E Housman, Here Dead Lie We



Young people are the same as they always were – just as ignorant.  Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme 2006



One of the things that concerns me is the lack of adult supervision, and more specifically, caring adult supervision, at various reform schools and juvenile detention centers.  I think there’s a kind of Darwinian brutality that can run rampant when kids are given power, and if youre on the wrong end of the pecking order, things can be very scary.  Adam Rapp



You see, in this country are a number of youths who do not like to work, and the college is an excellent place for them.  L Frank Baum, Ozma of Oz 



And I just think that it’ll take a little time for kids to start doing the duties that they’re supposed to do, which is challenge things, like corruption.  Kurt Cobain, recorded interview 1992, often paraphrased as ‘The duty of youth is to challenge corruption’



Lord Henry looked at him.  Yes, he was certainly wonderfully handsome, with his finely-curved scarlet lips, his frank blue eyes, his crisp golden hair.  There was something in his face that made one trust him at once.  All the candour of youth was there, as well as all youth’s passionate purity.  One felt that he had kept himself unspotted from the world.  Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray


When your youth goes, you beauty will go with it, and then you will suddenly discover that there are no triumphs left for you, or have to content yourself with those mean triumphs that the memory of your past will make more bitter than defeats.  ibid.


Ah! realise your youth while you have it.  Dont squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar.  These are the sickly aims, the false ideals, of our age.  Live!  Live the wonderful life that is in you!  Let nothing be lost upon you.  Be always searching for new sensations.  Be afraid of nothing ... Our limbs fail, our senses rot.  We degenerate into hideous puppets, haunted by the memory of the passions of which we were too much afraid, and the exquisite temptations that we had not the courage to yield to ... Youth!  Youth!  There is absolutely nothing in the world but youth.  ibid.



The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they – at some distant point in the future – will take over the reins.  Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely ... because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties.  For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.  Alvin Toffler 



He’s nineteen and he can go all night.  The Sopranos s3e3: Fortunate Son starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, Janice



I can’t help noticing what a handsome young man you have here.  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s2e5: Cardassians, Garak to young Cardassian



We want to be a united nation, and you, my youth, are to become this nation.  In the future we do not wish to see classes and cliques, and you must not allow them to develop among you.  One day we want to see one nation.  Adolf Hitler



I want to see again in the eyes of youth the gleam of the beast of prey.  Adolf Hitler



Mein Fuhrer – our young generation models itself upon you.  You demonstrate the greatest selflessness in our nation, so these young people want to be selfless too.  Baldur von Schirach  



Although it is his wish that I call myself the Fuhrer of German Youth I known that I am merely the trustee.  Baldur von Schirach



I bear the guilt of having trained the young.  Baldur von Schirach



Young people are the same as they always were – just as ignorant.  Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme 2006



Youth is like spring, an over praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes.  Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.  Samuel Butler



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



I looked for that which is not, nor can be,

And hope deferred made my heart sick in truth:

But years must pass before a hope of youth

Is resigned utterly.  Christina Rossetti, A Pause of Thought



When all the world is young, lad,

And all the trees are green;

And every goose a swan, lad,

And every lass a queen;

Then hey for boot and horse, lad,

And round the world away:

Young blood must have its course, lad,

And every dog its day.  Charles Kingsley, Young and Old, 1863



Everybody’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.  F Scott Fitzgerald



That summer mysterious senses clicked into play.  Our thighs seemed to burn like dry grass.  Emotion swung wildly, and our bodies seemed tilted out of all recognition.  Cider with Rosie ***** starring Samantha Mortin & Archie Cox & Ruby Ashbourne Serkis & Emma Curtis & Jessica Hynes & June Whitfield & Annette Crosbie & Timothy Spall & Billy Howle & Georgie Smith et al, director Philippa Lowthorpe, BBC 2015



Youth is something very new: twenty years ago no-one mentioned it.  Coco Chanel



Youth will be served, every dog has his day, and mine has been a fine one.  George Borrow, English writer



I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more – the feeling that I could last for ever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures us on to joys, to perils, to love, to vain effort – to death; the triumphant conviction of strength, the heat of life in the handful of dust, the glow in the heart that with every year glows dim, grows cold, grows small, and expires - and expires, too soon, too soon – before life itself.  Joseph Conrad, Youth, 1902



The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.  Benjamin Disraeli, Sybil, 1845



How beautiful is youth, that is always slipping away!  Whoever wants to be happy, let him be so: of tomorrow there’s no knowing.  Lorenzo de’ Medici



To play billiards well is a sign of an ill-spent youth.  Charles Roupell, attributed



Ancient times were the youth of the world.  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum, 1623