… on youth

I am not young enough to know everything.
Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) 

The secret of eternal youth is arrested development.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884 – 1980) 

Youth is something very new: twenty years ago no one mentioned it.
Coco Chanel (1883 – 1971) 

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
Dave Barry (1947 – ) 

What is youth except a man or a woman before it is ready or fit to be seen?
Evelyn Waugh (1903 – 1966) 

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950) 

If youth only knew: if age only could.
Henri Estienne (1470 – 1520) 

Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.
Herbert Henry Asquith (1852 – 1928) 

No wise man ever wished to be younger.
Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) 

In youth we learn; in age we understand.
Marie Ebner von Eschenbach 

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900), The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891 

The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
Willa Cather (1873 – 1947)