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Every street has two sides, the shady side and the sunny. When two men shake hands and part, mark which of the two takes the sunny side; he will be the younger man of the two.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: What Will He Do With It? (bk. II, heading of ch. XV)

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Ah! happy years! once more who would not be a boy!

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 23)

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Her years Were ripe, they might make six-and-twenty springs; But there are forms which Time to touch forbears. And turns aside his scythe to vulgar things.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 98)

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And both were young, and one was beautiful.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: The Dream (st. 2)

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Youth is to all the glad reason of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--Schiller

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The chief recommendation [in a young man] is modesty, then dutiful conduct toward parents, then affection for kindred. [Lat., Prima commendiato proficiscitur a modestia tum pietate in parentes, tum in suos benevolentia.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Officiis (II, 13)

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Alas! the slippery nature of tender youth. [Lat., Teneris, heu, lubrica moribus aetas!]

Claudian (Claudianus) Quotes , Source: De Raptu Proserpinoe (III, 227)

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Life went a-Maying With Nature, Hope, and Poesy; When I was young! When I was young?--Ah, woful when!

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: Youth and Age

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A young Apollo, golden haired, Stands dreaming on the verge of strife, Magnificently unprepared For the long littleness of life.

Mrs. Frances Macdonald Cornford Quotes , Source: On Rupert Brooke

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Be it a weakness, it deserves some praise, We love the play-place of our early days; The scene is touching, and the heart is stone, That feels not at that sight, and feels at none.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Tirocinium (l. 296)

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Youth, what man's age is like to be, doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know.

Sir John Denham Quotes , Source: Of Prudence (l. 225)

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Youth should watch joys and shoot them as they fly.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Aureng-Zebe (act III, sc. 1)

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The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Aureng-Zebe (act III, sc. 1)

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Olympian bards who sung Divine ideas below, Which always find us young And always keep us so.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Essays--The Poet

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An angelic boyhood becomes a Satanic old age. [Lat., Angelicus juvenis senibus satanizat in annis.]

Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus Quotes , Source: Fam. Coll., quoted as a proverb invented by Satan

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Young people are fitter to invent than to judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; and more fit for new projects than for settled business.

Francis Bacon Quotes

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I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.

Sir James M. Barrie Quotes

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It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. Lamentations 3:27

Bible Quotes

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What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.

Robert Browning Quotes

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Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough.

Lord Chesterfield Quotes

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No man knows he is young while he is young.

Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes

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As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.

Marcus T. Cicero Quotes

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Youth is a period of missed opportunities.

Cyril Connolly Quotes

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Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.

Euripides Quotes

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Youth troubles over eternity, age grasps at a day and is satisfied to have even the day.

Dame Mary Gilmore Quotes

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