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Youth, youth, springtime of beauty.

- Anthem of the National Fascist Party, c. 1924

No one’s serious at seventeen.

- Arthur Rimbaud, 1870

No time to marry, no time to settle down, I’m a young woman, and ain’t done runnin’ round.

- Bessie Smith, 1926

Rejoice, young man, while you are young, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Follow the inclination of your heart and the desire of your eyes, but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.

- Book of Ecclesiastes, c. 200 BC

A dissolute and intemperate youth hands down the body to old age in a worn-out state.

- Cicero, 44 BC

The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love.

- Donald Barthelme, 1964

The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.

- Edward VIII, 1957

Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1945

Childhood has no forebodings—but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow.

- George Eliot, 1860

I was born at a very early age. Before I had time to regret it, I was four and a half years old.

- Groucho Marx, 1959

Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.

- Herbert Hoover, 1936

A sick child is always the mother’s property; her own feelings generally make it so.

- Jane Austen, 1816

Childhood knows what it wants—to leave childhood behind.

- Jean Cocteau, 1947