|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Youth, like white paper, will take any impression.|
| Youth is like green corn, all sap and promise.|
|The rose, like ready youth, enticing stands,|
And would be cropt if it might choose the hands.
| Youth like genius gives its best at first.|
|Youth, like spring-time, light and nimble,|
Evanescent in its glee.
| Youth is not like a new garment which we can keep fresh and fair by wearing sparingly; youth, while we have it, we must wear daily; and it will fast wear away.|
| Youth is like those verdant forests tormented by winds: it agitates on every side the abundant gifts of nature, and some profound murmur always reigns in its foliage.|
Georges Maurice de Guérin
| Youth, like the aloe, blossoms but once, and its flower springs from the midst of thorns: but see with what strength and to what height the aloe-flower rises over them.|
Walter Savage Landor
|Blithe youth is like a smile,|
So mirthful, and so brief.
|Youth passes like the odour|
From the white roses cup
When the hot sun drinks up
The dew that overflowed her.
Christina Georgina Rossetti
|Youth like summer morn, age like winter weather,|
Youth like summer brave, age like winter bare.