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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Youth
 
A growing youth has a wolf in his belly.  1
A young man seldom makes much money who is out of his time before twenty.  2
A youth in which a single aim governs life early arrives at the harvest.  3
All of us must be drunk once, youth is drunkenness without wine.  Goethe.  4
Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.  Benjamin Disraeli.  5
He is young enough who has health, and he is rich enough who has no debts.  Danish.  6
The young are not always with their bow bent.  7
The young will sow their wild oats, but prevent it if possible.  8
The youth of a nation are the trustees of posterity.  Benjamin Disraeli.  9
There are more lamb skins than sheep skins. (Meaning that youth is exposed to many dangers.)  Modern Greek.  10
There come just so many calf-skins to market as cow skins. (Meaning youth is surrounded by dangers.)  German, Dutch.  11
There die as many lambs as wethers. (Same meaning as last above.)  Portuguese.  12
There is a learning time in youth which, suffered to escape and no foundation laid, seldom returns.  Clarissa.  13
To be famous when you are young is the fortune of the gods.  Benjamin Disraeli.  14
We shall never be younger.  15
Youth and white paper take any impression.  16
Youth comes but once in a lifetime.  Longfellow.  17
Youth is life’s seed time.  Holmes.  18
Youth is the season of hope.  19
Youth is gay and holds no society with grief.  Aristotle.  20
Youth is the seed time of life: an unseeded youth, a needy age.  21
Youth may stray yet return at last.  French.  22
Youth ne’er casts for peril.  23
Youth should be a saving’s bank.  Madame Swetchine.  24
Youth will have its swing.  25
Youth’s sorrows like April showers are transitory.  26
 
 
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