60 Relatable Funny Quotes About Youth That Stands Out

Ah, youth – that exhilarating, tumultuous, and downright hilarious phase of life where every day seems like an adventure and every mishap a comedic masterpiece. From the awkwardness of adolescence to the blissful ignorance of young adulthood, navigating the journey of youth is a rollercoaster ride filled with laughter and absurdity.

In celebration of the folly and frivolity of youth, we’ve compiled a delightful collection of 60 funny quotes about youth that capture the essence of this spirited period. So, sit back, relax, and prepare to chuckle your way down memory lane as we explore the humorous side of being young and restless.

Funny Quotes About Youth

  1. “Youth is wasted on the young.” – George Bernard Shaw

  2. “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” – John Barrymore

  3. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” – Oscar Wilde

  4. “What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” – Kurt Vonnegut

  5.  “I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.” – Albert Einstein

  6. “Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.” – George Bernard Shaw

  7. “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” – Franz Kafka

  8. “I’m not young enough to know everything.” – J.M. Barrie

  9. “Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.” – Herbert Henry Asquith

  10. “Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” – Bill Vaughan

  11. “Youth is like a long weekend on Friday night. Middle age is like a long weekend on Monday afternoon.” – Richard Nelson Bolles

  12. “Youth is when you’re too young to know better and too old to care.” – Unknown

  13. “Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.” – Herbert Hoover

  14. “Ah, sweet youth. No matter how old you grow, never grow up!” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

  15. “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

  16. “I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” – Harry S. Truman

  17. “Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.” – Anne Bradstreet

  18. “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” Friedrich Nietzsche

  19. “The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.” – H.L. Mencken

  20. “Youth is a perpetual intoxication; it is a fever of the mind.” – François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

  21. “Youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

  22. “Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.” – Aristotle

  23. “Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.” – Neil Gaiman

  24. “The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.” – Quentin Crisp

  25. “Youth is a time when you have no experience to judge the future, but no trouble blaming the past.” – Unknown

  26. “Youth is the time to go flashing from one end of the world to the other to try the manners of different nations; to hear the chimes at midnight.” – William Shakespeare

  27. “What a weary time those years were — to have the desire and the need to live but not the ability.” – Charles Bukowski

  28. “The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.” – Ginger Rogers

  29. “I don’t want to be young again, I just don’t want to get any older.” – Unknown

  30. “I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.” – John Peel

  31. “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” – Lucille Ball

  32. “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” – Tom Robbins

  33. “The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.” – H.L. Mencken

  34. “The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.” – Quentin Crisp

  35. “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” – Satchel Paige

  36. “Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying “yes” begins things. Saying “yes” is how things grow. Saying “yes” leads to knowledge. “Yes” is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say “yes’.” – Stephen Colbert

  37. “You’re only young once, but you can be immature forever.” – Germaine Greer

  38. “Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance.” – David Mamet

  39. “To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.” – Herman Melville

  40. “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” – John Barrymore

  41. “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.” – Aristotle

  42. “It takes a very long time to become young.” – Pablo Picasso

  43. “To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.” – Oscar Wilde

  44. “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – Betty Friedan

  45. “It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded. It looks as if they were victims of a conspiracy; for the books they read, ideal by the necessity of selection, and the conversation of their elders, who look back upon the past through a rosy haze of forgetfulness, prepare them for an unreal life. They must discover for themselves that all they have read and all they have been told are lies, lies, lies; and each discovery is another nail driven into the body on the cross of life.” – W. Somerset Maugham

  46. “The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

  47. “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” – Sophia Loren

  48. “I only seek in my old age to perfect that which I had not before thoroughly learned in my youth, because my sins were a hindrance to me.” – Saint Patrick

  49. “Young people don’t always do what they’re told, but if they can pull it off and do something wonderful, sometimes they escape punishment.” – Rick Riordan

  50. It is through the idealism of youth that man catches sight of truth, and in that idealism he possesses a wealth which he must never exchange for anything else.” – Albert Schweitzer

  51. “Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.” – Victor Hugo

  52. “We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.” – Mary McLeod Bethune

  53. “When you’re young, you think everything you do is disposable. You move from now to now, crumpling time up in your hands, tossing it away. You’re your own speeding car. You think you can get rid of things, and people too—leave them behind. You don’t yet know about the habit they have, of coming back. Time in dreams is frozen. You can never get away from where you’ve been.” – Margaret Atwood

  54. “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” – Coco Chanel

  55. “When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.” – Mark Twain

  56. “Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.” Arthur Schopenhauer

  57. “At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.” – Salvador Dali

  58. “All that I know I learned after I was thirty.” – Georges Clemenceau

  59. “Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.” – Tom Wilson

  60. “A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.” Confucious

As we wrap up this journey through the whimsical world of youth with its trials, tribulations, and moments of pure hilarity, one thing becomes abundantly clear: no matter where we are in life, there’s something universally amusing about the folly of youth.

From the awkwardness of adolescence to the carefree days of young adulthood, these quotes have offered a mirror to our own experiences, reminding us that laughter truly is the best medicine, especially when navigating the unpredictable maze of youth. So, whether you’re reminiscing about your own youthful escapades or simply enjoying a good chuckle at the expense of the younger generation, may these quotes serve as a delightful reminder that life is too short to take too seriously.

After all, as we’ve learned, youth may be fleeting, but a good sense of humor lasts a lifetime. Cheers to the eternal comedy of youth!

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