Quotes about youth

They threw away the golden opportunity for learning. They would not get wisdom at the time when their minds were most able to receive it, and their memories most able to retain it.

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We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. I have heard others, and I have heard myself, recounting cruelties and falsehoods committed in boyhood as if they were no concern of the present speaker’s, and even with laughter. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin. The guilt is washed out not by tim... read more


How often will they [young men] not stop to listen to a hint from an older person! They think they know everything. They are full of conceit of their own wisdom.

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For another thing, the devil uses a special diligence to destroy the souls of young men, and they seem not to know it.

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‘The future of Christianity is in our youth!’ No, that is not right. The future of Christianity lies safely in the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. In fact, the future of our youth lies in the gospel.

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