115 Young Man Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Young Man Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Any young man, who makes dowry a condition to marriage, discredits his education and his country and dishonours womanhood. — Mahatma Gandhi

Mr. Blair, I look upon secession as anarchy. If I owned the four millions of slaves in the South, I would sacrifice them all to the Union; but how can I draw my sword upon Virginia, my native State? — Robert E. Lee

Become familiar with your home, but know also about your neighbors. The young man who never went anywhere thinks his mother is the greatest cook. — Chinua Achebe

Young man: Be honest; train yourself for useful work; love God. — Milton S. Hershey

Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them. — John Von Neumann

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I am neither a child, a young man, nor an ancient; nor am I of any caste. — Guru Nanak

Young men, listen to an old man to whom old men listened when he was young. — Augustus

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. — Oliver Wendell Holmes

A young man should ask himself not if it is his duty to go to the heathen, but if he may dare stay at home. The command is so plain: “Go.” — Lottie Moon

As long as there are young men with the light of adventure in their eyes and a touch of wildness in their souls, rapids will be run. — Sigurd F. Olson

Short Young Man Quotes

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  • Ain't nothin' an ol' man can do but bring me a message from a young one. — Moms Mabley
  • All over the world, young men and young women will always dream dreams. — Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • The young man who joins a political party is a traitor to his generation and to his race. — Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
  • To young men contemplating a voyage I would say go. — Joshua Slocum
  • One great cause of failure of young men in business is lack of concentration. — Andrew Carnegie
  • A young man should not marry yet, an old man not at all — Greek Proverbs
  • The young men in our city are not problems to be solved. They are opportunities to be unleashed. — Wes Moore
  • We gon' float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. AH! Rumble, young man rumble! AH! — Drew Bundini Brown
  • Better than the young man’s knowledge is the old man’s experience. — Tibetan Proverbs
  • Bizet was a very young man when he composed this symphony, so play it softly. — Eugene Ormandy

Young Man Image Quotes

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Young man quote by Guru Nanak

I am neither a child, a young man, nor an ancient; nor am I of any caste. — Guru Nanak

Young man quote by Moms Mabley

Ain't nothin' an ol' man can do but bring me a message from a young one. — Moms Mabley

Young man quote by Philip Seymour Hoffman

All over the world, young men and young women will always dream dreams. — Philip Seymour Hoffman

Young man quote by Joshua Slocum

To young men contemplating a voyage I would say go. — Joshua Slocum

Young man quote by Andrew Carnegie

One great cause of failure of young men in business is lack of concentration. — Andrew Carnegie

Young man quote Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will apprec
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.

Fine Young Man Quotes

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The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse - as a luxury befitting a young man. — Stendhal

The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse -- as a luxury befitting a young man. — Henri B. Stendhal

One can feel the urge, the need to give, coming from within him. He is such a pure and true person. It’s my deepest, most heartfelt conviction that Michael Jackson is a good person, a fine young man with an incredible burden - responsibility - to carry on his shoulders. — Marcel Marceau

Young man quote Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.

I do not believe there ever was any life more attractive to a vigorous young fellow than life on a cattle ranch in those days. It was a fine, healthy life, too; it taught a man self-reliance, hardihood, and the value of instant decision...I enjoyed the life to the full. — Theodore Roosevelt

Avoiding me, Quen downed a swallow of wine. "Trent is a fine young man," he said, watching the remaining wine swirl. "Yes... " I drawled, cautiously. "If you can call a drug lord and outlawed-medicine manufacturer a fine young man. — Kim Harrison

I think, first of all, I'm very proud of Sam Saunders in general. I am happy to see him playing well and his performance has been good. He is coming on as I hoped he would at this stage of his life.He is a fine young man as well as a fine golfer. He is doing things the right way. — Arnold Palmer

Young man quote Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the old
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.

The name Derek Jeter is made for stardom. He's got an infectious smile, and he's so handsome and well-behaved. He's just a fine young man who does everything right. He's like Jack Armstrong and Frank Merriwell, guys I grew up rooting for. Some guys come along who just measure up. — George Steinbrenner

I recollect a nurse called Ann, Who carried me about the grass, And one fine day a fine young man Came up and kissed the pretty lass. She did not make the least objection. Thinks I, "Aha, When I can talk I'll tell Mama," And that's my earliest recollection. — Frederick Locker-Lampson

I'd like to explain why you fine young men had to be blown apart to defend this mud hole. — Randy Newman

You're a fine fastidious young man, as proud as a lion, as gentle as a girl. You'd make a good catch for the devil. — Honore de Balzac

Strong Young Man Quotes

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It's not about rugby, it's about young men. It's not about building a championship team, it's about building championship boys. Boys who will be forever strong. — Larry Gelwix

Young men need a positive influence, especially when they don't have a strong male figure in their lives. They can be influenced by a great, godly man in the church, which gives men a great mission in the church to influence these kids. — Tony Evans

War, for any cause, is inexcusable. There is nothing which excuses us for the beastly ingenuity of our wars. Only fools, only the diseased, think that we are served by killing the strong young men with machines. — Storm Jameson

Young man quote Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.

A strong mentor can help a young woman find and advance in the career of her dreams that otherwise may have seemed impossible. — Kirsten Gillibrand

There are three things against which the wise man guards: lust when young, quarrels when strong, and covetousness when old. — Confucius

Hip Hop Sisters is going strong. Our signature initiative is #EducateOurMen, whereby we have the pleasure, the enjoyment, as well as having received the blessings from above to send young men to further their education. — MC Lyte

Young man quote The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.

That's very cool. Absolutely! You want to know where this guy came from, but you also want to know about the relationship between him and Quill, and how they ended up living together, for the last 18 or 19 years, without killing one another. He's a strong young man, and it's because of Yondu. — Michael Rooker

Not ill? No truly, I am young, healthful, and strong; the blood flows freely in my veins; my limbs obey my will; I am robust in mind and body, constituted for a long life. Yes, all this is true; and yet, nevertheless, I have an illness, a fatal illness,-an illness given by the hand of man! — Victor Hugo

Yet this corporate being, though so insubstantial to our senses, binds, in Burkes words, a man to his country with ties which though light as air, are as strong as links of iron. That is why young men die in battle for their countrys sake and why old men plant trees they will never sit under. — Walter Lippmann

I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind. — Maya Angelou

Angry Young Man Quotes

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Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC's military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge. — Desmond Tutu

I was an angry young man, as you say. I was a punk rocker, blaming the government, corporations, and anything external, like my family, for my anger. I was pretty miserable, festering in my own mind. I began to think, there has to be a different way, there has to be another way out. — Mark Coleman

I wrote as a very angry young man, believing he was going to be killed in a world war. — John Edward Christopher Hill

Young man quote A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.

The media needs to tell a story. And whenever there's a new generation, you know, with a new conversation, it's handy to say well, these are the angry young men, these are the hippies, these are the boomers. — Naomi Wolf

I was never an Angry Young Man. I am angry only when I hit my thumb with a hammer. — Kingsley Amis

There's always a place for the angry young man with his fist in the air and his head in the sand. He's never been able to learn from mistakes, he can't understand why his heart always breaks. — Billy Joel

Young man quote Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.
Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.

Give a moment or two to the angry young man with his foot in his mouth and his heart in his hand. — Billy Joel

The child needs a helping hand or he'll grow up to be an angry young man some day. — Elvis Presley

I don’t have anger towards women. It’s the first script I wrote, I was really young. I got older. It’s told from an angry point-of-view. Young men are crazy strange emotional beings. — Evan Glodell

People say that if you're still angry at 52, you're not an angry young man, just a grumpy old git. — Paul Weller

Handsome Young Man Quotes

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Look not at the face, young girl, look at the heart. The heart of a handsome young man is often deformed. There are hearts in which love does not keep. Young girl, the pine is not beautiful; it is not beautiful like the poplar, but it keeps its foliage in winter. — Victor Hugo

You look like a handsome young man…although you might want to zip your fly. Mom! What? Should I have not told you and left it for everyone else to notice at the dance? — Jordan Sonnenblick

At one point I was introduced to a devastatingly handsome young man -- beautiful, really -- with black unruly hair, large sensitive eyes fringed by long dark lashes, a full sensuous mouth -- and an irresistible personality. His name was Tony Curtis. — Janet Leigh

Young man quote Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

That Seaman is a handsome young man but he spends too much time looking in his mirror rather than at the ball. You can't keep goal with hair like that. — Brian Clough

You know, you grow up with the image of John Travolta being super cool - 'Saturday Night Fever,' Brian De Palma, handsome young god... he, in reality, is a very silly man. And I mean that in a good way. He'll walk around the set talking in little weird voices, making people laugh. — Eric Stoltz

Except for the con men borrowing money they shouldn't get and the widows who have to visit with the handsome young men in the trust department, no sane person ever enjoyed visiting a bank. — Martin Mayer

Young man quote The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.

He is also handsome," replied Elizabeth, "which a young man ought likewise to be, if he possibly can. His character is thereby complete. — Jane Austen

Paco Fuentes, " Mrs. Peterson says, pointing to the table behind Mary. The handsome young man with pale blue eyes like his mother's and smoky black hair like his father's takes his assigned seat. — Simone Elkeles

They all looked like a shampoo commercial, healthy and clear-skinned, perfectly proportioned, a group of handsome young men. Their clothes hung on them like they were glad to be gracing such supermodels. — Lilith Saintcrow

Oh, there was harm indeed for a young lady flattered by the brief attentions of a handsome man. — Kate Morton

Young Guys Quotes

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I hear you guys all the time talking about Daniel Bryan, trained by Shawn Michaels. One curious thing to me is, how come you guys never mention William Regal? William Regal did the real work with this young man. Shawn Michaels took $3,000 from him, that's all he ever did. — CM Punk

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These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess. — Kobe Bryant

Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world. — Jack Ma

Young man quote A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

I remember, when I was a young guy in the SEAL teams, I was very afraid of making mistakes and looking stupid or doing dumb things and getting a bad reputation. — Jocko Willink

Even my family laughed at me because they thought this young guy who's always stuttering in front of other people should be in front of 100 musicians and talk to them and leading them. — Kurt Masur

I try to take a couple of young guys under my wing and tell them what I've learned, because you can't teach nobody if you don't know anything. — Gucci Mane

Young man quote No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the g
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.

An older guy, he's going to show you things that a young man can't show you. He's going to show you how to stay alive. He's going to show you how to turn corners where your young friends will show you how to turn right into that wall, you know what I'm saying? — Snoop Dogg

I train my chefs completely different to anyone else. My young girls and guys, when they come to the kitchen, the first thing they get is a blindfold. They get blindfolded and they get sat down at the chef's table... Unless they can identify what they're tasting, they don't get to cook it. — Gordon Ramsay

Young ghetto boys thought that in this society, the good guys lost and the bad guys won. — Eartha Kitt

I would like to see more airplay for all artists, no matter what age. I think there's a lot of money being spent toward the young guys, but a lot of the older guys are the ones who blazed the trail for those young guys. — Willie Nelson

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More Young Man Quotes

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Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn't have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can't practice Ashtanga yoga. — K. Pattabhi Jois

According to Herodotus, the ancient Persians felt that what was necessary in the background of a young man entering adulthood was his ability to ride, shoot straight, and speak the truth. Perhaps we should now grant our college degrees to young men who measure up to that standard. — Jeff Cooper

That's what we do, man, we're like storytellers. We tell you stories from the streets. Whether we did it before when we was young or we heard it from one of the homies telling us a tale of what he been through. It's all in having fun and creating a movie like vibe to tell a tale from the streets. — Kurupt

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast. — Ernest Hemingway

Every man has problems that only life insurance can solve. In the young man’s case, the problem is to create cash; for the older man, to conserve it. — Ben Feldman

In the gay world, some of the most enriching and incredibly life-affirming and shaping relationships, very often between younger boys and older men, can be hugely positive experiences for those young boys. They can save those young boys from desolation, suicide and drug addiction, all sorts of things, providing they're consensual. — Milo Yiannopoulos

Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. — Alexandre Dumas

Poverty is uncomfortable; but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim. — James A. Garfield

In school, when I was young, teachers walked around the classroom, man, and pop-pop-pop. 'You’re breathing from your mouth, you get pop,' he says. Mouthbreathing leads to sickness and is disrespectful, he told me, which is why he and everyone else he grew up with in Puebla, Mexico, learned to breathe through the nose. — James Nestor

Sometimes it's strange being me. I travel the world meeting people, I'm surrounded with friends and my life is full, but all the time I am confronted by a young man I have nothing in common with. He is me, but he is not me now. In fact I have been me now for longer than I was him, but no one wants to know about me. — Eddy Merckx

In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish'd dove; In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

When I met Jack Kennedy, he was a serious young man with a dream. He was not a womanizer, not as I understood the term. — Gene Tierney

Chuck Liddell loves to fight. That's his passion. That's what he loves in life. But there comes a day and age - fighting is a young man's game. — Dana White

The Young Man came to the Old Man seeking counsel. I broke something, Old Man. How badly is it broken? It's in a million little pieces. I'm afraid I can't help you. Why? There's nothing you can do. Why? It can't be fixed. Why? It's broken beyond repair. It's in a million little pieces. — James Frey

I believe implicitly that every young man in the world is fascinated with either sharks or dinosaurs. — Peter Benchley

I remember the time an older man asked me when I was young, "Do you know what you are doing now?" I thought it was some kind of trick question. Tell me," I said. You are building your memories," he replied, "so make them good ones. — Ravi Zacharias

If young people had love, hope, true education, the arts, full and meaningful lives they won’t join gangs. My life since living the gang and drugs has been directed to making positive what it means to be Chicano, human, man, woman, and on how to draw out the imagination and creativity that all people have. — Luis J. Rodriguez

Although teachers do care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic-it has no conscience. It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor. — John Taylor Gatto

But if the life will not be easy, it will be rich and satisfying. For every young American who participates in the Peace Corps-who works in a foreign land-will know that he or she is sharing in the great common task of bringing to man that decent way of life which is the foundation of freedom and a condition of peace. — John F. Kennedy

There is no one who is without faults, and who is not in some way a burden to others, whether he is a superior or a subject, an old man or a young one, a scholar or a dunce. — Robert Bellarmine

Vitally important for a young man or woman is, first, to realize the value of education and then to cultivate earnestly, aggressively, ceaselessly, the habit of self-education. — B. C. Forbes

I think that much of the advice given to young men about saving money is wrong. I never saved a cent until I was forty years old. I invested in myself - in study, in mastering my tools, in preparation. Many a man who is putting a few dollars a week into the bank would do much better to put it into himself. — Henry Ford

I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic. — Winston Churchill

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