Young Men Quotes

Quotes tagged as "young-men" (showing 1-22 of 22)
Alan Moore
“The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory, is that conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic. The truth is that it is not The Iluminati, or The Jewish Banking Conspiracy, or the Gray Alien Theory.

The truth is far more frightening - Nobody is in control.

The world is rudderless.”
Alan Moore

“Young men do not respect girls they can take advantage of - and they do not as easily take advantage of girls they respect.”
Sarah Mally, Before You Meet Prince Charming: A Guide to Radiant Purity

Dorothy L. Sayers
“He had the appeal of a very young dog of a very large breed -- a kind of amiable absurdity.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

Thomas Hardy
“It is a difficult question, my friends, for any young man-- that question I had to grapple with, and which thousands are weighing at the present moment in these uprising times-- whether to follow uncritically the track he finds himself in, without considering his aptness for it, or to consider what his aptness or bent may be, and re-shape his course accordingly. I tried to do the latter, and I failed. But I don't admit that my failure proved my view to be a wrong one, or that my success would have made it a right one; though that's how we appraise such attempts nowadays--I mean, not by their essential soundness, but by their accidental outcomes. If I had ended by becoming like one of these gentlemen in red and black that we saw dropping in here by now, everybody would have said: 'See how wise that young man was, to follow the bent of his nature!' But having ended no better than I began they say: 'See what a fool that fellow was in following a freak of his fancy!”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

L.M. Montgomery
“Most young men are such bores. They haven't lived long enough to learn that they are not the wonders to the world they are to their mothers.”
L.M. Montgomery, Emily's Quest

“The pride of young men requires that they seem wise, despite their inexperience, and the only way to appear all-knowing without going to the tedium of acquiring knowledge, is to hold all knowledge in weary-seeming contempt.”
John C. Wright, Awake in the Night

Margaret Way
“It's quite commonplace for a young man to fall in love and equally commonplace for him to be rejected, but come what may, I'll always be fond of you.”
Margaret Way, Bauhinia Junction

J.C. Ryle
“Young man, be of good courage. Care not for what the world says or thinks: you will not be with the world always. Can man save your soul? No. Will man be your judge in the great and dreadful day of account? No. Can man give you a good conscience in life, a good hope in death, a good answer in the morning of resurrection? No! no! no! Man can do nothing of the sort. Then "fear not the reproach of men, neither be afraid of their revilings: for the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool" (Isa. 51:7,8). Call to your mind the saying of good Colonel Gardiner: "I fear God, and therefore I have none else to fear." Go and be like him.”
J.C. Ryle, Thoughts for Young Men

“All young people believed they were immortal, and he had personal experience of the methods they used to cull themselves - base-jumping, sky-diving, hard drugs, alcohol. Over the years he'd come to see solid sense in the ways so-called savage peoples formalised their rituals of manhood; without such regulation, young men seemed compelled to invent their own, even more lethal, rites of passage.”
Alison Fell, The Element -inth in Greek

W. Somerset Maugham
“…I do not mind odious young men; it is when they are charming that I button up the pockets of my sympathy.”
W. Somerset Maugham, Collected Short Stories: Volume 1

Richelle E. Goodrich
“You are a man, not just a man; don't be diminished. Live up to your grand potential.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

“Drugs are also a part of school life in particular marijuana. Alcohol beverages, prostitution - not so much on campus - but that is a way of survival for some young women and young men. These are societal ills.”
Drexel Deal, The Fight of My Life is Wrapped Up in My Father

Evelyn Waugh
“I used to know Brian Howard well -- a dazzling young man to my innocent eyes. In later life he became very dangerous -- constantly attacking people with his fists in public places -- so I kept clear of him. He was consumptive but the immediate cause of his death was a broken heart.”
Evelyn Waugh

Marcel Proust
“But the second kind seek out the women who love women, who can procure a young man for them and add to the pleasure which they get from finding themselves with him; much more, they can, in the same way, find the same pleasure with them as with a man. [...] For in the relationships they have with them, they play the role of another woman for the women who love women, and the woman offers them at the same time more or less what they find in a man, so that the jealous friend suffers from feeling that the man he loves is inseparable from the woman who is for him almost a man, at the same time as he feels him almost escaping from him, because, for these women, he is something he does not know, a sort of woman.”
Marcel Proust, Sodom and Gomorrah

“The cane is just not going to cut it. I shared with some of my colleagues that these brothers live in neighborhoods where they are getting whapped with a piece of stick all night, stabbed with knives, and pegged with screwdrivers that have been sharpened down, and they are leaking blood. When you come to a fella without even interviewing him, without sitting him down to find out why you did what you did, your only interest is caning him, because you are burned out and frustrated yourself. You say to him, ‘Bend over, you are getting six.’ And the boy grits his teeth, skin up his face, takes those six cuts, and he is gone. But have you really been effective? Caning him is no big deal, because he’s probably ducking bullets at night. He has a lot more things on his mind than that. On the other hand, we can further send our delinquent students into damnation by telling them they are no body and all we want to do is punish, punish, punish.
Here at R.M. Bailey, we have been trying a lot of different things. But at the end of the day, nothing that we do is better than the voice itself. Nothing is better than talking to the child, listening, developing trust, developing a friendship. Feel free to come to me anytime if something is bothering you, because I was your age once before. Charles chuck Mackey, former vice principal and coach of the R. M. Bailey Pacers school.”
Drexel Deal, The Fight of My Life is Wrapped Up in My Father

Dave Eggers
Young men, come and blow things up.
Dave Eggers, Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

Erri De Luca
“War is when young men dream of being grandfathers.”
Erri De Luca

Dave Eggers
“Young men need to be kept away from guns, bombs, women, cars, hard alcohol and heavy machinery.”
Dave Eggers, Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

Maya Banks
“Oh my Jesus," she breathed. "Evangeline, what do you do with all these wonderful young men?"

Evangeline choked and Drake squeezed her hand beneath the table, his features working up and down as he tried to suppress his laughter over Evangeline's mortification. Maddox smirked while Silas's lips turned up into a slow grin.

"Not nearly enough," Maddox said morosely.”
Maya Banks, Dominated

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
“Manhood had come to him, both in character and demeanour, not as it comes to most young lads, an eagerly-desired and presumptuously-asserted claim, but as a rightful inheritance, to be received humbly, and worn simply and naturally.”
Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, John Halifax, Gentleman

Sara Sheridan
“He finds himself bored by the shenanigans of highly spirited young men. Their concerns reside somewhere between balder and dash.”
Sara Sheridan, Secret of the Sands

Marcel Proust
“For a young man has strong imagination but poor judgment, so that he imagines others to be as big as he is but considers himself to be very small. He has unbounded trust in the universe but is constantly unsure of himself.”
Marcel Proust, Jean Santeuil