Top 141 Young Man Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Young Man Quotes from famous people such as Cillian Murphy, Maya Angelou, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Reiss Nelson, George Santayana, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Patience is something that, as a young man, I didn't ha

Patience is something that, as a young man, I didn’t have – when waiting for parts to arrive or waiting for people to behave as I wanted them to.
Cillian Murphy
I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.
Maya Angelou
Early in my career, I got roles that demanded that I be fit to carry off the angry young man look. Of course, I’m a fitness freak, and that’s something I picked up from my dad.
Akkineni Nagarjuna
I’ve got a lot of time and respect for Arsene, and I think he developed me into a good young man as well, and I’m very thankful for that.
Reiss Nelson
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the older man who will not laugh is a fool.
George Santayana
I used to send Tony Romo texts throughout the season just to encourage him, just to wish him luck and just to tell him to get on his offensive line. I hated watching this young man get sacked as much as he did, especially when it came down to big games.
Emmitt Smith
As a child I liked to watch movies. As a young man I wanted to work in films.
In a summer marked by instability in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, I know the world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri – where a young man was killed, and a community was divided. So yes, we have our own racial and ethnic tensions.
Barack Obama
As a young man, the temptation was to drink the minibar dry. I did all that – now I prefer to get outdoors.
Bill Bailey
I want to reach everybody, from the little girls who are 3 years old, to the grandmother who watches my soap, to a young man in love.
My father, my Mormon father, took off when I was a young man and, or actually very young, I was like six years old, so a young boy.
Dustin Lance Black
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
It is bad for a young man to sin; but it is worse for an old man to sin.
Abu Bakr
John Muir, the famous naturalist, wrote in his journal that you should never go to Alaska as a young man because you’ll never be satisfied with any other place as long as you live. And there’s a lot of truth to that.
Tom Bodett
When I was a young man, an individual with one million dollars was very rich. Anyone with a few millions more was considered richer than rich.
Paul Craig Roberts
The word knight, which originally meant boy or servant, was particularly applied to a young man after he was admitted to the privilege of bearing arms.
Thomas Bulfinch
You know, this whole thing about Ricky Martin, and how successful that young man is. He’s 27, I was 29.
Robert Conrad
Oxford is the most dangerous place to which a young man can be sent.
Anthony Trollope
The basic equation that mystified me as a young man was looking at guys who could actually get girls. I was always amazed, because they never seemed to care. I was like, ‘How do they do that?’
Andy Richter
As a young man, I saw families prosper without reading because there were always sufficient opportunities for willing workers who could follow simple instructions. This is no longer the case. Children who don’t read are, in the main, destined for lesser lives. I feel a deep sense of responsibility to change this.
Walter Dean Myers
If I walk in a home, and a young man disrespects his mother or grandfather, grandmother in front of me, I’m out. Because if that’s the case, he respects no one. He is not going to respect me.
John Calipari
How many women in this world are served breakfast in bed every morning by a gorgeous young man? I am. So how do I feel about older age? Crazy about it! Wouldn’t trade it for anything!
Olivia De Havilland
I think I wanted to be a doctor. In Iran, the engineering and medical professions are worshipped. My father very much wanted me to be a doctor. I was certainly eager to please as a young man – as a kid, I should say.
Dara Khosrowshahi
I used to look so immature, like a young man without self-confidence. There was one particular light blue, shiny cape outfit I wore that still makes me cringe.
Bjorn Ulvaeus
Well, I think they’re all basically the same story. Every culture in the world has them. When you strip it down and analyze it, it’s the young man or girl who goes through a trial or ordeal and hits a very low ebb but manages to get guidance from a Merlin type figure.
Liam Neeson
I think it is perfectly natural for any artist to admire intensely and love a young man. It is an incident in the life of almost every artist.
Oscar Wilde
People say that if you’re still angry at 52, you’re not an angry young man, just a grumpy old git.
Paul Weller
After marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma as a young man, John Lewis went on to become a legendary leader for civil rights alongside other giants of the movement like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.
Kay Ivey
As a young man, even if I was going to see a play or a film by myself, I didn’t feel like I was alone. There was something that was unfolding up there that brought me into it. And I recognised that. For those two hours, it made me feel like I belonged to something really good.
Tom Hanks
I ran track in high school. I was a fragile young man, personally and physically. I tried football. That didn’t work out; I broke my collarbone. But I always loved running.
Danny Pudi
In high school, I began to dig my way into Ethiopian history, and began to understand myself as a young man formed by multiple narratives.
Dinaw Mengestu
Poverty is uncomfortable; but nine times out of ten the

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
Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
I’ve been married three times, but I’ll never forget my first trip as a young man, on my honeymoon, with my new wife.
Joe Pesci
As a young man, I felt a need to communicate with somebody or something, but it seemed in my own particular environment that that wasn’t an option. On the other hand, I probably lacked the courage to do so, even if it was an option.
Nick Tosches
Virtually all my conscious life I had been involved in theatre – I had been a child actor – but as a young man who had experienced the 1960s, British theatre seemed remote from my aspirations in life – theatre was still a posh thing, a middle-class thing, something for an elite.
Tony Robinson
When you’re playing in the NFL, you can only do this for a short amount of time. Guys retire before they’re 30. If you play forever, you play into your 40s – and you’re still a young man with a lot of life left to live.
Nick Foles
The great Muhammad Ali used to have that phrase where he would say: ‘Rumble young man, rumble’ and ‘I’m so pretty I’m ready to rumble.’ I kind of just fine tuned it to ‘Let’s get ready to rumble.’
Michael Buffer
A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.
Steven Brust
Every young man or woman should weigh the matter well before concluding that a college education is out of the question.
Orison Swett Marden
And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero.
Walt Whitman
I have no problems with a young man being allowed to understand the mistakes he makes, and let’s move forward. Let’s move forward, and let’s not do it again. That is how I look at it.
John Dorsey
When about fifteen I once made a great scandal by taking out my knife in prayer meeting and assaulting a young man who, while I was kneeling down during the prayer, stood above me and squeezed my neck.
Simon Newcomb
To be honest, I never, ever thought I’d ever do comedy. I was so frequently cast early on as a high-born young man with… ‘problems’ and, later, as a heavy, from black-hatted western villains to the corporate raider to bad cops.
Leslie Nielsen
I have never met a man who I could still say, ‘That is the love of my life.’ Stuart is. I never met anybody as full of love and giving as this young man.
Astrid Kirchherr
I’m not just a rapper; I’m an intelligent young man. But being able to give my mother everything she’s ever wanted, I could care less about being famous or the money; that’s my dream. That’s all that matters to me.
In ancient African cultures, a young man was not considered a full member of the tribe, an elder, a man. He couldn’t marry and he couldn’t own land until he had killed a lion. It was symbolic.
John Eldredge
It’s hard to be a hungry young man when you’re not hungry anymore. We were very hungry young men when we wrote ‘Black Sabbath’ and when we wrote ‘War Pigs.’
Bill Ward
K. Thiagarajan is a painfully shy young man. But he is the human personification of the idiom ‘Still waters run deep.’
Jackie Shroff
In many of my plays, there was a kind of autobiographical character in the form of a son or young man.
Sam Shepard
I worked in the family business, which was my father’s shoe making company that he had inherited from his father, and that led me to become interested in what could be achieved by a great Italian brand. That became my ambition as a young man.
Diego Della Valle
As a young man, I was angry about all things legal.
David Lammy
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
The average bright young man who is drafted hates the whole business because an army always tries to eliminate the individual differences in men.
Andy Rooney
Richard Sherman is a creation of the media and a bright young man who has learned how to capitalize on everything, and sometimes at the expense of his other teammates.
Jim Brown