37 Quotes About Troubled Youth


When children reach their teenage years, all kinds of changes happen to them physically and emotionally. Trying to understand the mind of a teenager can be challenging. These quotes about troubled youth highlight some of the warning signs and concerns that people face during these growing years.

“And I believe that it becomes a troubled continent because there are those who must always cause confusion so that we do not keep these natural resources.”

“Begin thus from the first act, and proceed; and, in conclusion, at the ill which thou hast done, be troubled, and rejoice for the good.”

“Civilization in our time is driven by materialism and troubled by pollution, over-population, corruption, and violence. National parks can hardly be uncoupled from the society around them, but that only makes it more important to protect them and keep them whole and pure.”

“Do not be troubled for a language, cultivate your soul and she will show herself.”

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.”

“For those of us who cry out for gun control, our fears cannot be eliminated as long as the country remains an armed camp in which the most troubled among us can find ways to appropriate one of the easily available weapons in all our communities.”

“God is not troubled by one who is conservative or liberal, and He certainly never inclines His ear toward a donkey or an elephant.”

“Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.”

“How thin and insecure is that little beach of white sand we call consciousness. I’ve always known that in my writing it is the dark troubled sea of which I know nothing, save its presence, that carried me. I’ve always felt that creating was a fearless and a timid, a despairing and hopeful, launching out into that unknown.”

“I am not brutal or cruel to animals. My mission has always been to save dogs – especially troubled and abandoned dogs. I’ve dedicated my life to this.”

“I don’t look at her like she’s a bad girl. She just misunderstood sometime, she’s a little troubled, she’s a little dysfunctional. She’s a survivor.”

“I have learned the hard way to mind my business, without judging who people are and what they do. I am more troubled by the lack of space being provided for the truth to unfold. Humans cannot seem to wait for or honor the truth. Instead, we make it up based on who we believe people should or should not be.”

“I have terrible handwriting. I now say it’s a learning disability… but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad.”

“I never had a mother. I suppose a mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.”

“I read somewhere once that in the 1960s, fiction writers were troubled by the notion that life was becoming stranger and more sensational than made-up stories could ever hope to be. Our new problem – more profound, I think – is that life no longer resembles a story. Events intersect but don’t progress. People interact but don’t make contact.”

“I’m often troubled by a very strong instinct to share everything that’s going on with me. I want to feel that connection, even with people I don’t know. Then this other voice says, ‘That’s not prudent. People will use what you’ve said to hurt you.'”

“In these troubled, uncertain times, we don’t need more command and control; we need better means to engage everyone’s intelligence in solving challenges and crises as they arise.”

“It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought.”

“It is my position that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly would be the right thing to do. No matter how I look at this issue, I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens.”

“It’s easy to see why dog rescue is a mushrooming culture. Turning a troubled person’s life around is difficult, but rescuers with commitment and time and a few dollars can radically alter the fate of a dog. And there are millions of dogs – nearly 10 million in the shelter system, many others mistreated in private homes – in need of rescuing.”

“Many troubled Midwestern towns are grasping for ways to fend off decline and, in some cases, extinction.”

“Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.”

“Murk can be described as an enfeebled fog with a personality disorder; it is more troubled than ethereal, sulking moodily over our lives at the end of the day.”

“Put the kids in a cool bath, then get them to bed, then light a candle. Do whatever you need to do to ease your troubled mind.”

“The arts and humanities are vastly more important in troubled times.”

“The responsibility to seek learning by faith rests upon each of us individually, and this obligation will become increasingly important as the world in which we live grows more confused and troubled.”

“The world is an increasingly dangerous, troubled place. There are nations that seem to be ungovernable. Nations where violence and religious combat are as common as the sunrise.”

“There are days when my heart is troubled, and just being in the Lord’s presence and thinking about His love for me fills my heart with inexplicable peace and joy.”

“To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.”

“Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.”

“Under trees, the urban dweller might restore his troubled soul and find the blessing of a creative pause.”

“We shall find in our troubled hearts, where discord reigns, two needs which seem at variance, but which merge, as I think, in a common source – the love of the true, and the love of the fabulous.”

“We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.”

“What matters is that there is somewhere for those who are troubled, threatened or afraid to turn to in their darkest hour. What matters is that there are those who are willing and able to use the law as an instrument of inclusion, of protection, and of freedom.”

“You are the master of your own ship, pal. There are lots of people who fall into troubled waters and don’t have the guts or the knowledge or the ability to make it to shore. They have nobody to blame but themselves”

“You don’t have to be a creative maverick to have a troubled mind. You just have to be human. There is no ‘us’ and ‘them.’ No one is one hundred per cent healthy, physically or mentally.”

“You have to always continue to strive no matter how hard things get, no matter how troubled you feel. No matter how tough things get, no matter how many times you lose, you keep trying to win.”

Many communities are faced with a growing demand for tending to at risk youth. Giving resources to these efforts will help to change the tide for some communities.

I recommend that you check out the most shared quote posts on the internet...

47 Most Famous Motivational Quotes of All-Time

49 Greatest Love Quotes

37 Inspirational Quotes that Will Change Your Life