Most popular maturity quotes
It seems to me that a meditation about maturity would do us all good.
If maturity was only something that developed as part of our genetic code, then we really wouldn't have much to do.
Maturity implies time.
The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.
Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
You are not mature until you expect the unexpected.
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
You're never too old to grow up.
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh—at yourself.
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Maturity begins when we're content to feel we're right about something without feeling the necessity to prove someone else wrong.
Maturity is reached the day we don't need to be lied to about anything.
Maturity means reacquiring the seriousness one had as a child at play.
Youth is when you blame all your troubles on your parents; maturity is when you learn that everything is the fault of the younger generation.
Maturity: the confidence to have no opinions on many things.
At sixteen I was stupid, confused and indecisive. At twenty-five I was wise, self-confident, prepossessing, and assertive. At forty-five I am stupid, confused, insecure, and indecisive. Who would have supposed that maturity is only a short break in adolescence?
For a conscious being, to exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Compassion for our parents is the true sign of maturity.
It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.
Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
Throughout the whole vegetable, sensible, and rational world, whatever makes progress towards maturity, as soon as it has passed that point, begins to verge towards decay.
Youth has its romance, and maturity its wisdom, as morning and spring have their freshness, noon and summer their power, night and winter their repose. Each attribute is good in its own season.
Maturity means understanding the different characters inside our own heads.
Maturity is gratification delayed, Self-confidence conveyed, Opportunity parlayed, Risk delayed, Self-esteem displayed, And self-denial repaid.
To do the work that you are capable of doing is the mark of maturity.
And is it true that for any person, man or woman, to develop full maturity it is necessary for both the masculine and the feminine parts to be brought up into consciousness?
Maturity includes discovering that even an opinion contrary to ours may contain a vein of truth we could profitably assimilate to our own views.
There is no "trick" in being young: it happens to you. But the process of maturing is an art to be learned, an effort to be sustained.
One of the marks of maturity is the need for solitude.
A man's maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play.
Mature people relate to each other without the need to merge.
That the world can be improved and yet must be celebrated as it is are contradictions. The beginning of maturity may be the recognition that both are true.
The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements (as well as one's deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity.
Maturity...is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.
To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.
For I suspect that maturity's reached the day we don't need to be lied to about anything, when we can accept, or at least endure, truth's atrociously appalling ugliness!