47 Quotes About Being Mature and Growing Up

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Growing up and contributing to society as a useful citizen is something that we are all taught to do. These quotes about being mature and growing up highlight the basic foundations of our culture.

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.”

“A strong sense of humor, a really awesome personality, and maturity is also really important in a boyfriend. I tend to only be attracted to older guys for that reason. I just love guys who have a really strong sense of who they are.”

“Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It’s a bum’s life. Quitting acting, that’s the sign of maturity.”

“Adolescence is society’s permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.”

“Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.”

“‘Age’ is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.”

“Caring – about people, about things, about life – is an act of maturity.”

“Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself.”

“I believe that maturity is not an outgrowing, but a growing up: that an adult is not a dead child, but a child who survived.”

“I don’t think anyone is black and white and I think we change our minds and our attitudes about certain things as we grow to our maturity.”

“I don’t think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It’s just maturity. I’ve become a healthier, fuller expression of that essence.”

“I guess real maturity, which most of us never achieve, is when you realize that you’re not the center of the universe.”

“I just want to be remembered as a person who loved God, who served others more than he served himself, who was trying to grow in maturity and stability.”

“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.”

“I think part of maturity is knowing who you are.”

“I went from adolescence to senility, trying to bypass maturity.”

“I would say that the surest measure of a man’s or a woman’s maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.”

“In the end, it’s a mental maturity to let your best come out.”

“Kids don’t shuffle along in unison on the road to maturity. They slouch toward adulthood at an uneven, highly individual pace.”

“Learning lessons is a little like reaching maturity. You’re not suddenly more happy, wealthy, or powerful, but you understand the world around you better, and you’re at peace with yourself. Learning life’s lessons is not about making your life perfect, but about seeing life as it was meant to be.”

“Maturity and experience are part of my liberation.”

“Maturity implies otherness… The art of living is the art of living with.”

“Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.”

“Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.”

“Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.”

“Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.”

“Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values.”

“Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.”

“Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.”

“Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well.”

“Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.”

“Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.”

“Most of us don’t mind doing what we ought to do when it doesn’t interfere with what we want to do, but it takes discipline and maturity to do what we ought to do whether we want to or not.”

“Obviously, the young dancers lack a certain air of maturity.”

“One of the greatest indicators of our own spiritual maturity is revealed in how we respond to the weaknesses, the inexperience, and the potentially offensive actions of others.”

“Only through the conscious action of the working masses in city and country can it be brought to life, only through the people’s highest intellectual maturity and inexhaustible idealism can it be brought safely through all storms and find its way to port.”

“Part of spiritual and emotional maturity is recognizing that it’s not like you’re going to try to fix yourself and become a different person. You remain the same person, but you become awakened.”

“Problem-solving becomes a very important part of our makeup as we grow into maturity or move up the corporate ladder.”

“The awareness of the ambiguity of one’s highest achievements (as well as one’s deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity.”

“The fertility cycle is a cycle entirely of living creatures passing again and again through birth, growth, maturity, death, and decay.”

“The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life and time.”

“The vegetable life does not content itself with casting from the flower or the tree a single seed, but it fills the air and earth with a prodigality of seeds, that, if thousands perish, thousands may plant themselves, that hundreds may come up, that tens may live to maturity; that, at least one may replace the parent.”

“To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.”

“What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that’s how I approached the part.”

“When the child begins to think and to make use of the written language to express his rudimentary thinking, he is ready for elementary work; and this fitness is a question not of age or other incidental circumstance but of mental maturity.”

“When your maturity is derived from circumstantial factors other than faith, your level of maturity would continue to fluctuate rather than being stable. This is why I am enabled to maintain a balance and stable approach to the challenges that come my way every day. I am not moved by what people say or do concerning my relationship with God.”

“Youth condemns; maturity condones.”

Many cultures and societies define growing up and maturity differently. Understanding what borders you need to cross will help you accomplish your responsibilities efficiently.

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