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Maturity Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Maturity

Please enjoy these Maturity Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

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.
- Ann Landers

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
- Tom Stoppard

Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
- Jules Feiffer

 

Character...
is a habit, the daily choice of right over wrong;
it is a moral quality which grows to maturity in peace
and is not suddenly developed on the outbreak of war.
- Charles Wilson

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.
- Robert Blair

Mr. Darwin refers to the multitude of the individual of every species,
which, from one cause or another, perish either before,
or soon after attaining maturity.
- Richard Owen

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Maturity - among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play,
who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Whatever seeds each man cultivates will grow to maturity
and bear in him their own fruit.
If they be vegetative, he will be like a plant.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
- Thomas A. Edison

Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.
- Joshua L. Liebman

Youth condemns; maturity condones.
- Amy Lowell

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and
not complain when things don't go well.
- Jim Rohn

Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse.
It's a bum's life.
Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity.
- Marlon Brando

I think some people in their 20s really get it,
that acting is about creativity and the work.
They get their maturity from their work.
- Jane Badler

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists,
unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.
- Kurt Vonnegut

A truly great book should be read in youth,
again in maturity and once more in old age,
as a fine building should be seen by morning light,
at noon and by moonlight.
- Robertson Davies

Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate
pleasures for long-term values.
- Joshua L. Liebman

If any human being is to reach full maturity both the
masculine and feminine sides of the personality must
be brought up into consciousness.
- M. Esther Harding

'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years.
But maturity is the glory of years.
- Martha Graham

Know how to behave at a fine restaurant,
which is a telltale measure of social maturity.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Maturity implies otherness...
The art of living is the art of living with.
- Julius Gordon

It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius
ever arrives at maturity.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

When I became a mature woman, I put both feet firmly on the side of maturity.
- Victoria Principal

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.
- Marianne Williamson

The Peace Corps is a sort of Howard Johnson's on the main drag into maturity.
- Paul Theroux

True maturity is only reached when a man realizes he
has become a father figure to his girlfriends' boyfriends -
and he accepts it.
- Larry McMurtry

I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
- Tom Stoppard

The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word
to Christ and the Church.
a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity;
it is the expression of his personal dignity.
- Pope John Paul II

When Louis XIV assumed the reins of government France
suddenly and wonderfully came to her maturity;
it was as if the whole nation had burst into splendid flower.
- Lytton Strachey

Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining
physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.
- Terri Apter

Spaniards have always shown great maturity and great
common sense when it comes to voting.
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.
- Tom Stoppard

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace;
to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
- William Arthur Ward

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.
- Benjamin Spock

How do we know that Moses was grown up? Because he
went out unto his brethren,
and was ready to bear the burdens and share the plight of his people.
Maturity is sensitivity to human suffering.
- Julius Gordon

This goal can and must be attained in this life.
But even if this does not happen, remember that he
who has found the way once,
always returns to this world with an internal maturity
that enables him to continue his work.
- Gustave Meyrink

I'm 18 in this album.
I'm not losing fans, and I'm not disrepecting women,
but you reach the maturity of taking it to the next level with a girl.
It was only necessary for me to have at least one song like that.
- Chris Brown

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.
- Rosa Luxemburg

I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because
I've been keeping a journal forever.
In high school my friends would make fun of me -
you're doing your man diary again.
So I was always trying to translate experience into words.
- Anthony Doerr

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.
- Samuel Ullman

How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like,
but by doing what we should.
How true it is that not every 'should' is a compulsion,
and not every 'like' is a high morality and true freedom.
- Karl Rahner

I think it's a change that I did not intend at the
time but it is clear that,
from The Flower of My Secret on, there is a change in my films.
A lot of the journalists have very generously attributed
this to my growing maturity.
- Pedro Almodovar

You know, it's a different world now,
but to skip ahead and really answer your question,
only in the last five years did I find what I call holy maturity,
finding the balance, finding the right person in my
life so that I could live a normal life.
- Burt Ward

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.
- Ann Landers

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast
quantity of face 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.
- Calvin Coolidge

I think that shows a level of maturity and understanding
that I think bodes well for getting to the bottom of this.
But it is really up to you and your staff,
on behalf of the American people, to take on that challenge.
- David Kay

The other day the President said, I know you've had some rough times,
and I want to do something that will show the nation
what faith that I have in you,
in your maturity and sense of responsibility.
He paused, then said, would you like a puppy?
- Dan Quayle

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.
- Muhammed Iqbal

Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature.
By and by love becomes not a relationship,
it becomes a state of your being.
Not that you are in love - now you are love.
- Osho

Experience life in all possible ways -
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter.
Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience,
because the more experience you have,
the more mature you become.
- Osho

Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds -
they mature slowly.
- Peter De Vries

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked.
It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
- Amy Grant

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

Immature artists imitate.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you,
following you right on up until you die.
- Paul Simon

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.'
Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
- Erich Fromm

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief,
is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's
obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders.
He's got a kind of presence.
- Nick Price

Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.
- Horace Mann

I really want to do more mature, artistic,
twisted, edgy films.
That is my goal.
- Lucas Grabeel

Consequently, a young business often grows by large percentages.
Mature businesses rarely do.
- Roy H. Williams

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically.
We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly.
We grow partially. We are relative.
We are mature in one realm, childish in another.
- Anais Nin

I'm very mature for my age, but I'm also innocent in a lot of ways.
- Kirsten Dunst

To grow mature is to separate more distinctly,
to connect more closely.
- Hugo von Hofmannsthal

But above that, most mature adults can hold their attention
on something for 45 minutes,
whether they like it or not.
But above that requires training.
- Robert Fripp

We too, through lack of knowledge and of sufficiently mature reflection,
mistook the visible outward appearance of the phenomenon
for the phenomenon itself.
- Leon Jouhaux

I decided it was time to pay tribute to my own songs,
to give them the opportunity to mature and be adult.
- Nanci Griffith

I have considered myself a mature actor.
- DeForest Kelley


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