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83 Best Quotes About Maturity, Age, And Growing Up

So much wisdom can be found in this list of maturity quotes

Everyone has to grow with time, be it growing up or growing old.

Maturity is the antithesis of being childish. As we grow older, our maturity often grows too.

Maturity can mean many things in many different situations, but more generally it is an acceptance and understanding of the world around us. Maturity might mean understanding the reasons behind someone's actions and respecting and reacting in accordance with this. It might also mean offering help to someone who needs it or doing a job or chore without being asked to because you know it is the right thing to do. Reaching a status of maturity means that you are able to live your life independently but with high levels of respect for others.

When it comes to maturity, there is no better teacher than life in itself. We pick up maturity and wisdom as we go through life, learning from those around us and our own experiences.

Below, we have collected some of the best maturity quotes by Jim Rohn, Ann Landers, and more. In this list of maturity quotes, there are plenty of quotes about maturity, age, and growing up that might inspire you. You can read these quotes to gain a perspective of how maturity works.

If you like these maturity quotes, you can also check out these [quotes about independence] or growing up quotes for more inspiring quotes and words of wisdom.

Famous Quotes About Growth And Maturity

Emotional maturity is important as it helps us to face obstacles in life and overcome them. Read these maturity quotes to know more about what maturity consists of.

1. "Self-knowledge is the first step to maturity."

- Jane Austen.

2. "Maturity is having the courage to use one’s own intelligence."

- Immanuel Kant.

3. "The first person we must examine is ourselves."

- John C. Maxwell.

4. "Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal."

- T.S. Eliot, 'The Sacred Wood'.

5. "Maturity is reached the day we don’t need to be lied to about anything."

- Frank Yerby.

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

- William Arthur Ward.

7. "Maturity is when you live your life by your commitments, not by your feelings."

- Rick Warren.

8. "Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension."

- Joshua Loth Liebman

9. "The greatest form of maturity is at harvest time. This is when we must learn how to reap without complaint if the amounts are small and how to reap without apology if the amounts are big."

- Jim Rohn.

10. "You can’t be mature if you don’t know yourself. Experiences, failures, and reflection will bring you what you need."

- Maxime Lagacé.

11. "I had rather do and not promise than promise and not do."

- Arthur Warwick.

12. "Youth ends when egotism does."

- Hermann Hesse, 'Gertrude'.

13. "'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years."

- Martha Graham.

14. "The years teach much which the days never know."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

15. "Work on yourself first, take responsibility for your own progress."

- I Ching.

16. "The beauty of growing up is the wisdom that comes with it!"

- Connie Ferguson.

Inspiring Quotes About Maturity

Maturity always comes with experience.

This section consists of quotes about maturity and growth for you to read from Ann Landers and more.

17. "Maturity is to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes.    

Fritz Kunkel.

18. "Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of 'not knowing.'"

- Mark Z. Danielewski.

19. "You cannot be a winner without maturity and consistency."

- Marco Silva.

20. "Maturity is when you stop making excuses and start making changes."

- Roy Bennett.

21. "Maturity is only a short break in adolescence."

- Jules Feiffer.

22. "If you focus on long-term outcomes, expect to be misunderstood in the short-term, frequently."

- Tom Gardner.

23. "The more experienced you are, the more skills you can bring to a new job or profession. Age can actually work in your favor."

- John Allen.

24. "Youth can not know how age thinks and feels."

- J. K. Rowling, 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix'.

25. "Maturity is the moment one regains one's innocence."

- Marty Rubin.

26. "For age is not alone of time, or we should never see men old and bent at forty and men young at seventy-three."

- Edgar A Guest.

27. "Not caring about winning trivial arguments saves so much time and energy."

- James Clear.

28. "Maturity is when your world opens up and you realize that you are not the center of it."

- M.J. Croan.

29. "Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy."

- Francis Bacon.

30. "Grown-up people can wait."

- Ann Landers.

31. "Youth teaches, age puts what we have learned into practice, teaching us wisdom."

- Catherine Pulsifer.

32. "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.

The Best Maturity Quotes About Age

In this section, you will find maturity quotes about age and maturity.

33. "Age is a very high price to pay for maturity."

- Tom Stoppard.

34. "I am not young enough to know everything."

- Oscar Wilde.

35. "The prudent man strives for freedom from pain, not pleasure."

- Aristotle.

36. "Maturity begins when one lives for others."

- Hermann Hesse, 'Gertrude'.

37. "A man who correctly guesses a woman's age may be smart, but he's not very bright."

- Lucille Ball.

38. "The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it."

- C.S. Lewis.

39. "Maturity starts with the willingness to give oneself."

- Elisabeth Elliot.

40. "You are not really grown up until you see and understand your weaknesses."

- Dr. T.P.Chia.

41. "Youth condemns; maturity condones."

- Amy Lowell.

42. "Resolve to live as a grown-up who is making progress, and make whatever you think best a law that you never set aside."

- Epictetus.

43. "Bet on those willing to go backward to go forward, not those who insist on only going forward to go forward."

- Angela Jiang.

44. "Age may wrinkle the face, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."

- Danish Proverb.

45. "Age is relative. Experience is relative. And I think often intensity is confused with maturity."

- Laura Marling.

46. "Age is something that doesn't matter... unless you are a cheese!"

- Billie Burke.

47. "Maturity implies otherness... The art of living is the art of living with."

- Julius Gordon.

48. "Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets."

- Henry Kissinger.

49. "We don’t mature through age; we mature in awareness."

- Byron Katie.

Maturity Quotes About Growing Up

Maturity quotes can tell us what maturity consists of.

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50. "As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."

- Andrew Carnegie.

51. "Caring - about people, about things, about life - is an act of maturity."

- Tracy McMillan.

52. "I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn’t much improved my opinion of them."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

53. "Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty."

- John Huston Finley.

54. "Old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young."

- J. K. Rowling, 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix'.

55. "The ideas we internalized in our youth do not go away just because we are the ones who are aging."

- Rachel Cowan.

56. "In the end, it's a mental maturity to let your best come out."

- Lindsey Vonn.

57. "I think part of maturity is knowing who you are."

- Rob Lowe.

58. "In growing old we become more foolish — and more wise."

- François de La Rochefoucauld.

Quotes About Childhood

This section includes quotes about the child at play, because maturity doesn't mean we forget our childhood.

59. "Maturity is knowing when to be immature."

- Randall Hall.

60. "We count by changes and events within us. Not by years."

- Charles Dickens, 'The Battle Of Life A Love Story.

61. "You can’t prove you’re not a child by engaging in childish behavior."

- Alan Robert Neal.

62. "Age is just a number. Maturity is a choice."

- Harry Styles.

63. "I believe the sign of maturity is accepting deferred gratification."

- Peggy Cahn.

64. "You are never too old to become younger!"

- Mae West.

65. "Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth."

- Thomas A. Edison.

66. "Music is often our last link in old age to our former selves."

- Oliver Sacks.

67. "Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."

- Rabindranath Tagore, 'Stray Birds'.

Maturity Quotes About Apology

Being able to apologize when you are in the wrong is one of the clearest signs of maturity. Here are the best maturity quotes about apologies.

68. "Never ruin an apology with an excuse."

- Benjamin Franklin.

69. "Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them."

- Bruce Lee.

70. "I'm sorry if this all seems a little rushed and desperate. It is."

- Chuck Palahniuk, 'Stranger Than Fiction'.

71. "You can always say sorry, But the real apology is when you hear the sadness in their voice and see the look in their eyes. And you realize that they have hurt themselves just as much."

- Kid Cudi.

72. "Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got."

- Robert Brault.

73. "Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth."

- Benjamin Disraeli.

74. "If an apology is followed by an excuse or a reason, it means they are going to commit the same mistake again they just apologized for."

- Amit Kalantri.

75. "I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you."

- Robin Williams.

76. "When anger and bitterness overpower your goodness, you can neither apologize nor forgive."

- Balroop Singh.

77. "Apologizing does not always mean you're wrong and the other person is right. It just means you value your relationship more than your ego."

- Mark Matthews.

78. "An apology is the super-glue of life. It can repair just about anything."

- Lynn Johnston.

79. "Friends are God’s apology for relations."

- Hugh Kingsmill.

80. "Sorry, always sorry. What in the world can you buy with an apology?"

- Marie Lu, 'The Young Elites'.

81. "An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books."

- Samuel Butler.

82. "Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness."

- John Wayne.

83. "Just do your thing, without complaining."

- Maxime Lagacé.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for best quotes about maturity, age, and growing up, then why not take a look at these [quotes about knowing yourself] or spiritual growth quotes too?

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