Quotes and Sayings about Maturity



"Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility."
- Terri Apter
(Related: Society, Adolescence, Maturity)

"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
(Related: Work, People, Creativity, Acting, Maturity)

"What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Death)

"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
(Related: Progress, Maturity, World)

"Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity."
- Marlon Brando
(Related: Life, Acting, Expression, Maturity, Quitting)

"Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity."
- Vera Brittain
(Related: Politics, Expression)

"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
(Related: Women, Fans, Losing, Maturity, Song)

"I don't know whether it's age or maturity, but I certainly find myself committed more and more to the looser forms of Western democracy at any price."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Age, Democracy, Maturity)

"Inconsistencies in men are generally testimony to their immaturity."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Men)

"For many, immaturity is an ideal, not a defect."
- Mason Cooley
"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
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Work, Time, Knowledge, Discipline, Ability, Hard work, Maturity, May, Mind, Quantity)

"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
(Related: Age, Building, Light, Maturity, Old, Youth)

"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
(Related: Experience, Friends, Fun, Man, Maturity, May, School, Trying, Words)

"Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Maturity, Youth)

"I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Maturity, Solitude, Years, Youth)

"Maturity is only a short break in adolescence."
- Jules Feiffer
(Related: Adolescence, Maturity)

"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
(Related: People, Maturity, Sensitivity, Suffering)

"Maturity implies otherness... The art of living is the art of living with."
- Julius Gordon
(Related: Art, Living, Maturity)

"'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Acceptance, Glory, Maturity, Years)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Maturity, Play)

"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
(Related: Being, Consciousness, Maturity, Personality)

"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
(Related: History, Life, Nature, Time, Experience, Ideas, Possibility, Maturity, Reason, Treatment)

"Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Intelligence, Guidance)

"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
(Related: People, American, Challenge, Maturity, Understanding)

"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
(Related: Money, Being, Duty, Injustice, Job)

"Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension."
- Joshua L. Liebman
(Related: Life, Maturity, Tension)

"Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values."
- Joshua L. Liebman
(Related: Values, Maturity)

"Youth condemns; maturity condones."
- Amy Lowell
(Related: Maturity, Youth)

"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
(Related: Life, People, Action, Country, Idealism, Maturity, Storms)

"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
(Related: Father, Girlfriends, Man, Maturity)

"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
(Related: Work, Life, Goal, Maturity, World)

"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
(Related: Man, Maturity, Will)

"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
(Related: Cause, Maturity)

"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
(Related: Church, Celibacy, Christ, Dignity, Duty, Expression, Maturity, Proof, Vow, Word)

"When I became a mature woman, I put both feet firmly on the side of maturity."
- Victoria Principal
(Related: Feet, Maturity, Woman)

"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
(Related: Faith, Day, Maturity, Nation, President, Responsibility, Sense, Want, Will)

"It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity."
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Related: Genius, Maturity)

"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
(Related: Morality, Freedom, Maturity)

"Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Ability, Apology, Maturity)

"I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Thinking)

"Know how to behave at a fine restaurant, which is a telltale measure of social maturity."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Maturity, Measure)

"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
(Related: Marriage, Inspiration, Dignity, Harmony, Joy, Man, Maturity, Measure, Pleasure, Style, Woman)

"Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up."
- Tom Stoppard
(Related: Growing up, Maturity)

"Age is a very high price to pay for maturity."
- Tom Stoppard
(Related: Age, Maturity)

"I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity."
- Tom Stoppard
(Related: Age, Maturity)

"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
(Related: Government, France, Maturity, Nation)

"The Peace Corps is a sort of Howard Johnson's on the main drag into maturity."
- Paul Theroux
(Related: Peace, Maturity)

"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
(Related: Feelings, Ability, Act, Dignity, Maturity, Measure, Spiritual)

"Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything."
- Kurt Vonnegut
(Related: Disappointment, Laughter, Maturity)

"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
(Related: Life, Balance, Maturity, Now, Question, Right, World, Years)

"To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity."
- William Arthur Ward
(Related: Maturity, Mistakes)

"Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before."
- Edith Wharton
(Related: Art)

"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
(Related: Maturity, Waiting)

"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
(Related: Peace, War, Quality, Character, Habit, Choice, Maturity, Right, Wrong)

"Spaniards have always shown great maturity and great common sense when it comes to voting."
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Related: Common sense, Maturity, Voting)